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AK-47

WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
edited May 2008 in Ask the Experts
are those ak-47's on www.impactguns.com athentic good ones or are they just those "look alikes"

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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.gunsnstuff.net/FAC/007.asp

    Any opinions on the sam-7s. Are they worth the extra cash?

    Thanks

    Larry
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I need some help finding a new barrel for my AK-47. Its a WASR-10, Stamped receiver. I thought it would be easier to find one but I guess not. I would like some help finding one, (with threaded 14x1 LH thread preferably). I also was curious if they had longer barrels or thicker barrels available?
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Which country makes the best Ak-47??
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Im buying an AK-47 and I was wanting to ask a few question's. All I have to spend is $500 and the only AK47 I can get with that new in the box is the Romanian. My question's are... I keep hearing about the WASR 10 a romanian AK, is that the only romanian there is to buy? And be honest with me, Are the Romanian AK's good guns? If not what is the best AK-47 to buy?

    PS
    Ive been watching Romanian AK-47 reviews online & everyone I watch people are saying that the older romanian aks they made a few years ago were Crap but the new ones are good. All I want to know will the romanian ak shoot without jamming up... Yall can email me at drudaddyak47@yahoo.com or dru_lakecity@yahoo.com

    Thanks..
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just purchased one second hand from a buddy of mine who owns three.Its a Romainian SAR-1. Well taken care of. Is there anything u can do to accurize it. What type of accuracy can u expect using surplus ammo? Trigger seems to vibrate to me almost to the point of being uncomfortable to shoot alot. Suggestions? My buddy is very knowledgeable on military weapons and he says it is just a military trigger and that to him it feels normal. He owns many ar-15s FALs and M-14. Shot for years on the NC National guard team so I trust his word.Any suggestions?
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Does anyone know who makes the best AK-47.
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Im interested in purchasing a AK47 hungarian model wooden thumb hole stock in good condition. the seller is asking 700.00 is this reasonable? Thanks kam1946
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    How much is a AK-47 worth ???
    It says :
    Intrac Arms , Knox TN.
    Ratmil , made in Romania
    1997-465?
    It also has a Saiga Pistol Grip Stock
    7.62x 39

    I did some work for a guy and he wants to pay with this gun ...
    This is the first gun like this I "may" own

    Thanks
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    If you wanted to by the "best" AK-47 made , where would you go to pick it up ? Moscow ?
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Whats the value of a Krebs Pro Built AK-47??

    Thank you,

    Larry
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hello I am looking to find info on my AK, Can anyone tell me where I can go for this info.What type,How old,manufacture,etc....
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just purchased an AK-47, haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but I tore it down a few times to familarize myself with this weapon. Question: Unlike my SKS or other 22LR Autos, Should the bolt/boltcarrier lock back leaving the action open? I can pull the bolt back and lock it open, but if I slightly tap the stock it slams shut? Is this normal? I'm not sure if it should lock open or if it's just the sloppy play on the bolt carrier feeding into the gas tube. I don't believe I reassembled it incorrectly, but would like to be reassured before I cycle a round. Appreciate any expertise in this matter.
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm looking to buy an AK-47. Which one is the best, The Romanian or the Bulgarian.Thanks......
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I know this may seem like a stupid question, but is it possible to suppress an AK-47, and AK-74, and an AKM?
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    A buddy of mine has a Saiga 7.62x39 he is looking to sell. I know nothing about this gun, tell me what yous guys think.
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Im in the market for preban ak 47. Im probably leaning towards a Polytech legend. But, not for sure. I know that I want one with a milled reciever rather than stamped. What else should I look for?? Quality is more important than price. Within reason of course. There seems to be so many variations that its kind of hard to decide. It is also important to have a folding stock. Are side folders or under folders better? Thanks for any help you can give.
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    What is a good AK-47 to get if I want an AK that has a full, fixed stock, pistol grip, and can accept a 30 round double stacked magazine? Would a Romanian or Yugoslavian be better, and, about how much should I expect to pay? Also, does it really matter how thick the receiver is, because I have heard that a thicker receiver makes the rifle more reliable. Thanks
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    WoolyWooly Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    looking for a ak-47 for under $500.00.what would be a good one to get...
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    atvguy585atvguy585 Member Posts: 142 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have 1 Russian and romanian AK-47 and love them. Now there are 2 style receivers, stamped or milled. Stamped is what I have and its easy to pull parts out or modify. I'm not sure if milled are as easy. As far as thickness to recover it doesn't matter because the bolt slides on the receiver which is one solid piece of metal and the only way it would jam is if someone cut holes in it. My has never jammed unless I use a cheap mag or some plastic mags can jam.
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    asopasop Member Posts: 8,927 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Romanian, $300 if you'r patient.
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    atvguy585atvguy585 Member Posts: 142 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I picked up mine from J&G for $200 or less I can't remember.
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    dgacdgac Member Posts: 694 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've shot both the romanian and yugos. Personally I think the yugos feel like a better gun. Yugos seem to weigh more. A romanian we built weighs less than the one from JGS. The yugos have the thicker reciever I believe. Your going to pay alot more for a Yugo that a Romanian. But you have to look at it like this. Its a AK.....drop it, kick it, throw it in water, take the dust cover off and put sand in it and then have to hammer the bolt closed (I've seen it done on a romanian made from a parts kit) and its still going to fire. Its been around for a while for a reason. Is it accurate not really as far as shooting groups goes. Does it blow up cement blocks? YES and it does a good job aswell.


    dgac
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    gotstolefromgotstolefrom Member Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    As a rule, the AK is a stamped affair. There are milled receivers, I even had one for a while. It shot no better, it may have held up better in a bashing contest and still shoot, but I never tried it.

    The terms "accuracy" and "AK" should not be used together...if you can hit a skillet at 100 yards you have a good one. Reliability is the key AK word.

    You may hear some MAK-90 (Chicom AK) receivers are about 1/2 mm thicker that 'others'. It may be true, the MAK-90 goes for more bucks. It is a better finished piece, no argument there. If you can afford it, and you will only be buying one (? ! ), you won't be disappointed with one.

    The Romanians are rougher, but if it shoots....
    $300 would be good. They go for about 350 from SOG or other outfits.
    Prices will not be going down, and everyone should have an AK and 1000 rounds of ammo, so, GET AFTER IT.

    Lastly, you can go 30 cal or 223....the 30 cal ( 7.62mm x 39mm) is the classical loading.

    ENJOY !!!
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    drobsdrobs Member Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Check out the Saiga coversions AIM Surplus is selling:
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Russian_Saiga_7.62x39_Rifle.html

    These look good too:
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Bulgarian_SSR-85_7.62x39_Rifle.html

    Romanians are good as they have a chrome lined barrel that the Yugo's don't have. If buying any AK you want to familiarize youself with this website: http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/

    You want to pay particular attention to the Barrel Cant section on that website as barrel cant can effect all brands of AK's:
    http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/cant.htm

    Finally on accuracy sometimes you get lucky. I built this Romanian out of a kit and have shot 2" @ 100yds with it.
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    TWalkerTWalker Member Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    A really good AK is the Romanian SAR-1 in 7.62x39 caliber. They are available on the secondary market such as pawn shops and used gun stores, etc. I bought mine last summer for well under $300 in 95% condition. It's as good an AK as many that sell for hundreds more in my opinion. Chinese Norinco AK's are very good as well but cost lots more. There are many good buys to be had in AK's at gun shows and pawn shops. Do a lot of research on the internet and forums like this one, then enjoy the search.
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    tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The higher the dollar, the better the Ak you will get. I have a Romanian, that I paid 325 for, and it was a jam-o-matic untill I done some things with the burrs on the hammer and disconector. It runs fine now. I also have a Poly Tech Legend milled Pre-ban. It never has had a problem. Don't be shy of the poly mags either. They function as well or better than the steel ones. If you are willing to be a little spendy, go to Arsenal USA, and they make both Milled and Stamped reciever AK's. The best Quality Stamped is the VEPR II, and it is built on the RPK reciever. If you have any more questions just ask. BTW...the quality of the Century assembled Romanian's are hit or miss...Canted front sights, burrs on inter reciever parts like mine.
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    atvguy585atvguy585 Member Posts: 142 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well with all of the good facts mentioned above I can only tell you that you can't go wrong buying an AK-47 because it is a fine gun that can take abuse and still fire. Mine went mudding on accident, and down a mountain with me and still fired to kill some coyotes while I waited for help.
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    NOTPARSNOTPARS Member Posts: 2,081 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I bought an AK-47, Romanian WASR 10/63 through J&G, new with sling, bayonet, and 2 30 round mags and it cost me $380 out the door so you all have done well. I was told on the AK47.net website that this is not a "true" Ak because its receiver was designed to take only the single stack 10 round mags. But after the expiration of the so called assault weapons ban, they hollowed them out or ground off the part that prevented the insertion of the double stackers, and sell them that way. Some forum posters complained of wobbly mags because of poor grind jobs. Mine actually is super tight. The workmanship, bluing on this "new" rifle is mediocre at best and the workmanship and so forth, grind marks, rough spots, burs, on the inside is pretty bad. I have been told none of this will effect its operation. I have yet to shoot it. If it does jam, I'll return to see what you all wrote about fixes. I do have a Robinson Arms VEPR II and the workmanship and quality of this gun is second to none. It fires like a dream but has the disadvantage of being substantially heavier than the Romanian and other AKS.
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