Today, I thought it would be fun and interesting to talk about the first 5.45×39 chambered semi-automatic AK type rifles to come in from Romania. Before the WASR-2 and even before the SAR-2 from Century Arms, two other importers tried their luck with Cugir products. These were Intrac and D.I.G. (Dominion Investment Group).
Importation started in 1997 and really up through 1999, things were a bit disorganized, odd, and random to say the least.
In Romania, the select fire 5.45mm caliber rifle is known as the PA-86, and several semi-auto rifle variants based on it came in during the early days, under several names/designations.
These included: CUR-2, MK. II, WUM-2, Romak-2, and Romak-99.2. It wasn’t until Century took over and introduced the SAR-2, that things really became stable and predictable.
Please note that the PA-86 really isn’t an AK-74 clone or copy. Romania did its own thing, basing this series more on the AKM than the Soviet-Russian pattern.
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