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Posted: 2/6/2006 10:58:09 AM EDT
Just got my Bulgy Plum furniture 74 build from my buddy...very cool addition!

Now, what sort of PG's did these use? It currently has a glossy dark reddish brown bakelite PG on it...it came with a standard black PG, but my buddy figured I'd like something a little different.

Did the plums always use plum PG's? I can order one of the K-var US Plums if I need to, which will be ok, as I can use the red-brown bakelite on my AKM clone....
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 2:18:21 PM EDT
if it's plum it's plum all around for the real deal
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 2:53:17 PM EDT
The K-VAR Plum pistol grips match my sets fine.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:48:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
if it's plum it's plum all around for the real deal



Not sure if this rifle is original. Found it on the net.

Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:28:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Neutrino45:

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
if it's plum it's plum all around for the real deal



Not sure if this rifle is original. Found it on the net.

www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=500/6642s_pic00028-med.jpg



Yeah, thats how mine is set up....

But I think I'll order the K-var plum grip and switch....
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:44:08 AM EDT
On a related note, may I ask why the Bulgarians used 'plum' as a color for their stocks instead of some other 'tactical' color like OD/Brown/Tan? It it the natural color of the plastic and they decided to save money by skipping the dye?

Thanks!
-Forest
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:59:29 AM EDT
Well, I know that when the Sovs switched from the laminated wood to the filled polyamide furniture (because of problems with the wood in the harsh environment in Afghanistan) they started with plum. I assume since Bulgaria was in the Sov sphere of influence at the time, it passed to them eventually.

Tantals site has some great info on the furniture progression...the link is in the Big AK FAQ thread in the reference section....

I ordered the plum grip from K-var today....as well as their 4 brown Bulgy mags in pouch with strippers and adapter for $29...what a deal!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:24:36 AM EDT
The AK74 pictured is 1985 production. The very first plum stocked AK74's had pinned on barrel attachments, and the grips used vary.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:38:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
On a related note, may I ask why the Bulgarians used 'plum' as a color for their stocks instead of some other 'tactical' color like OD/Brown/Tan? It it the natural color of the plastic and they decided to save money by skipping the dye?



IIRC the Soviets had difficulty getting the dye right for black plastic. Plum was as dark as they could get & still have the proper "tough" properties.
Black is rather hard to get right when you dye anodized aluminum also, "Bushmaster purple" for example.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:40:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ekie:
The AK74 pictured is 1985 production. The very first plum stocked AK74's had pinned on barrel attachments, and the grips used vary.



Ok, so I guess I COULD leave mine as is, and it would still be correct...

But since I ordered a plum PG, I'll switch to make it match....
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