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I have an AK-47 made by B-West in Tuscon, AZ and was wondering if anyone knows about them. It is a side folder that had orange bakelite stock, I painted the stock black. I have shot about 1500 rnds with it and have never had a problem. I even found a 75 rnd drum mag. a few yrs. ago for $50. I gave $200 for the gun about 6 yrs ago, but I can't find anyone that knows what it's worth. Any help would be appreciated.

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Lee
 

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B-west was an Importer so more than likely the gun was made somewhere else...China Normally...
B-west did make some of their own receivers and assembled them , but they were Junk and not properly heat treated...They are to be avoided...
Any other markings on it or Symbols ???
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Thank you for the welcome ArkansaHunter.

And mooseman my ak also has BWA 1266 on the reciever and 1266 on the bolt and on the gas tube.
 

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Yes, might I also welcome you to G&G. And nice looking AK by the way.
 

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Thanks for the offer, but I don't plan on selling it. I just wanted to know more about it and get an idea of the value.

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FYI. The receivers made by B-West are not great. They didn't heat treat the rails or the pin holes. After X amount of rounds (sometimes 200 or more) the metal, not being heat treated properly or at all in this case can fail & will cause stoppages. I haven't heard of any injuries but Folks much more "in the know" than I have said to try & avoid them if possble.
If the importer mark is B-west than no problem. The receivers were made in China & are great guns.
 

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Welcome to G&G. We have a great bunch of folks here. Enjoy!
 
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