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Old 02-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #41
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Went to a dealer today and was shown an AK-47. Dealer insisted it was new, but it certainly didn't look like it (rough wood, uneven metal bluing, etc). Didn't find any clearly visible wear, but wasn't able to tear it down to study either. Anyway, is this roughness normal for a brand new AK-47 or was he trying to put one over on me?
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If it was a Romanian WASR then it was normal to look like that.
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converted saiga 5.56x45 21" barrel tapco retractable stock 20 & 10 rd mags intrafuse ak handgaurd barska scope. 1.5 - 3" groups at 100 yards . not the most accurate but good enough for me.
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Went to a dealer today and was shown an AK-47. Dealer insisted it was new, but it certainly didn't look like it (rough wood, uneven metal bluing, etc). Didn't find any clearly visible wear, but wasn't able to tear it down to study either. Anyway, is this roughness normal for a brand new AK-47 or was he trying to put one over on me?
I think you may be happier about purchasing from a gun show, check em out

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I just sold mine. I wasn't going to register it and wouldn't want it if I could no longer enjoy it in its 30rd glory!! Shot up all my ammo and now its moving on to a new gun friendly state. IH8NY
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #46
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Love my Saiga. Great project - I converted it on my coffee table, including the use of a $40 tabletop drill press to install a bullet guide. Will chew a 3" hole out of a target at 50 yds rapid fire mag after mag. Thought about selling several times but having a rifle, 10 mags and a thousand rounds I can hand off to my bro or some other non-enthusiast in a time of crisis is invaluable. A true SHTF weapon, as simple and reliable as they come.
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Went to a dealer today and was shown an AK-47. Dealer insisted it was new, but it certainly didn't look like it (rough wood, uneven metal bluing, etc). Didn't find any clearly visible wear, but wasn't able to tear it down to study either. Anyway, is this roughness normal for a brand new AK-47 or was he trying to put one over on me?
try centerfire systems ,russian american arms , cheaper than dirt or buds gun shop for whatever flavor amd price on a ak variant . skies the limit on how much you wana spend but i got my 5.56 saiga
and conversion right under 450 $ its solid as a rock 0 failures in apx 4000 rounds.
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Okay, I've read about the benefits of chrome plating. However, seems to be varying opinions about stamped versus forged (milled) receivers. Some say milled receivers are more rigid (increasing accuracy by less flex) while stamped receivers are more rugged (increasing accuracy due to lower chance of metal fatigue). Seems to be a toss up between the two.
You will pay more for a milled receiver over a stamped almost every time. It's up to you and your budget.. in the $500-$600 price range, you will be hard pressed to find a better quality AK variant.
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You will pay more for a milled receiver over a stamped almost every time. It's up to you and your budget.. in the $500-$600 price range, you will be hard pressed to find a better quality AK variant.
The polish 1960 milled ak is dope. I know, I own one, and its on the first page.

I just wish they had chromed bores.

I'm debating meloniting the whole ak.
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At this point, I'm going to hold off on any firearm purchase. We're trying once again to purchase a house (last attempt fell through - house didn't pass VA loan inspection) and that will eat up a good chunk of our money for a few weeks. However, thanks for the advice, guys. I'll keep it in mind when I get back to this project.
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We received AK-47's for our deployment.
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Anyone on here build theirs from an 80% stamping? I want to and will but would like some info, help do's and don'ts. I want to build two an AK47 7.62x39 and a 12 guage like the saigas from an 80% stamping. Can this be done with the 12 gauge as well. I have experience with ar's, glocks and a fully built 700 ready to tackle the ak now just don't know much about this platform. Please help and thanks mayb others will build their own and the government can't take away what they don't know you have!
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Anyone on here build theirs from an 80% stamping? I want to and will but would like some info, help do's and don'ts. I want to build two an AK47 7.62x39 and a 12 guage like the saigas from an 80% stamping. Can this be done with the 12 gauge as well. I have experience with ar's, glocks and a fully built 700 ready to tackle the ak now just don't know much about this platform. Please help and thanks mayb others will build their own and the government can't take away what they don't know you have!
Everything u need to know and some . Vist (the AK files ) its just lke this forum but about aks.
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My Saiga on the right - a MAK90 that I'm 922r'ing for a friend on the left.
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Everything u need to know and some . Vist (the AK files ) its just lke this forum but about aks.
Is it a thread in Tacoma World or its own site?
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Wow, I'm surprised this thread doesn't have more hits.

In my opinion there is no advantage to owning a milled AK. They're heavier, more costly, and harder to find parts for. The AK was designed originally to have a stamped receiver, but the machinery and stuff to longer to set up so they made milled ones for a few years (Russians that is).
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hey guys, i have a buddy that might have to move to cali for a job, and he needs a bullet button for his RPK, will a AK BB fit?

sorry if this is a obvious answer, he and i both are new to the AK.
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Yes a bullet button will work for the rpk. An rpk is pretty much a long barrel ak.

Also killed aks are just about better resale. As far as a fighting weapon they are heavy and now real advantage over stamped. Also they retain heat longer than a stamped gun.
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