Romak II AK74 questions
Today I purchased a Like New Romak II AK74 locally for $500. It came with the original thumbhole laminate stock, but it was configured with a bulgy 74 stock and a pistol grip. Also included was a E.G. bakelite magazine. The owner claimed it only had 20 rounds through it, and it looked it. There was still some cosmo on the sides of the receiver. There are some detail things that I wanted to run across you guys to get your opinion. I am far from new to AK's, but I'm not knowledgable about Romanian rifles. The only thing I've heard is that the quality control is usually lacking. Now I see why.
Some specifics that need clearing up:
-Did numbers match on these rifles? The trunnion and selector lever match, but the bolt and trunnion and top cover do not match the serials on the trunnion.
-Do these rifles have a problem with receiver twist? My rifle is slightly twisted and the back of the rifle does not line up straight with the front of the rifle. It looks like the RSB was installed snugly and evenly on the front trunnion. Is there any way I can relieve the twist on the rifle? Is this anything I need to worry about?
Thanks in advance!
The ROMAKs usually have a pretty good rep for being the most like a real-deal military '74 because they were made prior to the Romanians gearing up for the Century Arms civvie contracts. Not sure what to say about the receiver twist, thats an odd one for me.
I have a ROMAK C.U.R.-2 5.45 and it's great.
This is an old pic, I've GUNKOTE'd it since this pic.
Yes, mismatched parts are very common. Checking the headspace is reccomended just to be safe.
Reciever twist is also fairly common on Romanian rifles, it really shouldn't be an issue unless it's really bad....more cosmetic than anything.
It is said the older Romanian rifles are of better quality, but not by a huge margin, in my opinion.
Ive been looking into Romak 2 serial numbers as well and this post came up in google. I purchased a Romak 2 around the same time you did. I have 2 separate sets of serial numbers on mine as well.
The top cover, bolt carrier and pin match and the rest match each other. Mine came with a solid wood stock (which is what I wanted) which the gun shop told me was newer so I knew that was not original. It came with what appears to be a Romanian steel 5 round clip and nothing else. It seems straight to my eye and shoots well. I have no complaints other than the finish is not "pretty" which I dont really care about.
The receiver is not likely twisted. The fronnt sight base is commonly canted. An easy fix.