WASR-10 - Romanian AK-47 clone

The AK-47 was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov after he examined the design of the German StG44 submachine gun which was used during World War II by the Germans. Externally it resembles the StG44, but its internals are similar to that of the M1 Garand. It was officially adopted by the Soviet Union in 1947, hence the -47 designation. The rifle has undergone various updates over the years. The AK-74 is practically identical to the -47, but it fires a smaller 5.45x39mm round.

This particular rifle was manufactured by Century International Arms from parts kits imported from Romania. The magazine wells on these kits were enlarged by Century to accommodate high capacity magazines. Without this modification, only low capacity (5 or 10 round, single stack) magazines can be used.

This rifle is from the "Assault Weapon Ban" era so its missing certain "evil" features, like a compensator, threaded barrel, and bayonet lug. I purchased this rifle shortly after the expiration of the ban (which mainly targeted small cosmetic things... thats another story), so it was one of the many that were still on the market that were missing these items.

Caliber: 7.62x39mm

Action: Semi-automatic, gas operated

Sights: Adjustable leaf spring sights. I am using a Russian manufactured Kobra red dot sight mounted on the side rail.

Magazine: Detachable. Available in capacities ranging from 5 to 75 rounds.

Other: Wood buttstock and handguards replaced with black plastic set.



POSP scope test fit



Kobra sight



Closeup of Kobra sight




20, 30, and 40 round mags


Rear sight


The original muzzle threads were ground down to comply with the AWB. I had the muzzle threaded in 1/2x28 (originally it was 14x1 LH)

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