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gunguy123
10-09-2011, 6:53 PM
Hey guys I have been eyeing the AK74 system. I already have a 47, so I think it's time to add a 74 to the collection. My budget as of now is $500. Any good options? Thanks

Dark Mod
10-09-2011, 7:03 PM
Build party

http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30034

$335 for a chrome lined bulgarian kit, plus $25 for the flat and whatever the build party fees are. All told including a BB and a magazine you should be just under $500

ZX-10R
10-09-2011, 7:12 PM
Go look at Atlantic Arms for some AK74s. Met a guy at the range who got one from Atlantic and it shot like a charm.

Arisaka
10-09-2011, 7:15 PM
Build. apexgunparts.com

MrPlink
10-09-2011, 8:15 PM
get a Saiga 5.45.

It will fit well within your budget. When you have some extra cash/time you can convert it bit by bit back to its true form.

!@#$
10-09-2011, 8:25 PM
get a Saiga 5.45.

It will fit well within your budget. When you have some extra cash/time you can convert it bit by bit back to its true form.

this.




stay away from century (CAI) built 5.45 rifles unless you like keyholes.

ZX-10R
10-09-2011, 8:27 PM
this.




stay away from century (CAI) built 5.45 rifles unless you like keyholes.

Feeding the hate. :rolleyes:

TheDeej
10-09-2011, 8:47 PM
J&G still has the 5.45, .223, 7.62, and .410 Saigas on sale for $299...

G38xOC
10-09-2011, 10:03 PM
Build party

http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30034

$335 for a chrome lined bulgarian kit, plus $25 for the flat and whatever the build party fees are. All told including a BB and a magazine you should be just under $500

I know nothing about building Ak's but chrome lined barrel is a plus

NorCalK9.com
10-09-2011, 10:51 PM
Whatacountry.com has ak74 bulgarian kits for 299 I just got another one from them last week and they come with chrome lined barrels.
Also dont worry if u have never built one once you go to a build party you will know everything and have a perfect functioning rifle.

Quiet
10-10-2011, 7:13 AM
If you don't want to build it yourself...
Saiga-545
WASR-2

gun toting monkeyboy
10-10-2011, 10:07 AM
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/gun_toting_monkeyboy/centurymonkey1.jpg

Javi
10-10-2011, 10:16 AM
Wish there was a bottle of vodka in that picture.

NorCalK9.com
10-10-2011, 10:24 AM
Hecka funny. I own a wasr myself and it was my first ak and I'll tell all you haters this.
I had 7 AR's in the safe when I bought that wasr, after a month of shooting it, and fyi I go thru about 500-800 rounds a week I sold an AR to get another ak now I have no AR's and 2x as many ak's in the safe, with that said the wasr went over 10k rounds about 2 months ago and besides the wood being unfinished it has never had a problem that was caused by the rifle. Unless you build your own ak I'd reccomend a wasr anyday and if you dont like it let me know n I'll take it off yoyr hands.
Now i'm not opposed to saigas I have a saiga 308 I converted myself and I love it.

Mamluke
10-10-2011, 2:04 PM
Polish Tantal from Atlantic, made by CAI: don't worry, it'll fit your budget & shoot like a champ! on sale now for $399, can't go wrong!

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct858.aspx

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/data/default/images/catalog/large/TANTALCIA.jpg

RustyMacHine
10-10-2011, 2:19 PM
Hey guys I have been eyeing the AK74 system. I already have a 47, so I think it's time to add a 74 to the collection. My budget as of now is $500. Any good options? Thanks

I don't know your location but here is one:

http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=463038

I really want this for this price but he's just too far away from me.

I'm not sure if it already sold or not.



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Atlantic Firearms
10-10-2011, 4:37 PM
We have Interarms Bulgarian AK74 rifles in stock $599.00


http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/data/default/images/catalog/large/IAC74WOOD3.jpg

!@#$
10-10-2011, 6:20 PM
Hecka funny. I own a wasr myself and it was my first ak and I'll tell all you haters this.
I had 7 AR's in the safe when I bought that wasr, after a month of shooting it, and fyi I go thru about 500-800 rounds a week I sold an AR to get another ak now I have no AR's and 2x as many ak's in the safe, with that said the wasr went over 10k rounds about 2 months ago and besides the wood being unfinished it has never had a problem that was caused by the rifle. Unless you build your own ak I'd reccomend a wasr anyday and if you dont like it let me know n I'll take it off yoyr hands.
Now i'm not opposed to saigas I have a saiga 308 I converted myself and I love it.

wasr is a good rifle. the century ak74 rifles with usa made barrels are not so good. many if not most were made with 223 barrel blanks. keyhole is very common with them.

0351USMC
10-10-2011, 6:28 PM
Polish Tantal from Atlantic, made by CAI: don't worry, it'll fit your budget & shoot like a champ! on sale now for $399, can't go wrong!

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct858.aspx

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/data/default/images/catalog/large/TANTALCIA.jpg

not legal in CA..OAL is 29" stock folded

gunguy123
10-10-2011, 6:39 PM
I would prefer a complete rifle and a chrome lined barrel is a must.

Mamluke
10-10-2011, 7:09 PM
not legal in CA..OAL is 29" stock folded

You need to add an inch, you can get the extended muzzle break from AimSmall here on Calguns.net for $75, or better yet, fuse the AK oil can cover (1 inch/metal) to the existing muzzle & you can fold it! You'll also need a bullet button & you'll be Ca legal.

This is by far the most efficient & quick way to get your AK74!

Here's a short video firing my AKMS polish underfolder, folded! Now before the OAL police chimes in, notice the extended muzzle device, makes it 30 inches folded!

tjPVwJs9I-0

.... :popcorn: ....

zfields
10-10-2011, 7:11 PM
You need to add an inch, you can get the extended muzzle break from AimSmall here on Calguns.net for $75, or better yet, fuse the AK oil can cover (1 inch/metal) to the existing muzzle & you can fold it! You'll also need a bullet button & you'll be Ca legal.

This is by far the most efficient & quick way to get your AK74!

.... :popcorn: ....
Or just pin the stock and add a BB.

fmunk
10-10-2011, 7:28 PM
The interarms 74 is a pretty good deal. See atlantic.

RustyMacHine
10-10-2011, 7:32 PM
Here's a short video firing my AKMS polish underfolder, folded! Now before the OAL police chimes in, notice the extended muzzle device, makes it 30 inches folded!

tjPVwJs9I-0

.... :popcorn: ....

Hey this is a new video... I checked your channel you took down the two old ones.;) I'm just teasing you man.

I love this guy.

MOAR videos!

Quiet
10-11-2011, 7:17 AM
I would prefer a complete rifle and a chrome lined barrel is a must.
Both of these rifles have chrome lined barrels and are under $450.
Saiga-545
WASR-2

TonyM
10-11-2011, 9:31 AM
Also dont worry if u have never built one once you go to a build party you will know everything and have a perfect functioning rifle.

So funny it's sig worthy.

NYsteveZ
10-11-2011, 9:46 AM
On the Polish Tantal-I believe I asked atlantic a while back if it was legal, and its a no-go. DAS here in San Diego had some a while back for about $550, and they were modified with an extended barrel so the folder was operational. You didnt state what configuration you want, but +1 for Atlantic if you want a plug and play 74.
On the WASR-I own an Arsenal and a WASR. The WASR is a great gun, and I think a majority of people who got burned didnt inspect the gun prior to purchase. If the shop doesnt let you check the very basics of the possible WASR you are getting (canted sights, proper magazine fit, smooth action, solid rivet work) then go to a different shop. You wouldnt buy a used car without at least opening the hood, would you? Thats exactly what the WASR is-A used car.

addyyoon
10-11-2011, 10:55 AM
Me and my friend bought Century AK74 variants and we have yet to have a problem from it. Switched out the black polymer stocks with our own refinished wood stocks.

NYsteveZ
10-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Me and my friend bought Century AK74 variants and we have yet to have a problem from it. Switched out the black polymer stocks with our own refinished wood stocks.

Right on! I refinished the wood on my WASR. Where near Anaheim did you find AK74s? They would be the WASR 2s right? Im in San Diego, but Ill make the trip to a shop that sells them.

addyyoon
10-11-2011, 12:07 PM
I bought mine through GunBroker from Sovereign Arms in NC. If you buy one online, go to Direct Action Solutions down in Solana Beach, those guys have great service and they're awesome people to work with.
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182865_10150103880332390_604002389_6218845_4256262 _n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/183324_10150103721682390_604002389_6217059_2348187 _n.jpg

tokarev_tt
10-11-2011, 3:33 PM
I would go with Saiga 5.45x39 and convert it.Built and assembled in russia on Izmazh,cant get closer to real AK than that.And it has a chrome lined barrel,so no worries about shooting corrosive ammo and forgteting to clean it.

SJgunguy24
10-12-2011, 6:02 AM
wasr is a good rifle. the century ak74 rifles with usa made barrels are not so good. many if not most were made with 223 barrel blanks. keyhole is very common with them.


stay away from century (CAI) built 5.45 rifles unless you like keyholes.

Some of those Century guns are quality pieces, the buyer needs to know what he's looking at. As for the keyhole issues from years ago.....that was years ago. That was their first run of Tantals and some Bulgy 74's, they seem to know now that 223 and 5.45 are not the same and have barrels in the correct caliber.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/gun_toting_monkeyboy/centurymonkey1.jpg

OK, where did you find my picture>

fmunk
10-12-2011, 8:37 AM
Heh. If you lower your standards enough even an ugly chick can be hot. If one has to carefuly hand pick a rifle out of a batch to get a good one, I wouldn't call it a good product as a whole.

Coldies
10-12-2011, 9:58 AM
I picked up a Century 74 that I picked up from Direct Action Solutions and its a great gun as well. No problems so far. I switched out the pistol grip for a Hogue grip that I also have on my wasr 10/63. I still need to change the furniture to wood cause the hand guard is pretty cheesy.

someR1
10-12-2011, 10:02 AM
get a Saiga 5.45.

It will fit well within your budget. When you have some extra cash/time you can convert it bit by bit back to its true form.

yep!

guitar-nut
10-12-2011, 10:45 PM
My WASR-2 from Century shoots great. The finish on the stock is a little rough and the tapco pistol grip sucks, but otherwise it's a great rifle for a great price. I'd advise you to check out the WASR-2 and not be scared into paying several hundred dollars more. Or as others have said, a Saiga 5.45 could be the way to go. You get a great rifle in your budget and you can convert it later when you have the money.

40calpunisher
10-13-2011, 8:27 AM
Get a Saiga Sporter. You will have a true Russian AK74 base to start with. Since you are on a budget you can buy the conversion parts piece by piece. Once you aquire all the parts, build the thing to your likings. BAM! You will have a badass AK74.

gunguy123
10-16-2011, 12:43 PM
Decided to increase my budget to $600-700(maybe). I was looking on Atlantic Firearms and saw a few aks built by IAC in my price range. Anybody have any info on them?

Secret
10-16-2011, 2:24 PM
I would go with Saiga 5.45x39 and convert it.Built and assembled in russia on Izmazh,cant get closer to real AK than that.And it has a chrome lined barrel,so no worries about shooting corrosive ammo and forgteting to clean it.

Whattt is this true? So then all those horror stories (atleast to me) about people having to clean it right when they get back from the range is untrue for chromelines barrels?