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Romanian WASR 2
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:03:58 AM »
I wanted, ok, had the hankering, err, was lead astray to try a new commie caliber, the 5.45x39. Being true Romanian :o didn't help my temptation any either, as I haven't managed to sniff out another Romanian SKS. It's basically the 1974 revamped version of the Ak47, the round that has also been called the "Poison Bullet"

I dug around and found a sweet bundle for a pretty decent price locally. Came with 3 goodie goodie Russian Ak74 bakelite mags, guess he threw the original away. Also to round out the bundle was a tin and almost a half, 1680rds of Bulgarian 7n6 surplus, the carbon copy of the Russian stuff, that has been since banned, and the spam can opener thumb1. The rifle is an actual Romanian build, typical rough finish work, the sights have a real slight rightward cant, but there was no mag wobble. All of that is since forgiven, like a typical Ak, function triumphs form, I admit it.. it kind of impressed me with the two magazines worth I put through it. The previous owner had installed a Tapco trigger group, which was a sweet addition, it shot perfect, and was shockingly accurate in the distance I was messing with. One other difference I do notice and did like, is almost no muzzle rise and very low recoil when compared to an Ak in the x39 round.

Maybe...... I should have just broke down and got one earlier  chuckles1








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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 08:28:28 AM »
Nice GM!   thumb1
One other thing you may want to consider is changing out the sheppards hook pin retaining spring for a Tapco pin retaining plate that more securely locks in the pins where at times the sheppards hook at times will allow them to walk outwards of the reciever.  The Tapco is very inexpensive and relatively easy to install.
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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 08:42:43 AM »
congrats, looking good.  thumb1
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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 11:12:48 AM »
Nice package man!  thumb1

You need a nice Romanian contract VZ24 to go with your SKSs, WASR-10, WASR-2 and TTC. You probably already have one tucked away.
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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 11:43:30 AM »
sweet Rifle! does that have an upturned bolt handle? I just sold my Sar 2 to help pay for that Yugo LB you all made me get  chuckles1  now Im looking for another to fill its place......... I really love the 5.45 round  thumb1

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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 12:27:12 PM »
No upturned bolt handle...just a standard Ak style handle.

I did dig up a trio of East German Ak74 bakelites today.... 25bucks a piece banana time and some more stuffs.....momma not happy....again nea1
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Nice package man!  thumb1

You need a nice Romanian contract VZ24 to go with your SKSs, WASR-10, WASR-2 and TTC. You probably already have one tucked away.

I'm working on the Romanian stuff... drool2

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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 09:20:00 PM »
The 3 East German bakelites i found.. :)  They color coordinate nicely with the wood on the WASR.  rofl

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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 09:35:53 PM »
nice Bakelite thumb1

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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 02:20:44 AM »
Didn't the atf try to ban this ammo recently? 

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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 02:51:10 AM »
They didn't try.....they did...both times.. banned officially in 2014, then again a judge upheld the ATF decision in 2016.  They banned the surplus Russian/Bulgarian steel core 7n6 ammo, deeming it as armor piercing pistol ammo. Once again, Polish Kbk wz/89S Fabryka Bronie Onyx and Ak74 style pistols bit the hands that created/imported/desired them, if it were just rifles, and no pistols using the round, it might still be imported... At one time, it was rumoured a company was once going down the pistol version road with I believe the PSL....that changed really fricken quick, how long would it take to ban x54r and how much of it is steel core ammo.

There are half a dozen, maybe more makers of grungy non corrosive commercial 5.45mm, Wolf, Silver/Brown Bear, Tula, even Hornady, and with the popularity, ammo shouldn't be much of an issue. Plus it is fairly common to find seal surplus tins and even sealed crates.


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Re: Romanian WASR 2
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 10:58:30 PM »
Nice GM!   thumb1
One other thing you may want to consider is changing out the sheppards hook pin retaining spring for a Tapco pin retaining plate that more securely locks in the pins where at times the sheppards hook at times will allow them to walk outwards of the reciever.  The Tapco is very inexpensive and relatively easy to install.

I recommend lxpony brand retainers... :D
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262468
And that's not a shepherd's hook in there...  fart1 Also the hammer spring should be braided, not straight.

I also have a WASR 2 as my 5.45, a very fun shooter. Congrats!