Well, the wife came through for Christmas!!!!!!
When we gave out presents yesterday, the last one that I opened was the very best- an AK47! I have wanted one, and it was on my Christmas list. I was planning on buying one at the last gun show, but when I said that was whee I was headed, she said "Now, don't buy anything on your Christmas list". Now, there were several guns on the list, so she could have gotten any one, but this was what I wanted. Now, it may be a little while before I can get it to a range (probably Spring), but I'm happy.