I've had a shitty day and nothing makes me happier than Soviet engineering so can we get one of these going?
Bought my first nugget on Monday!
What should I do with it? What slings work best? What ammo is recommended?
almost all of mine scrunched together
>What should I do with it?
Get out and shoot it. Bring some paper towels with because you'll probably melt out some more cosmoline if you heat it up. It took me a few shooting sessions to get it to stop bleeding from the stock 100%. Also, bring a 40cal or so wire brush & mop on a rod in case you have sticky bolt. If you have problems, wire brush the crap out of the chamber, then use the mop to wipe it out. Repeat if necessary.
I really like the sling it comes with, so buy one if you have to.
Russian factory 188 ammo is the best quality ammo IMO when it comes to surplus. Otherwise the noncorrosive LVE headstamped stuff from novobirisk(however you spell it) is pretty good too. I haven't shot much for noncorrosive, but I at least know that's some pretty good stuff.
Well, what else what you expect in a slavshit thread?
>fuck this wasn't supposed to besideways
better? toned down the resolution too since you must be using a "16mp" camera that cannot in any way do 16mp.
>tfw all I have is silver duct tape & masking tape ;~;
>tfw no original soviet blue electric tape
they told me an S4 would have a good camera...
Is that plum on the far left jawn?
There's also an Egyptian Maadi in the picture. Both based off of Slavshit tho
>they told me an S4 would have a good camera...
It does, for a phone, IF you have good lighting. Set them outside in natural light. Indoors with open windows doesn't cut it.
But I can make my indoor pics look way better with more detail grabbed just by throwing a really bright led spotlight behind thin white shirt to disperse the light.
I don't remember if you can tone down the resolution, but try something more like 5mp and you'll still get a plenty large, but far clearer picture.
same, it's glorious to be able to walk out the door and shoot whatever I want and whenever I want
Someday I'll have to get me one of those. I just love the mosin action more than anything else I've used thus far, it's fun to slam that bolt handle home every time.
Yeah, MN. Nothing but farmland with maybe 1-2 houses per square mile, if even that if you averaged it.
I would never disgrace it like that
>copped gun, 2 mags, cleaning kit, clip, & 180 rounds from an acquaintance for $300
>ordered a couple missing parts, now selling $450
at least I'll break even... it's a great shooter. I'm just not a huge fan of the SKS platform
Scored this SKS as my first shooter at a gun show a couple days ago for 450 dollars. 1952 Tula manufactured, all matching numbers, Perfect bore, and laminated stock. Sling, cleaning kit, ammo pouches and stripper clips were included as well.
Did I do good or did I get ripped off? I don't really care anyway, I'd just like to know.
It's in 556, otherwise an rpk-74 clone. But yeah, vepr-1v rpks were available for a short time in late 2013 or 14 right before the russian import ban rumors started because of ukraine. Luckily it didn't affect veprs. They sold out and doubled in price overnight pretty much. I'd have to assume it won't be the last of them we see, but so far I haven't even heard a rumor that they'll be imported again.
There was one on gunbroker posted here last night. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=519375411
I'll be monitoring that out of curiosity. I want to know what it's worth even if I have no intention of selling mine.
Yeah I suppose, the only setback is the fact that it's a refurb, but I don't care about that as long as it works as good as it looks, because I'm no collector. What do rifles like mine usually go for compared to nonrefurbs?
It's a replica of the Shashka (pic related) issued to the Cossacks who fought alongside the Germans against the Soviets
I'm sorry but I could never into VZ 58. They remind me too much of a pair of flared bell bottom jeans
Nice 74s. I've been crushing on Bulgarian 74s HARD for a long time. Is the jawn in the middle a Maadi?
Are the Serb AKs worth it? I love my Maadi & Saiga but I have no Serb guns
Love it. I bought a Springfield XDs. 45 and sold it two weeks later when I found this one locally. Great ergonomics and an aluminum alloy frame so it feels solid in your hand. . My only real gripes are the small slide, but once you get the hang of racking it it's not an issue.
SKS, AK, and Mosin.
The holy trinity.
My dad just got an SKS, my good friend has an AK.
I got to shoot a Mosin for the first time a week ago, 10/10. Felt amazing to hit a steel plate from 100 yards with just iron sights (he had a shorter carbine version with no scope)
>obtain Tapco FDE smooth side mag
>spend about 30 minutes covering it in black Sharpie
I like mine.
Feels well put together and haven't had any problems with it. No big furniture market for them like most AKM pattern rifles but with a dremel and some other tools you can make some fit like the Zhukov handgrips. Mine is an OPAP because I figured a thicker receiver and bulged trunnions would be better in the long run plus they're usually cheaper than the standard NPAP rifles.
ACE and Krebs custom make an adapter to fit triangle stocks, folding mechanisms, and collapsible stocks. I think Krebs makes the better of the two.
While we're discussing slavshit is it true that Arsenal has shit QC? Anyone had problems? I thought they were kinda the gold standard for non Russian AKs
Who's the importer? Mine never had any issues
A friend of mine has an OPAP and it feels very robust and comfortable. I've heard that the furniture fitting is an issue. Don't they accept any pistol grip tho?
thx pal you should try it. Don't believe what people say about the Tapco mags. They work great.
I really like the look of Rick's AK from TWD but its kind of a bastard abomination; AKM body, Type 56 front sight, plum furniture. Are there any AKs that actually have all these features or even just an AKM with plum furniture or would I have to do it all aftermarket?
Yeah any pistol grip is compatible. At worst you might have to get a different bolt, but that's easy to get. I'd like to get an m76 fat cap grip, but I might just settle on a polymer one from roninsgrips. They've made theirs so it fits straight onto the receiver without the metal fuller.
Oh and for whatever reason they don't have a rear sling mount. Only the front mount on the gas block. Still easy to remedy, but inconvenient. I had my mosin sling rigged on it for a bit, but it wasn't comfortable and was hard to use for stabilizing by wrapping the sling around your arm.
No, it's a regular vz58.
They're both functional, but the vz58 is nicer in every way when it comes to it's action, fit and finish. It's made from new parts, not worn kits.
Ding ding ding, I wasn't expecting someone knowledgeable about AKs to post so quickly
Nope, Czechs are Slavic
It's funny how you people always say this whenever you see a vz anywhere and always assume that every single vz ever is always a Century.
>Welded barrel extension
>Lack of a bayonet lug
>Safety selector is capable of pointing forward
Czechpoints and Centuries are easy as hell to tell apart, and you obviously lack the knowledge to distinguish between the two.
You're gonna love this then, pic related.
Serbian's and chinese make pretty good ak's my friend.
It really doesn't interfere with reloading at all, and actually does help stability in rapid fire situations quite a bit, IMO it's pretty good.
With a kit and a receiver, easiest way would be a time machine to 3 years ago with 500 dollars and either buy a polish one like I have or a romanian AES-10b like everyone else has.
I haven't had a chance to really see how it does from bench rest at any real distance but from a standing position at about 50 yards, it did about as well as my AR.
I paid $780 for it OTD. The only issue I had with it is that the mag well was a bit tight. A little filing and now it's perfect. Everything else is great. I'd say it was well worth it.
Strike One is great minus the shit slide finish and mediocre trigger. The slide finish rubbed off by just taking the gun out of the case! You can buy new versions with a better trigger and I would advise to get those versions. The trigger is very meh. Also, break-in periods is required. It is also a really big gun. Would recommend despite the flaws.
Where is the finish wearing? I've been using mine in a holster and it looks fine. a buddy of mine lightly stoned his striker and it made the trigger pull so much better
Top of the slide. The wear on the finish from gun foam is unacceptable to me. Even the engravings are super rough and one can feel burrs from the engraving still there. I'm super interested in how you did the trigger job. Any chance you could take a pic or give more details on how to go about this?
Pretty light for the size. Its a g34 size weapon. The barrel is the thickest of all my handguns. Points very naturally, though the weirdly shaped rear sight takes some getting used to.
Just buy one, with Russian furniture and $200 tax it cost $1,700.
Front of the striker and corresponding trigger surface
The only Slavshit I have is a 91/30 and a WW AK-74. Funny story about the 74.
>buy from Classic because whynot.jpg
>functions pretty nicely, ejection kind of bad and inconsistent
>send it back to get fixed
>They e-mail me
>"Yeah, your old receiver was so bad and out of spec we rebuilt it on a new one"
>get it and hand-cycle some magazines
>perfect, consistent ejection
>take it out, fire a round through it
>go to shoot another
>nothing, hammer doesn't fall
>manually rack action and try again
>open it up, those monkeys at DDI can't even put the disconnector spring on properly
>fix it, proceed to mag dump
I have since put over 2000 rounds through that rifle without a single issue. Looking back, taking a risk on a WW AK74 was stupid, but I lucked out and got a good rifle for a good price.
It was $500 with a warranty. I took that risk too and am pretty glad I did.
We will need it for another war, but there is a lot sold on the black market, the Charlie hebdo shooting rifles were reportedly from the Balkans , grenades are bought in bulk packs for cheaper than I can get a tank of gas in the USA
You got some nice wood. I did as well. Some people got really beat of furniture.
I bought from Classic, who was selling a large stock of WW AK-74s for $500 with a 1-year full warranty. The idea was there was a chance you'd get a good rifle, but if you didn't, you could send your lemon in to get fixed. It was a good idea in theory, but I've read of people who have sent their rifle in three times and it still isn't functioning properly.
This, but I have a 104
It's especially great when they get visibly buttflustered that their extreme tacticool AR with optics and lasers rails everywhere and those gay foregrip/bipod combo things get outshot by not only an AK but an AK with purple furniture.
And then they still have to tell me that my rifle is inaccurate and couldn't hit the inside of a barn.
I cannot fucking stand rails lmao butI feel you. Last timeI went to the range there was a guy with an AR and some sort of mall ninja handgun who wasn't hitting shit (I wasn't either bc my AK isn't sighted in yet but I've done great with Slav guns compared to his shooting before)
You guys sure hate on ARs, and I can't fathom why. I hang out in /arg/ a lot, and can't even recall the last time somebody started hating on AKs, let alone mentioned one. They don't even think about you guys over there, yet it seems like the folks in /akg/ and slavshit threads in general take any opportunity that shows up to express how much they hate ARs and how much better their AK is.
It's like you guys have some sort of inferiority complex.
>You guys sure hate on ARs
>one casual mention of an AR
>two mentions of people shooting their slavshit better than some unskilled arfags
Nobody's hating on ARs here.
>yet it seems like the folks in /akg/ and slavshit threads in general take any opportunity that shows up to express how much they hate ARs and how much better their AK is.
Slav owner have just always gotten supreme pleasure showing up with their cheaper rifles and outshooting people who've put like 2000 bucks into a gun/accessories, but never actually learned how to shoot.
It's less about the gun, it's more about the person behind it.
I like both and actually prefer my AR in a lot of ways.
>one casual mention of an AR
>turns it several anons circle jerking about how they love feeling superior to AR fags
>not even the dude with the $1700 Tavor or $1200 Mini 14, it's always AR fags
It happens every time.
AKs haven't been cheaper than AR for a couple years. You can build a decent AR for $400, and by build I mean buy an assembled upper and lower from PSA. I paid more than double for my basic AK than I did on my budget AR. Most people you see at the range don't have <$1000 ARs.
>It's less about the gun, it's more about the person behind it
I agree with this sentiment 100%.
I love both my AK and my AR, I just hate those people who spend all of their money on airshit-tier accessories and then put maybe 100 rounds through their rifle every year and think they're operator and scoff around like they're hot shit and complain that my AK is shitty when I'm obviously outshooting them.
If anything and I had to pick one over the other in a real life survival situation I'd pick my AR even though I prefer my AKs. I'm >>27801696 and >>27801761 btw.
Good thing none of the big three Balkan countries use German currency, another good thing is you don't really know what you are talking about. A full auto M53 would be pretty close to that price alone. Shit on the BM isn't as cheap as you'd think, and most of the abandoned storehouses full of military equipment have long been looted or sold.
Serbs use the Dinar, Macedonians use the Denar, and Croats use the Kuna.
Slovenia, Montenegro, and Kosovo are the only former Yugo territories who use the Euro.
Do you realize what the black market is? Also Slovenia, Montenegro and Kosovo aren't the only countries in the Balkans, and you're mentioning of former Yugo territories has absolutely no relevance to purchasing weapons off the black market with Euros.
Your m38 have a m44 stock on it?
What's the price point on both?
Just wondering how common it was for M38's in Czech Republic to have actual m38 stocks, key difference is the little cutout for the bayonet that the m38's will not have in the stock. A lot of m38's were sent out to Bulgaria, Romania, or East Germany, mine happens to have Bulgarian arsenal marks on it.
Have the specific links to the rifles on Atlantic?
Yeah, most are like that. I'd love to get a avt stock for my svt, I'd hate to crack a stock for a 1940 matching izzy svt.
>dubious quality and the proprietary stock
WASRs are fine now. The quality issues were mainly before 2008. What do you mean by proprietary stock? It uses the same stock as any other AKM.
and the other
current production are widely known to be good to go. at the very least you are getting a chrome barrel and forged parts unlike many domestics
this is not true
they will soon be sold out for the next ~year
I'd go with the East german one at that price, parts kits are hard to come by, and you don't have to assemble your own rifle. Hurry though, I doubt they'll last long.
You sure you wanna blow a big slav?
I was thinking the same thing, the german ones have been there a while. I just cant get past how ugly it looks but I know its quality and I know its a highly desirable model.
now if it was an east german ak 74 I would have bought that shit weeks ago