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Old 03-23-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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I was thinking of buying an AK47 from Lancaster Arms, in particular the AKM 47 TR model. Can anyone vouch for their quality?
also, when looking at the rifles i see that some are advertised as having Milled Receivers, what exactly does this mean?


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Old 03-23-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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lancaster arms makes good products.

but i suggest you look into it a lot more if you dont know the difference between a stamped and milled yet.

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Thanks, I will(am)... Did you see Megadeth when they came this past show?

my research turned out a verdict of stamped being more durable than milled, or so the Russians say.

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Lancaster "Russian Red" quality. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME. In my mind, Lancaster will never live down how this rifle passed muster.
Attention to detail, sure, if all the details are wrong.


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Gunpa, when was that rifle purchased? Did you complain? If yes, what was the result? That is pretty sad to send out a rifle like that. . . I'm curious to know what they did and how they responded. Thanks.

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Gunpa, when was that rifle purchased? Did you complain? If yes, what was the result? That is pretty sad to send out a rifle like that. . . I'm curious to know what they did and how they responded. Thanks.
It is my boss's gun. He bought it about a year -two years ago. He sent it back. Lancaster says they fixed it but it is still jacked up.

Anyone with pride would have sent him a new gun and buried their abortion somewhere.

I am sorry if the builder doesn't like the pics exposed. I am just high lighting their fabulous works. If that POS passes your QC, you should be proud of the exposure.

My point is. It is a new gun. You shouldn't have to fix it. A builder with any kind of pride could not let this poor a quality slip out by accident.

The gun shown in the pics is the reason I am soured to buying a gun sight unseen off the net. Your happy day ends up as a bummer when some guy doesn't care about the products that bear their name. No excuse.

Hopefully they have gotten their act together since.
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I'm glad you pointed those problems out. I have heard of "minor" quality defects, such as twisted pistol grip/trigger guard and loose mag wells, but that gun exceeds those. I've shot Lancaster's AKs and just about fell in love, with both the 7.62 and 5.45. Since then I've improved some CAI builds (human factor also) to the point that I doubt a custom build would benefit me much. I've seen what Arsenals print @ 100 yds and my CAIs don't do much worse.

It's too bad Lancaster wouldn't just put out a new gun and use the other one for parts. That I don't quite understand. What problems does the weapon currently have? Did your boss send it back again. I would've.

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Thanks, I will(am)... Did you see Megadeth when they came this past show?

my research turned out a verdict of stamped being more durable than milled, or so the Russians say.
nope couldnt go. had some friends that went though.

i would definitely not call them more durable. they switched to stamped because they were cheaper and easier to produce. the weight savings also came into account.

stamped is the most common by far, but milled ones are popping up more lately.
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