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Old March 18, 2013, 05:55 AM   #1
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WASR project

Bought a WASR from a guy on here. I was looking for a new project and I got a good deal on it. It had some typical WASR problems and the magwell and mag latch area needed some filing and widening. Got everything worked out and gave it a makeover. Its running really well. Got out with it yesterday for some run and gun in the woods. I was also testing a Trijicon RMR dual illuminated 7moa for the first time and I really like that as well. Its very quick and the dot was quite bright in the sun and the shade as well. I might just leave it on the WASR.

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Old March 18, 2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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I like the way it looks now. Congrats!
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Old March 18, 2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Hope you kept the wood in case your change your mind about the plasic look.

Otherwise, congratulations!!!!!
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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I did. I dont think I will change my mind though. I have several other almost identical sets.
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Old March 19, 2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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I have a single stack WASR that I opened the mag well up on and replaced the wood with plastic. I removed the barrel nut and installed a slant break.

All in all it was a fun project, but I opened the magwell a bit too much for some of the thinner military surplus steel mags. They wobble side to side and ocasionally I get a FTF. The problem never happens if I use the TAPCO polymer mags. They are a bit thicker in the body and don't have any side to side movement when inserted in the gun.

Your WASR looks pretty cool. What stock/forearm/pistol grip are those? I used the Tapco stuff, and it isn't as substantial as your furniture.

All in all, though, for a $300 gun, I had a ball with converting the single stack to accept double stack mags!

I'm sure you had as much fun as I did! Great looking rifle.
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Old March 19, 2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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Your sight costs more than your rifle.

Which is not an unusual thing.
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Old March 19, 2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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I got the RMR brand new on Amazon for $425
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Old March 19, 2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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The stock is tapco, the grip is hogue, the foregrip is tapco, and I dont remember who makes the rail. Ive had it sitting in a cardboard box for a couple years. Maybe UTG? I just put it on while I wait for a midwest industries to arrive. Foregrip will be replaced with a magpul AFG
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Old April 1, 2013, 02:33 PM   #9
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I like it. Any chance you want to sell the wood from your old set up??
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Old April 2, 2013, 12:20 AM   #10
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Congrats! Very nice WASR AK. The upgrades are definitely a plus.

I also recently bought a used WASR 10/63 and it is just as accurate as my AR--with iron sights . My only issues are a stiff mag release and minor magwell issues, but I use mostly steel mags so its not a big deal.
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