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Old 08-21-2014, 13:03   #1
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Any opinions on 100% USA made AKs?

I am looking at buying an AK and wondering if any of the USA made non-part kit guns are worth considering. Anybody got any experience with any? How many companies are making their own parts and assembling their own rifles?

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Old 08-21-2014, 13:39   #2
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I really don't know of any that are manufacturing AKs 100% from the ground up here in the US.
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Old 08-21-2014, 13:43   #3
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the AK-47 is probably the simplest gun to produce, I don't think even we (U.S.) could screw it up.

With that said, I think the milled Centurian 39 looks awesome!

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Old 08-21-2014, 16:36   #4
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the AK-47 is probably the simplest gun to produce, I don't think even we (U.S.) could screw it up.

With that said, I think the milled Centurian 39 looks awesome!

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I beg to differ- US made AKs can be some of the most screwed AKs ever- just look at some of Century's QC in the past.
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I really don't know of any that are manufacturing AKs 100% from the ground up here in the US.
IO Inc and Century (Centurian39) both claim 100% made in the USA. All I have heard about IO has been negative and my previous experience with Century Arm productswould leave me to believe they are crap but I haven't seen any yet.

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Old 08-21-2014, 17:55   #6
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I have not seen a Centurion 39 as of yet, though I've seen several videos on YouTube and they get mixed reviews. I had heard somewhere (a video perhaps?) that Jim Fuller from Rifle Dynamics was looking into making 100% USA made AK's. I'm not sure if that is still a possibility, but I would be interested in a RD rifle if it were made in the USA.
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I'd be willing to buy any AK that Jim Fuller built or stood behind.
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Old 08-21-2014, 21:27   #8
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For any totally made in US AK, I would demand to put about 500 rounds through it prior to purchase and then field strip and examine. Better yet, I would go and buy something else like quality AR. The whole point of an AK is having just about the most reliable combat rifle out there. Ak's are not simple to make properly. They can be made cheaply once a proper production line has been set up. Certain parts must be made right or the gun will eventually fail if it ever works at all. A certain of amount of QC is needed to make sure the sights are straight and that the sights do not wobble and internal parts are properly fitted. My WASR is accurate and reliable, but there were things on it that were minor that were not perfectly fitted.
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The Centurion gets solid reviews. I try to stick to chf barrels and maybe a lot of people won't agree with me but as long as their are Commie rifles available I'm not considering pure American builds. They are still running great deals on Yugos and WASR's.

My favorite rifle is an Arsenal SGL but if I couldn't find those, a used Sar-1 would be my next choice. SA85m's are also tremendous if you don't mind doing a conversion to get them out of the sporter configuration. I'm in no way bashing the Centurion but it is like buying an Ar-15 from Russia.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:56   #11
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My Centurion has been 100% in every respect, albeit only about 600 rounds through it over 3 range trips and my only AK. It will get a workout over the next week, have 2k of ammo waiting at home, 500 rounds of Fiochi, 500 of Hornady and 1 k of Wolf steel case. My goal is to test accuracy with the good stuff, then run the cheap stuff and see if there is a major degradation.

Compared to my other semi auto rifles, zero problems with the C 39.
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