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USN CHIEF
11-04-2008, 8:47 PM
Just got off the phone with my dad that lives in FL. I have been telling him that there is a slight possibility that new Federal AW bans might be coming in the near future. He wanted an AR about a year ago and I bought him a Colt AR-15 and gave it to him for his B-day. Now today he was telling me that he wants a "Cuerno de Chivo", that is what they call the AK's in Spanish.

Now here is where I need the help. I don't know crap when it comes to AK's and I would like to buy him a nice one in FL (actually, one for me and one for him). What is a good top of the line AK that I can legally buy in FL. (I am a FL resident and I can legally buy guns in FL and no the AK is not coming to CA).

Thanks in advance for your help.

69Mach1
11-04-2008, 8:50 PM
Any of the Arsenal models will fit the bill. You can find them in both milled and stamped receivers. There are also Krinkov models available. http://www.arsenalinc.com/about.htm

aplinker
11-04-2008, 8:52 PM
+1 Arsenal. The milled ones are top-notch.

They cost >$1300 now, though.

drummerdude1188
11-04-2008, 8:54 PM
cant really answer that question without knowing your budget, if you want the cream of the crop get an sam series milled arsenal, or the poly tech rifles and the early arsenal USA guns(good luck finding one of those) or one of the new slr 106/107 rifles, any overland/red jacket/ted marshall/ak usa build will also be very good as well.

USN CHIEF
11-04-2008, 8:59 PM
cant really answer that question without knowing your budget, if you want the cream of the crop get an sam series milled arsenal, or the poly tech rifles and the early arsenal USA guns(good luck finding one of those) or one of the new slr 106/107 rifles, any overland/red jacket/ted marshall/ak usa build will also be very good as well.

my budget that I have is $3500 since I had the money set aside to get a Nighthawk .45 and a Benelli M-4 for me, but I would much rather buy my dad that AK and maybe get me one with the left over funds. :)

ETA: Looking at the Arsenal website, I did not see any with wood stocks. My dad likes the AR but said he wished it had a wood stock so this AK must have a wood stock.

69Mach1
11-04-2008, 9:01 PM
Well then. You must get one for your dad, and one off list milled Arsenal AK for yourself. :)

drummerdude1188
11-04-2008, 9:04 PM
I would say go with the arsenal sam series rifles, I really dont like the chinese guns, check gun broker/and the non ca forums for the arsenals, if you really want something great look into the 106/7 cr rifles, and look into sbr'ing one in florida they are truly the sexiest ak's out there when the are sbr'ed

drummerdude1188
11-04-2008, 9:06 PM
ETA: Looking at the Arsenal website, I did not see any with wood stocks. My dad likes the AR but said he wished it had a wood stock so this AK must have a wood stock.

In that case get an aks74u (it is and sbr so you will have to do form1/4 atf **** w/e that is) , it has wood handgaurds

USN CHIEF
11-04-2008, 9:09 PM
In that case get an aks74u and sbr it, it has wood handgaurds

Thank you, I will look into it first thing in the am tomorrow.

SJgunguy24
11-04-2008, 9:34 PM
http://www.lancasterarms.com Hey Chief! Check out some of the rifles these guys build. Fit and finish is second to none.

You can tell as soon as you pick up one, they really care about their product. Coldwar Shooters was selling them.

How's the arm healing up?

5968
11-05-2008, 12:34 AM
I can second the Lancasters. They are nice.

PRODRIVE
11-05-2008, 12:50 AM
preban 86s double folder will be very nice

Fantasma
11-05-2008, 1:26 AM
Wow you crack me up dude "Cuerno De Chivo" how about "Jugetito De China" some funny stuff.... Funny to see it mentioned on Cal-Guns.....

Get him a Norinco Poly Tech (they are well made), then you can tell him aqui esta tu jugetito de china apa! ahahaha good stuff man. To complete his excitement as if the AK wont be enough no se te olvide los cuernos de disco! (Drum)

Best thing,

Norinco 800-1000 (i think) 500 on mags and drums.... See your dad smile, Priceless...

Arsenals are nice... I rather have their stamped receiver though.

U will still have some $ left to buy yourself your own AK...

aplinker
11-05-2008, 1:34 AM
Mario, the SAM series has milled receivers with wood.

If you're going out of state, pick something up with a side-folding stock for yourself.

$3500 is plenty of room for two milled AKs.

gcvt
11-05-2008, 2:42 AM
Have questions on AK's for you AK experts.

I'm certainly no AK expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

If you buy a Lancaster, and they are sweeeeeet, buy soon. Prices have been rising lately.

ENTHUSIAST
11-05-2008, 3:06 AM
Hey Chief Hungarian FEG are classy and they have the wood mira es un firme Cuerno de Chivo...

Pre-Ban:
Mas O Menos: $1400-1600
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc57/ikeepitmoving/hfeg1.jpg?t=1225883188
Post-Ban Thumbhole:
Mas O Menos: $500-800
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc57/ikeepitmoving/hfeg3.jpg?t=1225883136

Ford8N
11-05-2008, 5:34 AM
my budget that I have is $3500 since I had the money set aside to get a Nighthawk .45 and a Benelli M-4 for me, but I would much rather buy my dad that AK and maybe get me one with the left over funds. :)

ETA: Looking at the Arsenal website, I did not see any with wood stocks. My dad likes the AR but said he wished it had a wood stock so this AK must have a wood stock.


This is the Holy Grail of the woodies.

http://www.ak47review.com/Article_Detail.php?g=content1219025661

69Mach1
11-05-2008, 8:52 AM
Arsenal milled AK 103 copy.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/DSC03648.jpg

earchivist
11-05-2008, 9:04 AM
If your looking for a quality AKM check out Krebs Custom. They have a number of models available. Both conventional and tactical. Good luck and enjoy your rifle which ever one you settle on. I bought a MAK-90 before the ban in 94 so my choice is done.

drummerdude1188
11-05-2008, 12:28 PM
Arsenal Milled AK101 copy
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/oliver_edwards/henry/100_7058.jpg