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    WASR 3 Yay or Nay?

    Thinking about about trading some stuff for a WASR 3 the owner wants 500$. Think a 223 akm would be cool, are these as trash as people seem to think they are in 2010?
    It’s really more of I have a gun I don’t want anymore and think it’d be a good trade, but if the WASR 3”s are crap, it may not be worth it


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    I'm going to answer you with an answer I don't like getting, sorry.

    The SAR-3 with the correct Wieger mags and the proper hammer was a great rifle. Very accurate and very reliable. Guessing that the WASR-3 version was similar to the SAR-1 and WASR-10, then I would guess that as long as it uses the correct mags, it should be ok.

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    Get it
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    Sweet thanks y’all

    If it doesn’t work I can always make it work , as long as the trunnion doesn’t explode or summin.



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    SAR-3 rifles came with a factory cut mag well.

    WASR-3 rifles were imported as single stack, then the mag well was opened up to double stack by a US company - Century or their contractor.

    I have a WASR-3 someone actually GAVE me because it had issues.

    They got heavy handed in trying to change the gas piston. A hammer was involved. Note my sig line.

    The mag well was offset when cut. It will feed about 10 rounds before it malfunctions. I need to weld up the receiver with scrap Romy pieces to build up the excessive cut and then cut it correctly.

    The mag wells are the main caution. Hopefully you get some mags with it.


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    I got one for my Grandson to go along with my SAR-3. Changed the fcg to the Red Star one like my SAR-3 to ensure there is a correct hammer so the back of the bolt does not get mushroomed.

    Since then it runs like a raped ape. Only issue is keeping the Grandson supplied with AMMO!
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    Some say why? I say why not. $500 sounds like a good deal. Think what it will cost in another 4 or 5 years.

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    I got one in trade one time,did not look it over very well ( my bad) barrel and all looked fine ,did not appear to have been shot a lot,but when I got back home,and really looked it over noticed
    the Hammer and trigger pin holes in the receiver were egg shaped really bad,must not have been hardened properly

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    The biggest problem with AK rifles in .223/5.56 x 45 is the 45
    The demension is 39mm, not 45.
    This gives an inherant feed issue.
    I will not go into the detail, but if you intend to buy an AK, buy one that shoots what it was designed for.
    7.62x39mm
    5.45x39mm.

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    WASR & SAR 3 series rifles can be good shooters.
    Unfortunately the scarcity of the OEM ( proper) magazines and previous owner ham handed tinkering can ruin or do serious damage the firearm as noted above.

    I have a SAR 3 that runs wonderfully.

    I replaced the original FCG that was gritty and slappy with TAPCO FCG on which I repro filed the hammer so it engages the firing pin at the proper angle.

    SAR 3>>

    Last edited by AKBLUE; 10-25-2019 at 03:44 PM.

 

 

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