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Old 02-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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i recently bought a new russian made AK47, how ever on the receiver on the right side is has the company's name it was made by(which deals in everything from AK47 to tanks but the page is in another language) and on the right side of the receiver has the date stamped 1965 and the number which is 1610. The riffle does have plastic pistol grip on it and mags of course so i was wondering if this was a surplus riffle that was stored for many years then reconditioned and sold. The company whos name is stamped on the right side of the receiver says its in romania. the manual said it was russian and the gun store owner also told me it was russian. either way its a very sweet riffle but i am a little confused.

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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Hello,
This is from a US army AK47 operator's manual, the chart shows the markings on the AK and the relevant country of origin. Hope it helps.

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Hey Bud,
If it's from Russia, it will have the Izshmash stamp. Along with some other stamps. I can show you on my Saiga.. Looks like your gonna have to bring that thing over and research it on the laptop.. The girls can play, wives can be bored while we talk guns.lol..
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Is it stamped Cugir?

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Yes its marked Cugir.

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Post a pic please !!!!!!!!!!

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Yes its marked Cugir.
Cugir is a town in Romania (stating the obvious here). It's known throughout history as being famous for workshops that produced coins, tools and weapons.
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Pics would help on the Model. It is a Romanian AK. There have not been true "Soviet" ones since Clinton.

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I hate to say it, but I'm willing to bet the gun store owner misled you into thinking you were buying a Russian AK. A good majority of today's AKs are Romanian. They work just fine, but can be commonly had for around $400. An actual Russian AK would cost far more than that and are nearly impossible to find.

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