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readytogo 07-19-2014 03:02 PM

AK-47s become hot commodity
 
AK-47s become hot commodity after U.S. sanctions.
http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/18/news/companies/ak-47-kalashnikov/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

LikeABoss 07-19-2014 09:34 PM

I'd say that American makers like Arsenal and I.O Inc. of variants are thrilled about this news.

Liberty24 07-19-2014 10:52 PM

Saigas are good guns but I honestly cant tell where they are better than any of the others. I really have never had a problem with any AK.

Mercator 07-19-2014 11:02 PM

CNN lives by the ancient code of bullshido. K-Var has never sold AK-47's. They distributed the Saigas and the Veprs, semi-automatic sporting rifles based on the AK design. The story is all sound and fury, signifying nothing.

The AK-47 is a super hot commodity worth $$$$$, but that has nothing to do with the recent imports. I can't predict how hot the Saigas will become. Gut feeling - a little.

***Edit*** Just checked GB. A NIB Vepr about to sell for around $800. A Saiga rifle is up for $799, no bids. There are some ape$hit listings for $1400. No bids.

JonM 07-19-2014 11:26 PM

if prices start getting stupid im going to sell both of mine

Sniper03 07-19-2014 11:45 PM

Bottom line it is the typical BS by this Administration once again.
Trying to impose gun control in the name of Obama vs Putin political cause!
Like Putin gives a rats a**!

03

John_Deer 07-19-2014 11:49 PM

I wanted a Vepr but I never got a vepr due to the issues with the stocks. Shipping Vepr rifles with a stock that looks like a functional stock but the stock is not usable turned me off on the Vepr. How am I supposed to know if the rifle has a real functioning stock or a transport stock that someone stained and varnished?

Mercator 07-20-2014 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_Deer (Post 1606774)
I wanted a Vepr but I never got a vepr due to the issues with the stocks. Shipping Vepr rifles with a stock that looks like a functional stock but the stock is not usable turned me off on the Vepr. How am I supposed to know if the rifle has a real functioning stock or a transport stock that someone stained and varnished?

I've never heard about transport stocks, but regardless you didn't miss much. The Vepr stock is good wood but too large and heavy. The fit and finish are subpar for an $800 hunting rifle.

therewolf 07-20-2014 02:13 AM

The unfinished stock on a shipped VEPR is a lot like a 2X8.

Why they don't make them a little longer, I'll never know.

Mine has the usual combloc LOP for a midget.

Other issues include no LRHO, expensive mags, and a rather sketchy owner's

manual.

Got a stock LOP mod. Drove the cost of the rifle up 175$,

without really increasing the value, IMO.

On the plus side, much more solid than an AK, and muzzle blast much

like a M44, in 7.62X54R.

I don't see much value in the AK47, myself. I might just sell mine, if the

price spikes. I just prefer the milled receiver on an SKS, by comparison.

Liberty24 07-20-2014 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by therewolf (Post 1606850)
The unfinished stock on a shipped VEPR is a lot like a 2X8.

Why they don't make them a little longer, I'll never know.

Mine has the usual combloc LOP for a midget.

Other issues include no LRHO, expensive mags, and a rather sketchy owner's

manual.

Got a stock LOP mod. Drove the cost of the rifle up 175$,

without really increasing the value, IMO.

On the plus side, much more solid than an AK, and muzzle blast much

like a M44, in 7.62X54R.

I don't see much value in the AK47, myself. I might just sell mine, if the

price spikes. I just prefer the milled receiver on an SKS, by comparison.

Aren't Arsenals and Centurions milled receivers also?


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