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I own two of these WASR 10’s. I bought the first one because it was inexpensive. I bought the second one because the first one shot so damn well I just had to have another. These are definitely two of the ugliest firearms I own, and definitely two of the most reliable firearms I own (I own a lot of quality firearms by the way). After shooting a few thousand rounds through them, I’ve yet to have a misfeed or jam on either one.
Posted: 6/21/2012 12:42:56 PM EDT
The local gun shop where I am from had a WASR 10/63 selling for $540 w/2 30 rd magazines...."new" condition. I looked at the gun and noticed the thread protector was welded on....and I told the guy that was almost a deal breaker for me in purchasing the gun. Long story short...I purchased the rifle for $499...went home...drimmeled the spot weld off and right off the thread protector went and right on went the ak74 style muzzle brake.
I just bought a WASR10 and it came with a bayonet and eight (8) free magazines. The first thing I did was to put the bayonet on the AK and it fit just fine with no wobble. I had no trouble inserting a magazine until I loaded one with Hornady 7.62×39 ammo. The magazine did not want to fit into the AK. I loaded a Red Army round into the top of the magazine and it worked just fine. I thought the stock could use a little work to make it look nice but on the bright side I could actually use the safety without a hammer. I thought it was a fairly nice AK for the money and I’m glad I bought it. It also digested the rounds without any problems.
I have some rifles. Some are fine precision weapons with distinguished histories. Some just good useful firearms that function well despite their low price. My WASR is one of those. Mine is not picky about mags, thankfully, as I have been able to take advantage of the Eastern European surplus market. It seems to eat anything, including hollow points, and soft points. I don’t worry about the slight mag wobble in mine. It disappears when the mags are loaded.