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Posted: 10/17/2002 2:01:26 PM EDT

I was reading all the bad posts about Hesse rifles, but just a little too late, since I already bought an AK.

My AK says Saiga 7.62, and it was made in Russia by Izhmash. But on the other side, engraved into the rifle is Hesse, St.Paul, MN.

So is this rifle a lemon, I haven't shot it yet, but I wanted to know from experienced people. Its all black with a little AK brake at the front and a little scope mount on the side.

Thanks
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 2:28:08 PM EDT
You got one of their Saiga conversions...an AK-103 clone to be exact, except that it's not quite an AK-103 clone. How much did you pay? Regardless, it'll probably work fine, but for the money there's probably better quality work to be found, like AK-USA's AK-103 Saiga conversion.

www.ak-103.com

themao
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Link Posted: 10/17/2002 3:05:26 PM EDT

Mine looks exactly like the AK-103 except for that stick looking thing under the barrel and I have a metal instead of polymer mag.

Mine was about $400. My main concern is that it function fine. As soon as I have some time, I'll test it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 4:01:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2002 4:02:34 PM EDT by krinkfreak]
My HeXXe nightmare....

www.angelfire.com/ak5/rpkman/

Hope yours works okay.

Krinkfreak
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 3:36:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 11:36:07 AM EDT
Got one of these babies early this year. Runs 110% ! ! (Hey, it's and AK ! ! ) Posted a long post on AssaultWeb.com about it a few months ago. Look under "Well, I bought the Hesse ...." Took it to BulletFest for my 12 year old son to use. Like I said "110%" Think I paid about $350. Go ahead and have some fun -----shoot it ! !
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 3:01:44 PM EDT
The Hesse AK103, though not very authentic, is quite nice. I'm not a fan of the furniture or brake they use, but I wouldn't mind owning the one I saw (Recon's). If you don't want to spend more, it's a good choice.

take care,
Tec
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 4:28:48 PM EDT
I have a non-converted Saiga and love the hell out of it. Paid less than $200. Enjoy man.
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