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Posted: 1/21/2006 11:23:45 AM EDT
What metal folder would be correct for a 1980 dated AK-74? Rolled edge or sharp edge? Or did they only ever make rolled edge folders?? TIA!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:27:33 AM EDT
ORF is selling some take offs from Bulgarians... These would be correct.

Straight edged, smooth buttplate.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:30:30 AM EDT
The one pictured in the May 1983 issue of SOF seems to be the sharp edged one.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:08:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 12:10:06 PM EDT by Beyond_Visual_Range]
The Russian rolled edges are later versions, the original AKS were always straight edges. You should get straight edge if you want early 80s, and get rolled edge for late 80s. The Russians went to AK74M polymer sidefolder in early 90s.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:21:30 PM EDT
At what point did they switch from the 45 degree gas block to the 90?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:28:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beyond_Visual_Range:
The Russian rolled edges are later versions, the original AKS were always straight edges. You should get straight edge if you want early 80s, and get rolled edge for late 80s. The Russians went to AK74M polymer sidefolder in early 90s.



No, the rolled edge is the Tula stock.. Izhmash stayed (and still makes them today) with a straight edge.

gas block changed in about 1976....
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 1:18:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 1:20:33 PM EDT by Tomovich]
This 74 is marked Izhmash so straight edge it shall be! Thanks guys!



Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:51:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:47:39 PM EDT
I've been working on a set of Russian laminate,for my 74,and it'll be ready for hand fitting tomorrow.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:50:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
I've been working on a set of Russian laminate,for my 74,and it'll be ready for hand fitting tomorrow.


MUST POST PICS!!!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:52:09 PM EDT
Russian AKS-74's are made by Izhmash, and never seen one with a ribbed buttplate, or rolled edges. Tula and Izhmash made AKSU's, and the buttstocks on those are a different story, and I don't know that story.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:23:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By huey_crew_chief:

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
I've been working on a set of Russian laminate,for my 74,and it'll be ready for hand fitting tomorrow.


MUST POST PICS!!!

OK Dave,I went ahead and finished it tonight.

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:31:37 PM EDT
Oh man! That looks great Johno!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:02:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 8:03:34 PM EDT by Tomovich]
Hey!! That looks kinda familiar! Where's your laminate grip though?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:53:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomovich:
Hey!! That looks kinda familiar! Where's your laminate grip though?



A plum grip would be good also.. I think they look cooler..
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:07:29 AM EDT
I figured,with the 90 degree gas block I'd go with the shiny plumb pistol grip.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:23:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JOHNO:

Originally Posted By huey_crew_chief:

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
I've been working on a set of Russian laminate,for my 74,and it'll be ready for hand fitting tomorrow.


MUST POST PICS!!!

OK Dave,I went ahead and finished it tonight.

i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/jaodom722/10-30-05093.jpg




sweet!

Afghan War Rug, and all.........
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:06:08 AM EDT
I DO like that rug (and the hat too).
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