AIM has new Polish .22 trainers!


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Phaethon
February 6, 2011, 10:20 PM
I just zoomed into AIM the other day to see if they had any new surplus gun lineups, and lo-and-behold they announced a recent import of Polish wz.78 military trainers.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1WZ78

Does anyone know much about or have experience with these 78's? I've never heard of them before and can't find much information in the internet; but their storage condition seems to be practically immaculate, they're relatively cheap, feature scope rails, heavy barrels, and have the added value of being mil-surp (hey, I like 'em).

I like the fact that they're bolt action and can actually load rounds from the magazine instead of having to be fed single-fire like some I've seen. I was holding out for getting a heavier milsurp like a K31 or SMLE No. 4, but this is just as cheap and would enable me to practice my shooting skills; maybe it's even a gun I could give to my son someday if I take proper care of it.

The asking price is 230$; what do you guys think?

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janobles14
February 6, 2011, 11:00 PM
i just saw those 5 mins ago and was looking at them too! id like to hear about accuracy from those who know. perhaps vs a cz 452 or the like...

RockyMtnTactical
February 6, 2011, 11:18 PM
At those prices, I would rather get a CZ 452.

shootr
February 6, 2011, 11:42 PM
+1!

Always interested in cool milsurp stuff, but unless there's more to these things than the write up says - the price seems high compared to what you can get when you catch a good sale. JMHO.

jpwilly
February 7, 2011, 12:16 AM
not impressed. They have AK sights to boot...yuk.

InkEd
February 7, 2011, 12:31 AM
I think a better investment would be a new production .22lr in your choice of flavors for that price.

fireman 9731
February 7, 2011, 12:34 AM
Yeah, they AK sights were a big turn off for me... and I can only imagine trying to find other magazines for it... Its still neat though.

Flyboy73
February 7, 2011, 12:50 AM
Yeah, they AK sights were a big turn off for me

This was designed as a trainer for AK, hence the AK sights. The sights come right off and it has scope rail milled into the top of the gun. I assume a 3/8 dovetail.

Someone was selling them at gunboards and the feedback has been very good.

I see them as collectors item (mil surplus) and a good plinker.

Brion

desidog
February 7, 2011, 12:56 PM
The sights look a bit high for good cheek weld.

I'm inclined to pass at that price too.

carbine85
February 7, 2011, 12:58 PM
I saw them and my first thought was to go buy a new Remington. $230.00 is way to much IMHO.

hirundo82
February 7, 2011, 01:21 PM
I see them as collectors item (mil surplus) and a good plinker.

Besides the price, they're going to have a hard time getting milsurp collectors to buy them since they aren't C&R.

If I could get one shipped to my door for $150 I'd consider it strongly, but not if I have to go through an FFL.

harmon rabb
February 7, 2011, 01:32 PM
AK sights and not C&R?

Meh.

wojownik
February 7, 2011, 02:28 PM
I think the AK sights are interesting, which makes this rifle a curiousity. Even though I've been collecting Polish pieces, the pricing seems quite high for what these are, which kinda takes my curiousity away :p

I really like AIM, but either they, or their source, have the pricing set to high on these...

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