19 responses to “WBP AK47, 5000 rds Later – Survivor…”
As I watch all of your videos I find it difficult to choose a specific magazine. They’re so many of them out there. I only have a few but would like to invest in one style and stock up. I don’t like the idea of buying one magazine at a time and testing them. If you could only have one style of magazine which would it be? What are your top 3? Thanks and keep the videos coming.
Fair enough, but I need to point out, ( as I have …, and others too ) that the walking out of the mag catch rivet and eventual falling out in a combat or SHTF scenario where there no time to examine it in the ‘heat of battle ” would have been a show -stopper and NOT a minor issue. One would have to have a spare rivet and take the time to fix it. I dffer with you strongly on that parameter, but you seem to think of this failure as not important. As for the dovetailing? More on this rifle but maybe it would stop… maybe not. everything else looks fine and unlike your current “victim” ( Arsenal ) this rifle seems to have stood up well.
Assuming you are “In Contact” use your weak hand to lock the magazine back and get back in the fight.
Like and AR-15, and AK as your primary firearm requires you to keep spare parts handy for repairs. I have a spare FCG, Magazine Catch Assembly, and Action Spring in my ruck. I even keep some spare springs handy for my friends with ARs.
Seriously dig your site & the work you’re doing. Valuable service you’re performing here, probably saving a lot of guys some money– & in the case of potential RAS purchasers, probably a few fingers. I was wondering if you’ve gotten your hands on one of those WBP Classics from Atlantic. It’s down to either one of those or a WASR-10 for me. Don’t really have the financial means to be a collector, so it will probably never be ‘one of my AKs’, it will just be ‘my AK’. Having some fun out in the field on a sunny day, ‘on duty’ by the bed at night or behind the front door in the daytime, & ready to ‘grab it & go’ if that ever becomes necessary. If you do have any familiarity with the WBP Classic, which of those two rifles, as currently priced @ Atlantic Firearms, would you recommend?
Yeah… I keep coming back to that fact. And a guy on AKFiles who has a Classic pointed out that it is internally the same rifle as your 5k survivor but with a forged trunnion, which to my mind is a plus. Hm. Decisions, decisions. Anyhow, again, keep fighting the good fight & thanks for the reply.
Just completed my build using this kit and a Childers receiver. I am having an issue with the bolt carrier leaving the rails for the last inch or so if rearward travel. It will stick rearward if cycled slowly.