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Old 11-16-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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So here's an AK Armory USA was making around 2005, as best I can figure









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Old 11-16-2017, 11:05 PM   #3
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I miss photosuckit
Nails has the answer for posting pics here.
It's better than Photofuckspit.
Seriously.

Damn, that rifle looks un-fired inside, is it?
Really clean.
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:51 AM   #4
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flikr doesn't do shit using an iPad. I may have to fire up the ol puter.

It apparently came outa some old boys safe in Texas. Guess he passed away and the family was selling off all his shit. It'd be better in a Nodak, but for quite a bit less than 6 bills, not too shabby. I'm still wondering if an AoA Radom parts kit in a Childress would be better, but that would probably be "better" than $1k after all said and done. Not rolling in dough, here.


edit: I'll try to take a dump tomorrow. An imgdump, that is.
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As you'll see, there's been some recent interest in the Armory USA rifles, and they are really, really nice.

Love that you found an AKMS. I've wanted one for over a decade, and only have ever come across one that I passed on at the time. Great find!
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Hard to tell how many were made. 300? 500? I found some stuff on old, old forums. With some old forums losing their host servers, some info is disappearing.
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"This is the way I remember it.

1. Global Trades/ Armory USA
2. Arsenal USA Houston, Texas
3. Elk River Tool and Die
4. RPG Arms
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Here's an old post from the original owner of AUSA,

"You bought a very nice rifle. The seller didn't describe it exactly correctly. Let us assume for charity that it was a misunderstanding.

We built round 100 of these rifles in the months following the expiration of the Crime Bill in Sept. 2004. We were already building AMD-63s on our receivers, and started installing the underfold trunnions and the folding stock when it became legal.

The rifles were not built by Ivan Kolev. He is my chief designer/engineer, and he was around for technical supervision, but the rifles were built by my assembly staff, all of whom are very experienced at building


We used pristine AMD-63 parts sets in building these rifles. These are very high quality sets, easily comparable to the Polish parts. The only non-standard part on the AMD is that the lower handguard flange is slightly smaller, and we had to trim the lower handguard at the front to fit. If you ever replace the handguard, you will have to do this to the replacement. Not a big deal.

We used Polish rear trunnion, buttstock assembly, and upper and lower handguards in building the rifle. The US parts are the receiver, the hammer, trigger, and disconnector, muzzle brake, and pistol grip.

It appears to us that the Hungarians were still chrome-lining their barrels at this point. Somewhere along the line they stopped doing this.

The easiest way to tell if the receiver is 1mm or 1.6mm is to look on the left side where the axis pins go through the receiver. If there are "chicken feet" around the pins, it is 1mm, if not it is 1.6mm. My memory is that most of the rifles were built using the 1.6 shell, but our records don't distinguish this by serial numbers.

Later we built a large series of rifles using Polish parts sets, which I acquired after this series. These rifles were marked SSR-AKMS to distinguish them from the earlier series. Nearly all of those were built using the 1.6mm receiver, and new 1.6mm Bulgarian barrel trunnions.


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So the SSR-AKMS has the Bulgarian front trunnion. Hopefully this is not the weak link in these rifles.
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Thanks.

And I even like the bigass, ugly "AUSA" marked grip.
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I feel like I’ve owned a rifle with that big ole triple circle on it, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what or where or when that was. I almost feel like it was a Khyber I had at one point, but I’m 98% sure it was a converted Vector Arms.

Anyway, that’s a beautiful rifle. Paint me jealous.
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Thanks. It's definitely a tight one. (Insert tight joke here)
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I feel like Iíve owned a rifle with that big ole triple circle on it, but I canít for the life of me figure out what or where or when that was. I almost feel like it was a Khyber I had at one point, but Iím 98% sure it was a converted Vector Arms.

Anyway, thatís a beautiful rifle. Paint me jealous.
Vector did them later on after AUSA went out of biz. Thereís a few other companies that bought them receivers and made them also, but none as good as thereís.
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Looks like they used a Polish AKMS parts-kit for that particular build. Should be a solid shooter.
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Handguard has some wobble. Probably due to the Bulgarian trunnion. I'll do the aluminum foil trick on it.
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And Hungarian dungarees, she's purty no matter what she wears.

Loved shooting this rifle today.


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It doesn't need the grip plate, I guess due to the 1.6 receiver.
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It doesn't need the grip plate, I guess due to the 1.6 receiver.
If you are talking about the pistol grip only the specialized triangle folder trunnions on Russian, Bulgarian, and North Korean rifles had the reinforcement plate

Underfolders with 1.0mm recreivers have solid enough rear trunnions that they are unnecessary. Don't confuse it with the ferrule cap on certain wood grips because they were there to strengthen the pistol grip, not the trunnion.
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Thanks. I thought since Childers recommended the plate on UF's I thought it was necessary. Good to know otherwise. Especially in my case with this AUSA build.
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