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Old October 09, 2019, 21:38   #1
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Armory USA, Houston TX underfolder

Have a chance to look at a Polish Circle 11 underfolder on an Armory USA reciever. Anyone have experience or opinions on these? Supposedly it is in excellent shape although it has plastic hand guards. Worth $700? Seems a little high but I'm not sure. Thanks!
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Old October 09, 2019, 22:07   #2
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So they’ve been gone for at least 10 years or more. They built a lot of AKs and they sold thousands of receivers. Andy Varrin was a good friend of mine and had training by Mr Kalashnikov himself.....700.00 sounds like a decent price. Their newer receivers were 1.6 mm thick. Much stronger. I would look closely at the rivets and the overall workmanship. If they assembled it, it should be exceptionally well built and would have nicely set rivets etc.
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Thanks for the response!

Is it easy to tell how thick the reciever walls are by just looking at it? I hope to have pics this week.
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Thanks for the response!

Is it easy to tell how thick the reciever walls are by just looking at it? I hope to have pics this week.
Just measure the thickness of the top bend.....
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Old October 11, 2019, 20:53   #5
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Having built several rifles on AUSA receivers (which were generally decent receivers), a couple of comments...

First, at one point in time, they had problems with the twisting (front to back) of their receivers (presumably during heat-treat)...

There were some problems with rusting/pitting at one point in time due to their heat-treat bath process...

I never liked their mag dimples on the receiver (too large and too shallow)...

Having said all that, they generally built up into decent rifles (although I can't speak to the riveting/build quality of others).

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