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Cato
08-12-2006, 1:21 PM
What are the preferable AK kits on the market? Which should I avoid? Does anyone offer a new AK kit a la AR builds? How do "screw builds" compare to "rivet builds?" Also, I assume they leave out the 30 round mags?

grammaton76
08-13-2006, 12:50 AM
Easiest to build, easiest to find, cheapest, and best overall condition presently on the market are the Romanian "G" marked AK kits.

A friend and I just put one together this afternoon - the end result was beautiful!

Santa Cruz Armory
08-13-2006, 1:01 AM
PM me and I'll give you the info of the dealer I got my kits from. They're good kits and they're already demiled and tapped with all the compliant parts.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/P1040073.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/P1043.jpg

RandallH1989
08-13-2006, 1:09 AM
Nice AKM! Is it pure Russian?

TKo_Productions
08-13-2006, 1:13 AM
Nice AKM! Is it pure Russian?

It actually looks like a Romanian "G" kit.

dw1784
08-13-2006, 1:41 AM
how about the Polish Tatal kits (http://70.84.217.219/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi/agora.cgi?cart_id=4902025.16510*4d4yK3&product=Polish_AK_Part_Sets&cart_id=4902025.16510*Na1hM0)?

do u guys pick them based on ease of construction? I've heard the Romanian kits from Centerfire (http://www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=75) isn't as good as the yugo kits. Thanks for the info.

grammaton76
08-13-2006, 2:15 AM
do u guys pick them based on ease of construction? I've heard the Romanian kits from Centerfire (http://www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=75) isn't as good as the yugo kits. Thanks for the info.

You probably heard it the other way around. The Yugoslavian kits are all in notoriously poor shape, just because the Yugos were a lot harder on their rifles and didn't chrome their bores.

There IS such a thing as a nice condition Yugo, but it's the very rare exception, rather than the rule.

Brooklyn
08-13-2006, 5:26 AM
do u guys pick them based on ease of construction? I've heard the Romanian kits from Centerfire (http://www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=75) isn't as good as the yugo kits. Thanks for the info.

I got one of my kits from centerfire. While its not as good as the one I got from tapco, it still came out very nice and functions perfectly. After the cleanup, build, and finish you cant tell them apart anyways.

anotherted
08-13-2006, 9:10 AM
where can i find these romanian G kits?

Thanks,

Ted

grammaton76
08-13-2006, 11:59 AM
where can i find these romanian G kits?

Almost everywhere - most of the Romanian AK kits have a "G" marked right above the front trunion, on the barrel assembly.

This hasn't been updated in a month or so, but check out this link for a breakdown of everywhere I've seen with Romanian kits:

http://www.thegunwiki.com/Gunwiki/BuildAkChooseParts

JPglee1
08-13-2006, 12:08 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/jpglee1/100_9495.jpg
THIS IS A PARTS KIT ON A PLASTIC DUMMY RECEIVER NOT AN ASSEMBLED RIFLE

How about one of these... Fix the mag, silver solder on an 8" barrel extension or dummy suppressor and you have a Cali-Krink :)

More info here:

http://www.warrifles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27278


JP

Blue
08-13-2006, 12:15 PM
I got mine from www.copesdist.com

Romy G with tapco G2 trigger group. The kit looked unfired when I got it.

rhunter
08-13-2006, 9:45 PM
Hi,
I got my Romy "G" from Copes. It is nice, bbl is clean, all parts are matched. I got a G2 trigger from Tapco to be 922 compliant.
I am ordering a screw kit from http://screwkit.net/screwkit/ScrewKit.html It is about $20 for all the screws, taps and drills you need. No tap handle. Buy a handle at ACE Hardware. Seems like an easy way to go.
Oh yeah, buy a drill press to do it right.

rhunter

JPglee1
08-13-2006, 9:57 PM
I got one of my kits from DPH Arms and the other from "Bocefus"

The shorty Romy "G" above is a DPH kit.


J

rssslvr
08-13-2006, 10:20 PM
I got one of my kits from DPH Arms and the other from "Bocefus"

The shorty Romy "G" above is a DPH kit.


J
Mine came from Bocefus too.Great guy to deal with

Cato
08-13-2006, 10:32 PM
How is the magazine issue handled?

rssslvr
08-13-2006, 10:43 PM
How is the magazine issue handled?
You can either go gripless and detachable mag or make a maglock
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=36731

m1aowner
08-13-2006, 10:45 PM
Wow, already taped? Sounds like some of the hard work has been done already.

PM me and I'll give you the info of the dealer I got my kits from. They're good kits and they're already demiled and tapped with all the compliant parts.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/P1040073.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/P1043.jpg

Cato
08-13-2006, 10:56 PM
You can either go gripless and detachable mag or make a maglock
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=36731

I'm refering to the kits that come with 30 rounders. Can you get them to substitute 10 rounders; or, is it not an issue since it isnt a "firearm?"

rssslvr
08-13-2006, 11:15 PM
I'm refering to the kits that come with 30 rounders. Can you get them to substitute 10 rounders; or, is it not an issue since it isnt a "firearm?"
The kits that I have got did not come with any mags.