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WASR 10 vs WASR 10/63
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:47:44 PM »
is there a significant difference between the two variants ?


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Re: WASR 10 vs WASR 10/63
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 11:43:26 PM »
I'm no expert but I believe the WASR 10/63 has a bayonet lug and slant brake and the WASR 10 has no bayonet lug and a welded muzzle nut. I think thats the only difference.


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Re: WASR 10 vs WASR 10/63
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 01:25:53 AM »
I always wondered that myself as my WASR 10 has a bayo lug and a slant brake that is not welded.


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Re: WASR 10 vs WASR 10/63
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 01:29:56 PM »
My understanding is that Century started denoting the WASR-10 as 10/63 when they began using milspec parts kits, perhaps because these kits were typically part of a Romanian PM.63/65 in their former lives. Some also appear to be sourced from Guardia "G" kits as well, which were technically semi-auto only versions of the PM.63/65.

WASRs were originally built from either armory rejected or "new" parts kits, notably having a front trunnion with no armory approval stamp (triangle or triangle/arrow). The front trunnion on these non-milspec kits apparently sometimes had less or weaker material than the milspec trunnions, and sometimes suffered from failure of the locking lugs.

I have a 10/63 built from a 1978 milspec kit. It has no bayonet lug (the ears are ground off) and the muzzle nut was originally welded on, but has since been removed. The barrel was properly threaded 14x1LH and did have a detent pin in the FSB. Despite having these features that are believed to be indicative of a WASR-10, the rifle is still clearly marked 10/63 on the receiver.


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Re: WASR 10 vs WASR 10/63
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 11:16:39 PM »
My rifle is marked 10/63, trunion marked as milspec and dated 1968, with the bayo lug and slant brake. I was always under the impression it's just the bayo lug and slant brake that made the difference.
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