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Solidsnake87
02-12-2007, 5:50 PM
Ok, I've built a romi ak and I really want a 74U. I figure it will be cali legal with a pinned stock, welded fake can, and no grip. I've located a pricey parts kit and I figure it will build fine on a NDS side folder receiver. I was just wondering the following:

1.) Can the AK-74 series use the tapco semi auto ak-47 trigger group?

2.) Are there any parts diagrams detailing the folding stock assembly and the forward stock hook assembly (the little hook on the front of the receiver that holds the stock in place when folded).

3.)Has anybody build a side folder type ak?

aklover_91
02-12-2007, 6:07 PM
All AK triggers are interchangeable, and for the other stuff headover to the AK forum and check out the Build it Yourself section

morepoop4u
02-12-2007, 6:26 PM
Im building one of these but in 7.62
http://www.k-var.com/shop/product.php?productid=16587&cat=254&page=1
http://www.k-var.com/shop/images/AKS-74UL2modify.jpg

You can weld it fixed or drill and tap the trunion and stock together:D

morepoop4u
02-12-2007, 6:30 PM
more info
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407

rear stock info
you can see how to bolt the stock to the trunion
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/xcibes/stock05.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/xcibes/stock02.jpg
http://www.akforum.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3903

Solidsnake87
02-12-2007, 7:12 PM
Well i'm glad the semi trigger groups are all interchangeable. I figured they would be but I had to be sure.

Where can I get rivets for this build??????? Will it use standard akm rivets? I have a bunch of those laying around.

morepoop4u
02-12-2007, 10:24 PM
yup standard rivets

fal_762x51
02-12-2007, 11:07 PM
K-Var is not friendly when a Californian tries to order a parts kit.

jumbopanda
02-12-2007, 11:18 PM
K-var prices on parts kits are insane. But I'm not sure where else you can get a 74U parts kit. I know you can get a Yugo M92 kit for much less at various vendors including NodakSpud and Ohio Rapid Fire.

Solidsnake87
02-13-2007, 6:50 AM
I hate the yugo kits. Its safe to say a 74U kit cannot be found for under $650. I'm buying one soon cuz I'd rather pay $650-700 now than $3000 later. However, I have been told that nevada gunshows offer quite a few surprises on parts and prices.

restless
02-13-2007, 8:29 AM
Anyone know where to get a 5.45x39mm 10 rd clip for fixed-mag builds with evil features?

(Just seems like an easier/cheaper/reversible way to have an AK74.:) )

Solidsnake87
02-13-2007, 12:25 PM
Normal Ak-74s are just as cheap and easy as romanian AKS. Things only start getting pricey when you get into side folders and carbine ak type kits. The mags are easy to limit to ten rounds. Just remove the floor plate, place a stick in to guage the correct depth for 10 rounds, then weld a stopper onto the floor plate.

However, I don't think i've ever seen 5 or 10 rounders for the ak74 type rifle for sale anywhere. If you hunt around a while I'm sure you can find one made by arsenal. They always seem to picture them with little tiny mags.

jumbopanda
02-13-2007, 2:01 PM
Just out of curiosity, what's wrong with Yugo kits? The only thing I don't like about them is the underfolder stock, which is uncomfortable.

Q
02-13-2007, 3:03 PM
underfolders are very comfortable to me. way more comfortable than a g3k stock. the yugo krink kits are nice. most of them are 2000 or newer so the tritium sights actually work and the barrels are unfired. you can see it in pitch black darkness. i'm not talking about the unassembled ones.

i would like to get a romanian gasblock that is also a frontsight post for the romy krinkov. i think the new ddr from century use the gas block i'm talking about.
here is the romy krinkov i would like to have. with the rear tang extension or fixed stock. it's a east german though.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/pix421547205.jpg

jumbopanda
02-13-2007, 3:10 PM
Yea, another reason why I like Yugos is because they are pretty new. Here's a 1997 M90A. I bought a front end assembly with carrier, bolt, and top cover for $200 from Centerfire Systems (now sold out). The recoil spring I got from another Yugo kit, the rear trunnion is 1.20" AKM trunnion that has been modified for the Ace receiver block and a skeleton stock. My problem with underfolders is that I don't like putting my cheek on a thin, cold piece of metal. The wood on these things is nice, although the night sights aren't that bright IMO.

http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/9281/img0371zq9.jpg

Sorry bout the thread hijack, but just thought you might be interested in building one of these fine kits.

Solidsnake87
02-13-2007, 5:57 PM
You guys are not really jacking the thread. There is nothing wrong with yugos. I just prefer the side folders. To me they just look cooler. If the yugos were side-folders i would have considered one. I've found a russian made AKS-74U kit for $650 and I think i'll just suck it up and buy it. I'd rather buy now before the kits dry up and become $3K kits in a matter of years.

Out of curiosity though, Has anybody here built an AK-74 type rifle? Are there and differences between building these versus standard romanians?? Obviously the side folding parts are a new obstacle but I mean overall differences.

xenophobe
02-13-2007, 6:03 PM
I have a real Yugo underfolder and it is a pleasure to shoot, even with a 75 round drum.

jumbopanda
02-13-2007, 6:44 PM
You guys are not really jacking the thread. There is nothing wrong with yugos. I just prefer the side folders. To me they just look cooler. If the yugos were side-folders i would have considered one. I've found a russian made AKS-74U kit for $650 and I think i'll just suck it up and buy it. I'd rather buy now before the kits dry up and become $3K kits in a matter of years.

Out of curiosity though, Has anybody here built an AK-74 type rifle? Are there and differences between building these versus standard romanians?? Obviously the side folding parts are a new obstacle but I mean overall differences.

The differences are minor. The ejector is a bit longer and the magwell is a slightly different size. Its all a matter of filing to fit anyway so there's nothing to worry about.