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Old 04-02-2019, 9:15 AM
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Default AK47 AK74 question.

Simple Question as I have weal Google Fu.

Does the AK47 and the AK74 use the same lower receiver? Asides from the bolt and barrel what parts are firearm specific?
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Not the same.

You may open up the smaller Magwell of the AK74 but the mag well dimples may interfere with an AK47 magazine. And in reverse, the skinnier AK74 mag will wobble more in an AK47 receiver.
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Not the same.

You may open up the smaller Magwell of the AK74 but the mag well dimples may interfere with an AK47 magazine. And in reverse, the skinnier AK74 mag will wobble more in an AK47 receiver.
Thanks so much. Found a 74 parts kit I can't pass up. Now to find a receiver.
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I have receivers in stock. And high cap mags for them
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I have receivers in stock. And high cap mags for them
I will remember that. Thanks again.
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Be careful not to trim the ejector the way you would with the typical AK-47 ejector rail you get with a flat. I learned that the hard way when using an AK Builder AK-74 flat and rails. Of course, I didn't check anything until AFTER I heat treated the ejector and got everything assembled. Luckily I was able to salvage the rail with some welding.
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Be careful not to trim the ejector the way you would with the typical AK-47 ejector rail you get with a flat. I learned that the hard way when using an AK Builder AK-74 flat and rails. Of course, I didn't check anything until AFTER I heat treated the ejector and got everything assembled. Luckily I was able to salvage the rail with some welding.
Home build's not worth the bending flats and having to serialize. I plan on buying a finished receiver. Moving all the parts that are compliant to the new one. I will of course go slow and careful. Got a friend who know the ins and outs but will wait to pester him
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DO IT!!

You can even make a AK-74 under folder if you want!




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Home build's not worth the bending flats and having to serialize. I plan on buying a finished receiver. Moving all the parts that are compliant to the new one. I will of course go slow and careful. Got a friend who know the ins and outs but will wait to pester him
I forgot about that. I did mine a long time ago.
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I did an underfolder, but I had to cut the holes for the stock by hand.
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^^^^ Please tell me about the CA Compliance factor of the muzzle device on the above picture? Is it a hider or a brake the parts I am getting has that on it?
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I did an underfolder, but I had to cut the holes for the stock by hand.
So did I. It really wasn't a big deal. The rear trunnion is a good guide. Just drilled the receiver holes close to the trunnion when it was in held in place temporarily, then used a Dremel to finish to the final sizes.

I used a Polish under folder stock and parts.

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Thanks for the pictures. I was wondering if I was doing it the hard way...I guess not. By the way, great job!
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So did I. It really wasn't a big deal. The rear trunnion is a good guide. Just drilled the receiver holes close to the trunnion when it was in held in place temporarily, then used a Dremel to finish to the final sizes.

I used a Polish under folder stock and parts.

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Picked up the kit today. What a horrible job the guy building it did. No rear trunnion hole. You could literally pivot the rear stock up on the front one. Mostly held together by aluminum pop rivets Even the inside rails were riveted and not welded. On the receiver only the FCG was held in with steel rivets. Lots of marks from beating it together with a hammer and drift.. The barrel looks not too bad The trigger looks to be compliant , however I must make sure, The markings lead me to believe it may be Romanian. Circle with a 10 on it on the front trunnion.

This jewel is gonna need some loving to make her whole again. So sad to look at one cut in half. But for a hundred bucks with two mags I can't complain.
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Pictures of t h.g e beastie.

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That is a wreck!! But a real steal at the price you paid!!

She needs some real work, but on the bright side those aluminum pop rivets will be super easy to remove.

The trigger is Bulgarian

that might even be an original Bulgarian barrel too. Look for some numbers stamped on the top side of it just in front to the front sight base. should be something like 2222 strung vertically.

It's definitely Bulgarian the double circle with a "10" in it is Bulgarian.

A pic of one of mine. You can see the double concentric circles easier in my pic. Yours also has the Bulgarian serial number sequence (two letters, two numbers A space. Then four numbers)

The firing control parts are held in with steel pins, as they should be.

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That must have been fun to fire. It would be like playing a semi-auto version of Russian roulette. Any pull of the trigger could have killed you.
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Press that barrel out of the trunnion BEFORE you drill out the rivets.
I have a couple AK barrels in my scrap bin from people who ran a drill bit through the trunnion and into the chamber while trying to demill rivets without understanding what they were doing.
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and its previous owner even made a machine gun!!!
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That is a wreck!! But a real steal at the price you paid!!

She needs some real work, but on the bright side those aluminum pop rivets will be super easy to remove.

The trigger is Bulgarian

that might even be an original Bulgarian barrel too. Look for some numbers stamped on the top side of it just in front to the front sight base. should be something like 2222 strung vertically.

It's definitely Bulgarian the double circle with a "10" in it is Bulgarian.

A pic of one of mine. You can see the double concentric circles easier in my pic. Yours also has the Bulgarian serial number sequence (two letters, two numbers A space. Then four numbers)

The firing control parts are held in with steel pins, as they should be.

Hmm, Iíve seen this picture before... that serial # isnít hard to forget
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