Originally Posted by juststartin5272
Pretty much any commbloc gun is gonna met your requirements. Some may be nicer than others, but ak's are reliable usually no matter the way the cosmetics look.
Very adept advice! Some make a big deal of which communist bloc country it originates from (i.e. Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, etc.) but the condition of the weapon is more important. The companies like CZ that make new manufacture AKs give the advantage of tighter tolerances than the 1950's manufacturing dates and more modern ballistics.
So really the only question is whether you appreciate the little extra work of owning an antique or whether you want brand new 2012 black rifle look and tolerances.
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson
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-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)