Post-sunset AK question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shmackey, Nov 5, 2004.

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  1. Shmackey

    Shmackey Member

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    Sorry if this is elementary; I searched and didn't find an answer.

    Can one find or assemble an AK-47 with a folding stock that's not a pricey pre-1989 or pre-1994 (not sure which applies) model?

    I haven't seen any, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something. I'm interested in a milled-receiver, well-assembled AK with a folding stock. (Preferably with a recoil pad, although I suspect that's a tall order.) Thanks.
     
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    If you build it yourself, you have to play the parts count game to get around 922(r). If you buy it from a dealer, it should already have the parts replaced and you have to do nothing.
     
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    The simple legal way is to buy a cheap already legal pre-sunset configured Romanian WASR-10 hicap AK clone and replace its stock with a Romanian sidefolder (about $50 or so). The wood stock is Romanian, not a US made compliance part, so the swap is 100% legal.

    However, if you decide to replace the pistol grip, use a US made part only as the grip is one of the compliance parts used by Century to make the rifle legal.

    The only problem is that the WASR's are stamped instead of milled and build quality varies greatly. Mine had the canted gas and sight block issues, but Century fixed them free of charge.

    Pic of my WASR-10
     
  5. benEzra

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    TAPCO (www.tapco.com) makes a good looking (and inexpensive) Galil-style sidefolder that is probably a LOT more comfortable than the steel-rod underfolder. (I've heard that the original underfolder also tends to loosen up over time, but that may be just rumor.) I haven't tried one, but it looks solid.

    As others have mentioned, you don't have to worry about the "AWB" anymore, but you do have to worry about the 18 USC 922(r) rules, which means you must follow the parts count rule religiously.
     
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    www.aimsurplus.com is selling the converted US compliant WASRs with folding stocks now for $359.95
     
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