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Romanian SAR-1 AK-47

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Probation-Officer1, May 20, 2006.

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  1. Probation-Officer1

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    I have just read other forums, and I am paranoid when it comes to my guns - LOL. Anyway someone indicated that the SAR-1 AK-47 will eventually break after you put 40 thousand rounds through it - almost like mileage on a car? Is that true? should I start buying replacement parts? I love the gun - it fires like a dream, and is very well built - not as good as my Rock River AR-15 though - LOL. Any thoughts?


    PLUS REMEMBER IF YOU LIVE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK VOTE REPUBLICAN FOR GOV, and for ASSEMBLY, and SENATE if you want to keep buying these grat guns.
     
  2. V4Vendetta

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    I hope it's not true. They closed the factory where they were made so buying another would mean getting a used which might be a lemon.:uhoh:
     
  3. GunDog44

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    I wouldnt be too concerned. The Rom SAR-1 is better than most AK's out there. Twice the gun of those milled out wasr imports
     
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    All guns wear out from use. No way around it. I don't know what the average service life is for an AK, but 40,000 rounds sounds very respectable.

    There is no hard number of rounds where a firearm becomes useless. Parts will break, springs weaken, and barrels wear out.

    No worries. if you can afford to shoot 40k rounds, then you can afford to pick up another AK, or 2, or 3, along the way.

    So get out there and start wearing that rifle out. :D
     
  5. Probation-Officer1

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    Thank you

    Your right guys - I just love the gun so much, and in NY they are looking to do what they did in California, and put a ban on them (all assault rifles that is)- so I want to obtain them while I can so that means getting replacement parts ASAP- but that is true it loike a car it gets worn with milage - plus I clean and maintain my rifles, and always treat them with kid gloves - so I am sure that will help them in the long run.
     
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    Keep in mind that no matter how long any given firearm is "supposed" to "last," any given part can miss the milestone and break before you expect it. It's never a bad idea to have a spare parts kit around for those firearms that you shoot often/heavily or that you suspect might have difficulty getting parts for in the future.
     
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    Man, do you know how much ammo 40k is? It is a very big pile of ammo crates. It would take a very long time to shoot that much out of one rifle unless all you do is bump fire every time you take that SAR1 out.

    If you are really concerned about it, buy one of those Romanian AK parts kits that are around. That will have every replacement part you need except the receiver.
     
  8. chopinbloc

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    i respectfully beg to differ. i own both and, except for the fact that the sar1 is older, they are both about the same. the only differences are cosmetic (mag dimples, bayonet lug, compensator). the parts for both were made in romania and probably the same factory. they were most likely both assembled in the u.s. by century.
     
  9. Gewehr98

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    I'd take a SAR-1 over a WASR any day.

    No magazine wobble, or trained monkeys at Century trying to grind out a single-stack mag well into something that may or may not accept standard AK mags.


    That's not saying the SAR-1 is the be all/end all of AK clones. My milled receiver Bulgarian SLR-95 is ten times the rifle that my stamped SAR-1 is in terms of fit and finish quality.
     
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