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Posted: 2/22/2006 4:38:58 PM EDT
I'm not new to the internet or guns, so I know this post will probably draw responses from a few "internet authorities" that will advise me that Im a moron if I dont spend top dollar for the best 'insert flavor of the month here' available.

That said, I own a long list a weapons that range the entire gamut of price and quality, but I do not own a single AK47....yet.
Im looking for recommendations on a decent AK with traditional wood furniture in the classic profile. I'm shooting for something in the sub 400 buck range. Finish isnt a concern. A reliable el cheapo is my primary target.
Any input on a good value for the buck in the low end AK? Other important AK advice welcome also.
Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:44:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 4:48:50 PM EDT by straw-man]
My first AK was a WASR-10, its a Romanian version and has the wood stock and grips. Price will run about $350, but handle it before you buy as they are known to have canted sights. Not a big problem to fix, but easier not to have to.

Try this link
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:00:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 5:01:33 PM EDT by drobs]
Ignoring the Vepr Mafia with their sporterized AK style rifles...

Check out www.classicarms.us

This guy is advertising Romanian WASR10's, post ban style (no threaded barrel or bayonet) for $269.95 in Shotgun News.

If you can find a dealer who will do FFL transfers cheaply, ($30 or less IMHO) and depending on shipping, this is probably the best deal around.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:30:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By straw-man:
My first AK was a WASR-10, its a Romanian version and has the wood stock and grips. Price will run about $350, but handle it before you buy as they are known to have canted sights. Not a big problem to fix, but easier not to have to.

Try this link



I just sold my WASR

If you get one with a straigh front site then everything should be great. I ran about 3,000 threw mine and never had a single problem, plus you dont have to worry about letting it bounce around in the trunk or something...
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:55:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OneMan:
I'm not new to the internet or guns, so I know this post will probably draw responses from a few "internet authorities" that will advise me that Im a moron if I dont spend top dollar for the best 'insert flavor of the month here' available.

That said, I own a long list a weapons that range the entire gamut of price and quality, but I do not own a single AK47....yet.
Im looking for recommendations on a decent AK with traditional wood furniture in the classic profile. I'm shooting for something in the sub 400 buck range. Finish isnt a concern. A reliable el cheapo is my primary target.
Any input on a good value for the buck in the low end AK? Other important AK advice welcome also.
Thanks in advance.



What you described is a WASR-10..
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:57:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 5:57:32 PM EDT by TacticalOpsAR]
WASR GP

trigger group is a little better and it comes threades and w/ bayo lug

about $330 online AIM surplus
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:17:41 PM EDT
Guys, I really do appreciate the input without the grandstanding. So far, it seems like the WASR is a pretty easy choice for you guys. This eliminates lots of research and gives me the direction I wanted.
I use a Ret. Marine FFL that will recieve for 1 case of Coors Light, per weapon (funny but true story). So thats a cheap an easy hook up.
Thanks for the direct advice.

Now......is ammo going to be a whole other problem? Im reading that 763x39 is slim pickins right now.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:30:19 PM EDT
+1 on Classic Arms WASR. Good prices and nice people.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:17:18 PM EDT
Hey bro, I would suggest you go to a local gunshow and look at it personally if you get a wasr. That's what I did and the first few I looked at had crooked FSB and gas tube. When I filled out the paper work I just had them open the box and let me inspect it before the wrote the serial numbers down on the paper work. If you order one you don't know what you might get since sometimes the wasr's can be hit or miss. They can be fixed pretty easily but it's better not to have to.


Originally Posted By OneMan:
I'm not new to the internet or guns, so I know this post will probably draw responses from a few "internet authorities" that will advise me that Im a moron if I dont spend top dollar for the best 'insert flavor of the month here' available.

That said, I own a long list a weapons that range the entire gamut of price and quality, but I do not own a single AK47....yet.
Im looking for recommendations on a decent AK with traditional wood furniture in the classic profile. I'm shooting for something in the sub 400 buck range. Finish isnt a concern. A reliable el cheapo is my primary target.
Any input on a good value for the buck in the low end AK? Other important AK advice welcome also.
Thanks in advance.

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