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Hesse AK47 $500,good deal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dlowe167, May 6, 2013.

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  1. Dlowe167

    Dlowe167 Member

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    I was offered a Hesse AK-47 with 200rds ammo wolf steel cartridges today for $500.Ive heard receivers are soft steel.But my question is. Did i pass on a good deal,&whats it worth?
     
  2. wally

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    Personally I think you've avoided a bunch of problems. But I'd have offered him $50 for the ammo.
     
  3. lobo9er

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    That was a good deal with the ammo for a quick flip. maybe I guess
     
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    Stay faaaaaaar away from Hesse. You did good on passing up the rifle.
     
  5. mr.scott

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    If you like guns blowing up in your face, you passed up a good deal. If you like your eye sight and don't like to bleed, you did good.
     
  6. Rob G

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    You made a smart decision. You would have paid $500 for 200 rounds of cheap Russian ammo and an oversize paperweight.
     
  7. Dlowe167

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    I had a feeling i did ok.Hadnt heard oh Hesse before.Hopefully guns go down soon,you use to be $600 for great AK,$1200 is horrible now.Thanx Obama & simple senators.$500 for cheap american,just didnt feel right.
     
  8. LeonCarr

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    Hesse/Vulcan/Blackthorne...run away.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  9. tomrkba

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    I agree with LeonCarr...do not buy it.
     
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    Not only would I not want the Hesse but I'd be suspicious of the quality of mags and condition/quality of the ammo which might come from the same owner.

    ".... yeah, it's a Yugo but the tires are quality units and it only ever got the best gas..."
     
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    While never having owned one...I have NEVER read anything good or positive about Hesse.

    Seems like the heat treatment (or lack thereof) was all wrong or non-existent.
     
  12. Dlowe167

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    thanks all,glad i didnt
     
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    I would have passed on it as well, IMO anything made by Hesse (or whatever they call them selves now) should be avoided at all costs!

    It's remarkable that this company has continued to survive but I think the only reason they have is due to their constant name changing and sneaking up on customers who buy without doing research first.

    Years ago before I was frequenting online gun forums and knew anything about Hesse (or Vulcan) I made the huge mistake of buying a Vulcan MP-5 clone and it was complete and utter garbage. Couldn't make the damn thing feed one full mag without issues. Sent it back and dealt with their horrible customer service for a couple months. At one point I was actually able to talk with someone on the phone and he was a complete jerk and said that the malfunctioning was my fault. Worst customer service I have ever dealt with in my life. Finally got the gun back after a couple months and it still malfunctioned. I ended up selling for a couple hundred bucks to someone who wanted it for parts and took about a $1,000 loss on it.

    I think you made a wise decision walking away from this deal, seriously Hesse products make Century Arms look high quality.
     
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    Stay far far away from Vulcan/Hesse. There are much better ways to spend $500. Google up reviews of Vulcan Arms/Hesse. I would suggest getting a WASR over the Hesse if you are on a budget
     
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    Run away. RUN AWAY! :what: Hesse AKs have a reputation for being one of the worst options on the market.
     
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    Well I need more info.
    Hesse was one of the first company's to offer a conversion for a Saiga.
    A few of my friends have them and they are just fine.
    Now a Hesse receiver built gun is a whole different story.
    Look to see if it's a Russian Saiga, if it is GRAB IT !!!
     
  17. jerkface11

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    The entire Hesse company might be worth $500.
     
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    Weird. Never heard of Hesse before. I'm not an AK guy, so that may be the reason for that.
     
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    Make an offer on the ammo, if you have a use for it. Otherwise, run away.
     
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    Every AK instructor I have ever trained with told me to avoid them. Paul Gomez spoke about Hesse in the SI Kalasnikov Rifle Gunfighting course. He did not like what he saw in how those rifles were made and how they performed.
     
  21. wally

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    If it was a converted Saiga, it'd be a Saiga AK not a Hesse!
     
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