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Posted: 8/24/2003 2:19:23 AM EDT
Can anyone tell me if the B West Ak's are pre or post ban. I have been told that there are/were both and the PreBan's serial numbers start with Alpha numerics and then numbers and PostBans are all numbers.

Can anyone confirm this? Also are they quality AK's?
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 4:39:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 10:02:43 AM EDT
According to cactusbrew@aol.com (from ak-47.net info page):

All the receivers that were built into factory guns had the serial number on the trunnion and in the form of BWA####, BWB####, BWC#### or BWD####. The receivers that were sold as stripped receivers or unassembled rifle kits were serialized on the right hand side of the sheet metal receiver in a 999#### configuration or on the left hand rear of the sheet metal receiver in a 989### configuration. B-West produced between 86 to 89 when the BATF discovered B-West was not actually producing the receivers on sight, but that a sheet metal fabrication company right down the road was doing the actual receiver manufacturing - without a license. To make it all go away, B-West got out of the AK making biz. Their rifles were made completely from Chinese parts and U.S. made sheet metal receiver.

We're not talking about the '94 AWB, are we?
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