WASR-2 for $289????


July 18, 2007, 01:47 AM
Anyone have any opinions on this?

I have been entertaining the idea of a 5.45. At this price, should I jump? Or are these reputed to be POS?


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July 18, 2007, 01:54 AM
I'd get it. Damn, for that price I may just have to get into contact with the one of my local shops and order one myself.

Prince Yamato
July 18, 2007, 01:58 AM
I've got one. They're pretty decent guns. The wood is unfinished, but just add some tung oil to it.

1 old 0311
July 18, 2007, 09:01 AM
Ammo, and mags, are not as common as for the 7.62x39, but that is a good price.

July 18, 2007, 10:03 AM
Different caliber but Sarco has the 7.62x39 WASR for $275 + shipping. I think that's the cheapest deal out there on an AK.

Guess who's calling his FFL during lunchtime :D

July 18, 2007, 10:19 AM
Buy a lifetime supply of ammo now while you can.

US manufacturers won't be producing it when the imports get shut down.

July 18, 2007, 12:56 PM
I'd get the one in 7.62x39. Much easier to find magazines and ammunition. You save money buying the magazines and the ammunition will be less likely to dissapear.

July 18, 2007, 01:00 PM
For the price of 5000 rounds of 7.62x39 right now, you can buy 5000 rounds of 5.45.x39 and one of these rifles. Its like getting a rifle for free. At least thats what I keep telling myself.

whatacountry.com has new east german mags for $12. They are very nice mags.

July 18, 2007, 03:01 PM
cheapest ammo out there right now, more accurate and longer range than 7.62x39 with very good killing power, whats not to like?

July 18, 2007, 08:40 PM
I just got mine. What a rough specimen. I have had a WASR 10 hi cap since about 2002, it is alot nicer finish and smoother function. I dont really care about the finish but the action sure is rough. This WASR 2 has a hard time riding over the hammer(harder than other AK47s), but it does chamber a round ok. I havent fired it yet. As usual it looks like someone put the markings on with an ice pick and a sledge hammer. I put a ton of Tetra grease on it and it is smoother but still the clunkiest AK Ive ever handled. The two mags that came with it are a little loose up and down(mag catch), but the new Eest German mags I have dont quite go all the way in, the mag catch doesnt quite catch them. I will probably cut the catch down a tiny bit and get rid of the mags it came with. The EG mags are super nice and they will not be loose.

But for $289 it is great! Even if it doesnt run well it probably wont take much to make it work 100%. I have a feeling it will probably work ok, but maybe I am jinxing myself. I just have never seen an AK not work. I sure wish you could get a Saiga in 5.45x39. Saigas are the king of cheap guns that are really nice.

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