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Posted: 7/4/2003 8:42:17 AM EDT
I was looking at the website of a German dealer of Dewatts. Found what is described as a Chinese AK-47 with wood stock, but the picture shows what looks to me a AK-47 type 1


Did the Chinese ever make one? I thought that only the Russians did. I have written the company to see if the actual dewatt matches the photo. If so, I will pick it up. Price is about 400 Euros (going rate for a dewatt AK in Germany).
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:26:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 10:42:50 AM EDT by chamberlin]
Stottman, that is a Russian Type I for sure...
Beautiful pic! Have it cut up and sent to me please! Oh, I just saw that you are buying it for 400E. Good gracious, that is nice if it is indeed the one they are selling! I know only one collector here in the states that has a Type I kit with the stubs intact.
The one you pictured should be dated 1949-1951.
Let us know how it all comes out!
-C
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:45:18 PM EDT
Got a reply back-Of course it was too good to be true. Dealer said that it was a single piece he found at his supplier, and decided to use for the photo. Oh well.

It would be a shame to cut the thing up; The barrel and bolt are welded over anyways.

Link Posted: 7/5/2003 9:44:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/5/2003 9:49:21 AM EDT by chamberlin]
Bummer, but thanks for the update-
at least we got a nice pic of a type I out of
it... ;)
That's what kills me about dewats over there...
the barrel and bolt are restricted! I have an all original type I barrel assembly sitting right here, along with plenty of original bolts! Press off the rear sight, unscrew barrel, do the reverse with the new barrel and voilla! Time to go shooting. Yes it would be a total shame to hack up that very rare receiver.
-C
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 10:11:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 12:53:08 PM EDT
Damn, just got a type II and now this, I'm sure I won't sleep right tonight!
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