What are these things worth in unconverted configuration? I have a coworker that is selling one for $600 with less than 500 rounds thru it. Is this worth it? Thanks guys
PARS are decent enough and the 6-ish price range seems to be on par as of late. The only sketchy thing about a PARS import is the barrel end was taken down to a smaller diameter. So, a 14x1 muzzle break won't fit on it with threads. They are tac welded. Other than that it's a great buy and you can always try talking the seller down if there's cosmetic/function/etc issues.
This link does not give prices but has some info on the Egyptian variants. http://www.ak-47.us/Article_Detail.php?g=content1146684385
To much for an unconverted one.
Mine was unconverted, but had a gorgeous blonde stock(I think it was chinese), grip and and hanguards. I sold it for $400 w/ 3 30 round mags about 3 years ago.
I would say closer to 500. The barrel thing isnt a big deal to fix but it is something. I did mine. I picked up one last year for 500.