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SJgunguy24
04-10-2012, 6:08 PM
I love AK's, I think the simple rugged design is one of the finest machines ever devised.
I was just thinking to myself, if one had a version from every country that made AK's, how many would that be and which versions would you really want?
No specifics, but how many countries are represented in your collection?

I have 6 countries represented, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Hungry, and China.
Personally I think the Yugo's build the finest AK's out there.

MrPlink
04-10-2012, 6:15 PM
Tula kit and Cugir WASR, so just two for the time being.

I would love to add (the former) Yugoslavia to the list (a few times even) and return China.

A Maadi would be cool too.

Ultimately thanks to 922(r) Im mostly reppin the USA though :D

ptoguy2002
04-10-2012, 6:28 PM
Does Israeli and Finish count as AKs? Don't have either, but I'd count them as AKs too.

Counting kits too (waiting to be built, reasonable inclusion I think) let's see:
Polish
East German
Russian
Romanian
Bulgarian
Yugoslavian
Hungarian
So that is 7

Still to get:
Chinese and Egyptian

Never going to get:
North Korean

Doesnt count:
Czech ( not an AK )

Then I'll call it quits and start on eastern block belt Feds :-)

atakacorp
04-10-2012, 6:34 PM
Russian
Romanian
Yugo is coming next month

MKfan
04-10-2012, 7:22 PM
Romanian, Egyptian, Yugoslavian, and Polish

Mamluke
04-10-2012, 7:33 PM
I have 6 countries represented, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Hungry, and China.
Personally I think the Yugo's build the finest AK's out there.

You CAN'T make that JUDGEMENT till you OWNED them ALL!!!!!
You don't have a POLISH AKMS now, DO YOU?!!!!! .... :43:


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.... pure coincidence my ONLY AK is a Polish AKMS .... :hide: ....


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but I love it, is my baby .... :43:


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/LavaBull/IMG_0962.jpg


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pyro3k2
04-10-2012, 7:33 PM
Russia, Romania, and hopefully a Yugo m76 soon

pyro3k2
04-10-2012, 7:36 PM
You CAN'T make that JUDGEMENT till you OWNED them ALL!!!!!
You don't have a POLISH AKMS now, DO YOU?!!!!! .... :43:
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.... pure coincidence my ONLY AK is a Polish AKMS .... :hide: ....
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but I love it, is my baby .... :43:
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ummmm.....yes...yes he can make that judgement. And further more I'm going to have to side with SJ as well the Yugo's make the best AK's.

tujungatoes
04-10-2012, 7:39 PM
Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland, and soon to be a russian type II(go ahead...hate me).:43:

Still need to get the e-german, egyptian, and maybe a chinese one day.

TripleThreat
04-10-2012, 7:40 PM
I don't know much about AKs' and with that I'd like to ask what may seem like a stupid question.

Given the my limited understanding that AK's are a stamped or cheapy type of weapon, who makes higher end AKs? I'd like to check one of those out. Post up if you have one.

Thanks!

tujungatoes
04-10-2012, 7:44 PM
I don't know much about AKs' and with that I'd like to ask what may seem like a stupid question.

Given the my limited understanding that AK's are a stamped or cheapy type of weapon, who makes higher end AKs? I'd like to check one of those out. Post up if you have one.

Thanks!

IMO The "nicest" ak's are the older milled receiver guns....Or any stamped Yugo variant.

FTC
04-10-2012, 7:47 PM
All sweet but I like those yugos

Polish
Russian
Romanian
Yugoslavian
Hungarian
Bulgarian
Egyptian

Moonshine
04-10-2012, 7:53 PM
Because the Norincos are banned in California and Norinco is no longer allowed to sell anything but shotguns, are there even any remaining sources of Chinese AKs? Same goes for Maadi which I believe may have made the naughty list... I had a Norinco I sold rather registering because it was crap (heard quality varies a lot) but I hear the Maadi AKs were quite nice.

Mamluke
04-10-2012, 7:55 PM
I don't know much about AKs' and with that I'd like to ask what may seem like a stupid question.

Given the my limited understanding that AK's are a stamped or cheapy type of weapon, who makes higher end AKs? I'd like to check one of those out. Post up if you have one.

Thanks!


I know who makes the WORST! .... so its a START for you to STAY AWAY FROM I.O. (Inter Ordinance)



.... everything else is gtg ....

http://picswords.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dbadassmofo-e1302656372910.jpg


... ^^^ my personal fav ... :hide:



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MrPlink
04-10-2012, 8:20 PM
Did I mention East Germany?
That's another one on my wish list

peterhodges
04-10-2012, 8:23 PM
Let's see...

Родина-мать...

Родина-мать...

Родина-мать....

what's this....Tennessee?? ;)

munkeeboi
04-10-2012, 8:30 PM
I got the 9 main ones well represented in the collection

Bulgarian
Russian
Polish
Yugoslavian
East German
Egyptian
Chinese
Hungarian
Romanian

will make a khyber but that is just going to be a mash up of the above

jbush
04-10-2012, 8:40 PM
2 RAWS. Norinco and Maadi. Egyptian is good, Chinese is very reliable and very inaccurate. Combine that with some really cheap Chinese ammo I had about 14 years ago and you might be about to hit an elephant at 50 yds.

xXx Sir Sik xXx
04-10-2012, 9:10 PM
2 yugos and more to come...

chead
04-10-2012, 9:19 PM
Sold the Russian recently to another CalGunner. I've still got the Polish. I love AKs, but I have to be both realistic and strategic about my acquisitions ;$

Beatone
04-10-2012, 9:30 PM
Polish
East German
Russian
Romanian
Bulgarian

More to come.

arsilva32
04-10-2012, 9:55 PM
now only a hard core AK man would think of a question like this


my collection is not anywhere near as good as yours but Bulgaria, Romania,Poland would be my collection so far.really want a milled or two just cant afford at the moment.

rikitikijave
04-10-2012, 10:11 PM
I only have one for now, but it represents many a country. It started out life as an I.O. Inc. failure, but after the problems started I demilled it, and rebuilt it with an Ak-builder flat. It now feels as solid as a rock. So total country tally would be:

U.S. receiver
+
East German front trunnion
+
Romanian Rear Trunion
+
Israeli Grip
+
Egyptian lower handguard (Maadi)

= 5 that I know of. With I.O. you never know what you are going to get until you take it apart.

Aspec5vz
04-10-2012, 10:52 PM
I only have two:

Polish
Romanian

imperials
04-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Russian
Polish
Romanian
Yugo
Bulgarian

NorCalK9.com
04-10-2012, 11:31 PM
3 bulgarians
2 polish
3 hungarians
3 romanians

are you guys referring russia to saigas?
If so
2 saiga 556
1 16in, 1 20in
1 saiga 545
1 saiga 308

I need a few yugos, egyptian, i'd love a chinese but doubt its ever gonna happen.

SJgunguy24
04-10-2012, 11:34 PM
You CAN'T make that JUDGEMENT till you OWNED them ALL!!!!!
You don't have a POLISH AKMS now, DO YOU?!!!!! .... :43:

.... pure coincidence my ONLY AK is a Polish AKMS

but I love it, is my baby .... :43:

Actually after 200 or so builds of all types and even piecing together parts from 4 different kits just to build 1 gun because that's what the boss wanted, I feel I am qualified to judge on which kits are the nicest ones around.

No I don't own a Polish AKMS, but there's 15 of those running around in customers hands right now that I built.

This is my favorite 74. It's a Russian contract gun they made for the Bulgarians. It has a double rivet bullet guide, the secondary numbers on the top of the trunnion (like the Krinks) and the trunnion was drilled for a side folder front latch. It's an all matching numbers and now I have the proper "Bulgy" plum stock set for it. The Bulgarians never made Plum anything, that stuff is russian too.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/my74.jpg

Made in California:43:
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/mybulgy2.jpg

SURVIVOR619
04-11-2012, 6:02 AM
One day I hope to be able to post my "collection"... For now, I have one which to me does not amount to a collection. In any event, Russia is the country represented in my safe.

H2O MAN
04-11-2012, 6:06 AM
My collection is made up of a single AKM that was made in China

http://www.athenswater.com/images/T56SHTF-SILE.NY.NY.jpg

http://www.athenswater.com/images/T56SHTF-final.JPG

AK all day
04-11-2012, 6:15 AM
Setting a record here..........
ROMANIAN!! yeah I'm lame... I want a polish and Yugo though. :)

emptybottle151
04-11-2012, 8:05 AM
Romanian, Hungarian, and when Matt is done a Chinese. :D

Mamluke
04-11-2012, 8:20 AM
..... it doesn't matter how many ya all have, this Syrian rebel chose the AR15!!!!

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/4/11/1334145042135/A-rebel-of-the-Free-Syria-015.jpg



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http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/anatols/anatols0808/anatols080800073/3470126-businessman-looking-through-a-wrench-isolated.jpg



.... :D


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nick
04-11-2012, 8:24 AM
Let's see...

USSR
Russia (yep, Saigas)
Romania
Poland
East Germany
Egypt
Hungary
Yugoslavia
China
Bulgaria

All, but the Saigas, are built in the US by yours truly :)