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« on: March 28, 2013, 10:03:06 PM »



This is the design sketch that Zalmen Shebs did when first developing the Tavor.

this was in 1996,97... took until 2006 before the Tavor was issued for use in the field.

And it took about the same length of time for it to become available in the USA, thanks to the untiring work of Michael Kassnar.  A lesser person would not have been able to continue after the setbacks and dificulties that he encountered.

Kind of a Passover gift to all of us !

Thank you Michael !!!




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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 10:43:57 PM »

Now that is cool! 
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 12:41:49 AM »

interesting how the pistol grip had the guard scratched out and the charging handle was in a different spot.

I think the current design is neater looking, but the essence is all there. Has he made any other sketches for future weapons?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 01:35:10 AM »

Here's some stuf I posted years ago in another forum:
Quote from: yoni;10842
Can anyone provide some more information here?

The picture was labeled IMI, and the magazine appears to be an Orlite.


In 1994 IMI contacted 3 design companies for the tavor projects polymer body.
The picture shows the prototype of one of the design companies that did not win the contract.





VERSIA MILITARY DESIGN won the contract to design the outher body of the tavor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnNvOApstZM
Can't make it hot... Embarrassed


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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 01:37:20 AM »

Tavor Evolution

















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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 01:39:05 AM »

More .......


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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 01:43:25 AM »

 Field testing ergonomy:


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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 01:45:56 AM »

 More prototype pictures:





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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 11:19:06 AM »

Pretorian, for some reason I am not seeing the pics following the polymer body prototype. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 11:20:22 AM »

Pretorian, for some reason I am not seeing the pics following the polymer body prototype. 

Reply 4 thru 7 don't have pics on mine either.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 11:26:55 AM »

Very cool pictures of the Tavor evolution
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 01:06:34 PM »

Links to the pictures doesn't seem to work.
I have them on a hard drive so I'll upload them later as attachments.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 05:06:01 PM »

Works now.
If you cant see the pictures, let me know.
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 05:09:50 PM »

Works now.
If you cant see the pictures, let me know.

Sorry, but still can't see them.
Just blank space.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 08:32:19 PM »

Same here, sir.  Cannot see the new pictures. 
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2013, 12:05:56 AM »

OK, I'll try again when I'll get home.
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 12:11:58 AM »

OK, I'll try again when I'll get home.
NP, just appreciate the effort and information.  Thanks. 
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2013, 02:04:11 PM »

 More prototype pictures:
 NOTE 3 DIFFERENT CHARGING HANDLE LOCATIONS:
 1. Pistol grip area left.
 2. Handguard area top.
 3. Hanguard area left.


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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2013, 02:10:28 PM »

 NOTE MONOPOD AND INTEGRAL FOLDING BIPOD :




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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2013, 02:14:15 PM »

 LATE PROTOTYPES:


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