View Full Version : WASR-10 or SAR-1?
12-15-2003, 07:53 PM
I went to a gun show last weekend looking for a SAR-1 no luck, but I found a guy with a WASR-10 for $300 and he only had one left. What is the difference between the two and is $300 a good deal. I am very new to AK's and I don't want to lose this deal if it's a good one, but I dont want to get something that is subpar to a SAR-1 thanks for your help...
12-16-2003, 12:27 PM
The SAR-1 is set up to accept any high cap magazine, where the WASR10 is originally an AK that can only take up to 10 round single stack mags. There are conversions done on the WASR10 that get the foreign parts count down and allow it to take high cap mags. Do you know if it had been converted to take the high caps or not?
12-16-2003, 08:03 PM
If its a high cap WASR, go for it. The only difference is it has shims to keep the mag from wobbling instead of dimples. ;)
12-18-2003, 12:42 PM
The dimple look seems more authentic to me. If they were both the same $$ I'd grab the SAR-1 everytime. Functionally speaking, if the WASR-10 is modified to take hi-caps there won't be any operational difference though.
12-19-2003, 07:50 AM
make sure any wasr conversion has the correct feed ramp installed.
for the money, buy the sar-1.
12-19-2003, 12:52 PM
Where are you from? There might be someone in your area who has one (SAR-1) they are willing to part with.
I have both and they both function flawlessly. I have heard complaints stating that 75rd drums were extemely loose in the WASR mag well. Well I have a 75rd Romanian drum it fits my WASR better so than my SAR.
It is my belief the dimples in the receiver do make it look cosemetically better. I would go for the SAR just because of the simple reason.
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