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Posted: 9/18/2004 2:32:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 2:57:15 PM EDT by Suburban]
I figure now that the ban is dead, I should get myself an AK and put a folding stock on it, even if I don't really want one right now.

What I want is the following:
Should look as close to a Russian AK-47 as possible
Must be 7.62x39mm
Must have chrome lined barrel
Should have a scope rail installed already... properly
Should have stamped and dimpled receiver, but I'll be flexible on that
Should be under $350, but I'll be a little flexible on that. Definately should be under $500
Should have at least a few American parts already
Does not have to be able to beat an AR-15 out of the box.
Does not have to come with a folding stock, but it would help.

Just got back from a fairly large gun show, but couldn't find any SAR-1s. The only Norinco I saw had a perm attached muzzle break and possibly a cut receiver.

Please post a source for the rifle if possible.

I really don't want to build myself. I don't want to spend money on a press and rivet squeezer and then get the whole thing refinished. I've done some riveting before with a bucking bar, and I'm not very good at it. Oh, and I don't have an air compressor anyway.


Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:59:13 PM EDT
You stated a "Good" AK you could get a AMD-63 for 150.00 let moses put it togather with a OOW and G-2 trigger maybe $450.00.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:04:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:11:18 PM EDT
SAR1 is the answer, if you can find one. It has most of the features you want, & the price is in the mid 300's to low 400's. Good luck on the search.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:25:16 PM EDT
SAR-1 for sure. They go for $300 to $350 in my area. Add a $72 RSA FCG and you won't have that nasty trigger slap either.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:33:01 PM EDT
Hmm, maybe I'll just go back to the show tomorrow and buy one of the WASR-10 "hi-cap" rifles.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:41:32 PM EDT
what about the V47 that atlanticfirearms makes. $459.00 for paying members on Ar-15.com
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:47:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 9:05:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:35:32 AM EDT
What Msokol13 said. The V47 is probably the way to go and your probably going to be looking at around $550 out the door realisticly.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:21:38 PM EDT
How about this wasr-10? only $180 !!!


Mods - hope direct links are cool, if not plz forgive h
Some dremel time and your good to go!

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:34:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:38:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:46:30 PM EDT
I thought other than expanding the magwell the wasr-10 was the same as a Sar-1???
Sorry if i was mis-informed but I'm still also relatively new to ak's. Both are 7.62x39s,
gas-operated, semi-auto etc...whats different?

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:56:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 7:59:05 PM EDT by mg34ss]
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:07:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:07:53 PM EDT
Opps sorry Suburban I missed about 3-5+ hrs work and this list of extra parts needed have.
Now I just need to price all the above and see if its worth 150 bucks, probably not. But maybe it'll snow a lot this winter ? lol


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:27:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:38:29 PM EDT
Sounds like a plan mg34ss, thanks for the info!

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:44:45 PM EDT
I did some searching here and on akfiles.com about the WASR-10s. No one really had anything bad to say about them, besides minor mag wobble, so I picked one up. $330 for a "hi-cap" with a 20 round and a 30 round. Everything seems to be straight, and finish is okay. Shots on the test target were centered, FWIW.

Got a Tapco US sidefolder while I was there too, and put that on in a few minutes. Quite solid, fits me better, and I can get a cheek weld.

Damn thing was full of sawdust, or some such junk, and unidentifiable red stuff that I guess was some kind of lubricant or rust preventive. A couple ounces of Simple Green, some PC Duster, and CLP on the moving parts, and it should be good to go.

V47s sound pretty good, but no scope rail. VEPR was tempting, but for over $500 it still makes that cheap sounding "schlick shlack" noise when you rack the charging handle.

Just heard on "Tales of the Gun" that an AK can be had for $50 in Africa, but you can't even touch a resonable replica in the U.S. for under $400, hmm.

Now if my FAL receiver will just come in from FAC, I can relax.... and pray that the next AWB has a grandfather clause.
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