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RESOLVED WASR 10 ak JAMMING RESOLVED

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sasquatch83, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    Thank you all so much for your help! I went to the fishermans marine and outdoor and noticed that they had Tapco mags. I picked one up and it fits tight as a glove. I mean, there is absolutely no slop in the mag at all. I cycled 28 rounds without a jam so now I need to take it up and shoot it. I have a feeling that the problem has been resolved. The only bad thing I have to say about the tapco is that it only holds 28 rounds..... Guess I'll have to improve my accuracy by two shots now eh? Anyhow, thanks again guys!

    I recently bought a WASR 10 ak. I have only shot about 200 rounds of golden tiger ammo through it but it routinely jams.... IS this the ammo, poor cleaning teqnique, the magazine.....? I am trying to figure it out, some tips would be great!!!! It is double feeding and misfeeding. Thank you so much for your help
     
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  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried different mags? Can you post any close up pictures?
     
  3. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    there are alot of things it could be. post a pic or vid of the situation. When I had feed issues with mine it was the gas piston binding in the gas tube. Another time it was the mags. Went with a new gas tube, new tapco mags and it was good to go after that.
     
  4. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    I can post pictures of whatever you would like to see.... I have not tried any other mags yet, but I was planning on ordering one right now or getting one at the gun show.
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking post the inside of the receiver close up of the trunnion barrel chamber and bullet guide.

    Take the return spring off and see if the bolt and carrier side in and out with no obstructions or sticking.
     
  6. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    * What receiver mfg was it built on?
    * How much can you wiggle the magazine in all axis? Should be very, very little.
    * How many diff mags have you tried? poly? metal?
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    WASR 10's are the non dimpled factory (Romanian built) single stack receivers that are milled out to take double stack mags.
     
  8. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    +1. And usualy they are milled for a tight fit. I found those Tapco Mags to work really well...
     
  9. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    Markings on the reciever are as follows:

    Right side

    MADE BY CN ROMARM SA/CUGIR
    IN ROMANIA
    IMPORTED CAI GEORGIA, VT

    Left syde

    1988-ACU SERIAL#
    GP WASR-10/63
    CAL 7.62x39mm

    The mag has quite a bit of wobble. I would say almost a quarter inch of front to back and half that side to side....
     
  10. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    One mag tried. It is metal. Identical to the surplus mags sold on midway
     
  11. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Good point! But, the other day I was looking at an AK built supposedly on a NDS receiver. It turned out to be a crappy brand receiver not worth mentioning here.

    Maybe, the next question we should ask, does the receiver has the dimple?

    Maybe the buyer was told it was a WASR10 and got something else instead. Mot everyone knows all the nuances about these Romanian imports.
     
  12. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Sometimes the reciever wont "hold" the nub on the magazine that locks into the magazine retainer that locks the mag in place. This can actually cause the magazine to fall out of the gun if severe enough... its that the retainer doesnt lock far enough into the ramp on the mag,.... You can recontour the nub onn the mag and it will help hold the mag in. Ive had the issue on one of mine. I later decided to modify the retainer itself since almost all mags (POLY AND STEEL) w3ere doing it and dont have trouble anymore.

    Hope this makes sense... just another thing to check
     
  13. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    where are you at in the "northwest", if you are around me, I would be happy to help trouble shoot it.
     
  14. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    Portland area. Are you in salem?
     
  15. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Anyone care to insert a joke about how reliable AK's are and how they never jam? :laugh:

    That aside, like other people have said, there's a good chance its your mags...
     
  16. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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  17. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Oh, come on!

    It is not the original design or concept. Just look at who is building them! And then we de-mill and rebuild them in the US and do so many ungodly things to them.

    Although WASR-10 are imported, they get further modified to fit the double stack. Also, how many of us know WASR-10/63 receivers are de-milled since 2008 (as per Wikipedia, if you can trust it)?

    A lot of the reliability in a rifle is in the receiver. People can bend flats into receivers in their own homes. Everybody and their brother makes mags or all quality levels.

    My M4 - zero failures. My AKs - the occasional miss-feed (rare), and mostly during the break in, debugging period (built on bent flat receivers).

    I like my CCD-15 M4LED much more than my AKs. But I had to pay 4 times more! I baby my M4 to a point it makes my wife jealous. The AKs, I am not so concerned.
     
  18. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    :eatpop:


    Do yourself a favor, sign up here: www.theakforum.net

    Hit the stickies in the general, build it yourself, and Romanian sections. Read and absorb.
     
  19. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Is your dare is directed to me? :cool:

    Been there, done that. Different user name, though.
     
  20. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I see a guy asking for help, and his thread is degenerating into an "AK vs AR" clusterbubblegum...

    I've owned 6 AKs of varying makes over the years, been a member there for a few...I still know NOTHING compared to most the guys on that site. If the OP wants actual help rather than smack talk, it's a good place to start.