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Posted: 8/28/2004 1:05:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:52:29 PM EDT
Wow, that is a really nice looking 74. Man, that will be on the top of my list come September. How much is thing going to cost and have they test fired any of them? Cool pics Krink, looks like the 28th was a good day for you. I was laying cement.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:44:23 PM EDT
Damn that's pretty!

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:48:37 PM EDT
So when can I pick mine up? (before Labor Day weekend, I hope?)
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:08:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:13:35 PM EDT
Wow, just wow. That is awesome!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:17:25 PM EDT
Nice! I didn't care for the grooves in the receiver until the rest of the pics loaded, sweet!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:41:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 3:42:43 PM EDT by SailorDude]
Whoa! Now that is some very nice looking merchandise.

0.4 pound increase? If I can just get somebody to cough up some 20 round 5.45 mags, I should just about break even on loaded weight.

No sense fighting it. How much? When?

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:53:46 PM EDT
just when i thought i was done buying rifles for a while.
looks very nice. Love to see the integrated scope rail also.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 4:03:05 PM EDT
Folder going to be available?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 4:15:30 PM EDT
Want to buy, when available ?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 4:36:14 PM EDT
That looks even better than expected!

Hopefully those pics will silence some who have been critical of the design.

I can see that another pilgrimage to Troy, OH is in order - and soon!

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:44:47 PM EDT
I can hear my checkbook crying already
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:46:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:47:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:30:42 PM EDT
Looks great, except for the damn grooves.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:32:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krinkfreak:
Could not believe how nice the new RF-74 looked with the milled receiver. Todd and I put it on the weight scales and it came in at 7.7 pounds (no magazine). The stamped receiver AK-74 weighed in at 7.3 pounds (no magazine).

Just milled receiver, with no heat treatment yet...


Heat treated receiver built on a Bulgarian AK-74 kit, but still needs final finish applied...



Nice! I just can't bring myself to get over those grooves though...
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:08:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:22:47 PM EDT
Just my opinion but I think the grooves are a novel touch. Like I said (I'm on sloooow dial-up), when the first pic started to load I kinda said to myself "What the hell?" as I expected the same old milled receiver design I've seen for years. The finished product looks really slick though, at least I think so.

I sent those pics to a buddy out of state complete with who made the rifle and he shot an e-mail back asking what kind of receiver it was and who had them? Must have been too busy checking out the pics to read the details I sent.

That price is really tempting too, man I knew one way or another I'd be low on funds this year as the AWB would be fading away...'Course I know I'm not the only one.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:08:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 5:08:39 PM EDT by mwc]
on the prototype pics of the receiver only, i thought the grooves were kinda ugly too.......but it looks much better in the assembled/finished rf74 pic.....
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:00:00 PM EDT
ya know what would be really cool?
if the kit serial numbers matched the receiver serial number.
would that be logisticaly impossible? or a PITA?
Id love to see someone offer that option.
might cost extra, but matching numbers would be worth it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 7:26:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:11:54 PM EDT
I've wanted a plum rifle for a long time. Thats practically begging for a plum kit. Maybe after the Tigr is set up. To sweet. Nice work guys!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:48:32 AM EDT
I like the grooves. Do they remove the same amount of material as the traditional lightening cuts?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:06:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:54:10 AM EDT
A big +1 to that!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:14:55 PM EDT
I know my opinion doesn't count for squat, but I don't like the slots/grooves. Especially with the slotted lower handguard. It's too busy, too many lines. I'd like one with the traditional above the mag well cut. But I'll probably get one anyway. ORF does great work and from the limited contact I've had with them, they seem like good people. Plus, I'm extremely satisfied with three I already have. Now if they would only get another phone line!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:27:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TGrove:

This is totally doable. No one that I know of ever offered this feature. We can do it. Couple small gliches but nothing major. We would need to know serial # you want. It could not repeat another without adding another diggy or letter. Cost extra???? Hmmm (feeling loving here) naaah, WTH we will do it at NO extra $$. You might have to be patient if we just finished serials on a batch and have to wait for the next. Also as far as costs, I am extending the pre sale of $299.95 for just alittle longer.


Brilliant! e-mail sent. And FWIW I do like the grooves.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:43:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TGrove:
You don't like the grooves???? Come on, they look sweet, line right up with the grooves in the handguards.

I think I would like the design a bit more if the grooves were eliminated on the rear of the receiver. Just my opinion of course...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:18:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KenR_RedStarArms:
I have watched a lot of things happen in the gun business for a few years now.

Take notice, ORF will lead us to the next glory days of proud gun ownership after the ban. Quality and reasonable prices will allow a new generation of shooters to learn what we all learned in the early 80,s

Dream it...Build it.



Thanks Ken! You ain't too bad yourself!

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:38:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:23:39 AM EDT
I dont know if its even in the scope of your equipment.. but I think it would be cool to machine your logo as the lightening cut on the front of the reciever... would be pretty kickass
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