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Posted: 9/4/2004 3:04:35 PM EST
Looking for a few photos of current issue Russian AK-74's. Gona be picking up a kit or two this week and would like to have a nice replica of the current issue 74. Thanks in advance...Josh
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:28:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2004 5:50:34 PM EST by mattld]
Turn to CNN.

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:29:42 PM EST
It's only going to get worse....
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:52:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2004 3:54:56 PM EST by Mach1]
Deleted- pic no worky.

Current issue is Ak-74M
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:07:09 PM EST
That is an AK-74M in the pic. Not sure if that's what you are saying or not...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:44:17 PM EST
There are posters here far more knowledgeable about 74 series than myself, but I can say that if you are purchasing one of the Bulgarian kits there are at least two additional components that would bring it closer to your goal:

1) The plastic 74M sidefolder as pictured above. Rare, and the most expensive of folding stocks you could fit on an AK.

2) The smooth contoured muzzle brake. Here is a photo of what they look like. The brake that comes in the Bulgarian kits is more approximate of the style used on Russian 74s prior to the 74M (if I remember correctly).

As far as I know, Tantal is the only place you can purchase those parts.

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:52:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:05:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 6:01:03 AM EST by Stottman]
Dont forget the punch welded barrel parts, and ribless receiver cover. For a guide, go to -
www.tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/variants.html
An excellent guide with photographs.

Also, there is also no such thing as the "current issue". Russian soldiers are armed with everything from AK-74Ms down to the earliest AK-74s. The current manufacture is the AK-74M, but all other types are still in use.


Here are some of my pics-


Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:01:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 11:03:11 AM EST by jnewt]
Thanks for the links there guys... I ordered a Russian 4pc AK-74M stock set and a new Russian sling from Tantal. To bad there are no Russian AK-74 parts kits on the market but the Bulgarian should do just fine...
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:05:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By jnewt:
I ordered a Russian 4pc AK-74M stock set



How much, if you don't mind me asking?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:11:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 11:12:09 AM EST by jnewt]

Originally Posted By Mach1:

Originally Posted By jnewt:
I ordered a Russian 4pc AK-74M stock set



How much, if you don't mind me asking?



4pc stock set ran me $149.95 + $7.50 shipping but you have to buy the trunion kit which is $100. Luckly in my case the parts kit I bought is a folder so I did not need to buy the trunion kit. Well I hope I dont have to buy it...lol...
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:00:00 PM EST
I just had ORF retrofit the AK100 side folder to my SAR2 as well as a bulgarian barrel. Its really sweet. Can't wait to actually make it fold. I call it a AK74 now, since there aren't anymore romanian parts on the gun. Alot cheaper ways to go about than how I did it. But it works!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:09:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By jnewt:

Originally Posted By Mach1:

Originally Posted By jnewt:
I ordered a Russian 4pc AK-74M stock set



How much, if you don't mind me asking?



4pc stock set ran me $149.95 + $7.50 shipping but you have to buy the trunion kit which is $100. Luckly in my case the parts kit I bought is a folder so I did not need to buy the trunion kit. Well I hope I dont have to buy it...lol...



Cool....Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:39:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mach1:

Originally Posted By jnewt:

Originally Posted By Mach1:

Originally Posted By jnewt:
I ordered a Russian 4pc AK-74M stock set



How much, if you don't mind me asking?



4pc stock set ran me $149.95 + $7.50 shipping but you have to buy the trunion kit which is $100. Luckly in my case the parts kit I bought is a folder so I did not need to buy the trunion kit. Well I hope I dont have to buy it...lol...



Cool....Thanks.



No problem... Tantal has them in stock but add says "very limited supply"
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:58:25 PM EST
Avtomats in Action (Tantals Web Site)

Check out Tantals web page. He has lots of cool stuff for sale including late model Russian AK-74M Parts Kits.

Check out his "Projects & Exibits" link for lots of cool pics.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 1:08:41 PM EST
I dont think they are 100% Russian AK-74 kits... The add says they are a mix of New Russian and Bulgaian parts. My guess is the actual rifle parts are Bulgarian and the stock AK-74M stock set and hardware is Russian...
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