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.22lr AK Q's

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by reeser, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. reeser


    Aug 23, 2008
    i'm thinking about buying a .22lr ak....any thoughts, opinions or critiques? are they reliable? is one better than another????? thanks
  2. durian00


    Jul 6, 2007
    Smoking price drop for the GSG version of the AK @ AIM for $340. MSRP is around $500


    New German Sports Guns Kalashnikov .22lr AK-47 Semi-Automatic Rifle. Features a Semi-Automatic Recoil operation and features a 24rd detachable magazine. General Mikhail Kalashnikov approved! 16.5" barrel length, 34.5" overall length. Made in Germany.

    Price: $339.95

  3. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    Anybody own one that can comment on quality....or lack thereof?

    I want to get one for my son for his 10th 8.5 years:supergrin:

    I have held one briefly, but are they good shooters, and do they only work with high velocity ammo?


  4. space_weazel


    Sep 26, 2005
    I got a WASR 22 and could not be happier, 2500+ rounds no issues, I converted it from its import configuration, if you can find one get it and get it clean, and I recommend blasting the bolt to get all the crap out of it and its important parts.
  5. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    WOW!!!:wow: That is one gorgeous AK!

    Can you elaborate on what to blast, and why?

    And where did you get that mag? Is it hi-cap?


  6. space_weazel


    Sep 26, 2005
    The mag is a Black Dog Machine Mag, Yes its hi-cap (IIRC mine are 27 round mags, he is now offering 30's), and counts as 3 us parts

    I removed the bolt from the gun and then knocked the pin retaining the FP and removed that along with the extractor, then I had it blasted clean inside and out; Why? Because it was the easiest way I could see to get the crappy paint and cosmo off all of the bolt when I got it the FP did not move easily inside the bolt even after blasting it with brake cleaner and other solvents it sitll sucked, so I had it blasted.

    I was unable to remove the eccentric ejector from the bolt but obviously its working fine.

    I was particularly focused on the bolt because in my pre-purchase research I found a number of complaints from owners that they would experience FTF and FTE with regularity which I think has lead to the WASR22 bad rap. I wanted to get the best possible results so I figured the cleaner it is the better it would work.

    I also replaced the cover because of reports that the standard covers had a tendency to trap the casings as they were ejected and throw them back in to the action.
  7. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    That is one gorgeous weapon!!!:wow:

    How did you replace the thumbhole stock? Does it use a standard AK stock set? Great job!!!!!

  8. docwade


    Nov 3, 2009
    Canton, OH
    Both the Wasr22 and the akt98 series can utilize European accessories. I am holding out for either of these over a gsg (even though I love my gsg5).
  9. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008

    You are coddling the boy. You need to get him free from Mom's apron strings. My boy has been shooting real AK's since he was six. Might as well get him some ballet slippers and Barbie if he can't handle the real deal by 8. Geez - too many momma's boys out there. A week at camp boot-in-your-ass in downtown Mogadishu would toughen him up...

    .223 direct gas impingement rifles have just pussified this nation.
  10. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    NO, the demoCRAPs did that!

  11. WadeP


    Dec 11, 2002
    San Marcos, TX
    My WASR22 took some tinkering to get to work right but now it's working great. I also traded the PSL-type stock for a wood stock and pistol grip. Easy swap. I wouldn't call it reliable, but it works well enough to have fun and get some cheap AK trigger time now. It probably only chokes every hundred rounds or so.

    1. Increased the extractor tension by turning the screw on the bottom of the bolt. Some recommend loctite or staking the screw, but I haven't done that. Yet.
    2. Deburred the extractor.
    3. Camfer the bottom edge of the chamber mouth.
    4. Black Dog Machine 30rd magazines.
    5. It choked and sometimes fired out of battery with Rem golden bullets. It seems to like Winchester white box Wildcat ammo the best. It also works well with some CCI standard vel target ammo and CCI Mini-mags
  12. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    So, how are the GSG AKs doing?:dunno:

    Any problems?

  13. latexan


    May 23, 2009
    what about the GSG 5p, the pistol version?
  14. Polak

    Polak (pō'lāk')

    Jan 13, 2008
    North Jersey
    I've never had a problem with my GSG-AK47. I have the 10 round mags.
  15. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

    Feb 6, 2000

    8 years old is the time to start them on a single shot bolt .22lr. 12 they can move up to semi auto .22's and shotguns and pistols. My opinion. I would want them to learn how to shoot not just make noise and hit the back stop.
    Last edited: May 27, 2010