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Posted: 10/11/2004 7:11:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 7:26:50 AM EST by Old_Painless]
I decided to exercise my rights as a free American.

I saw a nice underfolder AK that ilikelegs bought at the Dallas Gun Show and decided that I needed one. But I've always liked side-folders better than underfolders, mainly because the undefolders hit me in the cheek when I shoot them.

So, I ordered a Romanian side folder stock and had my buddy Tman fit it to my SAR.

No reason, except that I can.

Open:



Folded:



What do you'all think?

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:13:21 AM EST
Beautiful!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:13:53 AM EST
I take it this is a 5.45 version?

Looks nice. I need to get one someday. But I just got an AR.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:14:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
I take it this is a 5.45 version?

Looks nice. I need to get one someday. But I just got an AR.



Nope, it is a .223.

And thanks.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:15:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 7:15:16 AM EST by themadhatter]
is that a 20rd mag
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:16:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By themadhatter:
is that a 20rd mag



Yep.

I put it on the rifle and bet Tman how long it would be before someone spotted it.

You win.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:28:33 AM EST
What do I think?

I think you need a AK-74 brake on that barrel ASAP!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:32:26 AM EST
Nice. You could buy them up here (sans folder) for $400 a pop until two years ago. That price included three 30rd mags.

Then CT "modified" the law.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:32:58 AM EST
Looks great O_P
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:33:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:34:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Nice. You could buy them up here (sans folder) for $400 a pop until two years ago. That price included three 30rd mags.

Then CT "modified" the law.



IIRC, I paid $265 for the SAR and $60 for the folder.

The 20 rounder is priceless.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:41:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I think it looks great, but will be uncomfortable to shoot. Definitely a race horse now, not a plow horse.



Yep. Nothing is as comfortable to shoot as a wooden stock.

But I tell myself that I can now fold it and store it behind the seat in a vehicle easier.

Got to have some justification. Or maybe not.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:43:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:01:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:04:58 AM EST
Very nice, Old_Painless.

You're an inspiration for us all.

I think I'll go get a folder for my AK now.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:14:36 AM EST
Damn nice.

Between this and the high res Miss RSA vid, I'm feeling the itch to own one myself.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:15:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:15:35 AM EST by Old_Painless]

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Very Nice.

Now get you a Red Start Trigger for it and learn to bump fire it.



Can I learn from the Master?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:21:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Shane333:
Very nice, Old_Painless.

You're an inspiration for us all.

I think I'll go get a folder for my AK now.



Now we're talking!

I started a rebellion!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:35:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:57:26 AM EST
Very nice OP.

I don't like them myself, but if it brings a smile to your face, that's a good thing.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:01:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 9:02:18 AM EST by Bumblebee_Bob]
Very nice looking gun Old Painless.

But that muzzle looks a bit nekkid. Better fix that next.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:08:33 AM EST
I love these threads.

We stuffed the AWB in Feinstein's pooper, and now we post pics.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:11:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Very nice looking gun Old Painless.

But that muzzle looks a bit nekkid. Better fix that next.



You and EagleArmsHBAR seem to be on the same wave-length.

While I don't mind muzzle breaks, I don't find they do much of anything, except make a lot more noise in some cases and make the firearm longer in others.

But, each to his own, in this fine, unregulated new world.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:12:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
I love these threads.

We stuffed the AWB in Feinstein's pooper, and now we post pics.



You made me laugh out loud.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:16:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Very nice looking gun Old Painless.

But that muzzle looks a bit nekkid. Better fix that next.



You and EagleArmsHBAR seem to be on the same wave-length.

While I don't mind muzzle breaks, I don't find they do much of anything, except make a lot more noise in some cases and make the firearm longer in others.

But, each to his own, in this fine, unregulated new world.




Hey, I put a slant brake on my SAR-1. Now it looks better and the slant brake doesn't increase the noise any. Plus the slant brake does help the rifle recoil more straight back. And it's removable too.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:19:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:

Hey, I put a slant brake on my SAR-1. Now it looks better and the slant brake doesn't increase the noise any. Plus the slant brake does help the rifle recoil more straight back. And it's removable too.



Okay, where do I get one?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:20:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:Yep.
Nothing is as comfortable to shoot as a wooden stock.



What about poly stocks? I like mine better.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:32:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Yep. Nothing is as comfortable to shoot as a wooden stock.

But I tell myself that I can now fold it and store it behind the seat in a vehicle easier.

Got to have some justification. Or maybe not.



Can't you make something like a wooden cheekpiece to fit it so that you wouldn't have to cheekweld a 5/16" steel rod?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:38:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Yep. Nothing is as comfortable to shoot as a wooden stock.

But I tell myself that I can now fold it and store it behind the seat in a vehicle easier.

Got to have some justification. Or maybe not.



Can't you make something like a wooden cheekpiece to fit it so that you wouldn't have to cheekweld a 5/16" steel rod?



Good question.

Any change in the basic set-up of a weapon is for some reason. The folding stock gives some advantage in making the weapon smaller and easier to store in a small place.

But it has drawbacks. In this case, a poor cheek weld.

But if I wanted a good cheek weld, I could have just stuck with the original stock, or even put a longer, and better fitting polymer stock like LHD suggested.

I have done so on another AK.



But I just wanted portability and compactness on this one.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:59:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I think it looks great, but will be uncomfortable to shoot. Definitely a race horse now, not a plow horse.



Yep. Nothing is as comfortable to shoot as a wooden stock.

But I tell myself that I can now fold it and store it behind the seat in a vehicle easier.

Got to have some justification. Or maybe not.



My only AK is a Bulgarian SLR-95--with a thumbhole stock. I would not consider changing it as it fits me perfectly and is very comfortable. "PC" or not, I like it.



Beekeeper1,

I've found a thumbhole stock that I like. It's walnut stained hardwood stock similar to what the SLR-95 uses. It could have come off of a SLR-95 for all I know.

Problem is that it's 13" long. I have short arms, and 9"-10" would fit me better. Should I just cut 3" off with my miter saw? I just worry how difficult it would be to install the buttpad if I shortened it and if it would look too wrong.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:02:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By Shane333:
Very nice, Old_Painless.

You're an inspiration for us all.

I think I'll go get a folder for my AK now.



Now we're talking!

I started a rebellion!



I can't believe it! Old_Painless is making a confederate out of me.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:06:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Yep. Nothing is as comfortable to shoot as a wooden stock.

But I tell myself that I can now fold it and store it behind the seat in a vehicle easier.

Got to have some justification. Or maybe not.



Can't you make something like a wooden cheekpiece to fit it so that you wouldn't have to cheekweld a 5/16" steel rod?



WHAT???!!!???

It's a bullet hose for chrisakes!!!!!

You shoot from the hip!!!!


HELLO!!!!!


SPRA­Y AND PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!1


Geez, some guys.




TXL
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:18:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 10:19:56 AM EST by alloy6061]

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
My only AK is a Bulgarian SLR-95--with a thumbhole stock. I would not consider changing it ....



BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:30:54 AM EST
Here you go OP.

Global has the parts you need.



slant brake - US made - pn - A-559 - $8.99
detent pin and spring - pn - B-620 - $6.00

You need a US made part to keep your parts count good.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:41:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Here you go OP.

Global has the parts you need.




Can't tell from the information, but do yu know if this fits a .223 barrel, or .30 cal only?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:06:57 AM EST
Oh yeah. That is for a .30 cal barrel.

Let me check the outside dia. of my barrel. If your's is large enough it would still fit but the brake is sized for .30cal. Might not work quite as well for .22cal.

I'm back. You need a muzzle dia. of 0.552" or so to thread 14mm.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:16:38 AM EST
Actually, the Romanian folder is rather comfortable and cheek weld is not bad at all. Here is a pic of mine.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:58:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 2:00:42 PM EST by BangStick1]
Be sure to mail your old parts to Fienstein with a little note explaining that you won't be needing them anymore.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:03:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By BangStick1:
Be sure to mail your old parts to Fienstein with a little note explaining that you won't be needing them anymore.



Should I include a tube of KY jelly?
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