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Did any real East German AK rifles come into the US, as semi-auto commercial rifles or parts kits or NFA registered full autos?
 

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Did anyone get a kit together before the ban in 1989? Since thats the year the D.D.R. fell and the DDR stuff started comming in I doubt it... but I can dream.
 

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One of the problems is thatthe Germans consider the barrel the "firearm" or registered part. They cut that BATF cuts the receiver,not much left but parts.
 

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No civillian semi-auto DDR rifles made it in to the US. The only Com Bloc AK's to come in were the Hungarian FEG SA-85M's and some Yugoslavian rifles imported through Mitchell's.

Kits weren't really around in 1989, that's a relatively new thing.

As Fireman said, the Unified German gov't destroyed the barrels on their surplus rifles.

Many DDR AK's ended up in Finland, and a lot of the DDR AK-74's were given to the US Gov't by the Germans for training and "whatever".
 

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Some E. German AKM rifle kits came in with the other PLO kits.
 

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Q-gunner2 said:
Did anyone get a kit together before the ban in 1989? Since thats the year the U.S.S.R. fell and the DDR stuff started comming in I doubt it... but I can dream.
I couldve sworn the USSR collapsed in '91? :confused:
 

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Q-gunner2 said:
Did anyone get a kit together before the ban in 1989? Since thats the year the U.S.S.R. fell and the DDR stuff started comming in I doubt it... but I can dream.
I couldve sworn the USSR collapsed in '91? :confused:
They did, the DDR fell in 1989.

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Crap! Sorry, you are totally right, I was in E.G. mode... fixed it, thanks for catching my error.
 

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Some DDR AK74's made in into the Netherlands after the collapse of the wall....somehow you don't see them often...EG stocksets are relatively easy to get though (find them fugly though)
 

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Also, many ended up in Jordan for a number of Years.

They( Jordan ), then sold to the U.S. for the New Iraqi Military.

My brother saw a couple crates of them, at his base last Year, that were going to be issued out to the Iraqi's.

The samples seen, he said, were in 'Pristine' condition.
Quote- "couldn't have ever been used!"
 
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