Picked up a new AK... Love to hear about yours.


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Hokkmike
December 5, 2012, 06:07 PM
Picked up an AK-47 Norinco with traditional furniture and a spike bayonet. The wood furniture is new, the metal is 99%. It came with a sling and one 20 round Chinese magazine. 7.62 X 39.

But...guns are like running shoes. You never know what you got until you use them a bit.

Had a Romanian SAR. It was OK, mostly reliable. (to some that means it was not reliable) Also had a Romanian WASR 10 w/bayonet and the works. It was much less reliable and had a tinny sound when it cycled, though it was more accurate than the SAR. It was also quite the looker.

And so now this one - looks just like a type 56 but it is not. In fact it is a modified MAK 90. But the seller did an EXCELLENT job on it. Says it has had 0nly 2 - 3 hundred rounds through it. Looks like it to me.

BTW, the seller said he could recommend Wolfe ammo. I have been away from shooting these for so long (10 years - yeah, I'm old) that I don't know all of what is out there. Any comments along this line are appreciated.

And, as it comes as no surprise to most of you, available AK's of all ilks seem to be much more scarce in the public market. Lots of Romanians are being sold at ever revolving higher prices. My SAR, now with a friend cost me $300. The WASR a little over $400.

I have to admit, for the history, the functionality, and YES -the looks, the AK is far and away my favorite rifle. Too bad Nancy doesn't like them.

If anybody cares I'll issue a report after my first range trip with it. Depends how cold it is here in NEPA so it might be a while.

Thanks for reading.

I'd LOVE to hear about your AK!

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3twelves
December 5, 2012, 06:16 PM
Picked up a AK74 from a friend that needed money for $400. Has a couple upgrades and came with 11 circle 10 mags and 900 rounds of mixed bag ammo, bought another 1080 rounds of surplus before it dries up. I think I like it more than the AR.


http://103.imagebam.com/download/qRPRh6rTc9fml_6qufV2xg/22427/224261371/ak1.jpg

Hokkmike
December 5, 2012, 06:27 PM
3twelves, me thinks you got a deal!

3twelves
December 5, 2012, 07:01 PM
Its a century arms, they seem to get flak on line but it has been 100% reliable.

fatcat4620
December 5, 2012, 07:18 PM
3twelves, you didn't get a deal. You just bought some mags and ammo that happened to come with a free rifle.:D:evil::what:;)

Sarc marks added

tomrkba
December 5, 2012, 07:53 PM
I had an Armory USA underfolder and an Arsenal. Both were fine. They shot well enough with Wolf ammo. They would have shot better with higher quality ammunition.

3twelves
December 5, 2012, 08:11 PM
3twelves, you didn't get a deal. You just bought some mags and ammo that happened to come with a free rifle.


:confused:

BearGriz
December 5, 2012, 08:21 PM
Stfu


Uh...I know a lot of nuance can be lost in the written word, especially on an Internet forum, but my interpretation of his comment was that you got such a great deal that the cost of the ammo and accessories alone justified the $400 you paid. So in essence, you got a free rifle. (In other words, congrats!)

I may (myself) be missing some nuance, but it sounds like you interpreted his comment in a different, more offensive, way.

3twelves
December 5, 2012, 08:32 PM
I took it as he was bashing my rifle, if he wasn't I retract my statements.

nastynatesfish
December 5, 2012, 09:01 PM
I got a pawn shop special. Not a full size but a short ugly gun
http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w369/tabascoman79/c969eec7.jpg
Then dressed it up a bit
http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w369/tabascoman79/d9af00e2.jpg
It's fun to shoot

cat_IT_guy
December 5, 2012, 09:05 PM
I'll rejoin the AK crowd this weekend, when I get around to converting my Saiga. Had a WASR for a while that I never had problems with, but sold it years ago....seemed like a good idea at the time :banghead:

3Twelves - sounds like you got a great deal - 1000 rounds is running arround $200-$250 by themselves. To get a modified rifle and that much ammo for $400 is a steal!

3twelves
December 5, 2012, 09:28 PM
3Twelves - sounds like you got a great deal - 1000 rounds is running arround $200-$250 by themselves. To get a modified rifle and that much ammo for $400 is a steal!


Thanks

300 of those are the fancy Hornady's also. :D

http://104.imagebam.com/download/T8j0M7HUxaQPUSXnKCZWZA/22430/224299965/hornady.jpg

http://104.imagebam.com/download/q-fjRnf8bu45Nej_24Wvww/22430/224299999/ammo.jpg

Girodin
December 6, 2012, 03:38 AM
3Twelves - sounds like you got a great deal - 1000 rounds is running arround $200-$250 by themselves

5.45x39 ammo is less than 7.62x39 ammo which sales for the price stated. Irrespective of that fact, it was still a good deal. Particularly accounting for the Hornady ammo which is of course more expensive. It was a very one sided deal in your favor. Honestly I'm not sure I would have agreed to pay a friend that little for it all, particularly if he was in need, but I digress.

highpower
December 6, 2012, 07:25 AM
Early EAA imported Zastava PAP modified by me to look like it's supposed to.

Before, I thought it looked awful, but it had potential:
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/AK/i-Sj9MLPJ/0/XL/PAP1-XL.jpg

After, Ironwood stock set in American walnut and a few other modifications:
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/AK/i-TNWBg72/0/XL/IMG_0718-XL.jpg

I really like this thing now.

fatcat4620
December 6, 2012, 08:25 AM
Here is my M10
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj532/Jimmy_McPherson/Snapbucket/5FB323A9-orig.jpg

1KPerDay
December 6, 2012, 08:30 AM
Golden tiger ammo from sgammo is apparently the best ammo for a good price right now. I'm new to AKs; got a vepr last month and a WW 74 yesterday so at this point I pretty much do what more experienced people tell me LOL

Hokkmike
December 6, 2012, 09:08 AM
Some really outstanding pictures guys. Thanks, really. Love to see them.

Girodin
December 6, 2012, 02:15 PM
Here is something a little different. This picture is not the final version of this gun, but its got most of it.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=175853&d=1354821291

The aimpoint sits as high as it does so that it will match the height of a magnified scope that sits in a QD one piece mount. Otherwise I would have it sit lower and use a smaller cheek riser. As it is, I get a good consistent cheek weld with both optics.

3twelves
December 6, 2012, 02:53 PM
5.45x39 ammo is less than 7.62x39 ammo which sales for the price stated. Irrespective of that fact, it was still a good deal. Particularly accounting for the Hornady ammo which is of course more expensive. It was a very one sided deal in your favor. Honestly I'm not sure I would have agreed to pay a friend that little for it all, particularly if he was in need, but I digress.
I didn't feel bad, he has tons of guns and buys and sells all of the time. Bought a Rem 700, Savage 10, AR15 off him also a while back, I always give him the buy back option if I where to sell it.

stubbicatt
December 7, 2012, 04:51 PM
Girodin, question for you re: flashlight on the starboard side of the rifle, are you left handed? If not, isn't awkward to try to actuate the button switch on the rear of the tube of the light with your left hand?

Thanks.

I'm trying to sort out my weapon light just now, and not arriving at any good answers.

Girodin
December 7, 2012, 06:05 PM
I actually swapped the light over to that side for the picture. However, now I have a pressure switch on it and a slightly different set up that is not pictured there. As pictured, which is basically just how I had it on the other side, thus the same issues present them self for reaction side shooting, I can hit it with my thumb in a left handed stance and hit it with my fingers wrapped under on the other side. I wasn't real happy with that set up though.

The thing for me with a weapon light is that my preference is to have something that I can activate easily both when I hold the gun right handed and left handed. Any gun that needs a light is one that I may need to switch shoulders with. Right now my preference is to have a switch on a top rail at 12 o'clock that I can hit in same way with either hand. This is how my AR is and one of my other long guns. The problem with this and a few other of my long guns is the lack of a 12 o'clock rail.

I'm trying to sort out my weapon light just now, and not arriving at any good answers.

Is it going on an AK? What rail? Do you already have a light or are you starting from scratch?

meanmrmustard
December 7, 2012, 06:13 PM
Here is something a little different. This picture is not the final version of this gun, but its got most of it.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=175853&d=1354821291

The aimpoint sits as high as it does so that it will match the height of a magnified scope that sits in a QD one piece mount. Otherwise I would have it sit lower and use a smaller cheek riser. As it is, I get a good consistent cheek weld with both optics.
Too "AR" for me, but I like that jewel you've got underneath the rifle.

Hizzie
December 7, 2012, 06:50 PM
TGI AMD-65
Midwest Industries Extended SS Handguard (MI-AK-SS-X)
Hogue PG
Red Star Arms retaining plate
Vltor offset SF mount
SF 6P w/LED upgrade and clicky tailcap
Blackhawk rapid adjustable sling and swivel


http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/strangler366/Draco/1341527196.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/strangler366/Draco/1341527198.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/strangler366/Draco/1341527199.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/strangler366/Draco/1341527201.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/strangler366/Draco/1341527203.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/strangler366/Draco/1341527205.jpg

Unka-Boo
December 7, 2012, 07:27 PM
I'll play, though it will be "AKs of Christmas past" :

Spanning the past 10 years.....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/ak0305.jpg

SAR-1, my 1st AK.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/05-1.jpg

"De-banned" MAK-90 in 5.56

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/0032.jpg

1st Golani

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/IMG_8478.jpg

WASR wearing Bulgy plum

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/15348_1132909093335_1545520164_328480_7255936_n.jpg

WASR in wood...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/Tantal.jpg

Tantal

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/028.jpg

Converted 20" Saiga

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/AKPR.png

SLR-107

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/021.jpg

Same 107, when new

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/Doh_zpsa4d12943.jpg

4 digit GSAD...some poor schmuck cut the bayo off :cuss:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/Snapbucket/174BC01E-orig.jpg

Converted Saiga 308

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/Unka-Boo/gunz/mailgooglecom.jpg

Ya....I know....close enough, and it's my current ride.

There's probably 4-5 more I don't have pics of....

What I do with them for fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKLoSJjIFzY&list=UUi0lcE0DgtL-_t-EgV0JaFQ&index=61

I'm at 7:55

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vinBp2VrMVY&list=UUi0lcE0DgtL-_t-EgV0JaFQ&index=17

2nd shooter

Girodin
December 7, 2012, 07:41 PM
Hizzie, how do you like the MI SS extended hand guard? I'm thinking about picking one up.

Girodin
December 7, 2012, 07:57 PM
I'm trying to sort out my weapon light just now, and not arriving at any good answers.

I have some that wear wood, and look more like its the 1950s. The thing is they are functionally inferior. I appreciate a simple AK for what it is. I'm also not a fan of tacking stuff on a gun just because. However, carefully thought out additions can really be a functional improvement. Turns out people have come up with a few useful enhancements in the last 60+ years. Pistols in the last hundred years on the other hand :D (or were you talking about the plate carrier, or the sweet bedding ;) ) Actually I like my 1911s for what they are, but own a number of wonder 9s as well. I've gotten to a point recently where I am much less concerned about hardware than I am the ability to use what I have well. Again well thought out additions and modifications can help serve that end goal though.

Droid noob
December 7, 2012, 11:08 PM
Me M10. Love it! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/08/9ety3unu.jpg

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

HKGuns
December 8, 2012, 09:02 AM
Miine is an Aresenal SLR-95 that is compliant after putting some work into converting it from the thumb hole stock.

http://hkguns.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v7/p282317014-5.jpg

ifit
December 8, 2012, 03:29 PM
recently added 2 more to my collection, a romy 992 5.45x39 came w/polymer thumbhole stock furniture, removed it and went back to original configuration, it also came w/4ea east german mags
http://imageshack.us/a/img846/8428/039us.jpg
2nd one is my vepr 12, just added a different grip and wire folder to try out...ouch
http://imageshack.us/a/img823/1568/012uru.jpg

SpentCasing
December 8, 2012, 09:01 PM
:banghead:Would love to post pics but my laptop is broke and Im on my kid's nintendo 3ds.

Mine's a Maddi RML 16″. Pars import. Im always kicking around a barrel cut/FSB combo but it just plain works as is. Only upgrade is G2 trigger,and Hogue grip. Sold the Aimpoint and Ultimak.

I personally LOL at anything that is stamped Century, but if yours works, great.

Girodin
December 8, 2012, 09:11 PM
I personally LOL at anything that is stamped Century, but if yours works, great.

Really does that include say a draco stamped Century? Perhaps you should not paint with such a broad brush. If you think anything with a century stamp is not a good gun you need to educate yourself.

By the way you have a "Maadi" not "Maddi."

Hizzie
December 9, 2012, 01:26 PM
Hizzie, how do you like the MI SS extended hand guard? I'm thinking about picking one up.
Feels really good in the hand. Have to cut handguard retainer OFF for it to fit. Haven't made it to the range yet.

W.E.G.
December 9, 2012, 03:23 PM
Vucijak

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/vucijak1smaller.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/vucijak-usmc-10.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/AK-47/Bocefuspotluck5.jpg

Hokkmike
December 9, 2012, 09:11 PM
More great pics and comments. Thanks!

Kiln
December 10, 2012, 09:46 AM
Mine's not as fancy as the ones you guys have. It is a basic AK made by Inter Ordinance, I've read all the bad press but so far so good, perfect reliability and decent accuracy too.

I bought a short foregrip and 3 steel East German mags for it, the plastic waffle mags that came with it worked fine but I prefer steel.

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab47/Myguns223/AK002.jpg

TheFineLine
December 10, 2012, 03:41 PM
CAI built (sights and gas block are straight, rivets done right, it's crazy I know, but true!!!!!! I was able to pick this one out of a group of 10 and it was the best one. Have to use the disclaimer for all you Century haters ) with a Polish kit, non-chromed barrel. I added the bakelite grip and bayo. I've put a little over 3,000 rounds through it in the last year without a hiccup. The construction blows every WASR I've personally seen out of the water. Its a great rifle. Using irons and standard Russian cheap $hi! ammo I get about 3 moa at 100 out of it. I just got in the Texas Weapon Systems Dog Leg Rail a few days ago. I'm going to put a red dot on it and see how it goes out at the carbine course. We'll see!

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h413/tomhall75/img_4950.jpg

FIVETWOSEVEN
December 10, 2012, 11:28 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/r180/523713_3702910345947_254866720_n.jpg

Here is my Tantal, it has near 4,000 rounds through it without a single jam or any other issue. Interarms put this one together with care and quality.

Before a certain someone asks, I don't have a picture of HER holding it yet. ;)

spyderdude
December 11, 2012, 12:04 AM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/spyderdude18/IMGP0464.jpg

This is my 3rd AK and it is an Arsenal SGL21-61. The first one I had was the infamous Romanian WASR10 that seems to have a love or hate relationship with most AK enthusiasts. I liked it because it went bang most of the time and was fairly accurate.The magazine wobble wasn't too bad and the sights weren't canted. I ended up selling it and was without an AK for awhile. Then I bought a Polish 1960 that has a milled receiver.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/spyderdude18/IMGP0449.jpg

It was a solid and pretty well built AK but after awhile I realized the milled receiver made the gun very heavy for my liking. The Polish 1960 also lacked a chrome lined bore. I swapped the slant brake it came with and put on an AK-74 style brake. I sold it and finally ended up with the Arsenal.

I think the Arsenal is the best one I've come across so far. The fact that it is made in Russia is that second kind of cool but it does have a number of US parts to comply with import laws. Most people familiar with Arsenal know that they're imported as SAIGA sporting rifles and Arsenal Inc. (before FIME Group took over) located in Las Vegas Nevada take these imported sporting rifles and reconfigure them into what you see in the picture. The huge AK-74 style muzzle brake does a fine job at taming the muzzle rise under rapid fire and makes it feel more like shooting an AR.

Hokkmike
December 11, 2012, 12:05 AM
I've been fumbling around and can't get mine off the picture files to show you....

Well, I'll keep trying.

ShooterGuy
December 11, 2012, 01:17 AM
Does anyone else have trouble with their M10 not accepting all standard mags? Mine is picky and seems to only securely seat the one it came with and standard metal mags, the waffle tapco's for example just dont click....is there a way to fix that? I was hesitant about thinking of even filing down that little latch mag release but I sure dont want to modify all of my mags that fit fine in all the others for just one rifle?

Anyway, here's a couple, the m10 on top, and my favorite...the saiga 7.62x39 beneath it...

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu132/whitt1886zp/aks.jpg

Inebriated
December 11, 2012, 01:56 AM
Arsenal SGL 21...
Midwest Industries rail, AFG2, US Palm grip...
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/Arsenal5.jpg

Before a certain someone asks, I don't have a picture of HER holding it yet.

hahahaha :D

Hokkmike
December 11, 2012, 09:40 PM
And the winner is highpower's conversion. Unka-boo's, thanks for playing, MAC 90 is a sweety as well.

They are all nice but in my window shopping I'd pick one of those.

vato
May 3, 2013, 07:14 PM
183556

183557
just finished the paint job :D

inkinskin
May 3, 2013, 10:25 PM
Here is my Romanian Wasr 1063 GP.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb277/inkinskin7/246590_588402541171806_1380653304_n.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/inkinskin7/media/246590_588402541171806_1380653304_n.jpg.html)

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