GUN Where to get an AK74?

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  1. thedude11

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    I'm not a big fan of the folding stock variety.... not comfortable for me and can't get a good cheek weld. :o

    I really wish classicarms.us had the fixed stock version, but they only have the side-folder... they have a pretty good price on the side-folder though. :o
     
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    Classic's is century build, lower quality. They just raised $20 on that AK, used to be $599. :mamoru:
     
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    Atlantic where you got the pic from or they not in stock there? If Classic has the romy/tantal/kraut style side folder just 2 screws to take it off and throw a normal stock on. If its Ruskie/Bulgie style sidefolders they give just as good cheek weld as a fixed stock.
     
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    It's bitch to find a matching stock though. Wood buttstock on a gun with brown plastic upper handguard and bakelite lower handguard just looks nasty. E. Germany buttstock is the closest match (brown plastic), or you can get plum lower handguard and buttstock if your upperguard is more plum than brown like mine is. But plum furniture on grey park gun looks nasty too. :p

    Ya, I'm picky. :o
     
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    I'd swap out the furniture totally then, I really dislike the EG stuff, the upper and lower handguards dont match and I hate the bubbley texture of the buttstock. Go all wood or black synth.
     
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    I didn't know if Atlantic was shit or not... :o


    ClassicArms has the Polish Tantal side-folder for $489... which is a price I very much like.

    I'm in the same boat as GlobeGuy.. I wouldn't want mis-matched furniture either. :hsd:
     
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    Most of Atlantics stuff all come from reputable builders dont think they even stock any CAI AK's.

    If you like wood you can usually pick up a romy stock set on the cheap just strip and refinish it. A nice full synth set will end up costing you a bit probably around $90 unless you buy a set from Crapco.
     
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    Oh fuck. :o

    Just came across this:

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    Unfortunately, I don't follow the AK jargon. :o
    Was this built ground up as a kit or what? :o

    Me = newb to AK stuff
     
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    Yep Bulgie kit built on a US receiver.
     
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    Well I don't know shit about building AKs...

    Where can I find a Bulgarian kit/US receiver/all the other crap needed?
     
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    :werd: Unless you know someone who's already done it and will help its not as easy as one might think, you will need a few specialized tools not something you can just throw together in an hour with a few decent tools like an AR.
     
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    Wasn't really planning on trying it myself. :rofl:

    Does anyone sell already made kits like that or am I just best off going with an Atlantic Arms 74?
     
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    Not many people have parts kits for sale anymore after the barrel ban, its not really cost effective with the current prices to build your own like it was when you could get an $80 romy g kit.

    I have a few Arsenal Bulgaria 5.45 krink kits I could let go for about $900 each :x:

    Atlantic is probably your best bet at the moment for a 5.45 rifle.
     
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    Yeah, +1 for Ohio Rapid Fire, they use OOW(?) receivers which aren't bad by any means.
     
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    The fixed stock ones were $599 just two weeks ago. :hs: These are going up in prices.
     
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    I've heard good things about Century's recent Tantal production. non chrome lined barrel kind of sucks, but run a bore snake through it after you're done shooting and you'll be fine. You'll probably be cleaning for corrosive ammo anyway.

    $500 is a pretty good price for those too. Kits are around $350 I think, plus an ~$100 receiver, ~$50 compliance parts, and it's parked and you don't have to build it. You'd be hard pressed to build one for cheaper unless you found a great deal on a parts kit.
     
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    I was thinking that. I am going to think about this purchase for a couple of days. Might be my stimulus purchase.:eek3:
     
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    Has century stopped using .223 barrel on their tantals? If not their gun will keyhole at 50+yard distances.
     
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    We have a Romanian AK with wood stocks for $600. :o
     
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    OT discount?
     

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