Problem is, I stopped during a road trip (the shop is 3 hours away... so I should not have said LGS for "local"). I can't remember now if it were WASR or WASR 10 actually. I think it was imported by CAI. Regardless, it did not have a threaded barrel so I was guessing it was an old pre-ban...moab wrote:If you can go back and take pics. And have people check them out. I'd go buy that WASR. Especially if it's a WASR10. ARen't those newer models? I'm not a big WASR expert. But $350 is a DEAL. They go new for around $550. Just look for canted sights. Rivets not seated. Take a mag with you (foreign steel) see if it fits.JeeperCreeper wrote:Thanks for the info, Moab!!! I have an AK receiver waiting to be built but I don't have time for the project so it will just wait til next year.
I'm super biased towards PSA since I love my AR uppers from them (not that AR uppers are that hard to slap together anymore), so I'll just wait until they get their stuff together... hopefully.
Any news on the knock-off KalashnikovUSA firm and their "supposed" Russian ties building AKs yet? I wonder if they are like Caracal where they release like 10 guns then recall them and tease for a couple years.
On a side note, I passed up a WASR10 at a LGS for $350 yesterday. It really hurt not buying it. But I couldn't remember what to look for... I vaguely remember there being something about single stack Clinton-era guns begin converted to double stack with a grinder but not replacing the bolt. It had the thumb hole stock so I couldn't tell because the machining looked decent.
Plus, I'm going to be out of the continental US for a couple months (as evidenced by my budget bag thread that you helped with) in a few days so I won't have a chance to get it anyways. I need the money for beer and firewood ahahahaha
Side note: reading through the AKfiles on the Gen 2 PSA rifles, I couldn't find too many horror stories from the non-build-kit gen 2s. There were some various concerns with CS and a couple bad apples, so I will just wait.
But I did find this thread...http://www.akfiles.org/forums/showthread.php?t=310854... PSA is teasing a 5.56mm and 9mm AK. I dunno if it can compete with the romanian 9mm imported by chiappa.