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Heaping Helping of Crow C39V2

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It is just as hard for me as anyone else to admit when I am wrong.

I have been a critic of a lot of folks deriding the C39 series, because based on my experience my V1 has been superb, at 11 thousand plus rounds has a bit of wear, but hey, 11 thousand rounds.

Based on the following video, and the two guys who made it being far and away two of the most knowledgeable firearms guys out there, and Rob Ski being the AK guru, have ordered a no go and field gauge to check mine out.

I have inspected mine after watching the video, and see none of the failure they have, so suspect I am OK.

However, it is just not worth ignoring a problem that might result in a possible injury if I can make everyone else aware.

So I'm grabbing the hot sauce and some coleslaw, and dishing up a heaping plate of crow.

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It’s a little unfortunate, but unsurprising, that an American built AK was subpar. I believe these American rifles generally use cast instead of forged bolts.

Plus the cost to manufacture a relatively small batch of American AKs must be higher than it would be for a company jumping into ARs nowadays. Think cost to make steel revolvers vs polymer pistols. Materials plus (lack of) demand plus cost to make in the US. Hard to keep a quality made US AK at a competitive price.

In all fairness, I used to own a C39v2. It was never awful and never got as bad as the one in the video, but you could see the bolt wearing oddly and was sold soon. I still own a Yugo Zastava O-PAP (Century) and a Russian Molot Vepr FM. Both are holding up much better than the C39v2 after way more rounds.

To each their own, just my opinion.
 
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