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Posted: 2/25/2006 5:06:44 PM EDT
Howdy!

I have been browsing the AK threads for a while and am overwhelmed by info and options available. I am just looking for a "good-ole-fashioned" AK-47 with no fancy-smancy rails, sights, stocks, bayonets, etc. I seek recommendations for which manufacturer, model/number, and who to order it from.

Looking for:
-Classic AK-47 rifle
-No preference in furniture (wood or poly)
-No preference on flash hider/comp
-No preference on country of origin of parts
-Iron sights
-Receivers can be stamped or milled
-High reliability, solid action

I just want a simple, reliable AK-47 and I don't want to spend more than $600. So, what do you recommend?

Thanks-a-bunch in advance,
AE
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:09:53 PM EDT
well i think you just described every ak ever made.

most ak's come exactly as you said until someone else adds stuff to it, hell the most expensive thing ive done to my ak is buy a drum for it
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:10:16 PM EDT
Vector
Or Romy Kit build.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:10:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:22:04 PM EDT
SAR-1 or handpicked WASR-10
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:13:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 6:14:12 PM EDT by Bachelor_of_Science]
If your budget is $600.00, I would suggest you go with a Vector Arms "Classic," or the SSR-85C-2, pictured above.

Don't settle on a WASR or SAR1. Not to say these are not good...but if you've got the money, well, you know the old adage..."you get what you pay for."
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:21:03 PM EDT
I'd get the SAR or WASR and the rest for ammo, drum, and mags.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:21:23 PM EDT
My first AK was an SSR-85C. I still have it and don't think I'll ever sell it. The wood and metal finish on it is every bit as nice as the wood and metal in the above pic.

Accurate, too.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:45:42 PM EDT
Personally I would get a SAR and mags and ammo, but that's just me. Although, I like my Wasr as good as my chinese. They both go bang.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:49:12 PM EDT
me too ive shot numerous different types of ak and they feel the same. My wasr outshot a vepr at 60 yards. I love my wasr, they are underrated.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:47:30 AM EDT
Classic AK-47 would be something like this


Now, if you mean a classic AKM then something like this



Now, for your price range.

$600....

Get a Chinese MAK 90
Runs around $350 to $450
Tapco G2 FCG $40
Chinese stock set $100

that is what I would do if I had to spend $600 and wanted a "classic" looking 7.62 rifle

Right now on gunbroker is a MAK 90 underfolder. You can get it for your $600 budget.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:51:06 AM EDT
The Vector AKs are nice guns in your price range. They carry a 5 year warranty. I would recommend them highly.



Ron
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:33:20 AM EDT
Armory USA SSR 85 from James at Ordnance Outsellers for $529 + $25 S&H. James is a great guy and highly recommended (just search the SigForum).

Here's his linky.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:50:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P-245:
Armory USA SSR 85 from James at Ordnance Outsellers for $529 + $25 S&H. James is a great guy and highly recommended (just search the SigForum).

Here's his linky.



These look very nice.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:30:54 AM EDT
who cares if it looks classic, get a good arsenal of vepr, ive heard only good things.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:35:10 AM EDT
Wood is too bright and pretty. Darker grain of wood is classic.

If you want A classic AK47 also get a muzzle nut instead of a slant brake, slant brakes came on AKMs.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:41:08 AM EDT
I know you said classic, but I would recommend a VEPR, but the only damn problem is nobody has them.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:58:44 AM EDT
Find yourself an ARSENAL AK

the SA M7 carbine can be had for $650 new and less for a barely used one

DrugRunR's 1st photo shows one
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:50:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bachelor_of_Science:
Don't settle on a WASR or SAR1. Not to say these are not good...but if you've got the money, well, you know the old adage..."you get what you pay for."


In the case of the SAR-1 you get a factory built rifle thats about as close as you can get to a military AKM, other than a y stamped maadi.

True, the finish and wood arent the best, but its a solid rifle.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:07:11 PM EDT
Vector , you will be pleased
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:35:04 PM EDT
Get a romanian rifle. sar/wasr.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:10:31 PM EDT
Buy the best ! Get a Arsenal SA M7
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:46:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Commando223:
www.atlanticfirearms.com/gbimages/ssr85c2.jpg

ak47.net/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=122&t=323801




I have this model and I love it. It is a good rifle.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:14:32 PM EDT
Buy a WASR and with the remaining $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ buy some ammo, mags, and what everelse you would need.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:37:46 PM EDT
Vector
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:16:23 PM EDT
i bought a wasr, the mag release fell off yesterday. month or 2 after i bought the wasr, i saw the ssr85c2 in a local shop. i wished i spent a little extra money.
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