(I bought my first AKM) For you losers who don't know Romanian. (google translate is your friend) .. So anyhoo. I had only handled one or two before actually purchasing one. I traded around on here with someone who had this nice SAR-1. Few little scratches here and there, nothing that would shy my away from something made from a trashcan, 2x4, and shovel head. Right? I got it home today, and decided to try my luck at disassembly from the 2,345 YouTube vids I have watched. Went pretty well. Learned no matter how you turn the little lever up front to take the forward grips off, they wont come out with that stupid gas op rod running through them and thats why I am taking it apart now, vs. when I am under duress. The insides, while very rudimentary, were clean and not mucked up. The rifle has not been shot too much. Cycles well, and surprisingly smooth, considering I was expecting a brick across pavement feel. The oprod is pinned and not Century welded, which seems better per all the folks on AKfiles. Speaking of which, they are an interesting bunch to sit back and read their posts and "witty banter" back and forth. Whew. I do like that they publicly shame the banned list. Nice touch Stock is the typical hardwood I suppose. I honestly like the laminated look, but I think I am going to just shoot it and pick some old school laminated stuff up later. I really like the Timbersmith Gray laminate. I would also like some of the Mepro night sights too. Im trying to fight the MI rail/Bushnell TRS25 or whatever that is. Gun seems to point well, unloaded. Stock is wierdly short, although, I could see shooting it well with armor on. It seems to want to roll off my shoulder unless I chicken wing it. Have to get used to that. I will be shot dead before I can get the safety lever down on this rifle. Holy crap. Any thoughts on the BHO Krebs lever? Overall, It feels and looks great. Sights arent canted, rear sight block is in the middle, rivets look great. Quite pleased. I could see myself getting to enjoy shooting it.