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Old June 06, 2019, 17:56   #1
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Century AK74 sporter at original price

I hate century crap but I found a century Bulgarian AK74 for $400. Should I get it. I’ve always avoided century but at this price idk. I feel like even if it has cantid irons it still might be worth it (I’ll be using red dots 75% of the time) what do you think?
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Old June 07, 2019, 03:02   #2
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I say go for it. I've had more good Century rifles than bad.
$400 is worth the chance.
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Old June 07, 2019, 03:13   #3
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AK's can handle a lot of abuse, even from angry beavers and still deliver good solid service.

Pick it up, ain't like one can't replace anything needing replacement on the cheap.

It was made to be simple to maintain, robust, and reliable, not a whole lot there to go wrong.
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Old June 07, 2019, 06:28   #4
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Also, if you decide to sell you should be able to get your investment back

I would buy an AK74 for $400 if I found one
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Old June 07, 2019, 16:27   #5
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I don't think the 74s suffered from the same problems they had with the Polish Tantals and the wrong bore diameters and keyholing. But I am not positive.
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Old June 08, 2019, 13:20   #6
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I'd take the muzzle break off and do the bullet test before purchasing.



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Old June 08, 2019, 16:57   #7
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I'd take the muzzle break off and do the bullet test before purchasing.
As would I...

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Old June 09, 2019, 22:54   #8
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I don't think the 74s suffered from the same problems they had with the Polish Tantals and the wrong bore diameters and keyholing. But I am not positive.
I had one of those Tantal's, on the outside they were really nice looking, but that barrel!!!! Boy was that a headache. I called numerous times to complain, 1 lady actually told me that the bullet was designed to keyhole!!! I laughed so hard that she knew I was on to her BS. I told her that any country's general that approved of such a design would be taken out and shot. In the end they gave me a full refund.

Anyway, that was one of the few bad ones I had.
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Old June 10, 2019, 00:06   #9
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I found one last Sat and the asking price was $750.
I already have a Century built one and its built on a Nodak receiver and its a great well made gun.Has the correct barrel BTW a very good shooter.
If I wasn't saving for a milled Bulgy kit I would at least try to talk the guy down from 750 to $500 on the one I saw.
There is plenty of decent ammo out there for 74s.
$400 would be a no brainer go get it.
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Old June 11, 2019, 12:05   #10
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At $400, it's worth the gamble.
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Old June 12, 2019, 08:26   #11
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Bullet test may not mean much. If it's foreign parts built by century monkeys, it may be a winner or loser. Worst case you could fix anything that may not be right for such a cheap price.
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Old June 13, 2019, 16:15   #12
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I had a century arms ak-74 years ago and it ran flawless. I don’t recall if the front sight was canted. In today’s market and the upcoming presidential elections I would jump on it. Just my two sense.
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Old June 20, 2019, 07:25   #13
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Looks like a good deal to me
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Old July 01, 2019, 05:37   #14
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Be like the friend I mentioned in http://falfiles.com/forums/showpost....9&postcount=6: stall long enough until the price doubles and then say "just as I was about to buy the price went up!" His latest moaning is that he only have 2 AK mags because he can't find non-Korean ones for $8 or factory Glock magazines for less than $25. I do remember giving him tons of links last year, so this year I am done.
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Old July 01, 2019, 17:57   #15
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I hate century crap but I found a century Bulgarian AK74 for $400. Should I get it. I’ve always avoided century but at this price idk. I feel like even if it has cantid irons it still might be worth it (I’ll be using red dots 75% of the time) what do you think?
I am a buyer in the firearms industry. I once asked my Century Arms rep if they still made these as I was interested in picking one up for myself. He didn't specify, but informed that they had some major problems with the 5.45 rifles and that they had stopped building them.
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Old July 01, 2019, 18:40   #16
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Well, did you get it OP??
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