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Posted: 12/15/2001 6:46:43 PM EDT
Can anybody give me information about who makes the best AK-74, could you include why they are the best(milled or stamped receiver)and a general price range? Thanks for the information.
ARH
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 6:56:36 PM EDT
Well, you are lucky in that you're choices are pretty limited :). Unless I am sadly mistaken, the only complete ak-74 clones ever imported into the US were romanian - WUM-2, ROMAK-2, SAR-2. The first two being all import parts with thumbhole stock, the SAR-2 being the most current and uses a US parts kit so it can have the PG. The first two were only really imported in limited quantities - it seems there were lots of SAR-2's, but recently the supply seems to have dried up. I have heard that the fit and finish of the WUM-2 and ROMAK-2 were a bit better than the SAR-2, however. SAR-2's could be found for $230 wholesale about 6 months ago, but now all the big distributors are out of them. Any of the other AK-74 clones being sold (like from tenessee guns, for example), are just prettied up SAR-2's.

All AK-74's use a stamped receiver.

Rocko
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 7:09:38 PM EDT
Izhmash factory
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 7:15:36 PM EDT
I don't know which is best, but I do know that I love my SAR-2. The only problem I've had was double-tapping caused by the US made trigger group. After switching it out to a Romanian-made group, the double-tapping stopped and as an added bonus the trigger was smoother and lighter. Ammo is cheap, recoil is non-existent and since it's an AK, it's reliable as hell. What more could you ask for?
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 8:18:48 AM EDT
Thanks to everybody that responded, I appreciate the information.
ARH
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 11:15:39 AM EDT
My 2 cents worth is, 1st russian, but hard to get in caliber 5.45x39. 2 Bulgarian, but you have to buy it in kit form and have it built. 3 As stated above, the romanian wum, cur and then the sar 2.
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 1:27:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2001 1:20:52 PM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 1:32:23 PM EDT
What all is involved in installing the threaded front sight base? I have a SAR-2 with the Bulgy furniture...I just need the brake now.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 8:29:54 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 8:30:41 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 2:45:06 PM EDT
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