I bought my 3rd WASR yesterday and it is by far the best one so far, fit and finish wise. The sights are straight as an arrow, gas tube is straight, bolt carrier doesnt catch and is arsenal smooth. Fortunately I got to hand pick it out of 7 others and I got the best one there. I took it to the range and sighted it in at 25 meters, only took me 9 rounds to zero . I was feeling frisky and it was a beautiful day so I took it along with me when my girl friend and I went to the family pond.... I threw the rifle into the shallow end and let it soak for a few seconds then picked it up and let most of the water drain out and attempted to fire. The first few rounds went off without a hitch but then it started to bind up every few shots. The rifle would short stroke and not strip and feed the next round into the chamber. I was not surprised by these malfunctions because of all the sand inside the magazine. After I dipped it back into the water and rinsed it reasonably well, the rifle functioned just fine. No real moral or point to this post, just wanted to share my experiment with everyone. WASR's are good enough social work in my opinion.
I have been an AR & AK builder for numerous years...but, the AK (IMO) is far superior to function in harsh environments.
I love AK and AR variants & have built many of each.
State of Nebraska Constitution "...the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes, and such rights shall not be denied.