Romy-G vs. WASR. Thoughts? Facts? Help?


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RP88
June 7, 2008, 07:17 PM
okay, I'm still in the market for AKs. I've narrowed it down to a WASR or Romy G.

I know that WASRs were dremeled out by monkeys that led to problems in initial batches, but that they are Cugir-new.

I also know that G-codes served as Civil Guard Rifles, which leads me to assume that they didnt have to be pounded by monkeys in order to land on the market, but that they have been used some bit.

So can anyone enlighten me here? If it helps, my choices are between the Romy-G w/ black poly and the Rom Stealth AK (the prettied up WASR) on classicarms.

Thanks for info again. This will be the last 'help an AK novice' thread by me, I promise.

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nalioth
June 7, 2008, 07:24 PM
The WASRs are made of parts that didn't make the grade to be Romanian G rifles.

Romy G rifles in this country are rebuilt from military parts formerly making up Romanian Guards rifles.

justin 561
June 7, 2008, 07:56 PM
Poster above is right on the money, But realize that the WASR's are "converted" to accept high cap mags, and the Rom G-code rifles are MADE to accept high cap mags, hence the "dimple" where you insert the mag, I belive its for "proper" feeding. Most G-code rifle parts were used to training and should/are unfired.

RP88
June 8, 2008, 09:15 PM
yea thats what I figured. thanks.:)

MRIman
June 8, 2008, 09:19 PM
Check out the AES-10B,might make you change your mind.
Center Fire Systems has them for $399.
I just picked up a pair of them Friday,I'M VERY HAPPY with them.

MRI

elmerfudd
June 9, 2008, 01:57 AM
The dimples are there to help align the magazine and keep it from wobbling.

shuvelrider
June 9, 2008, 10:12 AM
I shoot a WASR-10 low cap Romy that came fro a differant importer then century, has the dragunov stock and bayonet lug still, amazed at the accuracy offhand and on paper compared to my yugo SKS, if I want hit a man at center mass 100-200 meters, I know it can. Found a few more 10 round mags, wont bother with the dremel trick, it works fine the way it is . Got it in trade for a couple cheap singleshot .22 at the local gun shop brand new, origanally 250 out the door but then I worked a trade instead.A few well aimed shots are better then a hail of lead going everywhere except the target IMHO.

buck00
June 9, 2008, 10:39 AM
Make sure you like the Romy G grip. I heard it can be awkward putting 40 round mags in. :scrutiny:

RP88
June 9, 2008, 02:28 PM
I'm not a fan of the vertical grips, if thats what you're referring to. If I got one that had it, you can bet that my next purchase would be new furniture for it. Awkward or not, it's just...well, ugly :uhoh:

jr45
June 9, 2008, 02:40 PM
I own both the WASR 10 (Century Arms) for about $360 and a G kit AK (Classic Arms) for about $400. They both are equally reliable but I feel the G kit is a little bit better in fit and finish. The WASR had a canted front sight (easily fixed) and a horrible trigger slap. I replaced it with a Tapco G2 trigger and it is fine now. The G AK (condition is good to very good) comes with a Tapco trigger installed but the vertical forearm takes a little to get use to. Even with the mag dimples, I still get some mag wobble (does not affect the function).

JesseL
June 9, 2008, 02:49 PM
Those Romy G forward grips come off real easy if you've got a saw :D

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/100_2196-1.jpg

Big45
June 9, 2008, 04:01 PM
Get both. Hurry. November. :rolleyes:

BattleChimp Potemkin
June 9, 2008, 04:18 PM
I have a WASR-10 and its absolutely wonderful! I dont know where folks get that from!:D

In actuality, I noticed that the quality of the WASR-10 depend not on the original construction of the weapon, but when it was reassembled by the mutant monkeys. It seems recently, most of the WASR-10s have a few problems, past not so much. I guess the parts bin quality is drying up. Same with surplus rifles. Used to be I could get a wonderfully built K31. Now, I can only get an overpriced decent model or one at a "normal" price but with terrible build and parts quality.

BattleChimp Potemkin
June 9, 2008, 04:20 PM
I would most likely buy one from someone who is trading in their AK for an AR. Ask when they bought it and if its a few years back, go for it. If its recent manufacture, then i would skip it, as in my last post. Lots of guys seem to be ditching AKs for ARs. Why not both?:D

wdlsguy
June 9, 2008, 06:39 PM
Check out this thread (http://ak47.net/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=79&t=92124), there are some nice-looking Romy Gs out there. I'm planning to build a Romy G kit on a DCI NDS-1 receiver later this year.

RP88
June 9, 2008, 07:30 PM
if parts bins and all were drying up, then a sub-500 AK would be impossible to find nowadays. I really dont pay attention much to all the crap websites say about "this is our last batch we'll ever get!" Because the truth is that they're probably lying, and will have another shipment in in one-to-three months. :rolleyes:

Z71
June 10, 2008, 09:37 AM
I'm perfectly happy with the WASR -10 hi-cap I bought late last summer.

However, I really don't know enough about AK's to offer up much of a valid opinion.

Just that the WASR is much more likeable than my buddies SAR-1 Romanian from several years back. Less quality issues and a far superior Tapco trigger on the WASR.

nalioth
June 11, 2008, 01:01 PM
In actuality, I noticed that the quality of the WASR-10 depend not on the original construction of the weapon, but when it was reassembled by the mutant monkeys.The WASR is completely manufactured in Romania. Century adds a trigger, hammer, disconnector, gas piston and pistol grip to the average WASR.

Perhaps you are thinking of Centurys parts kit guns ( reassembling ).

RP88
June 11, 2008, 01:45 PM
so then how do the canted sights and wobbly gas block/mag well happen? Bad manufacturing? And how and why do Century get blamed for it if they don't do anything to the sights and simply ADD the gas piston?

nalioth
June 11, 2008, 02:08 PM
so then how do the canted sights and wobbly gas block/mag well happen? Bad manufacturing? And how and why do Century get blamed for it if they don't do anything to the sights and simply ADD the gas piston? When you pay your workers pennies per hour, what kind of quality do you expect out of them?

Century imports them, and is known for their shoddy worksmanship on other types of firearms. People tend to lump bad assembly practices together, I'd assume.

MAKster
June 12, 2008, 08:46 PM
You can blame Century for the wobbly mags.

NC-Mike
June 12, 2008, 09:04 PM
Check out the AES-10B,might make you change your mind.
Center Fire Systems has them for $399.
I just picked up a pair of them Friday,I'M VERY HAPPY with them.

MRI

Best 400 I ever spent. These are true diamonds in the rough.

I little sandpaper and dremel work and I have a true gem.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g312/Mike____Smith/Collection/AES-10B-2.jpg

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