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Posted: 3/1/2006 2:31:01 PM EDT
hello,
I am new to the AK world and i am ready to buy my first one(after a shit load of research), but what should i look for on the rife before i buy to insure i don't get a POS?

Thanks
Chris
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:20:34 PM EDT
It's all about what you want to spend.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:12:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By luksusowa:
hello,
I am new to the AK world and i am ready to buy my first one(after a shit load of research), but what should i look for on the rife before i buy to insure i don't get a POS?

Thanks
Chris



Buy with confidence from a large number of manufacturers/builders. However, most of the stuff you see at the local stores are WASRs. To buy a good AK, find it online and have it transferred in to your FFL.

I happen to be lucky that my local store is a stocking dealer for Armory USA. I've bought two Armory USA rifles, and both have been fantastic!

Rule of thumb: if the build is made from a Bulgarian or Polish parts kit, it's probably good. If it's Romanian, I'd be careful. If you really want a Romanian, buy a parts kit and send it to a smith to build.

Another thing. The ban is over; don't buy a non-threaded AK without a bayonet lug. Get a "real" one!

Bulgarian Armory USA SSR85C-2:



Polish Armory USA underfolder:



Or you could find a pre-ban Norinco AKM-47S:



Good luck!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 6:10:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jwise:

Originally Posted By luksusowa:
hello,
I am new to the AK world and i am ready to buy my first one(after a shit load of research), but what should i look for on the rife before i buy to insure i don't get a POS?

Thanks
Chris



Buy with confidence from a large number of manufacturers/builders. However, most of the stuff you see at the local stores are WASRs. To buy a good AK, find it online and have it transferred in to your FFL.

I happen to be lucky that my local store is a stocking dealer for Armory USA. I've bought two Armory USA rifles, and both have been fantastic!

Rule of thumb: if the build is made from a Bulgarian or Polish parts kit, it's probably good. If it's Romanian, I'd be careful. If you really want a Romanian, buy a parts kit and send it to a smith to build.

Another thing. The ban is over; don't buy a non-threaded AK without a bayonet lug. Get a "real" one!

Bulgarian Armory USA SSR85C-2:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/jerrellwise/053105.jpg

Polish Armory USA underfolder:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/jerrellwise/050925.jpg

Or you could find a pre-ban Norinco AKM-47S:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/jerrellwise/NorincoAKM-47S.jpg

Good luck!



Just to clarify; the SSR-85C-2 does not have a bayo lug. At least my two don't.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 8:53:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bachelor_of_Science:

Originally Posted By jwise:

Originally Posted By luksusowa:
hello,
I am new to the AK world and i am ready to buy my first one(after a shit load of research), but what should i look for on the rife before i buy to insure i don't get a POS?

Thanks
Chris



Buy with confidence from a large number of manufacturers/builders. However, most of the stuff you see at the local stores are WASRs. To buy a good AK, find it online and have it transferred in to your FFL.

I happen to be lucky that my local store is a stocking dealer for Armory USA. I've bought two Armory USA rifles, and both have been fantastic!

Rule of thumb: if the build is made from a Bulgarian or Polish parts kit, it's probably good. If it's Romanian, I'd be careful. If you really want a Romanian, buy a parts kit and send it to a smith to build.

Another thing. The ban is over; don't buy a non-threaded AK without a bayonet lug. Get a "real" one!

Bulgarian Armory USA SSR85C-2:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/jerrellwise/053105.jpg

Polish Armory USA underfolder:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/jerrellwise/050925.jpg

Or you could find a pre-ban Norinco AKM-47S:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/jerrellwise/NorincoAKM-47S.jpg

Good luck!



Just to clarify; the SSR-85C-2 does not have a bayo lug. At least my two don't.



You are correct. I bought it afte the ban, but before all the "no-ban" AKs were available. That is where my "buy no-ban AKs" comes from. I bought too quick and ended up having to buy another in order to get an authentic configuration.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:02:52 AM EDT
Buy a Vector or an Arsenal and you won't get a POS. Where in NH are you? If you are in northern NH there are a couple good gun shops that I can recommend.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:49:53 AM EDT
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