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operated, rotating bolt
The U.S. made
Romanian SAR-1 is Romania's solution to the ban on sporterized
firearms that allow more than 10 rounds. However they do
produce an imported ten round version, if that is what you want.
The Romanian SAR-1 is manufactured here in the U.S. Parts
from Romania are shipped in to the country and then assembled
with U.S. made parts to make the rifle U.S. legal. Six
U.S. parts are included in this rifle in order to comply with
the ten imported parts law. Being officially U.S. made, it
allows the rifle to have a pistol grip and accept high capacity
magazines. The U.S. parts are: 1) gas piston, 2) trigger,
3) hammer, 4) disconnector, 5) buttstock, 6) pistol grip. (don't
quote me on this though). The rifle comes PACKED with
grease, a 5 round magazine,
cleaning kit and manual.
The Romanian SAR-1 is a stamped
AK and does not feature the cut out seen on so many WUM-1
rifles. The rifle also has the side scope mount seen on the
earlier versions. The fit and finish of the rifle is much
like that of the older sporterized Romanians. The rifle is
finished in an eastern block finish that resembles parkarizing.
You will also notice the furniture on the rifle is miss-matched
the buttstock tends to be light brown where as the handguards
are an orange like color. The shooting ability of the SAR
ranks "good" among AK's. The Romanian SAR can
reportedly obtain groups of 2 inches at 100 yards. Unlike
the Maadi MISR you do not need to buy any magazine followers or
floor plates for the SAR. The rifle can take ANY type of
magazine legally including drums, thus you don't have to worry
if you are legal. We are currently looking for personal
reviews and experiences with this rifle. Should you have
any pictures or personal experience with this rifle please mail
them in. email@example.com.
"I just picked up a SAR-1. After stripping and
inspecting the rifle I can
provide some input regarding the parts.
First -- the unit was imported by Century Arms. A tag
attached to the rifle
stated that is was a Romanian SAR-1 w/US parts, w/original
mag. This means
that the rifle was provided by the importer to the
distribution channel with
its original imported magazine.
A close inspection revealed that the following parts appear to
manufacture -- 1) gas piston (it is stainless steel, versus an
would have been chrome plated), 2) trigger, 3) hammer, 4)
buttstock, 6) pistol grip.
I also have a Maadi MISR S/A that requires two US parts in the
The Romanian gets around this requirement by adding two
additional US parts
elsewhere in the rifle -- the buttstock and gas piston.
The rifle is parkerized completely, includes the original
has what appears to be a glass reinforced nylon pistol grip,
cleaning kit pocket in the buttstock, and came with a 5-round
cleaning kit, and side scope mount installed. The barrel
is not turned
down, but rather never threaded, and the bayonet lug wings are
The rifle's chamber and bore are chrome lined.
My observations are based on comparisons between the SAR-1 and
the MISR S/A, and using the reference list for the BATF parts
criteria posted on Wes'
board at SoupBowl.
All in all the rifle looks significantly better that the MISR
S/A model I
have, mostly due to the Parkerizing. Fit and finish of
the SAR-1 seems to
By GJ Barton
Well...I just finished shooting my new US/Romanian SAR1 AK.
For those of you
not yet familiar with this model of AK, it is an AK built on
Romanian and US
parts. It has a Romanian receiver and barrel, as well as
forearms. The trigger group is US, as well as the buttstock.
It DOES accept
ALL hi-cap mags and HAS that nasty pistol grip!
I ran 180 rounds of Chinese ball through it as fast as I could
trigger. The sights are well-regulated, no adjustments needed.
I also ran 20
rounds of East German "practice" ammo through it,
shooting at steel plates.
If an AK is going to stutter, it will with this ammo.
I am happy to report ZERO problems of ANY kind with this AK.
So...if any of you are contemplating the purchase of a new AK,
heartedly recommend the Romanian SAR 1. It works...but after
all, it's an
By Jim firstname.lastname@example.org
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