OK my budy stumbled across some nice priced WASRs. Do they have any odd little things I should look for?
And do they use standard AK parts or are they like some SAIGAS where you have to get special stuff
I've got 2 WASRs and they are fine guns. Obviously they're not going to be like $800-900 Arsenals but they are still fine guns.
With the older WASRs you do have to watch out for canted sights but most of the ones out there now are fine.Also, make sure it takes double stack mags.That is the only way to go.
My first one actually had some rough wood on it, but I did a little bit of sanding to smooth it out and with several, SEVERAL coats of Tru-oil, the wood turned out quite nice. They make good little project guns.
Thanks for the heads up I'm working the numbers on my budget right now to see if I can work it in. Problem is that I think my girl might bayonet me with my M44 if I DO get another gun this year. We'll have to see how it plays out
Carpe, I don't know if you've made your decision yet, but I say definately get it. I just got one 2 days ago and love it. I broke mine down and cleaned it first thing b/c I read on a few AK forums that Century leaves metal shavings in the receiver when they grind out for the double stack mag. I had a few shavings in mine. But, I took it out today and emptied two mags flawlessly. Mine was $375 with 3 mags, bayonet, mag pouch, oil bottle, sling, and cleaning/tool kit.
My weasel buddy grabbed one, it's got the Dragunov style stock (WANT!!!)
and came with 2 single stack 10rnd and 1 5rnd mag. He is sure this one only takes single stacks but everything I've read says Century widens all of the them to take doubles.
I want hi-cap (and a freakng drum mag) not this 5 & 10 stuff
BTW this is his first AK and he has done NO research on them.
He uses me for that. (and he's still whining about the M44 he bought cause of me. :twisted: he thinks I didn't explain the kick enough)