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Link Posted: 2/16/2012 5:11:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2012 5:12:09 PM EDT by acarpenter]
Originally Posted By gelmir:
Nice rifles acarpenter! After seeing your pix I decided to go with a Tantal to Beryl conversion also. Removing the old Tantal stock was easy as there were no roll pins and I knew about the manditory grip removal. After the grip was removed all that was necessary was to remove the rear tang screw which has a machine thread and pull the old stock rearward.

Now, with the old stock out I discovered that the plate that goes under the pistol grip is no longer needed and can't be used. This plate provided the spring tension required for the old side folder and also helped support the whole thing.

What I want to know is...Is the rear tang short machine screw the only hardware you reinstalled? Or, did you install a new tang screw for the front of the rear tang (the one under the recoil spring)?

If you did place a screw in the front of the rear tang what size & type was it? The whole thing is tight but is the small original machine screw all that is needed?
Thanks.


Sorry for the no-reply, but thanks for the praise!

I only used the one screw, just use some loctite.
Nice shooting rifles with the beryl goodies.

carp
Link Posted: 2/23/2012 5:59:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2012 11:01:24 AM EDT
This is all I have done so far but there's more to come.

Link Posted: 3/5/2012 12:52:41 AM EDT



Polish markings


Link Posted: 3/10/2012 5:24:42 PM EDT
When I first got my Tantal.


Then I got a Bulgarian stock set from APEX. Realized that I really didnt like it because of the bakelite upper. I wasnt going to spend the kind of money IWD wants for an upper.


How it is right now but I still want to get a Bulgarian/K-var black ak74 lower hand guard and buttstock. But I had this lower and buttstock at home already so they will work for now
Link Posted: 3/12/2012 5:02:24 PM EDT
Century Tantal from Classic Arms I picked up couple weeks ago. She shoots real nice. Beryl upper from RTG, Kvar lower. RPK 74 mag
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/SmeePics/2012-03-12152055.jpg

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/SmeePics/2012-03-12151933.jpg
Crappy pic took the day I got the rifle.
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/SmeePics/2012-03-02172805.jpg
Link Posted: 4/15/2012 12:40:18 PM EDT
Her current dress up.




BTW this is my truck gun, since in Michigan it is registered as a "Pistol"
Link Posted: 4/18/2012 10:24:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2012 8:21:55 PM EDT
sylwia......hot! love the furniture.
Link Posted: 5/29/2012 6:02:05 PM EDT
My CIA tantal
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/naj42/akbul.jpg
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/naj42/ak.jpg

After grinding down the hammer a little bit the rifle worked flawlessly, and I couldn't be happier with the weapon.
Other than the cheap plastic Tapco hand guard that doesn't even have a heat shield the gun is very solid.
Link Posted: 6/4/2012 12:20:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2012 12:24:59 PM EDT by naj3000]
Just got my Polish upper hand gaurd from robertrtg.com, huge step up from the Tapco piece that was on it.
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/naj42/1fcf9041.jpg
Link Posted: 6/9/2012 8:01:32 PM EDT
took off the lower tapco peice, and put on a Russian style hand guard. Also the RIS barrel mount.
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/naj42/tanhndgrd.jpg
Link Posted: 7/14/2012 12:35:36 PM EDT
I recently got an Interarms Tantal, that I've already mostly converted to a Beryl lookalike.



And how it looks now. I'm just missing the rail, because I can't find a DPH Arms Beryl rail in stock anywhere right now.





Link Posted: 9/1/2012 3:41:20 PM EDT
First time owner of an AK - just picked up this sweet looking Tantal folder from Century Arms today. Been reading a little bit
about these rifles and "key-holing" - everything says get one with a "Y" in the serial number and you are
okay. What about a "Z" in the serial number? Also on the side before the serial number there is 1994 stamped
on it - not sure the significance of that either - is this gun that old? anybody have any ideas? Looking fwd running some
rounds in it later this weekend.
http://www.davidcappello.com/AK47/AK-tantal-IMG_5782.jpg
Link Posted: 11/29/2012 6:54:11 PM EDT
I finally got my Wz.96 Beryl clone done. Based off a Tantal in 5.45x39



Link Posted: 1/17/2013 4:48:30 AM EDT
What kind of lower is that on your rifle? and does the tantal accept "standard" ak Lowers? thanks!
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 2:07:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fearnone-respectfew:
What kind of lower is that on your rifle? and does the tantal accept "standard" ak Lowers? thanks!


Chill with the caps.
That lower handguard is from a Beryl and yes, they can take standard AK lower handguards.
Link Posted: 1/27/2013 2:48:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2013 4:23:00 AM EDT by ckkone]
Link Posted: 1/29/2013 7:38:10 AM EDT
Where did you find that muzzle break? looks great!
Link Posted: 1/30/2013 10:30:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fearnone-respectfew:
Where did you find that muzzle break? looks great!


Are you asking about my Beryl clone?

If so I got it at RTG parts
Link Posted: 2/1/2013 1:12:04 AM EDT
Yeah thats the one im asking about. Didnt know any other muzzle break would fit on the tantal.
Link Posted: 2/1/2013 10:10:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fearnone-respectfew:
Yeah thats the one im asking about. Didnt know any other muzzle break would fit on the tantal.


It kind of fits. The barrel extends pretty far into the middle of the brake, which will decrease its effectiveness. I also had to cut my own detent pin slot in the brake.
Link Posted: 2/1/2013 8:20:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2013 8:23:30 PM EDT by PBAtax]
CAI Tantal -NO COMPLAINTS! Beryl upper hand guard from ROBERTRTG, KVar short stock, off brand pistol grip, muzzle nut from TOTHTOOL, Tantal in stock cleaning kit, replacement cleaning rod also from ROBERTRTG.
http://i49.tinypic.com/dd2a2p.png
Link Posted: 4/3/2013 7:30:58 PM EDT

Link Posted: 4/14/2013 9:13:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By nyati13:
Originally Posted By fearnone-respectfew:
Where did you find that muzzle break? looks great!


Are you asking about my Beryl clone?

If so I got it at RTG parts


Yeah, and how does that work with the unthreaded portion protruding into the insides of the Flash hider?
Last I checked, there was about an inch of non-threaded barrel after the threads..

Or did you cut your barrel down and recrown?
Link Posted: 4/15/2013 11:34:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MyGrassIsBlue:
Originally Posted By nyati13:
Originally Posted By fearnone-respectfew:
Where did you find that muzzle break? looks great!


Are you asking about my Beryl clone?

If so I got it at RTG parts


Yeah, and how does that work with the unthreaded portion protruding into the insides of the Flash hider?
Last I checked, there was about an inch of non-threaded barrel after the threads..

Or did you cut your barrel down and recrown?


I didn't cut it. The barrel extends into the middle of the flash hider, and it does reduce its effectiveness a bit.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 7:13:15 PM EDT
"Battlefield Pickup" finished Polish Tantal WZ88 rifle, left side; built by Meridian Ordnance LLC.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:22:17 PM EDT
Just a standard Century Tantal. My first AK and I love it. Shoots fine and I'm pleasantly surprised by the recoil on this thing.



I was going to tactical this thing out, but I just ordered a new pistol grip and Polish sling. Love it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:30:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2014 1:26:50 AM EDT
Not much action in the Tantal pic thread anymore, I guess they have kind of dried up. Glad I got my kit when I did.

AK Builder kit with headspaced chrome lined barrel and a Childers receiver. Matching bolt, carrier, gas tube and brake, the rest is mismatched. Heading to the range tomorrow to see how it shoots.

Link Posted: 10/14/2014 2:29:44 PM EDT
Put a few hundred rounds through it so far, seems to work fine. Went ahead and finished it with Rustoleum appliance epoxy baked at 400* for an hour.

I love the way this one turned out.



Link Posted: 2/14/2015 9:46:35 PM EDT

Link Posted: 5/11/2015 6:26:43 PM EDT
Original matching kit with Childers receiver and Polish rail. I left the brake blued like it suppose to be.



Link Posted: 1/24/2016 2:59:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2016 3:04:49 PM EDT by Rmplstlskn]
Tantal built by the late Bobby at Salbo Arms on a very low number Nodak receiver.

Magpul (non-destructive) add-ons...

Rmpl





For info on how the Mapul AK/AKM items fit on the Tantal, here is that thread...
MAGPUL_and_the_Tantal
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