Thanks. And you raise a valid point re: spare parts. But this more a collectable than a SHTF gun....although I plan on shooting the damn thing....eventually.The R is a cool 553, I had money down on one from JDI but they took to long and I cancelled. My buddy did
get a couple and they are indeed the best AK platform there is. Just hope you don't need parts but that is
unlikely of course.