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I just sold a wasr10 to a guy yesterday. He hit me uo sayinf ther is something wring with it. I bought it brand new from classic firearms in 2014 and admittedly dont know much about AKs. Shoots great.

He sent me this:
Big ol hunk of material missing on the right side of the trunion
I don’t either, but I’m sure based on the location it’s not a good thing. seems like it should be solid with no broken parts. I just am going to have it repaired.

Does this make sense, is he right??
 

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did the buyer have a chance to inspect the rifle at time of purchase? if so there isn’t much to discuss here. the buyer needs to field strip and inspect a used firearm. Ideally the seller should do the same. This is not a brand new Daniel Defense rifle; it’s a used import AK with zero warranty. If i do a FTF sale and the buyer doesn’t field strip the firearm i will do it for them to ensure it’s inspected. This is mostly for myself so that I don’t hear about a problem months later.

if that were my WASR, I would just send it to rifle dynamics or definitive arms to have them both replace the trunnion and trick out the rifle with some wiz-bang upgrades. Kill two birds with one stone. while it may sound harsh, I don’t see the seller as being responsible for this type of problem.

if I were in this situation I’d probably offer to pay the shipping costs for the gunsmith work but that would be solely a kind gesture not any sort of obligation.
 
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did the buyer have a chance to inspect the rifle at time of purchase? if so there isn’t much to discuss here. the buyer needs to field strip and inspect a used firearm. Ideally the seller should do the same. This is not a brand new Daniel Defense rifle; it’s a used import AK with zero warranty. If i do a FTF sale and the buyer doesn’t field strip the firearm i will do it for them to ensure it’s inspected. This is mostly for myself so that I don’t hear about a problem months later.

if that were my WASR, I would just send it to rifle dynamics or definitive arms to have them both replace the trunnion and trick out the rifle with some wiz-bang upgrades. while it may sound harsh, I don’t see the seller as being responsible for this type of problem.
This 1000% send it to rifle dynamics and get it a tune up. Worth every penny.
 

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This. That's when I bought mine.

OP, I think you're good, though I'd feel kinda bad too. But FTF sales, in my opinion, are a "buyer-beware" proposition.
Agree. Not that it applies to buyer. Who knows. But don't feel bad stripping down a gun and having a look. Some small handguns you can see whats going on. A 1500$ ak i would field strip and inspect. Not sure if buyer did that
 

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Maybe 10 years ago...

When were they $350 -$500, 5 years ago ?

Nope, more like 700.

In 2004 WASRs were cheap (You could buy them at deli ticket emporium for like $259.00 ) but after the first obamascare came, that ended that. Cheap AKs really ended after Obama came along. I think it was incidental to all the stupid ATF barrel bans and that garbage, too.
 

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Nope, more like 700.

In 2004 WASRs were cheap but after the first obamascare came, that ended that. Cheap AKs really ended after Obama came along. I think it was incidental to all the stupid ATF barrel bans and that garbage, too.

That makes sense.. Nobody really bought those that were into AK's back then, I only knew they sucked and were wicked cheap. I shot one of those and the trigger slap was numbing lol I just seem to remember them being around 250- 300.

I just bought Arsenal guns and Bulgarian kits.

shit, if people are paying $2k for a f'n WASR, my Arsenal SAM7 should sell for around $9k lol

I like it too much to sell it though.
 

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That makes sense.. Nobody really bought those that were into AK's back then, I only knew they sucked and were wicked cheap. i shot one of those and the trigger slap was numbing lol

I just bought Arsenal guns and Bulgarian kits.

Well, that was the thing. I got an Arsenal Sam-7 milled receiver back then for $650 from the most hated gun shop in mass - gun room. (like an idiot I sold it years later for not much more, but thats another story).

At least the $700 wasrs typically had Tapco G2s in them (no slap) and the sights stopped being canted. lmao.
 

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Well, that was the thing. I got an Arsenal Sam-7 milled receiver back then for $650 from the most hated gun shop in mass - gun room. (like an idiot I sold it years later for not much more, but thats another story).

At least the $700 wasrs typically had Tapco G2s in them (no slap) and the sights stopped being canted. lmao.

lol yup.

I sold a Legend I think was around $1200, and a Norinco for around 7.

I remember the canted sights.

Don't remember them fixing that slap though.

I remember before I first fired one the guy who owned complained about the slap, I just thought he was a f'n pussy.. Then I shot a mag and my trigger finger was numb for like 5 minutes.

Bottom line, it just sucks that anybody just getting into AK's has to spend $2k on a damn WASR. That would cause anybody to say AK's suck if that is the only one you ever shot.

AK pic time !

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Agree. Not that it applies to buyer. Who knows. But don't feel bad stripping down a gun and having a look. Some small handguns you can see whats going on. A 1500$ ak i would field strip and inspect. Not sure if buyer did that
I should have field stripped it. Hard to do in a McDonalds parking lot in broad daylight, surrounded by people lol
 

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I believe WASR10's were originally single stack magazines that were then worked to accept double stack. Maybe that had something to do with the missing material.

I was thinking that too, honestly.

I should have field stripped it. Hard to do in a McDonalds parking lot in broad daylight, surrounded by people lol

BTDT.
 

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Absolutely nearly impossible.
That would have made for an interesting thread.
"SWAT called to local McDonald's because man wanted to check for quality issues on a purchase."

OP: kudos to you for trying to make it right, even though the issue most likely existed thru the entirety of your ownership.
 
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