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AMD-65's on the Market?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The Grand Inquisitor, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. The Grand Inquisitor

    The Grand Inquisitor Member

    Jul 5, 2004
    Iowa City, IA
    I've noticed there have been quite a few AMD-65's floating around in the past few months, and I was wondering about their quality. I noticed a few months ago that there were quite a few of the Hungarian parts kits floating around, but recently I have seen some of the fully built models (I know Atlantic has some, and I think Arsenal...but I'm not sure), but I have been told all of them are of dubious quality.

    I really dig the look of the rifle, and I love anything Kalashnikov that I can get, but I don't want to throw $500 into something that is going to be a huge problem.

    Anyone have one? Good quality, bad? How do they fire at the range?
  2. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    NW Florida
    I don't think the qality of the rifle iself is too much of an issue, but rather the builder since they are imported in parts kit form and assembled here in the US. The quality of the reciever used as well as who assembled it may be in question. I don't think you would go wrong to buy the kit and then send it off to someone who specializes in building AK series rifles.

    For $500 you could look into get a very nice Russian VEPR.

    Good Shooting
  3. MAUSER88

    MAUSER88 Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    My AMD-65 parts kit was built on an OOW receiver. It looks as well as it functions.

    Here's a quick story about it's "Toughness". I was shooting with a buddy using both Wolf .223 and 7.62 x 39mm. He loaded the mag. with 7.62 but also picked up a .223 and put it into the mag. Well it chambered and fired the .223 without any damage to the rifle. Don't ask me how but we field stripped it and checked everything. It all looked OK so we continued shooting it. Well to make a long story short, that was 2000 rounds ago and she is still going strong.

    My shooting buddy has since bought a stronger pair of glasses!! :uhoh:

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