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Old December 23, 2018, 12:58   #1
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Rescued Wasr

This was a poorly treated and neglected ban era WASR with the worse refinishing job I have ever seen, it was unevenly applied and had bubbles in the stain. The after market dust cover would not even fit the rifle.

-Removed all the Handguards and Funiture. Replaced the wood with brand new polish set by WBP I think, than added a Bakelite Surplus pistols grip. New polish dust cover.

-Sawed off the barrel nut weld and added a tabuk Flash hider

-Added a belemo Posp scope with custom made RLO leather cheek riser

Rifle now easily rings steel at 200 yards off handed and looks half decent compared to its former self.


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Old December 23, 2018, 13:05   #2
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Nice. Bring it to WAC
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Old December 23, 2018, 13:21   #3
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I like it!
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Old December 23, 2018, 14:40   #4
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Nice. Bring it to WAC

Iíll try to drop by soon, got a couple new Suppressors
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Old December 23, 2018, 17:03   #5
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Old December 24, 2018, 09:22   #6
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Very cool. Any chance of posting a before picture?
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Old December 25, 2018, 20:28   #7
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I'll Take it!!! Really a Nice rifle now.

Good job on it wish it was mine for around the house use.
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Old December 25, 2018, 21:26   #8
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Here's a digital picture of a 35mm picture I took of a WASR which I "rescued" if you will, back in the early 2000's. At a Charlotte, NC gun show, a vendor had a whole pile of AK's that had been through a warehouse fire. All the stocks were burnt off, but otherwise they were complete. I paid about $50 for the rifle, $1 for the upper handguard, $1 for the lower handguard. The tension was gone from the springs. I bought used springs at the show for $10 and a 30 round German magazine for $5. I could not source a buttstock so I made my own from a culled a 2x4. Stripped, cleaned, installed new/used parts and painted rattle can black. Rifle shot like a champ, 1000 plus rounds and no malfunctions, and a whole lotta fun. Those were the dayz. Total investment about $67.00 give or take. I think the grip was also like $1 at that show.
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Old December 26, 2018, 18:08   #9
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I really like that cheek riser. You made it?
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Old December 27, 2018, 10:20   #10
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I really like that cheek riser. You made it?
That was an experiment. The riser (wood block) was drilled with a drill bit all the way through, as was the stock. Using a carriage bolt/riser/nut with thread locker, and finally a nut/washer on the bottom of the stock, I could get about 1/2 inch of rise. The bolt hole was counter sunk if you will to accept and hide the head of the carriage bolt, locked nut, and free moving nut on the bottom of the stock. I never mounted a scope on this rifle. The goal at that time was to own an AK for around $100.This little beater satisfied that objective. I am sure had I used the cheek riser it would have eventually failed, as it was not robust, but, it still was fun to tinker at the time.
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Old December 27, 2018, 11:36   #11
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Perplexing posts, but... sweet looking Ak...
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Old December 27, 2018, 12:46   #12
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-Sawed off the barrel nut weld and added a tabuk Flash hider
You did a fantastic job Brother JonathanW. Would you please expound on your installment of the flash hider? Do you have to thread or "re-thread" the barrel or is it pinned? I need to put some kind of flash hiders on a couple of AK variants and that one looks great.

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Old December 28, 2018, 21:15   #13
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Great job on the rifle.
I have had probably 8 WASR 10/63s and never had a bad one.
Never had a new production WASR 10 but I am sure its a fine rifle.
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Yeah, what he said
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Old December 29, 2018, 22:49   #15
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You did a fantastic job Brother JonathanW. Would you please expound on your installment of the flash hider? Do you have to thread or "re-thread" the barrel or is it pinned? I need to put some kind of flash hiders on a couple of AK variants and that one looks great.

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Thank you! And it was already threaded from the factory, the nut was welded in place. 5 mins with a saw got it loose and removed. It eliminates the flash very well
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I really like that cheek riser. You made it?
If you are referring to mine, it was made by RLO in Florida
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If you are referring to mine, it was made by RLO in Florida
I was but was glad for Southern's explanation too since I did something similar for an L1A1 once.
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Old January 05, 2019, 18:34   #18
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What is RLO in Florida ?
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RLO custom leather
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I bought a Romy-G in really bad shape years ago for $40. The guy I bought it from was abusing it on purpose to the point of running it over with his truck to see if it would fire.




Here, you can see how the receiver was bent after being run over. Yes, the gun still fired.


Fully disassembled. All matching parts.


And after repairs, parts replacement, new stock, and refinish. I already had a Romy G so I wound up selling for a pretty good profit even after what I put into it.
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Old February 17, 2019, 12:25   #21
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I have an early SAR-1 and a Century WASR takes hicap mags. The SAR-1 USA great shooter. Just added a Red Star trigger group. Iíve heard all the ragging about how cheap crap the WASRís are but mine shoots great and would buy another. I just dark stained the shoulder stock, replaced the pistol grip and front handguards with commie Bakelite, and installed a Red Star trigger group.👍
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Old February 18, 2019, 01:18   #22
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Nice rescues!

+1 for the RSA Trigger!

I put one in my SAR-1 years ago.....best money I ever spent on it!
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