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Posted: 6/13/2003 12:12:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 8:02:47 AM EDT
Russian military ammo is corrosive, so there was a military need to make the bolt carriers chrome.

Looks are not imprtant, funtion is. Its an AK after all.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:23:00 AM EDT
Needs to last, not look good... See above argument about AK
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 4:11:06 PM EDT
This poll isn't about function. I'm just curious as to which look is preferred. Are all bolt carriers chromed?


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Link Posted: 6/13/2003 5:33:57 PM EDT
Take a look at the tacked thread above about posting pictures of your AK.

There are some in there with out chromed bolt carriers.

As for look, I really could care less, but if I had to pick I would say chromed.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 5:37:18 PM EDT
blued, blued, blued, the way it was intended to
be. Historically correct. IF we want them to look pretty, why not chrome the receiver and barrel? What soldier would want to give his position away with a shinny bolt that could reflect light? My 2cents worth.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 6:38:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By soldat251:
What soldier would want to give his position away with a shinny bolt that could reflect light? My 2cents worth.



The chrome is dull, not shiney, it would not reflect light and give away your position.

This would be a total non-issue in combat. If you are close enough to make out the enemies bolt carrier, you need to be doing other things.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:28:17 PM EDT
Mine was shiny on my MISR S/A, but now that I have two new Romanians, and their blued, I kinda like it that way now. Looks more "tactical"...:)
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