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Old 06-12-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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Just got a Romy AKM kit from Arms Of America today. Waiting on a Faxon barrel and will order another Childers receiver.

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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those barrels any good?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #3
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I’m hoping those kits hold out long enough until I can afford one! That parts kit looks sick man! I can’t wait to see the finished build if you end up sharing it with us!
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those barrels any good?
Faxon makes good ar barrels and an excellent 7.62x39 ar barrel in 1:8 twist rate. Their new ak barrel is nitrided and is also 7.62x39 with 1:8 twist rate.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:56 PM   #5
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i see they are very proud of their 18" akm barrel for $229. but 16" is $155. $75 less. :-/
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I'd get the 16" 1:8 twist if I got one of the two.
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(LIBERTY BELL SOUND)

DONG!!! (See what I did there?)

Romanian military AKM is good stuff, Maynard. Better than WASR. It's BTDT.

You'll get that "Cold War border guard, shoot first, ask questions later, commie bad guy" looking effect. Get a bayonet for it & walk around your yard with it slung across your chest. Point your "You're next!" finger at anybody who looks at ya.
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Can I buy whatever your smoking? Lol
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(LIBERTY BELL SOUND)

DONG!!! (See what I did there?)

Romanian military AKM is good stuff, Maynard. Better than WASR. It's BTDT.

You'll get that "Cold War border guard, shoot first, ask questions later, commie bad guy" looking effect. Get a bayonet for it & walk around your yard with it slung across your chest. Point your "You're next!" finger at anybody who looks at ya.

Hmm. Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:58 PM   #10
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Faxon makes good barrels my buddy at works uses them to build his AR's and he loves them, I don't see why the AK barrels would be any less desirable.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:14 PM   #11
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Aw come on...

Pall Malls are $3.75 a pack. Knock yourself out! Last time I "got smoked" was in the Army. Years ago.........

(Edit) nope, i was wrong. I thought i,was,gonne,die climbing some,ski,slope on the border of,Macedonia/Kosovo in 2011.

Any Romanian model 63/65 is better than a WASR 10 or,10/63 cuz the new made parts are NEW MADE, not 50+ years old.

With a good heat treated receiver & decent barrel, Romy kits are... well... Pretty good Cheap guns cheaply made. But thats just, like, you know... MY opinion, man.
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You do know there are new Romanian barrels for $160 https://www.centerfiresystems.com/p-...-762x39mm.aspx
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:58 PM   #13
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Get a romanian barrel. I built a romy u/f fron AoA on a childers with the romy barrel and I love it.
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Just got a Romy AKM kit from Arms Of America today. Waiting on a Faxon barrel and will order another Childers receiver.



Nice kit you have there,are you going to keep the original patina on this build ?
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:15 AM   #15
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I picked up a fixed stock from them a bit ago. No cool trench art like yours. Came with a US barrel. I already know I'm gonna have to open up the handguard retainer slot a bit to get it to close. Anyone know if the US barrel is otherwise GTG? Although I like the idea of a Romy barrel, I don't really wanna spend the money.

The kit, just for pics sake. Edit, okay no pic...postimg doesn't seem to work on this forum.

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I have had to massage that slot.
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My Commie Smorgasborg, Hungy, Polish< Russian, Yugoslavian, And the good old USA Plain Steel Barrel. About 1500 rds thru since built. It was on here as a thread, A screw built Krylon Gold Painted Hungarian from AK Builder. Accurate from first shot. Did well at the Goldendale PNW shoot fest. Ran thru about 500 rds in 2 days. Bunch of mag checks. Top Drum Check was fun as hell. What a country had en for 139.00. Head space, measure twice. I pulled my Hungy with a 1/4 inch piece of all thread, and some washers. Good uniform machining on trunnion, and journal. anti sieze. name sez it all.
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Nice kit you have there,are you going to keep the original patina on this build ?
Thanks!! Oh yea and going to strip down the barrel and receiver a little with mineral spirits and a Scotch-Brite pad.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:44 AM   #19
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those barrels any good?
IMHO yes. They are the only barrels that I have ever used. For this build I got the Nitride 16" AKM, Standard Pattern, 7.62x39, 1-8 Twist.

http://faxonfirearms.com/16-akm-stan...twist-nitride/
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Chf Romy barrel for same price from center-fire.
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I’m hoping those kits hold out long enough until I can afford one! That parts kit looks sick man! I can’t wait to see the finished build if you end up sharing it with us!
https://armsofamerica.com/romanianmo...verrare-2.aspx

$269.99. The kit that I got is clean but still needs a little work. No cracks in the wood nor dents in the bolt cover with just a little just a small amount of discoloration on the gas tube. The bolt carrier, gas tube and front trunnion have matching numbers. Very pleased...
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Just curious, why use an American barrel for a Romy build when centerfire and Apex both have Romanian CHF CL barrels for $140??



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+1 Romy barrels! OEM old world quality is better IMHE.
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Just got a Romy AKM kit from Arms Of America today. Waiting on a Faxon barrel and will order another Childers receiver.

That kit sure would look good in here vvv
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Just curious, why use an American barrel for a Romy build when centerfire and Apex both have Romanian CHF CL barrels for $140??
Have a fetish for Faxon. Also use the barrel for one of my 922r parts. And until now I had never heard of Centerfire. Did not look at Apex.
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Can't argue with that.
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Not drilled, no worries. Use my trusty hand drill.
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Ditch the US barrels unless there are no other options. Romanian barrels are what you need to for AKM builds.
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Have a fetish for Faxon. Also use the barrel for one of my 922r parts. And until now I had never heard of Centerfire. Did not look at Apex.
Centerfire carries M&M virgin Romy CHF barrels > Faxon, and is more authentic, but at the end of the day, it's your build, so make yourself happy
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I have used Arms of America nitrided barrels for most of my builds they are great and price is right. Friends of mine say they are very accurate barrels. Never disappointed with anything from Arms of America
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Ditch the US barrels unless there are no other options. Romanian barrels are what you need to for AKM builds.
Well you guys have made a believer out of me. Now I have a new barrel that I have stripped off the finish. It's like being all dressed up and no place to go. I will scout around and see what I can see on a new Romy barrel. Again, wished I had asked here before bolting out for a barrel. I have used Faxon barrels on all of my AR builds with great success. Just thought I would them for this build. Thanks to everyone for the schooling. I really appreciate the info and especially how it was given.
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Centerfire carries M&M virgin Romy CHF barrels > Faxon, and is more authentic, but at the end of the day, it's your build, so make yourself happy
Thanks, I will definitely check them out.
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I have used Arms of America nitrided barrels for most of my builds they are great and price is right. Friends of mine say they are very accurate barrels. Never disappointed with anything from Arms of America
I have used those as well. Also used a AK-Builder barrel. No complaints.
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