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Old 01-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Well I bought my dream rifle AK 47 WASR 10/63 I wish I could of got a better brand but I got what I could at the time. Well when I first shot the weapon for the first time I noticed something that I even noticed better shooting. When I fired the weapon it throw out sparks is the best way I could put it . I fired 22 rounds total and the same thing every round. Is this normal. I took it to the dealer I bought it from and they said they called century arms and they said it was normal is this true. What do you guys think please comment back thank you very much
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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I forgot to say I was useing wolf ammo 123 gran
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:25 PM   #3
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If you mean sparks coming out of the muzzle when you fire, yeah, that's normal. Just specks of unburnt powder that finish burning as they are coming out of the barrel.

If it is grouping okay, I would forget about it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #4
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I've got a WASR that throws sparks. my Mak 90 doesn't do it....my gp1975 doesn't do it...but my WASR does. I'm no gunsmith but my best guess is the deep rifling in the chromed barrel. I will say that it doesn't effect the rifle as far as I can tell and I've fired a couple thousand rounds through it. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you and know that there's at least one other person out there whose noticed the same thing with no problems.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:37 PM   #5
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Thank u guys very much I wont worry about it then just fire the hell out of it lol
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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I really love my new wasr it as no canted front sight gas tubes straight. Don't like the wood its ruff but am going to fix that. One other question on your Guy's rifle how is your bolt carryer as it Comes out the gas block. Mine doesn't seem to come out all the way straight when I pull it back almost all the way it moves to the right side a little almost rubs the side of the gas block is that ok
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My 10/63 (1974) has been great, 2000 rounds no issues and yes she shoots sparks! lol

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Very nice wasr looks really damn good. Why did you do to your wood on the weapon
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Sorry I ment what did you do to your wood to make it look like it does
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Sorry I ment what did you do to your wood to make it look like it does
I sanded the wood down smooth with 800g, 1000g, and 2000g sand paper, mixed up some shellac (70% orange/30% Ruby red). put about 5 thin coats of shellac then two coats of tung oil. It matched the Russian grip very well. I got the shellac chips from www.shellac.net Hope that helps
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Yes that does and thank u. I really like that look I've seen some that people have done but really didn't like how red they came out.
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I was trying to match the color of the russian grip. I think it worked out well
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:16 PM   #13
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ive been looking for a 1984 dated trunion for ever, i hate that they waisted one in a wasr.... grrr.. that said im glad your happy with your rifle.
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ive been looking for a 1984 dated trunion for ever, i hate that they waisted one in a wasr.... grrr.. that said im glad your happy with your rifle.

I also have a 84 dated trunion, it wasnt wasted since it happens to be on my gun ^^. Honestly my WASR shoots about 10x better than my old Norinco. I traded that pos for a SKS, 2nd best gun trade ever.

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One other question on your Guy's rifle how is your bolt carryer as it Comes out the gas block. Mine doesn't seem to come out all the way straight when I pull it back almost all the way it moves to the right side a little almost rubs the side of the gas block is that ok

Missed this post b4 since I got distracted by AK porn. Mine also had a small hiccup when I got it out the box. Check the rails in your receiver that guide the bolt carrier. I had a tiny dimple on the scope mount side. A screwdriver and a good tap with a hammer took care of it, slams fine now.

My friend got his WASR the same day and had a similar problem. Wasn't one spot, the ejection side seemed to drag. Rail was fine, bolt carrier groove had a burr on it. Some filing with a micro model file solved that issue as well.

I further polished my bolt carrier 1) for looks 2) I do not trust gun coat/ spray/ paint of any kind on the internals. Do the same.

All in all I feel like I got the upperhand for the money invested. PWS muzbreak otw and am putting the 3rd coat of red on the furniture now.
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ive been looking for a 1984 dated trunion for ever, i hate that they waisted one in a wasr.... grrr.. that said im glad your happy with your rifle.
Yikes! Nice slap in the face to folks that have WASR's.

They're not "wasted" on WASR's. The WASR is produced exactly for what it's made for - an economical and functional alternative to the US-made kit builds and other AKM-style rifles out there. Thankfully, they allow other folks to enjoy the hobby without spending a small fortune on looks.

It doesn't have the "dimples" like the more common AKM-receiver rifles have but big deal. That's just one rung below all the other semi-automatic AKM-style rifles out which have the dimples but also aren't aesthetically and internally close to the real one. They'll really never be. So, it's a minor issue.

Even if you had a 1984-dated trunnion, one could still say it would be "wasted' using it a kit build on a US-made receiver with US parts. Kind of like if you bought an East German 30rd bakelite magazine and put a bright orange US-made follower and floorplate in it. For someone who may have been looking for that magazine variant, they might say that magazine is wasted with the orange follower and floorplate.

It's all in how you look at things.

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Yikes! Nice slap in the face to folks that have WASR's.

They're not "wasted" on WASR's. The WASR is produced exactly for what it's made for - an economical and functional alternative to the US-made kit builds and other AKM-style rifles out there. Thankfully, they allow other folks to enjoy the hobby without spending a small fortune on looks.

It doesn't have the "dimples" like the more common AKM-receiver rifles have but big deal. That's just one rung below all the other semi-automatic AKM-style rifles out which have the dimples but also aren't aesthetically and internally close to the real one. They'll really never be. So, it's a minor issue.

Even if you had a 1984-dated trunnion, one could still say it would be "wasted' using it a kit build on a US-made receiver with US parts. Kind of like if you bought an East German 30rd bakelite magazine and put a bright orange US-made follower and floorplate in it. For someone who may have been looking for that magazine variant, they might say that magazine is wasted with the orange follower and floorplate.

It's all in how you look at things.
you are 100% correct, the statment came out of my frustration at not being able to find a 1984 dated romanian trunion. didnt mean for it to come off so harsh.

ive had a build in mind for a long time i want to build a 1984 dated rommy underfolder since im of romy ancestry born in 84 and as of yet dont own an underfolder.
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Well I bought my dream rifle AK 47 WASR 10/63 I wish I could of got a better brand but I got what I could at the time. Well when I first shot the weapon for the first time I noticed something that I even noticed better shooting. When I fired the weapon it throw out sparks is the best way I could put it . I fired 22 rounds total and the same thing every round. Is this normal. I took it to the dealer I bought it from and they said they called century arms and they said it was normal is this true. What do you guys think please comment back thank you very much

better brand? lol I wouldnt sale my WASR for $1000/ wouldnt trade for an arsenal.......it shoots mostly under 4inch groups at 100 and Ive got over 1500rds threw mine (500 w/o cleaning) 0 problems..besides the sparks
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ive got like 4 coats of a cabernet finish on mine with 3 coats of glossy and i love it, i also polished the bolt carrier and smoothed some surfaces for smoother function.

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They are good Ak's, Century is shipping me a new rifle, i send it back 2 weeks ago with a pitted barrel so they are sending me a new rifle!

they shoot decent groups for CQB ! I love my WASR 10/63, i noticed they are getting harder and harder to find and also if they are available the prices are high, i wonder why that is?
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They are good Ak's, Century is shipping me a new rifle, i send it back 2 weeks ago with a pitted barrel so they are sending me a new rifle!

they shoot decent groups for CQB ! I love my WASR 10/63, i noticed they are getting harder and harder to find and also if they are available the prices are high, i wonder why that is?
Demand is exceeding production. Simple as that. I've predicted for months now that a 10/63 will go for $500 before 2012. It's already gone from $375 on average to $425 in the span of a few months already.
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Demand is exceeding production. Simple as that. I've predicted for months now that a 10/63 will go for $500 before 2012. It's already gone from $375 on average to $425 in the span of a few months already.
I picked up my WASR 10/63 a few weeks ago at a local shop for $449 OTD with 2 steel mags. Today at another gun shop they had a couple 10/63's for $520 each.
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Sale at my Dunhams has 10% off any rifle over 400. It puts the no mutts nutts 10/63 @ 380 b4 tax. Sale ends on the 10th. ><

I wanna go buy 2 more right now but I am trying to save money for Knob Creek.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:10 PM   #24
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is this what your reffering to as "sparks flying out of the end"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0jsRACatpg

if so, it is very normal and if it didnt do that, i would think something was wrong.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:32 AM   #25
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theyre getting hard to find cuz the atf is buying them up
i hear wasr's are everywhere in mexico
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