View Full Version : PAR1 pump AK

01-28-2009, 6:43 PM
Anyone have knowledge or Info on this PAR 1 pump ? reliability , resale etc Thanks Tom

01-28-2009, 6:46 PM
Yeah, they are good for turning them back into a real ak.

01-28-2009, 6:48 PM
Yeah, they are good for turning them back into a real ak.

Value ? WAG ? Tom

01-28-2009, 9:01 PM
I had one but I got rid of it. Shells would tend to get stuck in the chamber unlike a normal ak with the gas to operate the action. I would have to hit the butt on the ground while holding the pump to get it to eject sometimes. When I bought mine about 2 years ago I think I paid $190. For the money I would much rather have an sks. Mark

01-28-2009, 9:49 PM
PAR-1 is a roughly put together rifle at best. The rear sight is sometimes canted, the barrel is thin, and the wood furniture is just blah.

On the other hand, you can buy one and convert it to a semi-auto. This is the only real value I see in the PAR-1's.

01-29-2009, 7:05 AM
Why even buy one in the first place if for not much more you can buy a WASR

01-29-2009, 7:13 AM
Thanks for the info folks , I bought it at Big five last year , they only were alloted two here while it was still in "escrow , some one told the manager he'd double my purchase price if I wanted to sell it , thought maybe it had become in demand Tom

Brendan Sullivan
01-29-2009, 8:09 AM
They're a little dumb to operate since it's not meant to be a pump action. They feed best when you pull the forearm back against spring pressure, then release and let it return under its own power. Which means, kids, that you have to reset your grip on the darn thing for every shot, and reaching forward so far usually means taking your eyes off the target so you can see the damn forearm.

Converting them ain't cheap, either. Needed are all the parts to make it semi-auto again, including a new barrel and carrier unless you're very handy with tools. You're almost better off buying a bare receiver and putting a whole parts kit in.

04-04-2009, 11:46 PM

04-05-2009, 12:01 AM
Main benefit - slows down your rate of ammo consumtion.

04-05-2009, 8:01 AM
If I can find one for around $200, I'll buy it for the novelty of it. To me, it's not worth converting one. If you have a parts kit, why not just build a new gun. I don't see the reasoning in converting a PAR-1.

04-05-2009, 8:09 AM
I had one. One of the best rifles I have ever had. I could throw my 40 round magazines and use them with no issues, and I was able to pop targets at 100 yards as fast as other people on the range with semi-auto's. It was accurate, never had any feeding problems, shot thousands of rounds and never cleaned it once. Fantastic rifle.

04-05-2009, 8:36 AM
so there you have it. clear and concise straight from the internet. its either total crap or the best gun ever.

04-05-2009, 8:42 AM
Holy thread resurrection!

04-05-2009, 1:15 PM