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Do the SAR 2 AK74s have the keyholing problem

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nathan, Nov 8, 2009.

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  1. nathan

    nathan Member

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    too ? Or its just the WASR 2s of the later production ?
     
  2. HorseSoldier

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    Do WASRs have keyholing issues? I thought it was primarily associated with Tantals built by Century using improperly sized barrels.

    I think anything that you know has an imported barrel should be pretty good to go.
     
  3. gun addict

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    no it does not, it uses Romanian chrome lined barrel that's correct for their AK74s, it's just ridiculous that Romanians at Cuigar could produce a higher quality correct AK barrel than our American labor :banghead:
     
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    So when did this myth pop up?

    Just another reason to dump on Century - now they're impugning the reputation of guns they don't even make.

    As stated - NO SAR or WASR has "keyholing" issues.
     
  5. Kurt_D

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    The only 5.45 rifles with keyholing issues are the Century Tantal and few of the S&W AR uppers. Century even went so far are to produce Tantals garanteed to keyhole with something by use different barrel options; one barrel will keyhole with commerical ammo, the other with surplus. With S&W it seems to be more isolated and possibly just a bad barrel.

    Tantal by Interarms or other builds using orginal barrels have no issues. Bulgarian `74, both new production SLR105s and kits with orginal barrels don't have issues. Russian Saiga SGL-31 have no issues. Romanian SAR-2, WASR-2, WUM-2, Romak-2 have no issues. If it was built in a com-block country it's gtg.
     
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