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Posted: 6/9/2009 12:53:13 PM EST
So after scrounging enough parts to build a 100-series Kalashnikov in 5.45 I finally found a really great place to finish out the build on it along with a Krink kit I had been sitting on for a while. The company is MTM Manufacturing ( MTM ) and I have to say that I am very pleased with the result. The rivets are all very nicely done. The hot blueing that was used for the finish almost has a black oxide type of feel. It reminds me more of the DuLite finish on the old Thompson SMGs. I have not gotten them out to the range yet to test but am looking forward to it shortly. The turn-around time was really good (less than a month) compared what most AK builders seem to be running these days. If you need to have a build done I would recommend contacting Mike at MTM.

Now for the gratuitous gun porn:

Link Posted: 6/9/2009 1:46:11 PM EST
Very nice finish, looks great, U should be a VERY proud owner of those 2 rifles....
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 2:15:40 PM EST
It's a great feeling to get Krink's back from the gunsmith, last month I got my 107UR back and last week my 5.45 build :)

Congrats on your pair, they look great.

Link Posted: 6/9/2009 2:42:42 PM EST
Sweet blasters you got there.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 3:28:35 PM EST
I hate to rain on your parade, b/c that 100 is my dream, but I think he mounted that scope mount wrong
It looks like he aligned yours with the bottom, not the top of the receiver....I hope I'm wrong.

Link Posted: 6/9/2009 3:53:44 PM EST
Didn't see that before, it does look off doesn't it?

Good eye Nictra

Link Posted: 6/9/2009 3:55:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 2:50:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 4:00:53 AM EST
Hey guys, thanks for the catch on the scope rail. I honestly did not notice it until a couple of the posters here mentioned it. I already got in touch with the builder and it will be heading off to get squared away shortly. I compared it to my Arsenal 100-series in 7.62x39 and the front rivet is a couple mm high. All in all, I am still very pleased. It is not a big deal to fix and given how hard (and costly) it was to squirl away enough parts for a complete 100-series gun in 5.45x39 I am just happy to finally have one. For whatever reason it seems like the folks at Arsenal gave up on making stuff in that caliber. Maybe they know something we do not but it is still my favourite caliber to shoot the AK in.
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 7:58:25 AM EST
I agree, I'd love to have a one. is it a 105 when 5.45? Can't remember, very sweet!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:13:39 AM EST
Ok, back in action. Mike at MTM was really great about the whole thing and turned this around very quick for me. I am happy to have it back. Now to find a day where it is under 90F to go test fire....

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:08:34 PM EST
frikin awesome! Good to hear a builder stand behind his work! Looks perfect now! Where are you located?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:22:29 PM EST
I go back and forth between Illinois and Georgia depending on work stuff. In Georgia right now.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:29:35 PM EST
well if you ever make your way to Austin, I'd love to feed that rifle some ammo
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