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Posted: 1/16/2021 12:03:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2021 12:07:58 AM EST by Plinka]
Trying to figure out the difference between these two...both seems to have FN barrels. Which one is the best pick?

edit: I see the gf5 comes with the ALG trigger already and the muzzle break is different...does the gf5 has concentric threads?
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 7:35:49 AM EST
90 degree gas block vs 45, muzzle devices, dust covers.  Trigger you mentioned.

The GF5 is an AKM, the 103 is patterned after an AK-100 series, but still close to an AKM internally.  I have a 103, it’s very nice.  I’d be fine having a GF5.  Pick the pattern you like and enjoy,  the FN barrel is pretty universally praised as high quality.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 8:01:00 AM EST
I just like the look of the 103 better. Yep, that matters to me.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 11:48:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 300WSM:
90 degree gas block vs 45
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is there any functional difference between the two?
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 2:20:13 PM EST
Get both. I have the ak-e, 103, 74, and the gf5. The stock triggers feel pretty good on them, I'm not changing them out.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 9:06:24 PM EST
I just picked up my GF5 from the ffl on Friday.  I don't think either one is necessarily "better" than the other.  Pick the feature set you like and go with it.  I think both will be great rifles.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 8:38:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 9:04:17 AM EST
Get both!
From what I can tell, they're very similar.  Different gas block, front sight, and thread pattern.  The GF5 comes with an ALG in it which is nice, but you can stick one of those in the 103 if you want.  The GF5 isn't currently offered in a folder besides the ugg boot looking zhukov.  If you want a 4.5mm folder, the 103 is the one that keeps popping up on their website.

Link Posted: 1/18/2021 4:21:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PalmettoStateArmory:


Both will function equally as well.

Thank you,

Josiah
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Yes, which is why I got both.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 5:30:11 PM EST
Tried to get the Gen 5 black but my credit card limits me to $1k online purchases, so lame.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 6:50:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Plinka:


is there any functional difference between the two?
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The 90 was introduced due to the long taper of the 5.45 round which had increased fouling on the original 45 gas block. For 7.62 its just looks, 6 of one or half dozen of the other function wise
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 7:08:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By xM16a1x:
Tried to get the Gen 5 black but my credit card limits me to $1k online purchases, so lame.
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@xM16a1x
Use your card to buy a gift card today.  Then next time the GF5 are in stock, use your gift card and your credit card.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 7:16:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By giantpune:

@xM16a1x
Use your card to buy a gift card today.  Then next time the GF5 are in stock, use your gift card and your credit card.
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That's a good idea.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 10:39:51 AM EST
Aesthetically speaking, the 90 degree gas blocks look so much better to me. So that would be my primary, albeit lame, reason for getting a 103 over a GF5.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 10:52:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2021 10:53:27 AM EST by 45FMJoe]
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Originally Posted By HWI:
Aesthetically speaking, the 90 degree gas blocks look so much better to me. So that would be my primary, albeit lame, reason for getting a 103 over a GF5.
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Yeah, but the nutmeg furniture looks beautiful, so I went that route with the GF5. I plan on leaving the standard polymer furniture on my 103 folder for looks and I haven't decided what to do with my fixed stock 103. The classic furniture is pretty uncomfortable to me but I already have a GF3 fully decked out in Magpul furniture. I might do an AR collapsible stock on it so it matches my AK-E.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 7:07:12 PM EST
I would choose the GF5 if I wanted a fixed stock, the 103 if I wanted a folder.
Link Posted: 1/30/2021 10:20:09 AM EST
Ugh.  I've got a GF3 I believe.

Looks like I'm two GFs behind!!
Link Posted: 1/30/2021 1:29:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Plinka:
Trying to figure out the difference between these two...both seems to have FN barrels. Which one is the best pick?

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Originally Posted By Plinka:
Trying to figure out the difference between these two...both seems to have FN barrels. Which one is the best pick?


Given the choice, I would go with the unit that looks like an AKM, since these are really (internally) trying to clone the akm, not the 100 series.

Originally Posted By TX-Zen:
The 90 was introduced due to the long taper of the 5.45 round which had increased fouling on the original 45 gas block. For 7.62 its just looks, 6 of one or half dozen of the other function wise


First part is 100% true and accurate. But as I understand it, the reason why they went with the 90 for the 100 series was to streamline manufacturing at izzy/kc, so not just for looks. It is easier to make one pattern of gas block with slightly different characteristics than two patterns of gas block. But thats a fair point from the user end to make.

Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:

Yes, which is why I got both. https://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_smartass.gif


To be fair Joe, you do own a lot more AK's than the average dude!
Originally Posted By giantpune:

@xM16a1x
Use your card to buy a gift card today.  Then next time the GF5 are in stock, use your gift card and your credit card.


I do not advise going into debt to make a purchase like this unless you own no other firearm. Now is not the time to be in debt.
Link Posted: 2/15/2021 9:48:21 PM EST
I seen the gf3 series in stock today for $799 and they sold out fast. I held off because Id really prefer a chf chrome lined barrel. what has the price on the gf4, gf5, and 103 been lately?
Link Posted: 2/15/2021 11:07:01 PM EST
The 103 was in stock today 999 for the fixed stock and 1099 for the folder
Link Posted: 2/16/2021 11:39:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By ckopp636:
I seen the gf3 series in stock today for $799 and they sold out fast. I held off because Id really prefer a chf chrome lined barrel. what has the price on the gf4, gf5, and 103 been lately?
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I bought the MOEkov GF5. It was $1100ish after tax and shipping.
Link Posted: 2/17/2021 7:08:59 PM EST
Grabbed the AK-103 today...wondering if I should grab an AK-47 GF5 now, too.
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