Taking my WASR from the $350 hunk of metal and wood to a fine budget rifle worthy of silly imaginary TEOTWAWKI scenario's :P But seriously, taking a WASR and turning it into a great running rifle without an overly tacticool lameness feel, but modernized effectiveness.
Started with this, in December 2010. $350 single stack WASR 10/63. Straight gas block, straight front sight. I told myself, someday, I'll do a double conversion and leave it alone. I want a simple AK.... ;)
I originally wanted a Yugo M70, but couldn't swing the $580 it was at the time. Wanting a folder, I went the Romanian route. The Houge grip was probably, still to this date, the best thing I did. Also thought taping two single stack mags together would mag up for it's 10 round capacity :o
Finally! I grew balls and broke out the dremel! This took me awhile to work up the nerve. though it was only a $350 rifle, I still didn't want to screw up. Also, added a Russian sling. Now, finally, I'm done!......... :D
Added a Krebs rear peep sight and green paracord...
Vertical grips are soooo ergonomic. I didn't want to lame up my AK, so I went with a traditional options. Looks are in the eye of the beholder. Added a dark red Romanian lower hand guard. Felts fanatic, I loved it. Also tried matching the original wood stock to the Romanian... I quickly took it off and put the Romy folder back on
Next, I discovered the Ultimak rail system. Thinking... I want to keep my AK traditional, but a red dot would REALLY be nice. I caved. Put on a Primary arms Micro dot. Fantastic little red dot for the price. I highly recommend it, unless you're going to throwing it out of helicopters like Larry Vickers.
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