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Posted: 12/19/2009 10:10:36 AM EST
Does anyone own one of these? Do they suck or should I get something else?

I am looking for a cheap fun to shoot AK. I do not care about asthetics.

Thanks
Max



http://www.greenmountaintactical.com/Century_Arms_GP_1975_AK_Style_Rifle_p/cia-gp1975.htm

Century International Arms' model GP-1975 AK47 is built from a Romanian parts kit using a brand new barrel and receiver. The rifle uses brand new American made compliance parts, including Tapco furniture. These are great AK clones, very reliable and fun to shoot.


Caliber: 7.62x39
Barrel Length: 16"
Finish: Black parkerized
Furniture: Black synthetic
Magazines: 2 30-round
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Posted: 12/19/2009 10:14:05 AM EST
bought one several months.

shoots well but has one small annoyance. will not hand eject brass. shooting it it runs just fine and is pretty accurate for an ak. I replaced the stock on mine with a CAA m4 stle stock and really like it.

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If bigfoot makes it through 90 rounds of .223, 45 rounds of 9mm, and one sharp KaBar... he deserves my anal virginity.
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Posted: 12/19/2009 10:38:32 AM EST
Thanks TBS.

I am on my way to pick one up.

Max
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Posted: 12/19/2009 12:44:50 PM EST
I picked one up not too long ago. The gas piston rivet came out first time to the range. Aside from that it functions smooth and shoots great.
Negatives are the barrel is not chrome lined (not really a huge deal IMO) and they are from century. As long as your sights are straight you should be happy.
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Posted: 12/20/2009 12:50:54 PM EST
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I have one, got it a few months back:

I got rid of the Tapco furniture and upgraded with Kvar. I also added a XS 24/7 big dot front sight (I have them on all my AKs) and a Phantom flash hider.
It is the most accurate of all my AKs but it only feeds 100% reliable with Bulgy Waffle mags- so I stocked up and got eight for it.

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Posted: 12/21/2009 8:55:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By PaladinM1911:
It is the most accurate of all my AKs but it only feeds 100% reliable with Bulgy Waffle mags- so I stocked up and got eight for it.
Dave


Well that is dissapointing. What other magazines did you try with it? I was considering buying a couple for my sons, but if it only likes Bulgy Waffle magazines it isn't worth it to me.

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Posted: 12/21/2009 9:30:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Warpiper:
Originally Posted By PaladinM1911:
It is the most accurate of all my AKs but it only feeds 100% reliable with Bulgy Waffle mags- so I stocked up and got eight for it.
Dave


Well that is dissapointing. What other magazines did you try with it? I was considering buying a couple for my sons, but if it only likes Bulgy Waffle magazines it isn't worth it to me.




mine uses any of them just fine

as usual they are century builds. may need tweaking.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 9:45:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By maxell27:
Does anyone own one of these? Do they suck or should I get something else?

I am looking for a cheap fun to shoot AK. I do not care about asthetics.

Thanks
Max



http://www.greenmountaintactical.com/Century_Arms_GP_1975_AK_Style_Rifle_p/cia-gp1975.htm

Century International Arms' model GP-1975 AK47 is built from a Romanian parts kit using a brand new barrel and receiver. The rifle uses brand new American made compliance parts, including Tapco furniture. These are great AK clones, very reliable and fun to shoot.


Caliber: 7.62x39
Barrel Length: 16"
Finish: Black parkerized
Furniture: Black synthetic
Magazines: 2 30-round


500 for a century? Buy an Arsenal from K-Var for not much more.

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Posted: 12/21/2009 2:43:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By Warpiper:
Originally Posted By PaladinM1911:
It is the most accurate of all my AKs but it only feeds 100% reliable with Bulgy Waffle mags- so I stocked up and got eight for it.
Dave


Well that is dissapointing. What other magazines did you try with it? I was considering buying a couple for my sons, but if it only likes Bulgy Waffle magazines it isn't worth it to me.




mine uses any of them just fine

as usual they are century builds. may need tweaking.


I agree that it just my rifle and that each one varies in what mags work with it.
Mine is just funny in that it does well with the bugly mags and also Tapco plastic mags, which I use only as range mags.

Dave.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 3:41:40 PM EST
I think you can get them cheaper at J&G sales.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 7:43:02 PM EST
The GP1975 doesn't have the chrome lined barrel, just something to think about. Classic arms has them as well.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 2:38:54 AM EST
I have a total of 4, GP-1975 rifles. All run well with most any magazine I stick in them. I feel they represent one of the best "bang for your buck" AK-47 deals out there. All of mine came with straight sights, and all were really nice clean rifles for the price. The prices on most AK-47 models is finally settling down since all of the post election craziness. Right now the supply of these AK's is quite good. For someone who wants a nice, inexpensive AK-47 they are the way to go. Bill T.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 8:32:31 AM EST
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 8:41:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.


then you will miss out.

i have had several century guns. Almost all needed some work out of the box but all ended up great rifles at significantly lower cost than the competition. sure i'd prefer perfection, but in the milsurp kit build market it simply doesn't exisit.
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If bigfoot makes it through 90 rounds of .223, 45 rounds of 9mm, and one sharp KaBar... he deserves my anal virginity.
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.


then you will miss out.

i have had several century guns. Almost all needed some work out of the box but all ended up great rifles at significantly lower cost than the competition. sure i'd prefer perfection, but in the milsurp kit build market it simply doesn't exisit.


when looking at AR-15 the range between the poorest and best is about $400+ dollars. Now when looking at AKs the same range is about from $100 to $150. If $150.

Now if someone is worried about spending and extra $100 to $150 for a better quality AK.maybe they should just buy into airsoft rifles.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 9:21:30 AM EST
I just got my wasr uf from AIM. It's my 4th AK (Bulgarian,Saiga,Hungarian,before the Romanian) It's a century import.
This is the best rifle out of all I own. Maybe it was a fluke,but I really got a nice Romanian. And it does have a chrome barrel.
Take a look at AIM, I don't work for them I just know I got a very good AK from them. Hope this helps.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 9:30:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.

1+ Why risk getting a piece of crap?
Spend the extra money.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 10:40:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.


I agree but they are a major importer of the cheaper ak's... Id get a wasr if i had the money since I do want a fixed stock AK, but really even IF I had the money for one (I want a .22 pistol before I get another ak) I would have to shoot it first or have the gun store agree to let me return it if its a DUD. I spent way too much money on making my M70 work like it should have.
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Originally Posted By YukonCharlie:
I just got my wasr uf from AIM. It's my 4th AK (Bulgarian,Saiga,Hungarian,before the Romanian) It's a century import.
This is the best rifle out of all I own. Maybe it was a fluke,but I really got a nice Romanian. And it does have a chrome barrel.
Take a look at AIM, I don't work for them I just know I got a very good AK from them. Hope this helps.


Your WASR is better than your Bulgarian, Hungarian and RUSSIAN (Saiga) AK's???

That's something I've never heard before.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 12:16:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.


then you will miss out.

i have had several century guns. Almost all needed some work out of the box but all ended up great rifles at significantly lower cost than the competition. sure i'd prefer perfection, but in the milsurp kit build market it simply doesn't exisit.


when looking at AR-15 the range between the poorest and best is about $400+ dollars. Now when looking at AKs the same range is about from $100 to $150. If $150.

Now if someone is worried about spending and extra $100 to $150 for a better quality AK.maybe they should just buy into airsoft rifles.


that gap is about 250-300.00 here
TBS is an island of Sanity in a sea of bullshit.
jkstexas2001

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If bigfoot makes it through 90 rounds of .223, 45 rounds of 9mm, and one sharp KaBar... he deserves my anal virginity.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 12:41:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Myself I don't want anything that Century has put their hands on. Just me if price is important that's up to you.


then you will miss out.

i have had several century guns. Almost all needed some work out of the box but all ended up great rifles at significantly lower cost than the competition. sure i'd prefer perfection, but in the milsurp kit build market it simply doesn't exisit.


when looking at AR-15 the range between the poorest and best is about $400+ dollars. Now when looking at AKs the same range is about from $100 to $150. If $150.

Now if someone is worried about spending and extra $100 to $150 for a better quality AK.maybe they should just buy into airsoft rifles.


that gap is about 250-300.00 here


A S&W 15T AR15 is now selling around for around $1,400, My Arsenal SGL20 SAIGA was $700 and a while back I think someone said they were $600. Still a quality AK at far less then a quality AR. And IMHO the AK is a better all around rifle.