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Frijolito1988
09-03-2008, 5:05 PM
Hey guys i think ive decided on my next rifle, now it seems that most of them are Century arms ? that seems to be the only tantal ive been able to find...

also any info on them ? I wikied them and they are actually pretty new rifles i think mid late 80's , I would also like to know what type of receiver Century uses :? nds ? or do they build in another country and just import and let us do the whole 922r game ...thansk for the info


EDIT..i I also want this cuz the ammo is sooooo cheap!!:eek:

5.45x39:cool:

Patriot
09-03-2008, 5:19 PM
Atlantic Firearms has (or had) some Tantals (dunno if they're Century)

IIRC there are some CA OAL/folded length issues that require either an extension on the butt or a really long muzzle brake

fguerra
09-03-2008, 5:26 PM
I bought the fixed stock Polish Tantal from Atlantic Firearms. Without looking in the safe, I believe mine was built on a global trades receiver. I only wished they offered the fixed stock one's with wood furniture.

Frijolito1988
09-03-2008, 5:27 PM
^^^ how much did you pay for them ?

i see these rifles on gun broker all day long for 550 shipped

and i will pin the stock open

fguerra
09-03-2008, 6:01 PM
If you can get someone to ship to CA for $550, that's not bad. I paid the $619 that Atlantic sells them for. But I also had to have it shipped to CWS to remove the offending:rolleyes: pistol grip. Mine was built by Global Trades and not Century.

Frijolito1988
09-03-2008, 6:15 PM
pics please ?

and it has the original grenaded launcher/bipod mount muzzlebreak ?

what is the overal lenght of it with the stock closed ?

fguerra
09-03-2008, 7:39 PM
This is the one I've got. With a 74 muzzle brake.
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/beta/data/default/images/catalog/large/tantalfixedstock.jpg

Saigon1965
09-03-2008, 7:47 PM
If you can't find someone to ship to CA, Freakshow Mann. should be able to get it and convert it for you - Then to your local FFL

elSquid
09-03-2008, 8:18 PM
Hey guys i think ive decided on my next rifle, now it seems that most of them are Century arms ? that seems to be the only tantal ive been able to find...

also any info on them ? I wikied them and they are actually pretty new rifles i think mid late 80's , I would also like to know what type of receiver Century uses :? nds ? or do they build in another country and just import and let us do the whole 922r game ...thansk for the info


Mine is on a DCI-labeled receiver, and is engraved "1993" on the front trunnion. Tapco FCG. US marked solid stock.

Do a search before buying. There are rumours of some Century-made Tantals having oversize bores ( aftermarket barrels ), which are supposedly prone to keyholing with some rounds. As always, YMMV, FWIW, caveat emptor, etc.

-- Michael

Frijolito1988
09-03-2008, 11:27 PM
nice! so guys say i buy a tantal kit...

what kind of receiver do i use ? can i use a nds3 ?

bigthaiboy
09-03-2008, 11:53 PM
nice! so guys say i buy a tantal kit...

what kind of receiver do i use ? can i use a nds3 ?

No. you'll need a NDS-2T

Ford8N
09-04-2008, 5:30 AM
No. you'll need a NDS-2T

Or a NDS-2 and change the Tantal selector to a standard selector.

voodoo
09-04-2008, 8:16 AM
Dumb question....

Can someone tell me exactly what a "tantal" is, and how it compares to an AK? :shrug:

Frijolito1988
09-04-2008, 8:52 AM
diffrent caliber, and diffrent triger group, side folding wire butstock, plastic handguard furniture, and extra long flash hider/muzzle brake /grenade launcher

Frijolito1988
09-04-2008, 9:15 AM
Heres a beautiful example of a Tantal (wz88)

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj297/frijolito1988/_Tantal_01.jpg

it would look 10x better with a bakelite magazine

xrMike
09-04-2008, 9:20 AM
so guys say i buy a tantal kit...$379 here: http://gunthings.com/

Then add:

+ receiver + transfer fee + DROS (over $100 easy)
+ build fee (minimum $200, unless you do it yourself)
+ U.S. parts (minimum $50)

The price of kits has gotten to the point where it hardly makes sense to build them anymore (AKs in general, not just Tantals). Better to just buy the complete gun from somebody and have it shipped here.

Frijolito1988
09-04-2008, 9:22 AM
$379 here: http://gunthings.com/

Then add:

+ receiver + transfer fee + DROS (over $100 easy)
+ build fee (minimum $200, unless you do it yourself)
+ U.S. parts (minimum $50)

The price of kits has gotten to the point where it hardly makes sense to build them anymore (AKs in general, not just Tantals). Better to just buy the complete gun from somebody and have it shipped here.


thats exactly what i was thinking last nite, when everythign is said is done im going to be around the high 400's low 500's if i build it...and it might not come out looking that great..where as if i buy one from a reputable builder ( overland industries) which has a great product and beautiful finishes on their AK's for maybe $100-150 more with waranty...so idk im still searching

shooterdave
09-04-2008, 9:57 AM
tantals are great guns think of a polish ak-74. i thought about geting one but i don't need one right now. they are late 80's though mid 90's production so they are in excellent shape.

Frijolito1988
09-04-2008, 10:07 AM
hey dave whats up,

yeah im surprised on how new these rifles are...what would be my other option in ak74 in the $500 range