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Old February 22, 2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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AK 47 HELP!

My friend offered to sell me his custom Century Arms WASR 10 AK 47 for $750.The receiver shell and barrel are stock while the innards are all custom, custom stock, muzzle break, and magwell was professionally redone by a gunsmith.The slide is chrome and the trigger is the otlriginal tapco g2, but had work done by the gunsmith for a smoother pull It also has a magpul sling and optic mount and comes with a 30 round tapco clip and gun case. All work done on it was done by a gunsmith.He said that it has 1000 rounds through it.Im just wondering if this is a good deal or not.Here is a picture below of the rifle.

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Old February 22, 2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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AK 47 HELP!

In today's market, any "assault" rifle under $1000 is a good deal. Below $800 is a great deal.
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Old February 22, 2013, 03:51 AM   #3
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As long as the barrel hasn't overheated or been abused, I'd probably jump on that, in today's market.
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Old February 22, 2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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Seems like a reasonable deal, especially in today's market. An adjustable stock was the best thing I ever did for my AK (followed closely by the Hogue grip like the one you pictured).

The mag release looks more complex than mine, maybe that's a California thing? Also, I'm surprised he didn't have the safety changed out or modified to provide a hold-back slot for the bolt handle as long as it was being worked on by a smith.

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Old February 22, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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I'd pass on it personally. most of the custom work is just cosmetic stuff. Tapco mags are cheap and plentiful. At the end of the day its still just a WASR with a bunch of plastic added to it for 750?
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Old February 22, 2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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I'd pass. I can't see spending anything more than a few hundred dollars on an AK built around a 1mm receiver. Tapco parts are common us parts; the rest is just for show.
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Old February 22, 2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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$750 is a hard pill to swallow for a WASR, I'm not gonna lie. If it's worth it to you- I mean, you ARE AK-less right now- personally, I'll wait for tax time. You'll see some real soon on GB
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Old February 22, 2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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My friend offered to sell me his custom Century Arms WASR 10 AK 47 for $750.The receiver shell and barrel are stock while the innards are all custom, custom stock, muzzle break, and magwell was professionally redone by a gunsmith.The slide is chrome and the trigger is the otlriginal tapco g2, but had work done by the gunsmith for a smoother pull It also has a magpul sling and optic mount and comes with a 30 round tapco clip and gun case. All work done on it was done by a gunsmith.He said that it has 1000 rounds through it.Im just wondering if this is a good deal or not.Here is a picture below of the rifle.
How bad do you want an personal defense rifle?

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At the end of the day its still just a WASR with a bunch of plastic added to it for 750?
I tend to agree.
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Old February 22, 2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Childish tacti-cool crap added to what is essentially a $400 rifle does not a good deal make...

Pass.

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Old February 23, 2013, 06:13 PM   #10
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The mag release looks more complex than mine, maybe that's a California thing?
I saw that mag release yesteday on, I think, AIM Surplus' webiste. Appears to clamp to the existing one and turn it into something you can operate with (hopefully) a bit less fumbling.
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Old February 24, 2013, 02:04 AM   #11
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Yeah, that mag release looks more like a "tactical" add on.

As far as buying it, I guess the cost is all relative to the current craziness of the market. If it were Oct 2012 I would say no way in heck.

If you are really thinking the future sale of rifles such as this will be outlawed I would say jump on it right away.

If you are confident that nothing will happen as far as AWB then pass on this one and buy a better quality one later.
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Old February 24, 2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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It needs to be rivet on.

Personally I think my mag release is totally cooler...

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