Romak-3: US or Romanian Build?


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doubs43
March 4, 2009, 08:09 PM
And how can you tell?

If I'm reading the serial number of my Romak-3 correctly, it was the number 4 rifle built in 2001. There is nothing saying "Cugir" on mine but it does say "Made in Romania" on the receiver. Can anyone tell by the markings on the gun if it was a US built "kit" rifle or actually made in Romania?

I replaced the 4x scope with one of 8x that you can see in the pictures.

Romak-3 Rifle.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/doubs43/Romak-3/Romak-3Rifle.jpg

Left Side Receiver Markings.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/doubs43/Romak-3/Romak-3RxMarkingsLeftSide.jpg

Right Side Receiver Marking 1.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/doubs43/Romak-3/Romak-3RxMarkingsRightSide-1.jpg

Right Side Receiver Markings 2.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/doubs43/Romak-3/Romak-3RxMarkingsRightSide-2.jpg

PSO 8X Scope.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/doubs43/Romak-3/PSOScopeonRomak-3.jpg

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JWarren
March 4, 2009, 08:49 PM
If I understand correctly, any Romak is going to be made IN Romania.

The "Made in Romania" on it's receiver pretty much sums it up.

-- John

-v-
March 4, 2009, 08:55 PM
I'm going to lean towards authentic imported. From my recollection the ROMAK/CUGIR guns had somewhat spotty receiver markings, and furthermore the x54r receivers seem like they would be a much harder to come-by commodity in the U.S. as the x39 ones.

Also Intrac Arms was a known importer around early 2000, if memory serves. I'm not 100% sure they are still in business. Shame too, since they are all of about 30 away.

-e-: JWarren: Not necessarily true. I have an Romak 991, and while the gun has "made in Romania" on the gas-block, the actual receiver is an OOW manufactured one. With how these AK-patterns are put together, the S/N is actually on the gas-block not the receiver. In a way, the receiver by default has no S/N. (Gas block is permanently riveted to it though)

WardenWolf
March 4, 2009, 08:58 PM
I'm pretty sure that's a kit gun.

From Dragunov.net: The Tennessee Guns rifles are assembled in the US on Romanian receivers which are stamped either DRAGUNOV or FPK.

Yours says Int. Arms Int. instead. However, it also says Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm pretty sure yours is a kit, though. The markings on the receiver look totally wrong. The only one that looks correct is ROMARM, which is another name for Cugir. The one I have is stamped PSL-54C, not Romak-3.

It's hard to tell, though. There is some inconsistency with the markings. If it shoots well, enjoy it.

JWarren
March 4, 2009, 09:06 PM
-v- wrote:

-e-: JWarren: Not necessarily true. I have an Romak 991, and while the gun has "made in Romania" on the gas-block, the actual receiver is an OOW manufactured one. With how these AK-patterns are put together, the S/N is actually on the gas-block not the receiver. In a way, the receiver by default has no S/N. (Gas block is permanently riveted to it though)



Good to know. Thanks for the education. My only real experience with Romanian AK-patterns was a SAR-1 and Rommy "G" that I had. I had thought that all Romaks were Rommy imports completely.

Again... thanks for the education on the topic!


-- John

WardenWolf
March 4, 2009, 09:10 PM
Note that current imports are stamped PSL-54C. Earlier ones were stamped Romak-3. Romak-3's are, to my knowledge, complete guns. However, that does not preclude someone from assembling it differently and stamping it that. Mine is also stamped both Romarm and Cugir. Cugir is mostly their international name; their brand, if you will. They're known as Romarm in-country.

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