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Old 07-03-2010, 19:54   #26
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I have had a SAR-1, SAR-2. several WASR-10s and a WASR-2. All worked
100%. IMO they are a bargain.
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Old 07-03-2010, 23:28   #27
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My WASR has been 100% reliable, despite having a canted gas block/sights. Those arent too hard of a fix, and the mag wobble is an east JB weld fix as someone posted earlier. Back when AK ammo was real cheap, I used to rapid fire 4-5 magazines through it and the wood handgaurds would start smoking, it still ran like a clock. It's a good bargain AK if you don't mind some tinkering, or you might just find one without said problems.
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Old 07-10-2010, 17:19   #28
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Buy a saiga. My romy G is nothing but problems.
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Old 07-10-2010, 19:50   #29
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My nephew bought one,It was his first ak. The mags would not fit right and the sight and gas block was twisted.I ended up fixing it for him and it works now but the wood smokes and when it does, it stinks like a dead horse.

Least they could do is make the wood smell good while its burning.
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Old 07-10-2010, 23:39   #30
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Least they could do is make the wood smell good while its burning.
Bed the barrel with incense.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:35   #31
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Romanian AK's are great guns, Century it the issue here. They suck!

I have still picked them up though. Just look over it before you buy it. I've never had an issue with mine.
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Old 07-18-2010, 16:54   #32
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Where are you guys buying them from below $400?

I found that buds has a century Wasr-10 for $398.00 shipped

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/40093
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Old 07-18-2010, 17:45   #33
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Where are you guys buying them from below $400?

I found that buds has a century Wasr-10 for $398.00 shipped

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/40093
I looked for one at Buds the other day, and couldnít find one. Looks like I didnít use the correct search words on that site. I see them online at plenty of places for under $400. I hope to get mine ordered within the next two to three weeks.

I just ordered a gun from Buds a couple of days ago. First time Iíve ever seen a site that charges more for using a credit card. They prefer Cashiers checks or Money Orders. Only way to get the advertised price, but it was a significant savings. It was my first online purchase of a gun, and Iím learning thatís common practice for selling guns online.
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Old 07-18-2010, 17:53   #34
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I had to adjust my WASR mag wells a little bit to get my magazines to fit. I knew there was a problem with the gun itself when 12 magazines were giving me problems. But it was a super quick fix, and it's very snug.

My Yugo M70 was worlds better quality. I will probably get one again. But for the price the WASR is awesome.

My Draco still needs some work...but should hopefully work fine down the line.
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Old 07-18-2010, 21:45   #35
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I got a SAR-1 I picked up in Feb' 2010 for $232.00 out the door and it has been 100%. Had to get some better laminate furniture for it though.
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Old 07-19-2010, 17:13   #36
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Where are you guys buying them from below $400?

I found that buds has a century Wasr-10 for $398.00 shipped

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/40093
I bought mine at Dunhams sporting goods store. It has the dragunov (sp?) stock. I like a thumb hole stock. Just ordered a side mount optics rail for it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 17:15   #37
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BTW, I bought mine out of a rack of 1/2 dozen or so because the receiver is stamped the same year I graduated from H.S. and met Mrs. Norton
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Old 07-19-2010, 17:22   #38
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www.classicarms.us has them at the prices you are hearing about.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:14   #39
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I have been reading reviews on the century arms wasr 10 and not too many people are having problems. Has anyone on here bought the romanian ak from classic arms? I think it is a century arms wasr.
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Old 08-11-2010, 18:03   #40
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My ROMAK 1 I bought off Gunbroker.com. Shoots good fairly good fit and finish. Not as good as my Arsenal but about 1/3 the cost.



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Old 08-11-2010, 18:08   #41
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I have a wasr 10/63 and its a great rifle, no problems of any kind.
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Old 12-27-2010, 18:41   #42
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I got out to the range with my Wasr today.
It functioned fine.
As a single shot.
It would not strip rounds out of the magazine. It fired and ejected single rounds fine.
I had trouble getting the mag out, the release latch would not depress all the way without considerable force.
After about 40 rounds, and about that many times in and out of the mag well, it got allot easier.
I cleaned the barrel before I went to the range.
I will try and field strip and clean the rifle, then try again. I wonder if the bolt was not completely retracting after firing.
I was shooting steel case Wolf ammo.
Anyone else have this issue?
Oh, and you can save the "well its Romanian, what did you expect" comments.
Did you field strip clean and lube before using it your first time? I know this is several months out of date, but how about an update? How did you make out with the mag and what did you do or change? thanks
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Old 12-27-2010, 18:51   #43
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I have a Century Romanian WASR underfolder. I have had it for months and took it to the range for the 1st time today.

The original Romo magazine does wobble, but it functioned without any problems. I bought several Yugo magazines and they fit snu, no wobble at all, no JB weld required, and they function flawlessly.

I was shooting surplus Hungarian 1970's FMJ ammo. Open sights standing and sitting [no sand bags or bench rest] just shooting from a side seat postion and this rifle was surprisingly accurate. No malfunctions at all. All rounds fed, ejected and went bang.

With my shipping fee and FFL transfer fee I still paid less than $450 [i bought it from a private seller]

With my experience with this, I would seriously consider buying another. I'd have to shoot one of these higher priced AK's along side of mine to first hand see what the difference is before I'd consider buying something more expensive.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:38   #44
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My Romy WASR-10 has been flawless so far. I've never shot a high end AK before so I cant really compare the two. I got 1000rds (not much for an AK) through mine since I bought it used earlier this month.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:03   #45
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My Wasr is a champ. Runs great, super accurate (3-4moa!), was cheap and the finish makes it look like a legitimate AK. Just picked up a Romy g foregrip stock from centerfiresystems.com for $12, I can't complain.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:50   #46
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Take a look at http://www.novarata.net/Linx310/index.html. It will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about Romanian AK rifles. It will also tell and just as importantly, show you how to correct the bad and the ugly if either or both affect your rifle.
Thanks for the link!
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Old 12-29-2010, 00:49   #47
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I've noticed that some of the cheaper CIA WASR 10's have visible nails in the stock. Whats the deal with that? Its ugly, but is this desireable for historical effect?
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:49   #48
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Great thread and learning a lot. Question, what's the difference between a WASR 10 and a WASR 10/63? Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:40   #49
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Great thread and learning a lot. Question, what's the difference between a WASR 10 and a WASR 10/63? Thanks.
I've heard that the 10/63 is suppsed to be better although I do not know why or what the differences are. I am guessing that the "63" means there was some type of design or upgrade made in 1963.....

I'd like more details as well as mine is also a 10/63.
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I've noticed that some of the cheaper CIA WASR 10's have visible nails in the stock. Whats the deal with that? Its ugly, but is this desireable for historical effect?
Might be ease of construction, or just a lack of finishing after construction of the stock is complete.
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