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Do You Think Prices Will Drop Even Lower?

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by Roostmonkey, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Hey CarlosC, I hadn't noticed you moved to Tx. Going to change your name to CarlostX?
    Still appreciate your advice on how to get rid of mag wobble. Years later and it is still working.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  2. glockin-45


    Feb 24, 2009
    North Carolina
    +1, Also with the prices of food and gas going up all the time, will you still have money to burn down the line?

  3. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

    Jan 4, 2000
    DFW area, TX
    Nah, I'm going to keep CarlosC. You know, while I miss the greenery of SC, TX is not too bad with a lot to offer besides being a VERY gun-friendly state.
    You're quite welcome about the advice. Mine is also still going strong after all these years.
  4. Kind of a sidetrack, but what is this trick to fix mag wobble? My WASR is actually really good as it is, but my buddy bought one online sight unseen and it's a POS. The mag wobble on that is easily noticeable.
  5. Luminary


    Oct 26, 2009
    Yep. Bought my WASR GP 10/63 for $380 OTD. I love my WASR but wish I also bought an Arsenal as well when it was around $800.
  6. Fanner50

    Fanner50 NRA Endowment

    Sep 3, 2001
    That's why I will pay a little more and buy in person so I can see what I'm getting. When you buy on line you may save a hundred or two, but is it really worth it? I think not.
  7. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

    Jan 4, 2000
    DFW area, TX
    Here's the original post:

    but it is no longer active, so if you want to see it, you'll have to hit up DJniner to reactivate it. Anyway, it involves epoxying two slivers of metal in the mag well. Sounds simple, and it is, but it works very well.
  8. My wobble was so slight that I didn't even need any metal. Just put a little epoxy on each side. When dry, just file it down for the mags to slip in with no wobble. Another good thing is that there is no metal to metal noise with metal mags. It is metal to epoxy-no noise. 4 years later and no problems.
  9. No, I think your new "base" price is right around $500-$525 and thats the new WASR-10 price...then you go up from there to the $1000 level with your Arsenals and other higher end ones...I dont think you will find them ever again much under that..just like the SKS's where they "used to be" dont matter its where they are NOW and they have never really ever come back down either...and WONT.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
  10. Roostmonkey


    Feb 20, 2008
    Update: They did! :supergrin: The Zastava OPAP that hot me all hot and bothered, was "on sale" for $599. It now sells for $549 regular price from the same vendor. However, I don't expect things to drop much lower than this.
  11. I'm with ya. I bought my WASR in person and inspected it pretty closely when I bought it.

    No mag wobble, straight as an arrow and shoots great. I've had around a dozen FTF with HPs out of well over 10K rounds through it so I'm not complaining about that since I paid $300 for it. I've got a buddy with an Arsenal that really doesn't handle HPs any better and he paid well more than three times what I did.
  12. Thanks, I'll look into it. Sounds interesting. Probably would be a good fix for my buddy, The mag well of his WASR has so much extra room in it you could drive a truck through it.
  13. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    Yeah, I had the opposite issue with my WASR; the only mags I could get to work with it were the Romanian mags that came with it! Chinese and everything else I tried wouldn't fit in the mag well, or would get stuck.
  14. BossGodfrey


    Apr 27, 2010
    CarlosC is the man. Gave me advice two years ago and I am now working on Saiga conversion number 8. I can't stop with the Ak addiction. Prices have come down, 800 for many AR 15's now, last month a LGS had the Saiga listed for 999.00 Bought one from Buds last week for 490.00 which is still high but, better than a few months ago. I have a true love affair with the Saiga rifles now. God bless mother Russia ! ( And CarlosC )
  15. p01ic3m4n


    Sep 27, 2002
    A WASR I bought in early 2000 was less than $350. I finally put together my Romy G kit, and in total it was right at $300. Those prices will never happen again.
  16. Fanner50

    Fanner50 NRA Endowment

    Sep 3, 2001
    After what happened today, 09/16/13 I think you will see prices start to go up again.
  17. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    Reposted for about as much common sense as you can get for free.

    +1. It amazes me how many people won't buy something because "it will drop another $50."

    I'm definitely a cheap SOB; but when I see people not buying something as controversial as an AK for a lousy $50 or $100 I shake my head.

    Lets put it this way: we are one Sandy Hook, Colorado movie theater, Columbine, mall, old age home, or hospital shooting away by some ahole with an AK to seeing prices double within a week...maybe even a day.

    If you interested in buying it...don't let $50 or $100 come between you and common sense.

    AK ammo prices have come down...but they are still up 20% from pre Sandy Hook pricing; I would bet the farm they wont' drop any further.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
  18. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
  19. Fanner50

    Fanner50 NRA Endowment

    Sep 3, 2001
    Very true.