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Posted: 2/25/2006 5:08:36 PM EDT
I would like to do my first kit build. I have 2 Ak47's so I'd like to do a '74. I am looking for pretty much the cheapest build I can do.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:40:59 AM EDT
buy a sf kit from orf
sell the folder for 125
buy a rear block and standard stock

should get it done for about 3 bills total

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:37:39 AM EDT
I do not really want to have to wheel and deal any parts.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:19:46 AM EDT
There is not a big difference in price between an AK and AKS kit. Selling the folder will recoup a lot of funds and keep your build as cheap as possible like you mentioned. 74's are simply not cheap builds. Good luck.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:01:50 AM EDT
I was thinking a Tantal. Those kits aren't too pricey. I was just wondering if there was a dealer that had another kit that was cheaper or had maybe non matching number kits they'd let go cheap.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:48:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By h8mtv:
I was thinking a Tantal. Those kits aren't too pricey. I was just wondering if there was a dealer that had another kit that was cheaper or had maybe non matching number kits they'd let go cheap.



I think all the vendors are sold out of tantals so best bet is the EE for one
as far as non matching ORF has the sidefolders with non matching for like 230 then like socandy said sell the folder then you would be in it way less than 300
joebud is right I dont think 74 are a cheap build

BLM
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:43:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By socandyman:
buy a sf kit from orf
sell the folder for 125
buy a rear block and standard stock

should get it done for about 3 bills total




Ha Ha....that was my thinking also....one problem...after laying it all out on the floor to get an idea of what it would look like there was no way in hell that I wasnt gonna build it as a folder. Still for $229 + shipping thats a heck of a deal for a great rifle. The project is now under constructionHere
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/7001/aksu2os.jpg

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:40:36 AM EDT
zz, wise choice. You are going to love it.

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:21:26 PM EDT
I hope mine comes out that nice ....good work!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:01:41 PM EDT
I remember back in the day (1-11/2 years ago) an ak74 kit with wood stock for $150 and a ak74 side folder and black stock for $200
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:30:13 PM EDT
OOOooooohh... I've got one of those waiting to be built!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/skywarp989/Rifles/AKS74%20build/AKS74kit.jpg

I can't wait. I just hope ammo is available by the time I get it done.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:24:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:06:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 10:07:07 AM EDT by rockasons]
Go to gunthings.com. They have tantal kits for $249.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:13:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:45:51 AM EDT
i had a tantal kit, but sold it to get a bulgy '74 sidefolder from ORF instead. it's not as long as a tantal, and (at least for me) therefore not as awkward to handle.
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