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Posted: 10/24/2009 5:54:39 AM EST
Just picked this up Tuesday. First Krink and first NFA. Ahhhhh, the beauty......

Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:02:52 AM EST
Let me be the first to welcome you to the club


It took me a while to get on the NFA bandwagon also but the second I had my 5.45 in my hands there was no looking back. Glad you can experience that too, it's a NICE feeling.






Z
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 10:29:03 AM EST
2nd

Love it!!!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 11:11:54 AM EST
She's a beauty.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 12:37:02 PM EST
I'll throw out a quick range report when I get it out tomorrow. I just got back from Kinko's making a scaled down, laminated copy of my application and tax stamp. I got about 7 mags loaded up. I can't wait.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 1:35:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2009 1:35:35 PM EST by TX-Zen]
Come on over to my house, we'll break it in right. Bring Rube and Nictra when you come









Z
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 2:01:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By TX-Zen:
Come on over to my house, we'll break it in right. Bring Rube and Nictra when you come





http://zenphotos.net/file/Online/SVD/ZenAmmo-001.jpg.JPG



Z


Damn TX-Zen!!! As I have said before I will say again; you have all the good shit and ammo to boot.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 2:09:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2009 2:10:13 PM EST by TX-Zen]
It's Krink fever that drives me, and now it has FlaDev too!




Z
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 2:49:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By TX-Zen:
Come on over to my house, we'll break it in right. Bring Rube and Nictra when you come





http://zenphotos.net/file/Online/SVD/ZenAmmo-001.jpg.JPG



Z


Thats purty It may be the around New Year's, but im going to make a trip down there!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 3:13:48 PM EST
I know Nictra and Rube for sure! I also couldn't help noticing the ammo dump. Most of which is Russian....except for that curious looking green box. That one's definitely Serbian manufacture. I should know. Last year, I ended a relationship with a Serb for four years. I can read, write, and speak it but the beauty is her parents never knew how fluent I was! Worked out great. There are a TON of 'em here in Jacksonville, between the Serbs, Bosnians, and Croats. I still have quite a few friends that are ex Yugo's. They see my AK's and it's like being reunited with an old friend.
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:27:27 PM EST
alright ZEN, you've taunted me enough!

Let's set a date and I'll drive down there with all my toys and my mags and ammo.

Op, love your PG on that krink! Very nice! I'm thinking I'm gonna have to pick up a set of those repro vented HG's from http://www.mjmissel.com/index.html

Congrats on the long wait being over!
Link Posted: 10/25/2009 6:00:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By FlaDevmeister:
Just picked this up Tuesday. First Krink and first NFA. Ahhhhh, the beauty......
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp161/avtomatkalishnikov_47/100_6578.jpg
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp161/avtomatkalishnikov_47/100_6575.jpg


very nice looking....

i think you understated it, it's not a club but more a fanatical cult

Link Posted: 10/26/2009 8:11:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By cabrito:
Originally Posted By FlaDevmeister:
Just picked this up Tuesday. First Krink and first NFA. Ahhhhh, the beauty......
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp161/avtomatkalishnikov_47/100_6578.jpg
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp161/avtomatkalishnikov_47/100_6575.jpg


very nice looking....

i think you understated it, it's not a club but more a fanatical cult



A fanatical club that I've already been a part of for far too long. My new Krink represents my 4th Kalashnikov. I'll most likely acquire one or two more in the future. I'd never be without at least one. I bought my first nearly 15 years ago as soon as I was legal. AK's have been my fav since before I was even old enough to own.

And Nictra, I'm actually not crazy about that PG. It's probably the only thing I'm going to replace on it. I'm going to get one that's darker. One of those maroon colored ones to more match the later 80's style.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:47:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2009 3:52:06 PM EST by TX-Zen]
FlaDev,

IM me your addy, I have an old bakelite grip with a little cosmetic issue that I will happily send you, kind of like a welcome to the Krink club gift.


Pics in this auction (decided not to sell), and this is what it looks like mounted.







Z




Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:51:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By nictra:
Let's set a date and I'll drive down there with all my toys and my mags and ammo.


I'll PM ya so we don't crap on the thread



Z
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:43:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2009 5:47:27 PM EST by nictra]

Originally Posted By TX-Zen:
FlaDev,

IM me your addy, I have an old bakelite grip with a little cosmetic issue that I will happily send you, kind of like a welcome to the Krink club gift.


Pics in this auction (decided not to sell), and this is what it looks like mounted.







Z





that's a hot looking grip. OP, I really like the galil grips. I had my gunsmith who does glock grip work do a texture on mine. Here's a pic or 4











ETA:

they also fit real nice on the PG reinforcement plate





The only thing that needs adjustment is the inside, unless you use a real shallow PG nut. Also I had to shave a tad off the left side underneath to clear the trigger. They feel just awesome in the hand. The only other grip I've had that was better was my S12 one shown here.



I like big pics


Link Posted: 10/26/2009 9:51:16 PM EST
So I gotta ask FlaDev...how long was the entire NFA approval wait?

I got "pending" as of August 11. And most of the time I try to forget how long it will take, but then I see posts like this and it's like COME ON!
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 5:47:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By orkman:
So I gotta ask FlaDev...how long was the entire NFA approval wait?

I got "pending" as of August 11. And most of the time I try to forget how long it will take, but then I see posts like this and it's like COME ON!


It took a lot longer than it should have because I bought it out of state. Obviously, this is my first NFA. I won the auction at the very end of December. Sent a check out around January 3rd or so. The forms to transfer from Minnesota to my local Class III here in Florida was complete around the middle of April. I sent everything off and was received on April 27. Went pending June 18th and was FINALLY issued on October 14th. It would have been about a week or so earlier but I needed to mail a second signed copy along with a fax of a couple documents from my Trust. All together, almost 10 months. Although it could have been done a helluva lot quicker had I bought a kit and had a builder slap it together. All in all it was worth it. While this is my first NFA, it sure as hell won't be my last!
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 5:51:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By TX-Zen:
FlaDev,

IM me your addy, I have an old bakelite grip with a little cosmetic issue that I will happily send you, kind of like a welcome to the Krink club gift.


Pics in this auction (decided not to sell), and this is what it looks like mounted.


E-mail sent. Sorry Zen, I don't know how the hell to receive an IM on here.




Z






Link Posted: 10/28/2009 8:27:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By FlaDevmeister:
Originally Posted By orkman:
So I gotta ask FlaDev...how long was the entire NFA approval wait?

I got "pending" as of August 11. And most of the time I try to forget how long it will take, but then I see posts like this and it's like COME ON!


It took a lot longer than it should have because I bought it out of state. Obviously, this is my first NFA. I won the auction at the very end of December. Sent a check out around January 3rd or so. The forms to transfer from Minnesota to my local Class III here in Florida was complete around the middle of April. I sent everything off and was received on April 27. Went pending June 18th and was FINALLY issued on October 14th. It would have been about a week or so earlier but I needed to mail a second signed copy along with a fax of a couple documents from my Trust. All together, almost 10 months. Although it could have been done a helluva lot quicker had I bought a kit and had a builder slap it together. All in all it was worth it. While this is my first NFA, it sure as hell won't be my last!


Congrats man, I am looking at another month or two then.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:34:56 AM EST
Thanks to Tx-Zen I've replaced the grip to show a more "period correct" look, if you wall. And no, I didn't go as far as having the Cyrillic marks put into the receiver. I seriously doubt I'm going to go that route. I have 7 Russian plum mags (all sanitized, unfortunately ) that fit rather well. The German Bakelite that came with it seats just fine but sometimes you have to push it a little harder to get it seated. All the plums I have (shiney and matte finish) seemed to insert a little easier. Plus, they look pretty cool.....



Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:50:58 AM EST
Definite improvement with that maroon colored Russian grip. Also, it took its first visit to the range Sunday and did perfect, as expected. I was at 25 yards (because that's the only firing line I could access at the time) and my groups started at least a foot from center around my 8 o'clock. My trust sight pushing tool got that handled, with help from a pair of pliers. I didn't do any rapid fire as it's not possible at that range. But I never had a single solitary issue. Very typical of the Kalashnikov platform.

Also, I should point out that my groups weren't any larger at 25 yards with my Krink than they normally are with my full-sized AKS-74 in 5.45mm. Now, granted, it's 25 yards and I'm anxious to run it at 50 and 100 but it's still surprising to see that within 100 yards a full-sized bore will barely out perform it. Intuitively, you just wouldn't expect a barrel that short to be so accurate. Definitely my new favorite gun!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:30:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 3:30:47 PM EST by TX-Zen]
Nice pics!


(That grip does look good )



I think you'll find the Krink reasonable out to 300 yards, maybe a bit further. I've had really good luck with mine at 300 yards, or at least if I'm having a good day anyway. I haven't grouped it but my unscientific observation is that 1988 Bulgy Circle 10 has been the best shooting batch so far, 1976 Russian #539 has been the worst (shot poorly in all my 5.45 rifles). I've heard of some guys that shoot 500 yards with their Krinks too, but I don't think that's a realistic distance that I could score hits at. In any case you ought to safely be able to tear it up at 100




Z
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:55:02 AM EST
hey fladev, where in Fla are you at? I'm down in South Fla, maybe we can have a Krink Day if youre local.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 12:16:30 PM EST
I'd be up for getting in on that in a hearbeat but I'm up in Jacksonville, the opposite end of where you are. But if you make it up this way some time make sure you shoot me a message and we'll hook up. There are a couple ranges in the area and even one (Lake City, which is an hour to the west) that's free!
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