SAR 2 bolt carrier handle is bent
I have a SAR 2 and its a great gun, never had a failure of any type and I have shot it a great deal. After I bought the gun I noticed the bolt handle is bent downward slightly. It doesn't affect function but is noticeable.
I don't think its worth replacing - it would cost me $40 or so for basically a cosmetic improvement. It just bugs me that this gun was sold this way (it was NIB I got it at a gun show). Anyone no why the bolt handles are bent on some of these guns?
Mine is bent upwards. It helps to be able to cock the gun from the left while keeping the right hand in the firing position.
It also allows me to distinguish rifles while it has no mag in place.
IIRC the 5.45 Romanian military AK's all had the wire side folders and went with a slightly up-swept charging handle to ensure being able to cock the weapon without hitting your knuckles on a closed stock. I've seen this handle on some early ban-era Romanian 5.45 guns but, never bent down. IMHO I'd heat that bitch up and bend it either straight or upward.
So bent up, or down was made that way at the Romy factory?
Or, after it left the factory?
I have a sar2. one is bent up, and the other is in normal position.
Were the SAR1's made this way? I have had five of these, and all the handles have been straight.
If you want a straight handle someone (not me) on Gunbroker is selling a SAR-2 bolt carrier
for $40. He has even added an additional comment saying the handle is straight.
My ROMAK C.U.R.-2 is bent upwards.