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    New to me ak picked up in trade. Tell me about it!

    Learning about the ak platform more and more. Traded a budget ar15 pistol for this, he threw in 350rnds, 8 mixed mags and $100. I know i did pretty good. Its for sure a shooter! Tore it down, fixed the g2 trigger bolt hang, cleaned it really well and sanded wood down with 1k grit and started the tru oil process. Im about 10coats in now.
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    As long as there are no issues like excessive canting of the rear sight base, gas block, or front sight base, WASR 10/63's are good solid rifles that are compatible with the majority of AKM-spec parts and accessories. It has a hammer forged and chrome-lined Romanian barrel and it was assembled from the parts of a de-milled Romanian service rifle. It has a brand new Romanian semi-auto receiver. Based on the trunion markings, it was made from a 1968 dated rifle originally produced at the Cugir arsenal(the arrow in triangle mark). The wood furniture would have originally had a shellac finish, but they were imported with it sanded off and a simple oil-type finish applied.

    You got a good deal on it, as new WASR rifles today are much more expensive and come with really soft wood stocks on them.

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    Replace the paperclip.
    You got a good deal. Not sure what the AR pistol was worth.

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    That's a pretty sweet deal. For a budget pistol all day. Lol and $100!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixy2k View Post
    Replace the paperclip.
    You got a good deal. Not sure what the AR pistol was worth.
    Paperclip? I had about $450 in the build

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    FCG clip should be replaced with a spring steel version. It will retain the pins much better

    They work much better than the bent wire shepherds hook thingy and are cheap.
    needs moar AK

    or beer


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    Good deal, ill order one. I need to pick up a couple thousand rounds for it too. Front sight has a tiny bit of cant (1.5 off) but the irons are dead on. I hate the plastic grip on it as well so thats gonna change. Bases on the serial number re assembled in 94?

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    Great score, welcome aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsaken82 View Post
    Good deal, ill order one. I need to pick up a couple thousand rounds for it too. Front sight has a tiny bit of cant (1.5 off) but the irons are dead on. I hate the plastic grip on it as well so thats gonna change. Bases on the serial number re assembled in 94?

    No, there is no easy way to tell when this was rebuilt into its current form. The WASR 10/63 started showing up around the late 2000's. The "94" you see is simply the last two digits of the serial number. For a good number of years, the Cugir serial number format consists of two letters and four numbers. Current new production WASR have a different style of numbering and serial number format.

    Watch Misha's excellent video on WASR history.https://youtu.be/S7GW5ZwFU7E

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    Thanks,i had been getting mixed info. I do wish i could figure out a bit on its history. Ive always been a ar guy, but i think this rifle is winning me over

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    Nice WASR ! I really like the 1968 trunion, sweet. You definitely scored a nice rifle there.

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    Tru oil finally dry
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    You need a cleaning rod too. Unless it's just not pictured. You'll never use it most likely, but it just looks funny without one.

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    The wood came out great. Get a cleaning rod as was recommended and one of the surplus AK cleaning kits that fit inside the buttstock. The kit and its accesories have a surprising number of uses for working on an AK. A new old stock Romanian leather sling would look great on it.

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    You definitely got the good end of the deal. AR15s are cheaper than ever, just the rifle alone would have been a good trade. But 8 mags, some ammo, and $100 on top of that is just highway robbery.
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