I know there's only a few of us,,?

Discussion in 'Auto-loading Kommie Rifles' started by Majicmike, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:42 AM.

  1. Majicmike

    Majicmike Overweight lover Charter Member Benefactor

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    Ak guys that is. But here's our struggle right now.
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/803065936
    Lol, that one never made the showroom floor:)
    I went into 2 different pawn shops yesterday and not a AK was to be seen. It's hard being a AK guy in a AR world
     
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    Case Mouth Happy to be here Benefactor

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    That is insane. Market is nuts and honestly don't see it getting better anytime soon. Mantra in the AK world; if you want something, get it NOW
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    Makes me sort of glad I sold all the trappings when I sold the AK, now I'm not tempted to get back in as I'd be starting from scratch.
     
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    IUHoosier429 Bull(et) City Charter Member Supporting Member

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    "What a time to be alive..."

    ...said no AK guy ever in the last few years. The market has gone completely ass backwards. We're living in a world of $300 ARs and $750 WASRs.

    Honestly, if it wasn't for the secondhand market I don't think I'd be buying anything these days. And I can't think of any situation - organic or intentional - that would bring prices back down.
     
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    Majicmike Overweight lover Charter Member Benefactor

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    I'm guessing people finally woke up and now realize how great a rifle it is.
    Simplicity at its best.
     
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    WadeWatts Shameless Glock Fanboy

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    I’ve had an on and off relationship with AKs for some reason. Now that I’ve seen the error of my ways, I wish I could go back and keep every one I sold. Especially the 107FR. But not the PSA, I don’t want that one back.

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  7. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I'm kind of in a holding pattern for rifles. All the old Romanian stuff I like is suddenly going for ridiculous numbers on GB, and people on Armslist and the Canadian forum think SAR's (1, 2, or 3) are $1k rifles.

    We are living in a time of peak aftermarket for the AKM though. More mounts, furniture, mags than ever before, but most of the good stuff is at baseline a $100 bill. Take RS Regulate- great mounts, but horribly overpriced. I even really like that new AK handguard they've put out, but not to the tune of $230.
     
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    Mightyox04 Das Ox

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    Are you close to Asheboro?
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Dang. I sold my SGL-21 two years ago for $1200 and thought I got great money for it. Sold it for what it went for new after getting to enjoy it. I can't believe how high they have gotten.
     
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    Majicmike Overweight lover Charter Member Benefactor

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    Bout a hr
     
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    Mightyox04 Das Ox

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    Ok. Carolina guns and gear have a few. Some pistols as well.
     
  12. jmccracken1214

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    I like ak’a better than ar’s but when I can build a decent ar for $500 or less, no way I’m paying $1000+ for an AK
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member

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    A few years ago I bought a beater old WASR from a distant relative, just because I felt my collection needed at least some form of AK. I like it, it’s fun to shoot, but it is far from my favorite. I have considered selling it a few times, but looking at how the value on even the beater AKs are going up and up it has given me reason to hold fast.


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    Majicmike Overweight lover Charter Member Benefactor

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    I've acually though about buying a AR, anybody got a Sport 2,,, just saying
     
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    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Just put one together for $300.
     
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    Curmudgeon Is it time yet? Supporting Member

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    Maybe all the talk of banning AR15's has people thinking that AK's will still be allowed to be around.