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WTS WA Daewoo K1A1 Paratrooper with rare DI Optical Railed Forend: $2,000 Firm

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by Diatribe, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Diatribe

    Diatribe Issaquah, WA Member

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    This is a K1A1 Paratrooper side charging semi auto by Daewoo. This is the South Korean answer to NATO's requirement for rifles that run STANAG mags. This is chambered in 5.56x45.

    It runs most any STANAG mag. GI mags, PMAGS, Thermolds. I have run all of those plus a 100 round Surefire through it with no problems. 16 inch barrel, direct impingement operating system. Takes AR grips and some small parts. I think triggers, bolts and firing pins are the same. Bolt carrier is proprietary and you can see why. There is no buffer tube, that is how it can run the cool wire collapsible stock. I bought this unfired in 2011. I have put maybe 400 rounds through it since I bought it. It still had shipping grease/cosmoline all inside it when I first got it. I believe I have the original box too. It is a fantastic handling little rifle. The built in flash hider works very well and it is about as light of a rifle as you can get in an AR platform.

    The railed forend is a very hard to obtain DI Optical rail from the South Korean company that makes them. I have never seen one for sale with this rail on it. Most folks run the Stormwerks rail and I prefer the looks of this DI Optical rail. More info here:
    http://diopticalusa.com/?page_id=1125

    Factory front handguard included.

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    Bolt and recoil spring setup:
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    Please contact me via PM with any questions.

    I am located in Issaquah, WA. Sale to be completed at a gun shop that is reasonable for both of us to get to so we can satisfy i594. You'd be surprised how far I am willing to go to facilitate this sale, so ping me if you aren't in the immediate Seattle area, I am more than likely willing to come half way at least. I have family in Portland, OR so we can figure out a way to do a legal transaction if you are from Oregon and interested as well because I always am looking for a reason to come down to Portland to visit family.


    $1750 cash and I'll throw in the sling, LaRue handstop and a couple beat up GI mags. These go from $1700 to $2000 on Gunbroker if they are ever there and that is without the really hard to find and obtain rail.

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  2. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    So cool!
     
  3. Tastes like Chicken

    Tastes like Chicken Portland Member

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    I never knew of this variation, I'd just seen the ones with the thumb-hole stock and those are rare in and of themselves.

    Very cool.
     
  4. Diatribe

    Diatribe Issaquah, WA Member

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    The thumbhole stock versions are gas piston, whereas this is a DI setup. Other than that, they are very similar. The gas piston version is more like an AK style long stroke operating rod that has a tab that fits into a slot on the bolt carrier where gas hits the back of the piston and it drives the bolt as a single unit. As opposed to AR style short stroke, "tappet" style piston systems that hit the piston with gas and then the piston hits the bolt. The recoil spring mechanism is pretty similar on both versions as well.
     
  5. Diatribe

    Diatribe Issaquah, WA Member

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    Price drop! I cannot figure out how to edit the title of my thread in this forum software package.

    $1750 including the sling and LaRue handstop as well as two beat up GI mags!

    You can't find these rifles, let alone find them in this condition with this rail. They are handy little rifles. If I didn't have 3 SBR's I'd never sell it.
     
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    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Any idea whether the flash hider is pinned or welded?
     
  7. Diatribe

    Diatribe Issaquah, WA Member

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    My understanding is that they are actually machined into the barrel. There were guys out there that would cut the barrel and thread them for you and install a long whatever you want to get it to 16 inches is my understanding. As a flash hider it works really well. It limits attachments of course and isn't particularly fancy looking though.
     
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    DrDon Hillsboro New Member

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    Is the rifle available?
     
  9. Diatribe

    Diatribe Issaquah, WA Member

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    Yes it is still available.
     
  10. Diatribe

    Diatribe Issaquah, WA Member

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    SPF
     
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    geglockn Washington New Member

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