About the Designer Houston Hardin Houston Hardin is a doctor who collects firearms. The idea for his X Ray Guns series occurred when he had a gun shipped to his radiology office. A pair of curious workers, knowing his hobby decided to "take a peek" without opening the package. They CAT scanned the package, sent him the result, and that's when the lightbulb went off. Hardin perfected the imaging process to create beautiful prints that capture a little known side of gun design.
The AKM (Russian: Автомат Калашникова Модернизированный; Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy or "Kalashnikov's modernized automatic rifle") is a 7.62mm assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is an upgraded version of the AK-47 rifle and was developed in the 1950s.