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    AOA has hand select 1st and 2nd year MD63 kits

    1963 and 1964 MD63 kits in beautiful blued, mint condition with nice hardwood.

    The 1964 is $499 and 1963 is $599

    I ordered the 1964 because they are a little high already. Unlike the other vendors offering these, these are really nice kits.


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    I had a nice blued 1964 like that - Apex sent it in response to them sending me a kit sans trunnion. It was too nice, so I sold it.

    I kept the other matching but worn 1964 kit. After seeing other posters post photos of the early 1960's kits with the trigger being numbered I checked my 1964 the other night - sure enough it had matching numbers on the trigger parts.
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    AOA has hand select 1st and 2nd year MD63 kits

    From a collectors standpoint I like the best example I can get. In this case I am hoping because these are nice it is mostly matching.

    I couldn't see the extra $100 for the 1963, do you agree?


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    From a collectors standpoint it makes perfect sense.

    The extra cost for he 1963 just seems a bit much. I suppose it is worth it if you were born in 1963.
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    AOA has hand select 1st and 2nd year MD63 kits

    I am pumped. Non dong hardwood Romy is where it's at.


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    Most of the early hardwood hand guards were rode pretty hard. Sling hook wear is common - usually an area on the left side that has been worn by sling metal.

    I have yet to see an early hardwood hand guard that looks close to new.
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    Maybe $50 premium. Not $100.


    You know I'm not one to really bitch about prices, but how are we in a $600 no barrel romy world right now?
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    AOA has hand select 1st and 2nd year MD63 kits

    So I called Andrew and I was the first to buy a 64, so I get the pick of 15 kits. (I was wrong, it's only 4 kits I am picking from)
    I figured people are going to have a hard time swallowing $500-$600 Romy kits, plus I missed the Polish Kit boat that last time I would jump on paying a premium to AOA over hoping to get one second hand.


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    The thing that is really starting to piss me off is that the new "Norm" for vendors is that a kit with the same numbers on the trunnion bolt and carrier is considered matching. There is no way in sam hell I'm spending 499 or 599 without every single part on it matching. All matching, is ALL matching. Vendors have weaseled their way into this vague "matching" category. They already go through every kit pieces by piece, why not separate the all matching and charge a premium for those, then the rest could be 3 part matching.

    The last time I ordered from AOA I did hand select and specified the year and hand guard type I want. I wrongfully assumed that the hand select would automatically be all matching. I had to specifically ask for that too. I guess you live and you learn but it all starts to feel a little shysty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weaponmark View Post
    You know I'm not one to really bitch about prices, but how are we in a $600 no barrel romy world right now?
    you said it, MAYBE w/ o.g. barrel no way in hell w/out. virgin romy barrels arent too easy to find right now.
    be a sweet rifle when done but add another 400$ for receiver and barrel...
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    PLEASE whoever gets one of these kits take lots of pix

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    So in this case, on my 1964 AKM, I specifically asked for the kit out of 15 that had the most matching parts. I don't consider bolt/trunnion/carrier to be matching. If we want to get technical, bolt and trunnion could be considered matching. That is not a $500 kit if it is in good condition.

    For $500 dollars I expect a collector level kit. If it's not then in this case I will have to discuss it with him because I am paying a premium.
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    My past experience with him, I asked for a MD65 with all parts matched and he gave me one that matched 100% but the wood that was chewed up. For $300 it was fair. I flipped it, and placed a new order for a 100% matching kit including the wood which is still pending per them finding it.

    I think if you ask them for what you want you will get it, but I learned to be specific. Regardless, let's hold our opinion until I get it. I have a good feeling that for that much damn money it has to be "right" and if it's not I will need a store credit because it will bug the shit out of me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigsplitter View Post
    The thing that is really starting to piss me off is that the new "Norm" for vendors is that a kit with the same numbers on the trunnion bolt and carrier is considered matching. There is no way in sam hell I'm spending 499 or 599 without every single part on it matching. All matching, is ALL matching. Vendors have weaseled their way into this vague "matching" category. They already go through every kit pieces by piece, why not separate the all matching and charge a premium for those, then the rest could be 3 part matching.

    The last time I ordered from AOA I did hand select and specified the year and hand guard type I want. I wrongfully assumed that the hand select would automatically be all matching. I had to specifically ask for that too. I guess you live and you learn but it all starts to feel a little shysty.
    They do not list the kits as "all matching" they guarantee matching trunnion, bolt & carrier in the description.

    Romanian Model 63 Battlefield pickup *1963 year/first year production* Guarantied to have matching serial # bolt, bolt carrier, and trunnion! These are super rare AKM's to come across with major matching serial #'s and we only have a small handful. We are only guaranteeing the bolt, bolt carrier, and trunnion to match but we ensure the kit comes with rare proper 1963 hardwood as pictured.

    These kits are in very good to excellent condition but expect the hardwood furniture to
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    I understand what your saying. My point is just that it seems with most vendors they don't list kits that are 100% matching anymore. They will say things like "Mostly matching major parts", or Matching Trunnion, Bolt and Carrier. I just wish they would offer kits that are 100% matching at a premium.


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    They do not list the kits as "all matching" they guarantee matching trunnion, bolt & carrier in the description.
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    AOA has hand select 1st and 2nd year MD63 kits

    I think it is different with every type of gun. With the East German kits they had didn't they offer them as matching but the recoil rod? I really messed up not buying one of those, I am trying to not repeat the same mistake. Most of y'all have some nice Romanian stuff, I have the MD86 kits.

    Regardless we shall see, I ordered this kit and a nice blue Polish AKM populated kit w polish barrel.


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