Opinions on this AK

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by PensFan_87, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. PensFan_87

    PensFan_87 New Member

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  2. canebrake

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    I have a Romey AK-47 WASR10.

    Came with the TAPCO collapsible stock but the remainder of the furniture was wood. Ugly as sin!

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    I spent some cash and put the lipstick on the pig.

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    That was some time ago and I think the base gun cost me $350 + FFL. My guess is with the TAPCO Galil forend the $419 price is OK. Find out what the shipping will be and don't forget the FFL transfer fee.

    I can tell you the WASR10's don't like the poly mags. Dont bother buying them, they'll sit in the drawer. When you are ready, I can steer you to some good deals on metal mags and cheap ammo.

    If you get this AK give me a shout for some must-do upgrades to make it just a tad better.

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    If you enjoy your SUR 1/2 as much as I do, you'll be happy!

    cane
     

  3. glockink

    glockink New Member

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    Have a WASR....LOVE IT!
     
  4. deth502

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    ive never had a problem dealing with j&g sales.
     
  5. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I like J & G for their product line and prices. They will provide you with a good quality product. Their only downfall is shipping times are slow, but if you're not in a hurry, by all means go for it.
     
  6. jdgeroy

    jdgeroy New Member

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    Wasr 10

    I have one with the original wood...it is ugly as sin and I love it. I bought it as my Jeep gun (fits right behind the seats in my old CJ 5). It shoots reasonably well even though it is not a tack driver.
     
  7. PensFan_87

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    Sorry I took so long to respond, but I've been busy with my birthday and stuff this past weekend (finally legal so I had to get a handgun!!!) That looks very nice. I can't stand the wood. I'm pretty sure this is what I end up getting. So the poly mags are no good??
     
  8. Agent_H

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    Reworked WASR. Owned a first set. Never jammed and always sent the lead on. I like what you have done with it. 7.62x39 has place as a man stopper.

    As long as yer scope holds near zero you don't want to be on the other end of that Romanian Boom Stick.

    Nice
     
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  9. Ruzai

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    Its kind of hard to screw up an AKM but it happens, as far as I have seen of the WASR-10 only has small defects you dont often find with the older WASR-10s. I have one and its served me very well but I want to warn you, if you plan to put a scope of any sort on the rifle, plan on changing the stockk to something that has a riser for a better cheek weld because the scope will sit pretty high above the eye on a stock they are showing. And I wouldnt skimp on the scope mount if I were you, something like what Canebrake has works perfectly, dont be fooled by the dust-covers with rails, they are complete scrap metal as far as most people are concerned since they dont hold any zero.
    A WASR-10 is fairly easy to fit to your own wants and needs, an extra $100 goes a long way on one because there are truckloads of parts and accesories to choose from.
     
  10. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    hey cane, about those poly mags, i have a wassr 10 also and i know what your sayin! those things really dont like to fit well in my rifle:( So i was wonderin if you can guide me to a respectable magazine. I would be very happy with any help, as i dont want to waste a bunch of money trying out every type of mag out there. Thanks a bunch.:)
     
  11. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I'm sure Cane has some more (much more usually) sources than these, but I have never had a problem with any used surplus. I got a bunch with "East Germany" stickers on them and they work great. Anything steel from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria or many others will work great.

    I just took all my mags apart last weekend and checked the quality of the springs. Out of darn near 20, only 2 were really compressed. Who knows if it was just well used or stored fully loaded too long, but I just replaced them with the 5% extra strength springs that midway has and filled 'em up ~75% of capacity. Good (or better) as new.

    Here's a couple of the economical/consistent sources I use.

    Arms of America LLC

    J&G Sales

    Shooting Supplies, Reloading, Gunsmithing, Hunting, Ammunition, Gun Parts & Rifle Scopes — MidwayUSA

    Careful with Midway's 40 round surplus. Last time it came in poly. Oh well. . .
     
  12. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    thanks abounch diggs:D
     
  13. diggsbakes

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  14. Deadman1

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    WASR is without a doubt the most fun gun I own!

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    Sweet what you did with yours Canebrake, mine looks like it was made out of a fence post. :eek:

    It needs a face lift pretty bad but shoots like a house on fire! :D
     
  15. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    I have a Romanian AK-47 WASR10.

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    I've put a lot of rounds through it and it's accurate and never jammed on me.

    I like it.

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