Today I received one of the APEX "non-matching" Romanian parts sets. This is your typical Patriotic Guard "G" AKM, 1980 vintage. The receiver had been chop-sawed through the magazine well dimples and torched diagonally through the rear isolating the front leg of the trigger guard. All the parts were present except for a magazine and cleaning kit, but the cleaning rod was still in place. No rust was evident anywhere but the front half was gritty from the chop saw and the stock was dirty. The only part that looked corroded was the inside of the slant muzzle brake where it forms sort of a cup. The wood was "used-grimy" with no trench art and just a small ding and a scuff on the foregrip that went below the stain (looks like maybe it brushed against the chop wheel). Finish was 90%, wear only evident on raised areas like corners and rivet heads. Pistol grip was bakelite with no splintering. The bore is chrome-lined and looks good though I haven't cleaned it. [Update: After cleaning it is bright with sharp rifling.] It is truly non-matching with the front end, fire control parts, top cover and bolt/bolt carrier each bearing different numbers. (I don't have gages to check headspace.) The fire control parts are the AKM type with "rate reducer" and have little detectable wear. The disconnecter is a stamped rather than machined type and is intact, contrary to the reputation of PG rifles.
Delivery was about a week, and that week included a Federal holiday. Total cost delivered was 147.50. APEX also had matching sets for $150 vs, $135 when I ordered last week. If they are as good as these I don't think you'd be disappointed.