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Which would you choose, and why? If you could choose one for casual plinking with no major modifications or changes/additions/enhancements in mind, which is likely to be more reliable in it's current, unmodified configuration?

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Poot,

When you say the 1960 model i assume those made by century on a milled receiver? I heard nothing but great things about them. They have my vote, they are excellent in every way over a WASR. Nothing wrong with a WASR, but IMHO its the bottom of the totem pole, while the 1960 is in the middle.

A few hand on reviews

http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=4&f=64&t=124992

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_4_64/1...del_1960_Polish_AK47_from_Century.html&page=1

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?245875-quot-New-quot-Polish-1960-AK-47-milled-mini-review
 

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The 1960 wins, I haven't seen a bad one yet. Now that I've said that, someone will turn up a crappy one.

Anyhow, I wouldn't buy a WASR unless I could hand select it out of a batch of several. I like the chromed barrel and heat treated receiver, but thats about it.
 

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Here's the context for my question:
I was looking for a basic but good quality AK a couple of years ago and settled on a exactly what Spaxspore mentioned, a Century milled receiver 'Polish Model 1960.' I haven't had any problems/issues with it, but I also don't put it through the paces regularly and drive it into the ground like I do my ARs. I really like the G2 trigger by Tapco, the only thing they've ever produced that I've liked.

I once stumbled on a series of threads that trashed the Century 'Polish' AKs as junk, with too much departure from the original Soviet vision. While I can't relate to it in terms of focus or AK-specific experience, I wondered if I had just found a good one. The criticisms focused on the differences between the originals and mine, the use of all of the US made parts, the fact that Century put them together, et al. As I said, I lack the experience with this FOW to determine bias from fact with them. I'd also heard that the Romanian WASRs were the ugly little sister of the AK world, but close enough to the original idea to be accepted.

Any other input is welcome. I just wanted to know if I might have made an uneducated purchase, but my limited experience with this one has been invariably positive, given what I see as the inherent limitations of this weapons platform.

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Poot,

Those Polish AKs were Ak 74s. They were built with incorrect barrels causing them to key hole. Thus the infamous level that they are now at. Please do not confuse this with your Ak 47.

Your 1960 AK polish milled is very desirable. I would hang on to it.
 

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Copy, thanks. I bought one of the 7.62x39 ones, and like I mentioned, haven't had any problems. I was just looking for a basic, reliable AK in traditional configuration.
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Mine also looks like the one on the bottom, minus the aftermarket additions. It's my 13 year old son's favorite rifle to shoot, among a few. Thanks-
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