The WASR-series rifles use a Romanian-made receiver , but lack the dimple used to center the magazine above the magazine well seen in the other AK series of rifles. Instead WASRs use internally welded spacer plates to center the magazine. The arrangements of the rivets on the receiver and front and rear trunnions are also different from many other AK derivatives. There are no known clones of the WASR series to date. The lack of dimple and rivet layout allows for positive ID in the many different stock configurations.
Well, where was I. Oh yea, the Assault Gun Ban in the s. Just when the Romanians were about to begin to import all their cool AK type rifles in the country, some pencil necked, syphilitic moron decided to force all the countries selling AKs to tap weld the muzzle nuts, replace the butt stocks and pistol grips with a "thumb hole" stock, and grind off the bayonet lugs. This meant that guns that were now considered "Pre-ban" guns soared in value. Today, a pre-ban gun that looks something like this Thank you, Slick Willie, for making it so that guys like me have to spend a LOT more money for the things we want. Good job, fat boy!
Still covered in Cosmo in it's bag. I get it friday. Already eyeing up a set of birch Timbersmith Furniture for it.
View Full Version : Norinco Mak, converting from a thumbhole stock question. Can you convert these from the thumbhole stock to a butt stock and pistol grip would like wood stock and polymer grip? You need to replace 6 parts on that AK with US made parts. If you buy a US made stock set: butt-stock, pistol grip and handguards, that is 3 pieces right there. The answer is yes, but it may not be as easy as previous posters have made it sound.