Ma! I got an AK47! Now what?!

What spare parts I need for my AK? What should I do first with my new Wasr? Hopefully, this video will give you some ideas on what to do!

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18 responses to “Ma! I got an AK47! Now what?!”

  1. Archie Avatar
    Archie

    Hey Rob. Long time channel stalker, first time AK buyer. I have much experience with AR platforms, M4s and bolt guns, but I am new to the market of AK47s. I was wondering what your advice might be for a first time purchase. I’ve done some research and am leaning towards the new WASR10s as they are reasonably priced, but I’ve also done some looking at Atlantic Firearms kits. I am a fan of a traditional AK with wood furniture, and I like a used look. Anyway, thanks for all you do.

    Cheers.
    Archie

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Wasr10 is starter AK – gateway into the hobby. AF kit guns are little more polished and feedback on them is rather positive.

      1. Archie Avatar
        Archie

        Thanks much. I appreciate it.

    2. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Hi, if you are on budget, start with wasr10. Thanks for being with us!

  2. Tim N Avatar
    Tim N

    I bought the wood furniture Rob sells and found a bayonet at a gun show for the SLR 107 I had, it looked great like the one he’s holding in this video.

  3. LeeRoy R Avatar
    LeeRoy R

    Hey Rob, a couple of years ago I went shopping for an Ak47. A store basically sold ARs, had couple AKs. They had one on the floor hidden. Under folder. It turned out to be a Zastava-Kragujevac Yugoslavia. Grenade launcher and has year stamped 1989 M70 AB2 and it’s barely used. Installed the M4 adapter stock. What is your opinion of the quality of these AK47. I test fired it and was accurate at 25yrds. Haven’t sighted it in due to a back operation and injury. Will do it this month got the targets from videos. Appreciate the feed back.

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Sounds like you do have a winner there. Keeper if it shoots well.

  4. Pat McGowan Avatar
    Pat McGowan

    Hi Rob, shot my first AK today and loved it, but I felt like the stock was punching me in the cheek with every shot. I’m a very experience shooter with other weapons, and I’m clearly doing something very wrong. What advise would you give to new shooters?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Ok, i’m guessing you are getting cheek slapped. Two possibilities to solve this, tighter weld of the stock into your shoulder – it’s possible that buttstock is slipping from recoil, or, overgassed rifle – add muzzle brake and check did it helped.

  5. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    Hi Rob
    I have M10-762 that I was able to install the zenit rails on to but the bolt kinda hits the top cover. It can still cycle but I didnโ€™t know if I could replace the bolt carrier with a polish one or psa ak bolt carrier to make it work without hitting the top cover. Just wondering if you had any advice.

    1. Rick Avatar
      Rick

      I guess to clarify the area thatโ€™s kinda hitting is the extended part of the bolt carrier where the charging handle attaches

    2. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      I’m not sure. Really would have to be tested out to see.

      1. Rick Avatar
        Rick

        Thanks for the response, I think I figured it out but I just want to check to see if a polish bolt carrier will work in the Romanian M10-762. Thanks for all the content you put out

  6. Paul Stewart Avatar
    Paul Stewart

    Just a reminder from an older, long time AK owner. I bought my first AKM, a Hungarian SA85 spotter, if I recollect right. I changed out the furniture and trigger group to comply with 922R, 1994 Crime Bill. While the Crime Bill went away in 2004 the requirement to insure no more than 10 foreign parts are used in the rifle still remains. So when changing parts insure that the 10 part rule is always followed. This may preclude changing out the furniture unless the new furniture is US made or you are replacing other ones with US made parts. Again, just a reminder.

  7. Ian Hall Avatar
    Ian Hall

    Hi Mr. Ski,

    From this video and a few others I understand you build AK’s. I know youtube probably doesn’t allow building videos anymore, but I would love to see a build video by you, I would even buy it and a kit from the AKOU store. I know I have the skills and most of the tools already, but I trust your building advice more than random internet strangers. Please let me know what you think.

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      I had awesome build video and it was striked out by morons from YouTube..i honestly don’t see their logic since some people have build videos and those are ok…can’t win man.

  8. Steve S Avatar
    Steve S

    Do you prefer high or low mount for the AKM?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Low profile for me.

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