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Old 11-26-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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Looks like one of the Classic Firearms products. Fixed stock,nitrided 16 inch barrel. Synthetic furniture & pistol grip /VFG. FEG type brake (similar to AMD65) but detachable. Good bore and muzzle crown. FEG bolt group and carrier/gas piston.
Feels lighter to me,but I'm somewhat used to the weight of heavier arms and implements.
A good score,$500.00 even;with four magazines (three Eastern European steel,one Tapco;and a hard case). No sling or tool kit, but I have plenty of those about.
Decent quality. Me likey..
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:21 PM   #2
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Photo, Gripper?
 
Old 11-26-2016, 03:06 PM   #3
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I am only online with an Android phone. Could someone show me an option to upload a photo when I get back from work?
 
 
Old 11-26-2016, 05:26 PM   #4
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What I mostly do is take a cellphone pic and then email it to myself, then save to photobucket.

On private-party purchases, I wonder if the next couple years might be a good opportunity. Wonder how many people bought stuff pre-election and might be getting rid of it when the emotion wears off..?
 
Old 11-26-2016, 06:11 PM   #5
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I will have to try an photograph it when I get back from work at midnight or so.
Everything appeared Kosher-no sight cant,rails in the receiver looked true under my work light.No peening on the bolt/bolt carrier where it heads towards the rear trunnion. FEG trigger group, bolt/carrier. Short gas tube/carrier(Clearview Investments did a Frankenbuild with AMD63&AMD65 parts)so the barrel appears longer than the 16.5 without the brake(nice not to have to deal with a permanent brake on a12.5 for legal length-even if it's not an imported chrome bore,it gives you options). When American barrel makers had some halfassed attempts early on(remember the CAI Tantal barrel idiocy?)I had reservations. Now barrels are better, and SOME people (CAI,IO) screw it up in entirely NEW ways(badly heat treated CAST front trunnions and bolt groups-UGH!).
Considering what I paid for it,with the added value to me of my version of " Bring Cash Alley ",I'll not complain... Maybe try to chase down a VEPR or a standard Draco next..little by little, I'll restock the Personal Arms Room.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #6
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Gripper, you sure like those commie guns, don't you? I started with a Chinese AKS, then got my C&R license and it was non stop. The only disappointment's I had were the CZ52 and the Nagant revolver.
 
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Gripper, you sure like those commie guns, don't you? I started with a Chinese AKS, then got my C&R license and it was non stop. The only disappointment's I had were the CZ52 and the Nagant revolver.
Yes I do...must have been a Bratva or Vory thug in another life...I actually LIKE my CZ52 pistol-especially after I replaced the original firing pin with a Harrington Products Milled Pin With Return Spring... You can dry fire it,and the lock time seems improved ...I prefer the grip angle and sights of the Tokarevs, but this will do its job if I do mine.
Still haven't been able to photograph the AMD63-just got back to Saint Elizabeth's (Newton/Brighton line)to work a BoP contract security detail.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 11:47 AM   #8
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You know, oddly enough; I never went for the Nagant revolver.... Interesting gun,but some of the design choices they made??? Badly executed... I never understood why they didn't push the 7.62x38R cartridge hotter than they did-between the fully seated bullet to case arrangement,and the gas seal?? Definitely useful for a suppressor, but a horrific reload,bad trigger... Even with my crude tastes and inclinations, I never did warm up to the Nagant revolver.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 02:34 PM   #9
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I've still got a CZ52 in 9MM, the one I had in 7.62 had a bad habit of firing if you used the hammer drop safety. The Nagant is a unbelievably poor design at a time when really good revolvers were out there, Why go to the trouble of a gas seal device and then design it for a wimpy cartridge? also, reloading in combat? Throw it down and look around for a Mosin.
 
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Try the Harrington Products firing pin...personally, my 7.62x25 version works just fine. Admittedly, my point in hanging onto it was another platform for the 7.62x25 cartridge-which I like(read " barrier and body armor defeating at reasonable distance ", as well as being very flat shooting) but ,despite the differing ergos compared to the Tokarevs; it's grown on me...now if only someone would bring in a modern double stack pistol in the caliber.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 03:29 PM   #11
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I sold the 52 to a guy that was sure he could fix the problem. I was already into the 9X18MM shooters, the Makarov's and CZ 82's, so I didn't miss it. When I got the 7.62X25 bug again, I bought a Tokarev. What security work are you doing for the BOP? I see that they are canceling all their contract facility contracts for housing Federal Inmates. The AFGE was crowing "I told you so!"
 
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SOI Guards... Just custodial security for Inmates from FMC Devens when they're out of the facility for treatment at other hospitals on the contract... Wierd-I spent my share of years where I was in a photo finish with indictments from municipal, state and federal possible issues... And now (because I never lost my clearances from the other work,as I did no wrong and wouldn't plea or settle)I am a " privately contracted chaser"... Odd how THAT worked out...especially since I didn't win my case in NH Supreme Court until 02/15/2016, with SCOTUS denying certiorari 11.2015... I kind of blundered into this job when I got dragged back into the court system 07/2013(was hired 12/2013, began work 08/29/2014).
Orinda California based home office, Leomonster Massachusetts branch office; owner is in Texas.. Job isn't perfect (hours and shifts vary with everything else) but so far I've hung on.
 
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