Farewell to Romania


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Glockfan.45
January 1, 2007, 11:23 PM
Soon we will likely say farewell to WASR 10's and parts kits from Romania and Bulgaria.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6222673.stm
I am sure destroying a huge pile of old combloc weapons will be part of the deal.

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zinj
January 1, 2007, 11:30 PM
If the rifles and parts kits are actually being produced by Romanian factories (and I believe they are, at least the PSLs are parts kits being produced) they may still be imported to the U.S. After all, some of the largest arms manufacturers are based in EU countries.

MAKOwner
January 2, 2007, 04:19 AM
Maybe they'll start upgrading their current military stockpiles and production to EU/NATO 5.56 stuff (if they haven't already started) and we'll see even more surplus stuff put on the market. I would love to see some more 7.62x39 and 5.45x39 ammo, mags, and parts coming into the US myself.

seeker_two
January 2, 2007, 03:25 PM
And they thought Nicolae Ceauşescu was a tyrant.... :uhoh:

armoredman
January 2, 2007, 04:00 PM
Hope it keeps going...I want a WASR for me...:(

LAR-15
January 3, 2007, 03:58 PM
How strict are Romania's gun laws now?

Hoppy590
January 3, 2007, 04:05 PM
does this http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/europe/04/enlarging_europe/html/eu_expansion.stm

remind anyone else of the old ww2 axis exspansion maps. new era, new restrictive over powered government, new Smiley PC faces.

stay strong switzerland. may your chocolate, clocks, and rifles always be swiss

Manedwolf
January 3, 2007, 04:27 PM
I'm a bit worried about the supply of the excellent Bulgie polymer .223 AK mags.

The Scandinavian
January 4, 2007, 04:54 AM
Where do you think your Glocks come from?
And Sigs? Beretta? Walther? Tanfoglio?
Heckler & Koch? Voere? Tikka? I could go on...

All made in the EU.

Wincester SXR? It's made by Browning, at their factory in Portugal, EU.

:uhoh: :confused:

1 old 0311
January 4, 2007, 06:48 AM
I don't think it is farwell to the WASR's. It WILL be farewell to cheap prices.

Glockfan.45
January 4, 2007, 07:00 AM
My fear on this Scandinavian is a while back when another former combloc country joined the EU they had to adopt the 5.56x45/7.62x51/9mm platform in their small arms weapons systems. That country went to Hk to secure their new arms and part of the deal was the destruction of huge stocks of cheap "commie guns" that otherwise would have been imported to the US. Here in America the bulk of AKs come from Romania, and Bulgaria. Them having to destroy stockpiles would put an end to the low prices we enjoy here.

Thin Black Line
January 4, 2007, 08:35 AM
One of the other requirements for Romania joining the EU is the humane
slaughter of pigs. This means Romanian farmers who cut throats will now be
subject to breaking EU law.

Maybe they should be issued AKs for pig slaughter????

The Scandinavian
January 4, 2007, 08:52 AM
Thanks Kevin, Glockfan - now I get it.

There was a slightly similar situation here in Europe after the reunification of Germany - the prices of fine hand made shotguns and hunting rifles from Suhl in the former East Germany went up significantly.

Orin
January 4, 2007, 10:00 AM
Soon we will likely say farewell to WASR 10's and parts kits from Romania and Bulgaria.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6222673.stm
I am sure destroying a huge pile of old combloc weapons will be part of the deal.

While the UN and EU are making it harder to export firearms parts to the USA, our own State Department is the real culprit. They routinely deny import permits for no apparent reason and our manufacturers find that they cannot get export permits for military weapons.

I spoke to the owner of one of our leading military firearms manufacturers recently and he said that they had been unable to get one, not one export permit approved in the last 2 years.

I hear similar comments from importers regarding lost “deals” because our State Department continually rejects Form 6’s for no reason at all then months and months later approves them, after the material has been sold off or destroyed. :banghead:

Stachie
January 4, 2007, 10:01 PM
I feel that higher prices are a more likely result of this development.

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