Ak47 for under $600?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by bobostein, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. bobostein

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    Im looking to get a nice ak47 for $600 or less. I want it to be new or in very nice condition. Can anyone tell me where I can get one?
     
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  3. diggsbakes

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    If you are interested in a good looking, well finished, solid, closely historically accurate AK47 or AK74 check out.

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    They are fitted with chrome-moly barrels or for like $22 more they will fit a stainless steel match grade barrel. Lifetime warranty and well with in your price range. I shot one yesterday (model 7460) and it was awesome. Negligible recoil, consistent hits at 200 yards on a 10" steel plate and flawless performance (not to mention the beauty).

    Needless to say when tax refunds come in I'm all over one. Just can't decide what caliber, stock option or finish I'm gonna go with. ;)
     
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    century arms gp 1975 classicarms.us
     
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  6. JonM

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    i remember a time when gunshops had em for 150$ and some were doing a buy any gun get a free AK deal just to offload the things. but then all that was before nazi ban on guns tho...
     
  7. diggsbakes

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    Yeah those days are over pal. But then again that was when gas was under $1/gal so if you do the math $400 for an AK now isn't too bad, especially for the machine you get. :rolleyes:
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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  9. Motodeficient

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    I have a WASR 10/63 and decided I wanted to buy another AK-47 that was a bit nicer, but like you I didn't want to spend more than $600. I searched around and researched and eventually bought the Egyptian AK-47 from Atlantic Firearms. It is $549 and if you are a member of THR or AR15.com (probably any firearm forum really) they will give you free shipping. Its a nice gun with a Nodak Spud receiver, chrome lined barrel, polished bolt carrier, and nicer wood than the WASRs. The black finish is nice as well. Its also contract built by lancaster arms and has a lifetime warranty. The only issue I have with it is mine came with canted FSB and they finished over the pins so I can't drift them out without drilling away some of the finish. I am going to buy an adjustable rear sight as a workaround to the canted FSB

    Egyptian AK 47 Rifle for sale
     
  10. diggsbakes

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    You sure it's built by Lancaster? I don't see that model on their website and Atlantic doesn't seem to specify?
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    I would question the build also. If I had received a canted front sight block, it would go back. It is out of spec and will never shoot right.
     
  12. diggsbakes

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    Not to mention I believe Lancaster would be embarrassed and eager to quickly fix it.
     
  13. Motodeficient

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    Yes I contacted Atlantic before I bought it and they said it is contract built by lancaster. Its an egyptian parts kit that lancaster assembles for Atlantic on an NDS 3 receiver. So most likely they aren't even the ones that install the FSB, but I'm not sure about that part. It does have a lifetime warranty through Lancaster as well.

    I did email lancaster about the cant but haven't heard back yet. I think I will give them a call tomorrow to see if they are willing to fix it. Its not majorly canted so its hard to get a good picture of it.

    Other than that I love the rifle, good fit and finish and looks very nice
     
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  14. hillmillenia

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    I bought this SAR-1 for 300 and dumped another 500 into it just to turn it back into a 150.00 rifle...
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  15. DrumJunkie

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    I paid 500 for my Yugo (M70) ( Bought Pre Obama). They were going up but the last couple times I have seen them in shops or shows they seem to be getting back to 525.00-625.00

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