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Posted: 1/24/2006 2:49:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 4:06:51 PM EDT by Beltfedleadhead]
Ok, I got it today, and haven't fired it yet, so here is my review upon inspection...

HOLY SHIT THIS GUN IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

It is THE sexiest rifle I have EVER SEEN.

I sent it in the last week of December, and have it back already! Troy's communication was fantastic, and his work was phenomenal. He even accommodated my relocation deadline with WEEKS to spare!
What really surprised me was that he not only SBR'd my gun, but he fixed some problems from whomever built the rifle originally, and all for MUCH less than I expected. I would have happily paid over twice as much for this level of workmanship.
If I can ever afford another high-end AK project, he'll be getting my business even if a competitor quotes me less.









In light of the other thread about an unsatisfactory build experience, I thought I'd publicly laud Troy's workmanship and service.

Thanks again, Troy! The gun ROCKS. I'll post a range review when I get some rounds through it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:35:05 PM EDT
As with many other pics i have seen of Troy's work, your krink looks very nice. The "all black" look is cool too. Im sure when you hit the range you will turn heads with it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:38:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
Ok, I got it today, and haven't fired it yet, so here is my review upon inspection...

If I can ever afford another high-end AK project, he'll be getting my business even if a competitor quotes me less.

In light of the other thread about an unsatisfactory build experience, I thought I'd publicly laud Troy's workmanship and service.

Thanks again, Troy! The gun ROCKS. I'll post a range review when I get some rounds through it.


Let's hope that you feel the same way about Inrange after you fire a few mags through it.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:56:13 PM EDT
I currently have six In Range built AKs with three more at the shop,never had the first problem.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:04:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By terma-nator:

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
Ok, I got it today, and haven't fired it yet, so here is my review upon inspection...

If I can ever afford another high-end AK project, he'll be getting my business even if a competitor quotes me less.

In light of the other thread about an unsatisfactory build experience, I thought I'd publicly laud Troy's workmanship and service.

Thanks again, Troy! The gun ROCKS. I'll post a range review when I get some rounds through it.


Let's hope that you feel the same way about Inrange after you fire a few mags through it.




He said it testfired fine, so I'm not anticipating any problems... Stay tuned for range report.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:51:18 AM EDT
It was just some minor adjusting, a small repair. That is why the turn around was so quick.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:43:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By INRANGEC2:
It was just some minor adjusting, a small repair. That is why the turn around was so quick.




SSH! I'm trying to drum up business!!!

Well, not that you're not swamped as it is...

Thanks for the great work, anyway! I shot 60rds through it today. It ran like a dream! A real torture test comes this weekend!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:29:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:24:55 AM EDT
That is a beautiful Krink, please share the details on the build. It would be great to hear about the kit, receiver, grips...well, pretty much everything. Thanks for sharing the pics and the post.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:51:11 PM EDT
What type of grips are those?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:57:30 PM EDT
It wasn't a "build" per se. I bought it from a dealer on GunBroker. It had horrible wood grips and a fake can pinned on. Also, the stock was pinned open at one point to make it postban compliant, and was thus missing the pinned spring on the stock latch. The receiver hole for the latch was too small as well and prevented the latch from moving at all, except a blow from a mallet.

I bought the handguards from autoburst.net They're $175.00 + shipping. They're awesome HGs, rock hard and take heat VERY well. I got the barrel nut and krink FH from K-Var. The mags were part of a 4-piece set that came in a OD pouch complete with stripper clips and a guide. I got them for about $30.00 from ORH online.

Before:


After:





There's a video of me bumping it that I'll post once I get it cleaned up.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:01:56 PM EDT
And another with a new Samco grip installed

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 3:58:01 PM EDT
It's a beaut' all right. How do you like the new grip? I'm thinking of building a clone of yours, but I'm not sure about that grip. Looks a bit Sci-Fi, no? All this *after* I move out of California later this month.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:53:40 PM EDT
I beg you...........


Put the AK Pistol Grip back on! Please!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 11:18:37 AM EDT
Nice! can't wait to get mine.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:36:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 762hurts:
I beg you...........


Put the AK Pistol Grip back on! Please!



The grip is SO much better and your finger indexes the trigger more easily with this new grip. I do like the old style as well, but this one was WELL worth the 20 bucks.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 10:17:42 PM EDT
Let's say I wanted to build one like yours. Could I use a regular receiver made from a blank and some USA made parts and end up with what you have? The barrel would be a big issue. Don't know where to get it without spending $500+ Dollars. Ideas?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:51:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:52:35 AM EDT by Beltfedleadhead]

Originally Posted By Astrogoth:
Let's say I wanted to build one like yours. Could I use a regular receiver made from a blank and some USA made parts and end up with what you have? The barrel would be a big issue. Don't know where to get it without spending $500+ Dollars. Ideas?



Your best bet would be to get a kit from K-Var and have it built up on a regular AK-74 receiver. If you want an SBR, you need to make sure your future state allows them.
I believe the K-Var kits are $700.00 now. There are some built up krinks online for around $1,000 give or take. I got mine as a full gun with a fake can from GunBroker, so I paid a little more than I should have, but that was during the Krink parts dry spell, so I was desperate.

I don't know about meeting your $500.00 limit, though. Some parts are krink-specific, and are hard to find outside of a parts kit.

The handguards are from autoburst.net and retail for $175.00 + shipping.

Troy at InRange would be able to steer you in the right direction if you want the specifics.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:18:15 PM EDT
How do you think this receiver would work for a Krink?


www.firinglineoklahoma.com/pages/2/index.htm
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:59:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Astrogoth:
How do you think this receiver would work for a Krink?

www.firinglineoklahoma.com/pages/2/index.htm



It works great. In the stickied Krink pic thread you can see officer960's. Mine should arrive in a few weeks and I'll be sure to get some pics up. To me, there's something extra cool in a milled receiver Krink.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:45:57 AM EDT
Very very nice blaster, I really like the front muzzle comp. SWEET...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 1:22:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By madtrader:

Originally Posted By Astrogoth:
How do you think this receiver would work for a Krink?

www.firinglineoklahoma.com/pages/2/index.htm



It works great. In the stickied Krink pic thread you can see officer960's. Mine should arrive in a few weeks and I'll be sure to get some pics up. To me, there's something extra cool in a milled receiver Krink.




Outstanding. Thanks! Now to make plans... :)
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:50:24 PM EDT
Why did you opt for the black handguards? They look very good but is there any other reason? I myself really like the Russian laminate but that is just my personal opinion...

Spooky
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:00:46 PM EDT
The handguards that came with the rifle were horribly finished, so I swapped them out with the autoburst set. I like the look, and plan on refinishing the old ones.

I've never seen these in any pics, so I decided to be original. I opted for the smooth design, because the railed guards were blocky, and didn't have a rail on top for an optic.
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