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Posted: 3/31/2011 2:59:49 PM EST
I had Saigaman2 of JBI Armory build this kit (K-var Bulgarian AK-105 barrel and Bulgarian AKS-74 parts) on an NDS-2SF for me. He has done some custom Saiga work for me before, which I have been very happy with. I am planning on picking this guy up tomorrow. I will probably switch the furniture out for all black polymer stuff, but I think it's still sexy in plum. I plan on SBR'ing this guy at some point, but the pinned muzzle device on it will have to do until then.



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Link Posted: 3/31/2011 5:57:37 PM EST
His price is $325 + parts. The barrel (virgin) was about $300 from K-var, the AKS-74 kit cost me $195 several years ago, and then the receiver was $105. Add some 922R compliance parts and the build cost, and it was about a grand.

I still need to chase down a 500M rear sight.
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Link Posted: 4/1/2011 4:15:31 AM EST
very nice, I'm on my way to 105dom myself. I do have a Bulgy 500m rear site, but took me forever to find. I now need a Russian. Another option is to take a Saiga site and have it engraved, have one of those as a backup option also.
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Link Posted: 4/1/2011 4:49:08 PM EST
Where did you chase down the rear sight?
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Link Posted: 4/2/2011 2:02:43 PM EST
That is a Damn nice AKS man. I also have JBI armory AK74. I initially wanted to do a build but, but ended up buying Jims personal rifle. It is by far the nicest AK I have ever owned or fired. Beer cans at 100+ are boring. Factory barrel and Duracoat finish, Russian plum stock set. I just added a Kobra optic and I must say it is a perfect setup. Jim does excellent work and I highly recommend him for any build. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do.
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Link Posted: 4/2/2011 6:39:16 PM EST

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Where did you chase down the rear sight?

After a few years of being on the board here, I've made a few gun parts swapping buddies. One of them hooked me up...for a price

Keep looking, you will find one.
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Link Posted: 4/3/2011 4:57:19 AM EST
Sweet looking 74 ! Love that plum.
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Link Posted: 4/3/2011 4:07:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2011 8:01:13 AM EST by artex]
Nice looking 74, love that plum also
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Link Posted: 4/4/2011 6:11:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By nictra:

Originally Posted By bolster:
Where did you chase down the rear sight?

After a few years of being on the board here, I've made a few gun parts swapping buddies. One of them hooked me up...for a price

Keep looking, you will find one.


Never bad to have connections.

I've decided in the mean time to simply use the 1000m rear sight. I'll just self-impose the limit to 500m.
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Link Posted: 4/4/2011 6:47:06 AM EST
Very nice work! Awesome gun.
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Link Posted: 4/4/2011 3:10:16 PM EST

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Never bad to have connections.

I've decided in the mean time to simply use the 1000m rear sight. I'll just self-impose the limit to 500m.

I don't think the 4" is going to restrict the rifle to 500m. Hell, my AKSU w/ 8" barrel keeps up with my 74 @ 300. I'm pretty sure that round will still be effective @ 100m, just won't be "correct" w/o that 500m site though
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Link Posted: 4/4/2011 4:30:35 PM EST
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just won't be "correct" w/o that 500m site though


That's what I think when I look at it. Plus, I know that at 501 meters the round will hit the ground, no matter what angle you fire it at, which is why they have 500m rear sights.
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Link Posted: 4/4/2011 6:49:18 PM EST
probably right, leave it to the Russians to design a rifle that's only effective the the rear site app....
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Link Posted: 4/7/2011 5:09:25 PM EST
Beautiful Build! I have one too and love it! Here is a pic of mine with my 9yr old son shooting it!

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Link Posted: 4/8/2011 7:07:38 AM EST
I need to post some more pics since I put all black polymer on it. Also, Jim domed the rivets on the inside of the front trunnio, as the Russians do.
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Link Posted: 4/8/2011 11:06:37 PM EST
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Make sure you get a bulgy cause a russian wont work on that block as they are longer than the bulgy.

swap someone with a 106/107cr -
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Link Posted: 4/9/2011 6:19:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By tw4:
Make sure you get a bulgy cause a russian wont work on that block as they are longer than the bulgy.

swap someone with a 106/107cr -


Thanks for the heads up! I didn't know that.
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Link Posted: 4/13/2011 8:42:41 PM EST
sweet build The 100 series are my favorite AK's, I would own one if it weren't for my state's stupid laws...
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Link Posted: 4/21/2011 10:14:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By bolster:
I had Saigaman2 of JBI Armory build this kit (K-var Bulgarian AK-105 barrel and Bulgarian AKS-74 parts) on an NDS-2SF for me. He has done some custom Saiga work for me before, which I have been very happy with. I am planning on picking this guy up tomorrow. I will probably switch the furniture out for all black polymer stuff, but I think it's still sexy in plum. I plan on SBR'ing this guy at some point, but the pinned muzzle device on it will have to do until then.



Looks great.

That being said, did you have any trouble contacting JBI or getting a response to questions? I left a phone message a week ago and then sent an e-mail with some questions a few days ago and no response. Im sure he does great work, but this would throw up a red flag for me when considering a "smith" for an ak build.

What was the turn around time for the build from when he received it to when you got it back?



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Link Posted: 4/22/2011 2:46:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By RAINBOW6:
Originally Posted By bolster:
I had Saigaman2 of JBI Armory build this kit (K-var Bulgarian AK-105 barrel and Bulgarian AKS-74 parts) on an NDS-2SF for me. He has done some custom Saiga work for me before, which I have been very happy with. I am planning on picking this guy up tomorrow. I will probably switch the furniture out for all black polymer stuff, but I think it's still sexy in plum. I plan on SBR'ing this guy at some point, but the pinned muzzle device on it will have to do until then.



Looks great.

That being said, did you have any trouble contacting JBI or getting a response to questions? I left a phone message a week ago and then sent an e-mail with some questions a few days ago and no response. Im sure he does great work, but this would throw up a red flag for me when considering a "smith" for an ak build.

What was the turn around time for the build from when he received it to when you got it back?

Sorry for the delay in the response I did not get the message and or Email. I just doubled checked both points of contact. I am available by phone or Email NOW! 469-236-9507





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Link Posted: 4/27/2011 1:07:17 PM EST
Do these rifles have pinned brakes or are they sbrs? I love the look of both of them
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Link Posted: 4/27/2011 1:12:13 PM EST
Very nice.
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Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:04:29 PM EST
great build
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Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:18:26 PM EST
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Do these rifles have pinned brakes or are they sbrs? I love the look of both of them


Mine has a pinned muzzle device. I thought about pulling my SBR krink's barrel, and sticking the 12.5 inch barrel in it, but decided not to.
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Link Posted: 5/1/2011 10:50:15 AM EST
A couple of update pictures.



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Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:24:18 PM EST
standard gas tube for these from the bulgy parts kit ?
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Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:44:38 PM EST
very nice looking rifle - enjoy it

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Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:46:29 PM EST
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standard gas tube for these from the bulgy parts kit ?


Yes.
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Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:55:01 PM EST
cool. Thinking about doing the same.
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