Early Import Romarm CUR-2 AK-47 5.45×39 Semi-Auto Rifle AKM WASR-2

SOLD FOR: $1125

WOA#: WY221025CM004

Make: Romarm, Intrac Import

Model:  CUR-2

Serial Number: 3-01584 97

Year of Manufacture: 1997

Caliber: 5.45X39

Action Type: Gas-operated semi-automatic rifle

Markings: The left side of the trunnion is marked “INTRAC ARMS, KNOX TN RATMIL, MADE IN ROMANIA”. The left side of the receiver is marked “3-01547 97”. The top of the rear sight is marked “P” then “1-10”. The left side of the dust cover is marked, “8605.The right side of the safety lever is marked, “1584”. There is also an “S” and “F” to mark safe/fire. The left side of the front sight is marked, “4/3”.

Barrel Length: 16″ with fixed thread protector

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an open adjustable post sight with protective wings. The rear sight is an adjustable leaf sight. The left side of the receiver has a Kalashnikov Sight Rail for all of your favorite AK style sights and optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a PSL Style thumbhole stock with steel buttplate, sling ring, and bakelite pistol cap.  The handguard is the same blonde wood with appropriate hand swells.  It is a straight cut receiver.   The receiver is a desirable X Y receiver with dimples.  The muzzle brake is fixed. There is no bayonet lug as it has been filed down to comply with the ban but it still has its cleaning Rod.

Type of Finish: Matte Black, Wood

Finish Originality: Original Finish

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light wear from previous use and previous military service. There is no indication that the parts were refinished at the time of import, so there is still some rough storage wear still present as well as scratches throughout and some corrosion on the dust cover. The CUR-2 was imported in a hurry when Romania became open to travel in the market so most if not all CUR-2’s imported were thrown together with non matching serial numbers.  The screw heads are sharp and serviceable and the pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions very well. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment:   This rifle fits well in the vast and immersive history of AK imports.  Being one of the first rifles to be imported to the U.S. from Romania, the CUR-2 is the 5.45×39 version of the WASR-2.  As stated above, the first batches of Imports received from Romania by Intrac were put together by non matching serial parts due to Romarms eagerness to get into the booming firearms market.  Of course being late to the game meant that the configuration had to be compliant with the infamous ban of 1989.  With Bayonet filed smooth and muzzle devices fixed, the CUR-2 would be well received as a new wonderful addition to the AK market in the U.S., chambered in the AK74 cartridge.  Shortly after, the CUR-2 would be named the Mark 2 in which most of those 5.45×39 rifles had matching parts.  Sporting a classic PSL style look and shining with a particular beauty as only imported AK rifles do, this rifle will make a wonderful and powerful addition to any arsenal and is a must have for AK collectors who may not have an early Romanian import.  Good Luck!

Early Import Romarm CUR-2 AK-47 5.45x39 Semi-Auto Rifle AKM WASR-2
Early Import Romarm CUR-2 AK-47 5.45×39 Semi-Auto Rifle AKM WASR-2