cugir AK47 .223

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by David26, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. David26

    David26 New Member

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    Picked up a romanian AK .223 varanint made by Cugir.. traded an old Ruger .45 for it
    Told me when we traded it was an inacurate p.o.s. i anit shot it yet and not expetingv a lot from it .. anit found to much on line wounderin if anybody has any experance with these and if after market parts will fit it?
     
  2. ARnoob

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    Hi Dave,
    Is it a WASR 3? Marked 5.56? A Romanian WASR 3 was the first AK I purchased. I traded it in for an XD 45. It had horrible feeding issues which the gunsmith at the range couldn't even fix. That was several years ago, so I don't know if the newer ones are any good or not. Let us know how it shoots.

    -John.
     

  3. David26

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    It is marked STG 2003c 5.56x45mm other then that the only marks r the serial number and the other side says Made in Romania by Cugir/IO Inc. monroe, NC.. The guy i got it from in trade said u cant hit crap with it but it goes bang evry time. He was reluctant trade me try to convince me i didnt want it but he needed a .45acp and i had 1 i did not shoot much anymore so i anit out much if it junk it still looks cool
     
  4. ARnoob

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    I believe that it is indeed a WASR 3 with plastic furniture. I'd like to hear more once you get it sighted in and shoot it a bit. Thanks.


    p.s.


    Pics would be cool too. :)
     
  5. David26

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    Got it out today and just took 20 rounds with me to put threw it to see what it would do and sure enough it has feeding issues.. seems it is not pushin the bolt forward hard enough evry time to engage the extracter so bullet not seated in the bolt.. dont know if it from a week spring or the extracter is to stiff but it was still a fun gun to shoot when it did work for ten rounds or so
     
  6. coba29

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    Is it only doing I when you charge the handle or does it do it when you shoot as well?
     
  7. David26

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    Erase doudle post
     
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  8. David26

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    Was doin it both when i charge it and every other shot when i shoot it for the first 4 shot then fired the rest just fine.. that was with some cheap .223 silver bear ammo he gave me with the gun... i bought 100rds of cheap 5.56 ammo have not Shot it yet but manualy racking it it feed 20 rds just fine will take it to the range after work and give er hell.. seems like the bolt gets slowed up by the hammer have way threw it tavel if u slowly close the action it will actualy get stuck there
     
  9. Quentin

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    It's common for the WASR bolt to hang on the hammer if you hand cycle the action slowly but usually this doesn't happen when firing live ammo. I'd strip it down and inspect carefully, clean and lube and try good ammo.

    AKs aren't as reliable in .223 as the original calibers but people do have success with them.
     
  10. coba29

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    I had one that would hang up only when I charged the handle. Keep in mind that with an ak when you rack a round in you are not supposed to walk the bolt carrier forward, just let it go when it is in the back position. Also I do agree that it is te bolt carrier and hammer making contact. Those are the parts I had to polish to completely remove that issue. And also is it for the first four rounds when you have a full mag? And does it do it with every mag
     
  11. David26

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    Got the AK back to the range finaly and with diff ammo had diff feeding issue. This time it would feed each round fully but would not eject each spent cartraige. About every fith or sixth round would get stuck in the chamber. after inspecting the rounds that where getting hung up, there would be a small dent in the brass... So i think the round is hitting the feed ramp whitch is split i guess cause of the double stack mags. and when it hits the ramp it not only slowing down but denting the case witch expands it and causes it to get stuck in the chamber. i can see brass coloring on the feeding ramp so i polished it to see if that will help but have not takin it back out to try yet
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    Seems you have a magazine issue also. I would soak the bolt in mineral spirits. You can also try a 5.45 mag. I can use 5 round .223 mags in my 5.45, so it is worth a try. I've only had experience w/ one Wasr(Sar)3. It functioned perfectly.

    AK74 5.45X39 30rd Magazine

    Pro-mag makes mags for your gun, not sure about quality.
    Centerfire Systems - AK-47/74 Mags
     
  13. manny29

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    I would not recomend promags. For the same coin you can get a tapco. They work nuch better and are a bit stronger. Does anyone have any advise on how to destinguish a real eotech from a fake? I set one on lay away at a pawn shop and the over all price is 150. Any tips would help