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Posted: 1/18/2006 6:30:41 PM EDT
I got a quote from one of the better AK47 builders out there. $1,000 to $1,200 for a Krink build on a demilled parts set . I must be in the wrong business .
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:15:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:
I got a quote from one of the better AK47 builders out there. $1,000 to $1,200 for a Krink build on a demilled parts set . I must be in the wrong business .



No doubt! A couple years ago I had a Bulgarian AK74 kit built up. Nothing special at all, standard build. The labor alone was over $500. I sent off the parts for the project before the SLR105 became available. I was a bit sick in my stomach when I realized the labor alone in my rifle cost almost as much as the SLR105 did complete. I'm not knocking what these guys do or what they charge, but your MUCH better off if you can find a factory built gun that fulfills your wants IMO.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:25:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Carb850:

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:
I got a quote from one of the better AK47 builders out there. $1,000 to $1,200 for a Krink build on a demilled parts set . I must be in the wrong business .



No doubt! A couple years ago I had a Bulgarian AK74 kit built up. Nothing special at all, standard build. The labor alone was over $500. I sent off the parts for the project before the SLR105 became available. I was a bit sick in my stomach when I realized the labor alone in my rifle cost almost as much as the SLR105 did complete. I'm not knocking what these guys do or what they charge, but your MUCH better off if you can find a factory built gun that fulfills your wants IMO.



Lets do the math

Parts Kit $700
Receiver $ 75
Labor $1,200
TOTAL $1,975

Is the finished product worth $1,975?????????


Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:32:31 PM EDT
Your forgetting shipping 2 ways which I would say is $40. Also need your US parts. If you have the receiver, you still need 5 more. That would be a trigger group, gas piston, then muzzle device or pistol grip. I do not want to add up the parts but that can be another $100 easy depending on which parts your using.

So your up to $2115.

Oh, is this going to be a SBR? If not, need to factor in the price of a fake can.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:44:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 7:45:53 PM EDT by MouseBoy]

Originally Posted By Carb850:
Your forgetting shipping 2 ways which I would say is $40. Also need your US parts. If you have the receiver, you still need 5 more. That would be a trigger group, gas piston, then muzzle device or pistol grip. I do not want to add up the parts but that can be another $100 easy depending on which parts your using.

So your up to $2115.

Oh, is this going to be a SBR? If not, need to factor in the price of a fake can.

and $200 tax stamp

Yes, I believe it!!!!

Here's the question, once you invest $2,000 to $2,400 into one of these, whats the finished product worth? $1,500? If its an SBR, that probably reduces the marketability and value, double
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:52:54 PM EDT
No, it would not be worth nearly as much as you invested. If you want something that holds more of it's original value get a factory built gun.

As for SBR guns, I been researching SBR AR15's. They say it is very difficult to resale SBR pieces. But I still want one
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:55:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:56:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Carb850:
No, it would not be worth nearly as much as you invested. If you want something that holds more of it's original value get a factory built gun.

As for SBR guns, I been researching SBR AR15's. They say it is very difficult to resale SBR pieces. But I still want one



Exactly. Same prob with these AK-102/104/105's I wanna build , and SBR.

Putting alot into em.....I'd better keep em. Can't afford to sell. Sell Big Mac's for a 2nd job first.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:59:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Completely built Bulgarian AKS-74U.

k-varcorp.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2971



Nice piece, great price, but sold out!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:01:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:04:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 762hurts:
Exactly. Same prob with these AK-102/104/105's I wanna build , and SBR.

Putting alot into em.....I'd better keep em. Can't afford to sell. Sell Big Mac's for a 2nd job first.




I was wanting all the same things not too long ago. Everything I wanted was going to be built custom and cost me an arm and a leg. The AK74 fiasco changed my perception completely. I have sorta gotton out of AK's but if I were to seek 7.62x39 AK's I would be looking for

Chinese Polytech Legends
Yugo SA-85M prebans
Egyptican Steyr Maadi
Arsenal SAM7 Classic
Arsneal SAM7SF


Those rifles are sweet and will hold thier values as well as anything else that I know of. That is my official two cents worth.

But those AK100 series guns are nice

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:15:36 PM EDT

200 Russian wood + grip
400 Parts kit (bought a while back)
500 Build, engraving, refinish, shipping
80 Receiver
200 Tax stamp
20 Pictures, priority mail, gas?
~$1,400

Worth it- yes.



Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:17:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By Carb850:

Originally Posted By Templar:
Completely built Bulgarian AKS-74U.

k-varcorp.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2971



Nice piece, great price, but sold out!



Get a post ban SLR-105 for cheap, send it to him with the kit, and get the parts back from the SLR (the barrel is the most expensive thing on it) and sell them.



Thats what Ive done, I have an SLR-105 host and KVar parts kit ready to go. How does In-range compare with guys like Chris Butler and Ted Marshal as far as quality of the build?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:19:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:23:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By Carb850:

Originally Posted By Templar:
Completely built Bulgarian AKS-74U.

k-varcorp.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2971



Nice piece, great price, but sold out!



Get a post ban SLR-105 for cheap, send it to him with the kit, and get the parts back from the SLR (the barrel is the most expensive thing on it) and sell them.



Thats what Ive done, I have an SLR-105 host and KVar parts kit ready to go. How does In-range compare with guys like Chris Butler and Ted Marshal as far as quality of the build?



Troy at InRange is a top notch builder. No worries.




Outstanding, thanks Templar!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:27:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By Carb850:

Originally Posted By Templar:
Completely built Bulgarian AKS-74U.

k-varcorp.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2971



Nice piece, great price, but sold out!



Get a post ban SLR-105 for cheap, send it to him with the kit, and get the parts back from the SLR (the barrel is the most expensive thing on it) and sell them.




Troy is way more reasonable than some other smiths out there so I'm sure MouseBoy could get it done cheaper elsewere, but still custom work always seems to cost so much. Your still talking what, $550 for the SLR donor gun? Figure in another $40 for shipping and transfer fee. Parts kit from K-var is $700. That is approx $1250 so far. SLR parts kit that would be left over is ~$250. So your down to $1000 + US parts + shipping + labor. $1500+?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:27:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 8:30:20 PM EDT by Shooter521]

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:
How does In-range compare with guys like Chris Butler and Ted Marshal as far as quality of the build?



Troy @ InRange does outstanding work with a level of quality that will satisfy all but the most detail-obsessed AK fans. Plus, he'll get the job done in half the time and at a fraction of the cost of either of those other guys. I've BTDT, in the process of finding a builder for my AK-105 SBR. But don't take my word for it... get quotes from all three and see for yourself!

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:30:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By Carb850:

Originally Posted By Templar:
Completely built Bulgarian AKS-74U.

k-varcorp.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2971



Nice piece, great price, but sold out!



Get a post ban SLR-105 for cheap, send it to him with the kit, and get the parts back from the SLR (the barrel is the most expensive thing on it) and sell them.



Thats what Ive done, I have an SLR-105 host and KVar parts kit ready to go. How does In-range compare with guys like Chris Butler and Ted Marshal as far as quality of the build?



Troy built my RPK. I highly recommend his work.

IM me your email if you would like some pics.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:33:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By exilefromhell:
200 Russian wood + grip
400 Parts kit (bought a while back)
500 Build, engraving, refinish, shipping
80 Receiver
200 Tax stamp
20 Pictures, priority mail, gas?
~$1,400

Worth it- yes.

www.hunt101.com/img/332206.jpg




Sweet rifle! I wonder if Feinstien can sleep at night knowing CA residence own such vulgar pieces of machinery?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:37:21 PM EDT
It lives in a free state.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:42:40 PM EDT
Thanks all for the heads up!

But I still think I'm in the wrong business
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 9:44:56 PM EDT
with the prices being charged by ak smiths, I wonder if the Gooch is hankering to get back into the business?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 10:47:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By oldjarheadfart:
with the prices being charged by ak smiths, I wonder if the Gooch is hankering to get back into the business?



Oh boy, after I had to have the Kansas Attorney General retreive my kits from Gooch's trailer, I'll be the first to sign up
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:31:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By exilefromhell:
It lives in a free state.



Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:29:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 5:29:52 AM EDT by Lonerunner1]

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:
I got a quote from one of the better AK47 builders out there. $1,000 to $1,200 for a Krink build on a demilled parts set he.



$1200!! Who did you get that quote from? I have been looking around for someone to assemble my krink kit into a SBR and most of the reputable gunsmiths I have gotten a quote from are from $350 to $600 and that includes refinishing too.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:06:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lonerunner1:

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:
I got a quote from one of the better AK47 builders out there. $1,000 to $1,200 for a Krink build on a demilled parts set . I must be in the wrong business .



$1200!! Who did you get that quote from? I have been looking around for someone to assemble my krink kit into a SBR and most of the reputable gunsmiths I have gotten a quote from are from $350 to $600 and that includes refinishing too.


$1000 to $1200 is RETARDED.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:11:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lonerunner1:

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:
I got a quote from one of the better AK47 builders out there. $1,000 to $1,200 for a Krink build on a demilled parts set . I must be in the wrong business .



$1200!! Who did you get that quote from? I have been looking around for someone to assemble my krink kit into a SBR and most of the reputable gunsmiths I have gotten a quote from are from $350 to $600 and that includes refinishing too.



Chris Butler, I'm definitely not paying that much
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 2:09:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:32:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Just a heads up, Troy emailed me and told me that he has 5 more host rifles coming in so he should have 5 more AKS-74U's ready in a little bit.



Do you know when they will be accepting work again? I'd like to get a Yugo M92 Krink built.
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