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Old 07-25-2014, 10:28 AM   #21
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The Cold War between the U.S. and Russia is being resurrected. Any thing Russian will become difficult to buy.
Which is nothing to speak of. The country doesn't make anything else worth importing, except guns. Stoli is not Russian.
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Aren't Arsenals and Centurions milled receivers also?
Centurians are for sure. Mine has a very nice milled receiver.
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The Cold War with Russia is being reborn. Anything Russian will be banned from import.
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The Cold War with Russia is being reborn. Anything Russian will be banned from import.
Not really. This is all about two communist wannabes having a pissing contest about who can invade which countries.

Obama is telling Putin that he can't invade his neighbors without cause. Putin is laughing his rear end off after watching America invade Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq twice, bombing Syria, and threatening a war with Iran- all without cause.

If the US and EU quit doing business with Russia altogether, China might make up the difference but it would, in the short term, reset Russia's economy again.

Russia's stability hinges on its ability to feed its own people and keep them employed. Personally, I'd rather not put them in a situation that ends with us spending billions of dollars to keep them from starving to death. That's already happened twice in the 20th century. I'd rather not have a repeat of that.
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Here's what it boils down to.

We already have all the technology and components necessary to build AK's, magazines, and ammunition here in America. Perhaps not the exact same manufacturing techniques or materials that the Russians use, but close enough.

If there is demand, American manufacturers will make 100% American made AK's.

Russia isn't the only foreign manufacturer of AK's, either.

In short simple terms, the other foreign and domestic manufacturers will make more AK's to fill demand.

Whether Obama intended this to be an underhanded gun ban or not is irrelevant because it won't have any such effect.
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Bought a nice Saiga 7.62x39 before the ban and finished the conversion on it. Turned out sweet and shot quite nicely. Sold it to fund an FAL. A better fit for my reality.

I hope the AK market does not go all wonky - such behaviour is not truly good for anyone in the overall scheme of things.
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Here's what it boils down to.

We already have all the technology and components necessary to build AK's, magazines, and ammunition here in America. Perhaps not the exact same manufacturing techniques or materials that the Russians use, but close enough.

If there is demand, American manufacturers will make 100% American made AK's.

Russia isn't the only foreign manufacturer of AK's, either.

In short simple terms, the other foreign and domestic manufacturers will make more AK's to fill demand.

Whether Obama intended this to be an underhanded gun ban or not is irrelevant because it won't have any such effect.
I'm liking my Yugo NPAP a WHOLE lot, come to think of it
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I'm liking my Yugo NPAP a WHOLE lot, come to think of it
There's absolutely nothing wrong with Yugoslavian or Romanian or Bulgarian AK's, all of which are still being imported. How pretty something looks doesn't affect how well it functions.

I have a stock of Bulgarian and Chinese AK magazines and I've used them in Bulgarian, Chinese, Romanian, Russian, and Yugoslavian rifles. Guess what? No failures of any kind with multiple types of inexpensive ammunition.

If someone provides an American, Egyptian, Hungarian, or Polish AK to me, I'll let everyone know how that goes.
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I cashed out a Romanian AK during the height of gun panic last year and got enough for it to buy an SVT-40. I bet the guy hated himself six months later when the rifles returned to a sane value.

Buy low, sell high....let the panic work for you
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I cashed out a Romanian AK during the height of gun panic last year and got enough for it to buy an SVT-40.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
I am also selling a Saiga right now.
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