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Posted: 2/15/2006 8:34:07 AM EDT
I am in the market for another AK. I like the romanian ones due to there cheap price, optics rail,chrome lined barrel etc. The thing I don't like is no mag well dimples and that they use different trunions. I have heard that as of late 2004 and all of 2005 that these guns are using surplus millitary parts built on a different single stack reciever and then just the reciever botom is oppend up when they get here. The last one I looked at the serial # started with an 82 and looked much diferent than the one i used to have that was made in 2003 and had a serial # that started with 2003. I am really holding out for another SAR-1 ( i already have one) but I may just bite the bullet and buy the wasr if they are using all standard military parts other than the reciever. Tell me what you guys know.

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:13:26 PM EDT
does anyone know?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:18:59 PM EDT
from what i understand the trunnions are from military demills. when i bought my wasr i looked thru a pile of six best looking 2 were '82 and '84. all others were 2003 with canted sights and really loose mags.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:26:15 PM EDT
Mines an 83 with no dimples but TIGHT magwell, straight sight and was had picked from a pile of them. I'm happy with it for the price.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:45:20 PM EDT
Another option...and really a better rifle. Get a Romy kit 100.00 and a OOW or Global Trades receiver 70.00 and send it to Coyote Gulch (Mark Tucker) build and park 200.00. That's it and you will be pleased!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:42:38 PM EDT
i got an 03' and its fine. i just cleaned it up a bit. most of the kits ive seen reciently are NICE. check Copes dist for good deals.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:35:55 AM EDT
mines a 70
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:36:24 AM EDT
The WASRs from about 2003-on have the same front trunion as the SAR1s. Yes the WASR started out as a single stack, then CAI cut open the magwell. Sometimes they make it a little big. I have some mags that are tight and some are looser. Lots of variance in the mags so don't always blame the rifle.

Some 2003-2004 Locap Wasrs actually had the US parts in them and all you had to do was cut the magwell to get your legal Hicap AK.

If you can find a locap for $199, just cut the magwell yourself and check for US parts.
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