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Posted: 5/20/2005 8:28:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 8:30:14 AM EST by AW4EVER]
I,ve got a question for the experts here. I recently finished my Russian underfolder. The kit was a milled reciver dated 1952. When I built it I used a stamped Russian front trunnion dated 1970.
What I would like to know is what it the proper sling for a Russian AK from either the 1950's or 1970's?
Right now I have a green cotton sling with a metal "hook" type snap on the front. I'm guessing I should also have a "slabside" mag. for it too.


Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:16:00 AM EST
The sling should be similar, but a khaki color, or black. The mag you have is fine.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:05:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:18:30 AM EST
That AK looks great!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:40:49 AM EST
Thats a really nice looking AK
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:53:11 PM EST

you can use a 50's vintage SKS sling as i have.. the russian Ak slings do not have the bright finish
on the metal..

your kit must have been a type II as the mid 50's milled ak as i have were a type III and they were not dated..
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:04:57 AM EST
What's the difference between type II and type III. By The way BAD ASS looking guns guys!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 12:47:27 PM EST
So the barrel is pressed in, in the russian milled kits that are out there? All you had to do was pin the barrel to a russian trunnion? Did you have any headspace issues? What work went into convertiong this to a stamped receiver gun?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:12:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1BMF:
So the barrel is pressed in, in the russian milled kits that are out there? All you had to do was pin the barrel to a russian trunnion? Did you have any headspace issues? What work went into convertiong this to a stamped receiver gun?




All the milled Russian kits should thread into the receiver. Just have a smith turn the threads off the barrel and you can press it into a trunion or receiver.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 11:46:08 AM EST
Thanks for the info on the sling guys. I still want to pick up some slab side mags though.
The barrel was threaded to the original receiver stub. All I did was remove the stub and turn down the threads on the barrel. I left .003" stock on it to get a good tight press fit. Guess I got lucky becouse I pressed the barrel all the way to the sholder that is on the threaded barrels and the headspace was perfect!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:15:25 PM EST
Great looking rifle, I'm glad I saw it as I'm going to be building a Russian underfolder in the near future myself.

I broke down and got the Firingline receiver, I'll need to get them both refinished to match. Now, I'll have to get a slabside mag and sling. I'm also having a devil of a time finding the old bayonets, like what you've got.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:12:01 PM EST
Tapco has the Type 1 east german bayos ,, they will mount on a type III russian .. they have a black handle ..
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:24:58 PM EST
TAPCO's website has no AK bayos listed anymore. I may try to give them a call, but I think I'll wait until I get the rifle put together.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:09:45 AM EST
Northridge has them
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:10:54 PM EST
Thanks, I hope they have them in stock.

www.northridgeinc.com
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