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Cugir Factory to shut down AK production?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by buck00, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. buck00

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    This could be speculation or perhaps intended to create panic-buying, but this is the latest from the Classicarms guy. Is the Romanian AK pipeline in danger of drying up?? Are we going to see WASRs going for $500 someday? :eek:

    I have to hear your thoughts on this. There are enough AK lovers here to be concerned about this.


     
  2. Cmdr. Gravez0r

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    Let me get this straight...

    According to Ben, the U.S. government is using the LEGAL importation of AK kits as a weapon against the Romainians? *Straps on tin-foil hat and cinches*

    I want names of the ***** in our gov't who are using these types of elitist NWO tactics.
     
  3. Animal Mother

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    This is what I found over at Ak47.net. I am not vouching for or against the veracity of the original poster.

     
  4. Technosavant

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    I'd love the opportunity to get a US made AK. I figure they could still use foreign-sourced bolts and bolt carriers, as well as magazines, but I'm not sure why an AK with a US made receiver, FCG, barrel, gas tube, and furniture would run more than an AR of midlevel quality (as in Bushmaster and so on, not as in Colt and LMT). I'd expect higher quality out of it than we generally see in current parts kit builds anyway.
     
  5. teombe

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    You can get US-made AKs built from new parts kits... but they'll run you about $900 or so.

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  6. marshall3

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    They are already $500 locally

    A local gun store in Chattanooga sells WASRs for $500 already. Prices ARE on the rise.
     
  7. Evil Monkey

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    Higher quality 5.56mm AK's soon?:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
     
  8. rbernie
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    It's called a Saiga.
     
  9. armoredman

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    Can't buy anything until June, hope something is left!
     
  10. kcmarine

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    Saiga, my good man. Brand new and built on the same machines that make the AK-100 series weapons for the Russian Army.
     
  11. Animal Mother

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    :what:BS Alert!:what:


    I like Ben over at Classic Arms, but I was doing a little digging and Romania joined NATO years ago in 2004. Hardly a political dilemma in 2008. Maybe he just got some bad info.
     
  12. teombe

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    There's actually a NATO summit this weekend in Bucharest.
     
  13. nalioth

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    Keep in mind that Romania is also a member of the EU.

    This is nothing but another log on the "buy it before it's gone" fire (while we raise prices [ but don't really want to])
     
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    If they are all like my WASR 10 then it's just as well the place closes down.........
     
  15. rangerruck

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    also , this plant makes the stg 2000 and the 2000-c's. they come in 762.39, 556, 762.54, and 762 nato. Since I have two unconverted Saigas in the first two, I may have to get the two latter.
    So since they are brand new being imported by InterOrdinance, i would doubt that they are closing this plant down.
     
  16. kcmarine

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    Win much?


    lol... Sorry, just had to. Not calling you useless, just noticed the irony.


    We now return to your regularly scheduled thread.
     
  17. TexasRifleman

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    Well personally I think it's a stretch to call this WASR of mine a "rifle".

    Paperweight maybe, noise maker probably, but at 8-10MOA it doesn't really qualify as a "rifle".
     
  18. JLBennett

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    Info from Classic Arms

    Not sure what the real deal is, Romania has been a NATO member since 3/29/04....
     
  19. Don't Tread On Me

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    I was totally turned off by the Romanian AK's when the SAR-1 (superior to the WASR cut-outs) began exceeding $350. The idea is, you give up fit, finish and feel as well as some trigger-slap and other annoyances to get a dirty cheap rifle that works. Bump the prices up, and well it's just not worth it.

    Should have bought a few more when they were $275. And that was the gun-show pricing around here, which is always marked up well beyond market norms.

    WASR for $500?!? Ridiculous. Sounds to me like we're going to see a whole lot more "Which AR should I buy" threads pretty soon as many in the AK camp are going to start converting over.

    Those that got guns will keep them and likely never need to replace them. But for the younger guys reading up on the web and getting all psyched up to buy their first "EBR" the AK is losing ground due to all this import nonsense and scarcity.

    Of course, there are still Arsenal's out there. They've doubled in price too, but at least you're getting a top-notch AK for roughly the price of a decent AR-15.


    Good for domestic builders of AR-15's and all the companies selling gizmos and accessories (massive market right now) ...bad for the consumer who wants the AK platform in a package finished a little better and not outrageously priced.


    Last option is really the Saiga. Great rifle. Caveat of course is you must convert it and that is an obsticle for a lot of people despite the process being quite simple and easy. Again, you get a top-notch AK, but you trade low price for the hassle of buying the parts and gunsmithing it yourself.
     
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    Heh.

    Bet you'd get 6MOA if you fed it decent ammo.

    :neener:
     
  21. strat81

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    Yup, Romania joined in '04. More unprofessional behavior from Classic Arms. :(

    I suppose if you can't type using paragraphs and upper and lower case letters, you can't do a Google search about Romania and NATO.
     
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    You don't have to convert a Saiga all the way to AK form to use high caps, and it makes a decent trunk gun in OEM format.
     
  23. bl4ckd0g

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    You just got a shovelful of BS.
     
  24. Beagle-zebub

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    I think he, or whoever he got that story from, might have meant the EU instead of NATO--I could see how they have joined or hope to soon get in on the EUtopia, and the EU seems like a much more likely culprit of being jerks about that. What that other country that recently had to grind up those beautiful piles of Makarovs?

    Either way, Bulgaria just joined the EU, and we're still gettin' guns from Arsenal.
     
  25. nalioth

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    The Cugir factory is no longer government owned. They are taking new work (not arms related) which may cause some shuffling.
     
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