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Old 11-15-2017, 11:30 PM   #71
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My poly version will be delivered this Friday. I wish that I knew about the triangle metal stock & wood hand guard is available this soon, so I would wait for it. I paid $569 + $55 (izzy surplus stock). At the, I have the extra poly stock to play with for $5 less.

FPK762 -- Does your lower hand guard has the heat shield?
Not the person you asked but I`m watching Rob`s test vids and his had a head shield. Surplus wood handguard fits fine, it looks like.
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My Polish UF with wood hand guard gets uncomfortable to hold with bare hand after two magazines dum.

Does the poly hand guard with heat shield manage the heat better when comparing to wood?
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Not one to magdump but either way - there`s a reason I keep a pair of gloves in my range bag! I`d expect it to help, but not in any really major way. Kind of a "Can`t hurt" thing.
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I feel a purchase on the horizon........
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I saw PSA had a new triangle folder on the daily deals for you guys last night.
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So would people put these up on the same level as the new WASRs? Or SLRs?
I think itís definitely superior to WASRs, but in all fairness the WASR I owned was a complete piece of shit. One of only two guns Iíve ever let go in my life.
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I think itís definitely superior to WASRs, but in all fairness the WASR I owned was a complete piece of shit. One of only two guns Iíve ever let go in my life.
I've seen you mention the older WASR you had years ago... jsut out of curiosity WHAT was wrong with it exactly? fit and finish? function? failures?
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Worm, WASR's from years back were famous for piss poor worksmenship, the fit and finish and canted this and that.
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I've seen you mention the older WASR you had years ago... jsut out of curiosity WHAT was wrong with it exactly? fit and finish? function? failures?
Function. The barrel was shit out of the box (I bought it direct, not a second hand), and would keyhole frequently and COULDN'T hit a paper plate at 50 yards... Fit was terrible, things were loose even by AK standards, and the front sight post was... wobbly, for lack of a better word. It was a 10/63 back in... 2012?
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My poly version will be delivered this Friday. I wish that I knew about the triangle metal stock & wood hand guard is available this soon, so I would wait for it. I paid $579 + $55 (izzy surplus stock). At the end, I have the extra poly stock to play with for $5 extra.

FPK762 -- Does your lower hand guard has the heat shield?
did you get your rifle today travinh?
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:48 AM   #81
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did you get your rifle today travinh?
Yes, I did and I have a fews issues with my new PSA AK. I will take some pictures of it and discuss about my first impression about new PSA AK soon.

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Old 11-18-2017, 02:53 AM   #82
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not good! let us know, show no mercy! I canceled my 2nd one thinking maybe theyd be even cheaper around the holidays coming up. hoping to go put a couple hundred rounds down mine again this weekend.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:49 AM   #83
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Yes, I did and I have a fews issues with my new PSA AK. I will take some pictures of it and discuss about my first impression about new PSA AK soon.

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And here I just ordered one
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Well more info would be nice, cosmetic or tight mags are one thing, but if it needs returned thats another.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:58 PM   #85
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Well more info would be nice, cosmetic or tight mags are one thing, but if it needs returned thats another.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:39 PM   #86
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I just put that new metal side folder with red wood on order, I'll post my thoughts on it when it gets in as well.

I think I'd rather put some polish surplus hand guards on it. I have the same set of wood it comes with from my "diy" psa ak. It's just "ok".
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:37 PM   #87
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Yes, I did and I have a fews issues with my new PSA AK. I will take some pictures of it and discuss about my first impression about new PSA AK soon.

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Damn, what are your issues on the fence on this one?
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:12 PM   #88
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My toy does have the blemish as PSA described. Whoever installed the locking lever to secure the stock when it is in the folded position cause some dings and scratches in the area where the roll mark for the rifle model number.

Polish, Yugo, Rommy, China, Bulgary and Magpul magazines work very well my PSA AK, except Tapco magazines. They can be inserting very easy, but they won't clear the magazine release to lock in.

The gas tube is about 1mm shorter than my Polish UF and Rommy G AK-47 gas tubes. Therefore, neither gas tube of my Polish nor Rommy will work with my PSA AK.

The safe lever is very loose. It can be moved from safe to fire or vice versa very easy. I can use my weak little finger to move it. This is most safety concern for me PSA AK.

The stock locking lever is not full engage when the stock is in the extended position (picture 1). I see two raised dimples (0.5mm) in the rear trunion area that prevent the stock back plate to fully seat to engage with the stock locking lever (Picture 2).

I am not a gunsmith nor am I an expert in quality control. Within a minute of inspection, I saw the issues right away. I think the PSA QC person must be sleeping on the job or did not know how to properly inspect an AK by allowing the safety lever and stock locking issues passed the inspection.

It appears to me that safety lever and stock fully seat issues can be fixed easy. I decided to accept the rifle and will contact PSA later to deal with them. I understood that PSA is very unresponsive with helping customer to resolve the issues. I would like to give PSA a chance.

For comparison purpose, the metal quality of my 1986 Polish UF kit built is one step better than my PSA AK.

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[Polish vs PSA AK] -- My Polish UF is needing an Alumahide paint job.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:21 PM   #89
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Nothing you said is a problem or odd.
Bend your safety.
Stock latch looks normal as well- is it not locking open or something?

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What do you mean the metal quality is inferior?
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I am not a gunsmith nor am I an expert in quality control. Within a minute of inspection, I saw the issues right away. I think the PSA QC person must be sleeping on the job or did not know how to properly inspect an AK by allowing the safety lever and stock locking issues passed the inspection.
I actually think they do that shit 'blem items' on purpose. If you notice with them, they always have blem items and they sell out quick. Great sales tactic
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PSA thinks along the lines of wally world, little profit on each but sell a large number.. AR47 uppers for $249 quite often, their so flippen busy it reflects in other areas, but ship times have greatly improved..
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Op, how long did it take from purchase to ship?
I was looking at some uppers but the last time I used PSA the ship time was real slow.
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Pistol upper ordered and received inside of 7 days and happy with..
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Op, how long did it take from purchase to ship?
I was looking at some uppers but the last time I used PSA the ship time was real slow.
the last year it's been about 5 days to ship, 5 days to receive.
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the last year it's been about 5 days to ship, 5 days to receive.
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You can file the stock locking mechanism and mag catch to fit, i opened mine up a bit so it would fit a drum that fit fine in my saiga but not the psa, it was a little higher on one side anyway. Now it fits everything great with a positive click locking in a mag. mine has those dimples to.

the gas tube is different as well and parts like bolts, firing pin, ect. They are build to psa specs not normal comblock specs. So many parts are not going to work. The safety definitely is not as tight as my saiga but like someone mentioned if it is crazy loose then check out on where to give it a bend to apply more pressure to the receiver. Did you shoot it yet travinh?

To the other guy asking, it takes over a week for ups to get it to me since i am so far away, it took psa 2 days only to ship it out. I have had all my emails responded to within 24hr dealing with them, I recently bought 2 ar10s from them and both have a few hundred rounds now to, this was over about 3 months time, so you shouldn't have a problem. Id say 2-5 days or so has been the normal.

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After reading your discussion, I took my PSA AK to garage to dry out my clear back plastic cover KCI drum. I discovered the sad news. My KCI drum won't work with my PSA AK. I need to file the mag catch to get it takes my drum. Please post a picture of your PSA AK mag catch after you modified it for referencing purpose.

Regarding my stock locking latch, I think it stick out too much, 1/8 inch. All the pictures that I have seen. The locking latch seat almost flush with receiver. Does your stock lock latch stick out too much like mine? Before I am going to modify my stock metal locking area, I will try to flat those two dimples to see if my stock locking latch engage the stock a little more.

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You can file the stock locking mechanism and mag catch to fit, i opened mine up a bit so it would fit a drum that fit fine in my saiga but not the psa, it was a little higher on one side anyway. Now it fits everything great with a positive click locking in a mag. mine has those dimples to.

the gas tube is different as well and parts like bolts, firing pin, ect. They are build to psa specs not normal comblock specs. So many parts are not going to work. The safety definitely is not as tight as my saiga but like someone mentioned if it is crazy loose then check out on where to give it a bend to apply more pressure to the receiver. Did you shoot it yet travinh?

To the other guy asking, it takes over a week for ups to get it to me since i am so far away, it took psa 2 days only to ship it out. I have had all my emails responded to within 24hr dealing with them, I recently bought 2 ar10s from them and both have a few hundred rounds now to, this was over about 3 months time, so you shouldn't have a problem. Id say 2-5 days or so has been the normal.
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If your 30 rounders are all working i wouldnt file on it to fit the drum, alot of them are iffy on fitment anyway and if you file to much the mags could possibly sit to low or be loose. If you get a good click locking them in and not to difficult to remove its good.

My latch sits flush when the stock is locked in. Chances are it just needs filed abit and will lock in. Just look it over and move the stock back and forth to see but id guess its gonna be the same spot as fitting the triangle stock. Still pretty shitty they didnt even catch that before shipping. When you talk to them give them the qc persons name on the tag thats hanging from the trigger guard.

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Thanks for your advise not to file the mag catch. Yes, all my metal surplus & Magpul magazines work great, except Tapco & KCI drum.

Luckily, I still have the name of the QC person.


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If your 30 rounders are all working i wouldnt file on it to fit the drum, alot of them are iffy on fitment anyway and if you file to much the mags could possibly sit to low or be loose. If you get a good click locking them in and not to difficult to remove its good.

My latch sits flush when the stock is locked in. Chances are it just needs filed abit and will lock in. Just look it over and move the stock back and forth to see but id guess its gonna be the same spot as fitting the triangle stock. Still pretty shitty they didnt even catch that before shipping. When you talk to them give them the qc persons name on the tag thats hanging from the trigger guard.
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take a pic of the right side slot on the stock that the button pushes through to latch closed, I will compare it to my stock I took off if youd like.
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I picked up a PSAK 47 GB2 Liberty in classic plum earlier this week. I've encountered one problem so far and that's when I field stripped the rifle to clean. The gas tube was fitted so tight that it was incredibly hard to remove. I used a screw driver as leverage to get it off. Putting the gas tube back on was even more difficult. I ended up having to file off a little bit of the rear of the gas tube to get it back on. Other than that everything seems good so far. I haven't noticed any rust on the rifle and all the mags I have fit. I plan on getting out to the club next weekend to shoot it.
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If your 30 rounders are all working i wouldnt file on it to fit the drum, alot of them are iffy on fitment anyway and if you file to much the mags could possibly sit to low or be loose. If you get a good click locking them in and not to difficult to remove its good.
I agree, damm the drums, mags are way more useful
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IMO the same people who actually use KCI drums are the same ones who actually use dumbass bumpfire stocks and binary triggers. They`re toys.
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