WASR 22 (Rimfire AK)

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Gator Monroe, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Gator Monroe

    Gator Monroe New Member

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    These Romanian AK variants in .22 cal are fun and cheap ! And almost all AKM/AK furniture and accessories fit so you can create a trick Rifle or cobble a different look from spares and not go broke shootin yerself silly !
     
  2. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Got any pics? How much and where did you get it?
     

  3. Toxic

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    I have a couple, top is WASR 22 and bottom is AKT-98. Both are Romy/Cugir but the AKT was the first, introduced back in 04 (IIRC).
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  4. Gator Monroe

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    Have you staked the Ecentric ejector strength adjustment screw on the bottom of the bolt to the strongest setting ? and did either of your Rimfire AK variants give you FTE hassles or spent casings rattling around in the reciever or vacant gas system ??? (I plugged the gas tube hole in the FSB with a hard rubber plug to keep empties outta the gas system and later set ecentric screw to srongest setting and got a Ribbed Eastern European AKM Dust/Top cover which has completely cured the FTE issues for good ! (Love the way these little beasts can accecept AKM/AK spares and accesories !
     
  5. Gator Monroe

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    $249.95 Classic Arms (Indian Trail NC) OR check your local Dunhams $225.00 & up (on special)
     
  6. Toxic

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    My first AKT -98 was returned to retailer due to all the problems you listed. I received the one in the picture as a replacement and have not had trouble with extracting although some of the spent casings do end up in the gas tube and receiver cavity. The WASR 22 is pretty much the same with the spent casings, but no other probs to date. I may look into opening up the top cover a bit or replacing it all together. Both are great alternatives to the higher priced ammo eaters, plus I can take them to my local range (which wont allow anything other than pistol cal.):mad:
     
  7. Gator Monroe

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    Toxic did you get Romanian Slings with either of your .22 AK's in the box ? (Keep your Original Top covers Original ,I tried a little roatary die grinder expansion of the opening and it did not help much) just get an AKM or AK dUST/TOP COVER !
     
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  8. Toxic

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    Yeah, I've got the slings but I'm not big on using them. I have a number of slings stashed away, that I have no idea what goes to what anymore. :confused: I keep the stuff for originality sake, but really have no practical use for them. I always carry my firearms in hard cases when I take them out. I think you're right about the top cover, I probably will go with a replacement vs altering the oem piece.
     
  9. gunhistory501

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    I picked up one of these a while back. It gave me lots of FTE problems. I fixed this by removing the bolt and checking the extractor claw distance to the bolt face. My extractor claw was so far from the bolt face it did not even touch the cartridge case rim. This resulted in the case being extracted then "lost" before it got back to the ejector. I hand made an extractor oversize then fit it to my bolt. It now grasps the case rim and extraction is "controlled" until ejection. I just finished this and test fired it today. It functioned flawlessly with over 70 rounds fired. I made the extractor with a dremel and files. I used cold rolled steel from the local hardware store and hardened it after forming.
     
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  10. Gator Monroe

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    The Ribbed topcover sure helped my fte issues (That and stakeing the Ecentric Ejector strength screw on the bottom of the bolt ...
     
  11. Gator Monroe

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    Any more action or range reports (Or mod ideas?)
     
  12. Todachoppa2010

    Todachoppa2010 New Member

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    Hey i took my WASR 22 to a hand gun range and shot like 300 rounds through it. I got a AK 47 top cover, tightened the ejector spring screw and milled part of the breach to fix the feeding and ejecting problems. then at the very end a messed up shell made the ejector claw fly out and i could not find it. can you show send me a picture of your orininal ejector claw. Any response would be greatly appreciated
     
  13. RL357Mag

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    I was gonna buy one until I read what you guys have been through! More trouble than they're worth!
     
  14. big shrek

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    Now THAT is some good info :)
     
  15. ryanjudysports

    ryanjudysports New Member

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    Help!!!!

    hello, I have 7 of these wasr 22's and all are missing the extracters in the bolts. does anyone have a source on the parts? I will be willign to pay for a copy of a workgin wasr extractor. I also need pics of extractor's spring and screw etc. some detailed drawings would be really helpful. BTW all guns are for sale too. thx, ryan
     
  16. ryanjudysports

    ryanjudysports New Member

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    i have 2 mags in stock. let me know if interested.
     
  17. DrediKnight

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    ryanjudysports I sent you a PM about these.
     
  18. Stalker1.5

    Stalker1.5 New Member

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    Need help

    Was having problems with my extractor at the range until the extractor dissapeared. Can you help me locate a new one or do you have any photos to show me how to make one?
     
  19. gunhistory501

    gunhistory501 New Member

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    Sorry it took so long on this. Attached is the work drawing I made when I repaired mine. I did not take any pictures while making the extractor and I no longer own the rifle. I hope this points you in the right direction.
     

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  20. sightguy

    sightguy New Member

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    I AM LOOKING TO AQUIRE ONE OF THE WASR 22 S THAT YOU HAVE , PLEASE CONTACT ME r.a.l@sbcglobal.net