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Posted: 4/17/2010 7:15:29 PM EDT
I've seen people bashing these. I see a few kits around with US barrels. OK, I know lancaster had SERIOUS problems, but otherwise, I'd buy a 7.62X39 AR15 barrel from M1S and not think twice, so what exactly is so bad about buying a kit with a US barrel?


My thing is I really don't have any money right now to stock up on original barrels, but I'm thinking if I wait I'll be buying a kit with US barrel as that's all that will be around by the time I get any money.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 4:38:37 AM EDT
There have been problems with US made barrels - 5.45 barrels with the wrong bore, 5.45 barrals with oversized gas ports, at least one report of a stainless barrel wearing out in very few shots.
These problems cause some people to shy away from US made barrels. Others don't like the fact that US barrels usually aren't chrome lined.
However, I haven't seen any reports of problem with US made 7.62 barrels and there have been enough rifles sold with those that if there were problems, we'd know about them.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 8:32:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/18/2010 10:55:42 AM EDT by Jimmy_Hoffa]
Very good sir.

BTW: where can I buy US barrels?? I saw copes had them, but apperently not any more. I'd like to get a barrel that fits a polish or romanian under folder. Are there any stainless barrels?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 7:46:57 PM EDT
You need to look around to find US barrels for the AK. Places I turn to are:

Copesdistributing
Apex Guns
Centerfiresystems
(several others, but those are the ones I remember finding barrels at).

Link Posted: 4/19/2010 10:53:55 AM EDT
I started thinking maybe I'd like to have an AK74..... How can I tell if this barrel is any good?
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=639688
Link Posted: 4/24/2010 5:39:48 PM EDT
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.
Link Posted: 4/25/2010 3:31:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pegleggreg:
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.

OK, why do they call those "1970" and "1975" barrels? What's that meen? What do they fit?

Link Posted: 4/26/2010 6:29:36 AM EDT
Just taking a guess here but I assume the earlier year barrel is heavier so it's for the earlier model ak.
Link Posted: 4/27/2010 5:15:32 AM EDT
One thing I have learned in life: NEVER assume.

Link Posted: 8/1/2010 11:13:21 AM EDT
go to armsofamerica.ccom. they got reg barrels for 70 and chromelines for 90 shippings like 10.00. he has polish and romis in stock. super fast shipping too
Link Posted: 8/2/2010 1:01:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jimmy_Hoffa:
Originally Posted By pegleggreg:
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.

OK, why do they call those "1970" and "1975" barrels? What's that meen? What do they fit?



The "1970" barrels are Yugo pattern. "1975" are Romy type.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:48:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jdb3:
Originally Posted By Jimmy_Hoffa:
Originally Posted By pegleggreg:
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.

OK, why do they call those "1970" and "1975" barrels? What's that meen? What do they fit?



The "1970" barrels are Yugo pattern. "1975" are Romy type.



What's a Bulgarian Type Then?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:24:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C-S:
Originally Posted By jdb3:
Originally Posted By Jimmy_Hoffa:
Originally Posted By pegleggreg:
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.

OK, why do they call those "1970" and "1975" barrels? What's that meen? What do they fit?



The "1970" barrels are Yugo pattern. "1975" are Romy type.



What's a Bulgarian Type Then?


That's a tricky one. 47 vs. 74, milled/threaded vs. stamped/pressed.

The OP was looking for a Romy pattern. The specs on Green Mountains site shows that the "1975" is closer to Romy and "1970" is closer to Yugo.


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:11:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 4:21:31 PM EDT by C-S]
Originally Posted By jdb3:
Originally Posted By C-S:
Originally Posted By jdb3:
Originally Posted By Jimmy_Hoffa:
Originally Posted By pegleggreg:
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.

OK, why do they call those "1970" and "1975" barrels? What's that meen? What do they fit?



The "1970" barrels are Yugo pattern. "1975" are Romy type.



What's a Bulgarian Type Then?


That's a tricky one. 47 vs. 74, milled/threaded vs. stamped/pressed.

The OP was looking for a Romy pattern. The specs on Green Mountains site shows that the "1975" is closer to Romy and "1970" is closer to Yugo.





Trunnion in a Bulgarian Stamped receiver 74 parts kit.
and in 47.


There seems to be no specifications available, and I'd like to know what dimensions are acceptable for the Bulgarian stamped receiver types.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:10:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 9:57:30 PM EDT by jdb3]
Originally Posted By C-S:
Originally Posted By jdb3:
Originally Posted By C-S:
Originally Posted By jdb3:
Originally Posted By Jimmy_Hoffa:
Originally Posted By pegleggreg:
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels is making chrome lined AK barrels now.

OK, why do they call those "1970" and "1975" barrels? What's that meen? What do they fit?



The "1970" barrels are Yugo pattern. "1975" are Romy type.



What's a Bulgarian Type Then?


That's a tricky one. 47 vs. 74, milled/threaded vs. stamped/pressed.

The OP was looking for a Romy pattern. The specs on Green Mountains site shows that the "1975" is closer to Romy and "1970" is closer to Yugo.





Trunnion in a Bulgarian Stamped receiver 74 parts kit.
and in 47.


There seems to be no specifications available, and I'd like to know what dimensions are acceptable for the Bulgarian stamped receiver types.


I'm not sure on the 47 but here's the 74 dimensions. http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK/docs/dimensions.htm

The Bulgy 74 uses a smaller trunnion size. 22 vs. 23mm.

apex 74 barrel

copes 74 barrelThis one has been drilled so the pin holes may have to be opened up and oversize pins fitted to match your parts.




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