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What is WASR 10?

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The WASR-10 is a rifle that is a Romanian variant of the Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy. "WASR" stands for Wassenaar Arrangement Semiautomatic Rifles, which are a semi-automatic version of the Pistol Mitraliera rifle. Kalashnikov rifles were originally manufactured in Russia and included the Avtomat Kalashnikova 47, or AK-47.

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WASR-10 rifles are constructed with stamped sheet metal receivers originally designed for single-stack magazines. The rifle features a chrome-lined barrel, side-mount scope rail and wooden stocks. As of 2014, WASR-10 rifles are imported into the United States by Century International Arms. Century modifies the rifles to bring them into compliance with U.S. firearm legislation and to allow them to accept magazines that hold more ammunition.

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