Ok, I would first like to preface this with the fact that I know very very little about Russian guns. I have done a decent amount of research as to what exactly I have, but I have not found too much. I happened to come into possession of this a few days ago. It is an AtoZ Cargo Dragunov. It was made in Korea and they were sold from about 2005 till about 2008. I know when they first came out they were sold for around $550. It has terrible fake wood, but the rest of it is VERY high quality metal that is quite possibly the most solid gun I have ever held (i'v held a lot of guns.) I know it was also offered in a real wood version a few years after the first model came out. Another thing, the gun apparently didn't come with the scope that is on it. The scope it's self is another mystery, because it is higher quality than any type of replica I have ever seen. It has a screw off cap for a battery type that I cant find, and seems to have an illumination feature. As far as internals, that is even more of a loss, I know it does not use AEG springs because those are about 7 or 8 coils too short. It has a hopup chamber that seems like a strange design and that is about as far as I got. Basically i'm just wondering if anybody has anymore information on this pretty neat gun. Now on too pics. EDIT- sorry about picture orientation, photobucket is not being nice at the moment. I am attempting to fix it. Sorry about this terrible picture through scope, it was not cooperating.
Post by Combat Junkies Airsoft on Jan 5, 2015 23:25:34 GMT -5
I also own an AtoZ Dragunov. It is the priced piece of my collection. Might I ask where you acquired it and for how much? This is the replica that the A&K drags are cloned on. As far as the scope it looks to be an actual Posp but I could be wrong. Here are some pics of my AtoZ and A&K.
Post by Guts and Glory on Jan 5, 2015 23:34:20 GMT -5
Although I do not posses an Atoz myself, they are solid for what they are. I assume you have seen reviews elsewhere about them. Red Alliance has several threads on the rifle (this one in particular www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?topic=2511.0 ). The hop-up as you already have guessed is the sort where you set it before use in the field, as it is takes removal of the receiver cover to get at and an allen key. It is quite solid though.
King Arms took over production/distribution of the Atoz design (albeit at a lower power depending on model), and they sell an upgrade spring that generally lowers the fps slightly, as do the psg-1 springs that some folks fitted in despite being shorter.
Honestly, for a spring Dragunov, Atoz stand tall above more recent models, simply because of their sturdiness.
Now, for your scope, it seems as though someone got one of the 400m Simonov reticle POSP scopes from Belomo. What is interesting is the finish, for the hammered grey finish (the sort of finish that is more common for military use, as black is more commercial) is not something you find at places like Kalinka Optics (where you can find batteries for these type of scopes kalinkaoptics.com/ ). I am lead to believe that either this was ordered directly from Belomo or through a distributor that furnishes military finish scopes. This sort of scope is more commonly seen mounted to the VSS/VAL family of weapons, but it looks quite alright on a Dragunov "looks at scopeless Real Sword SVD nearby and sighs". Here is more info on the scope: www.dragunov.net/optic_posp.html
Anyways, a very nice find, and I certainly have enjoyed seeing this.
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CJA your guns are absolutely beautiful! That cherry wood is beautiful. How hard was it to put a real wood kit on it? I'm definitely considering it. As for how much I payed?... Well let's put it this way, I don't think the guy knew what he had. I got it from a guy in Wisconsin (where I live.) Thanks Guts for all that info. I thought the scope had to be the real deal, it was just way to nice to be a replica. I still don't know what type of battery it takes. I just took it to a crono at she was shooting at 446 +\- 5. I just need to acquire some heavy ass bb's in my next order cause right now it's sending my .25's to the moon, even with the hop up pretty much turned off.