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    Thread: The Great Kalashnikov - Official AK Thread

    1. 05-18-2010 10:26 PM #126
      It is an issue...its also something which is very easily fixed by any gunsmith. :-)

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      05-19-2010 08:37 AM #127
      So lets get back on the topic of actual guns. For some reason I want to own every variant of AKs, but I have gotten fixated on the Polish Tantal. Anyone own one? I have done a ton of research on them and have quite a few magazines that have articles on them.

    3. 05-19-2010 06:39 PM #128


      Like this? I'm selling it - but its not particularly cheap (its a Kreb's Custom Rifle) I would comment on it, but I've only fired maybe...120 rounds out of it.

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      05-19-2010 08:32 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post


      Like this? I'm selling it - but its not particularly cheap (its a Kreb's Custom Rifle) I would comment on it, but I've only fired maybe...120 rounds out of it.
      I believe we IMd regarding this a while ago and it was out of my price range, but damn nice! Who made the receiver?

    5. 05-19-2010 09:04 PM #130
      Not sure, I'll check it out sometime and let you know.

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      05-20-2010 08:58 AM #131
      Just picked up a copy of the Gun & Ammo Complete Book of the AK-47 from the newstand....

    7. 05-21-2010 04:58 PM #132
      I received a phone call this morning...my other baby is on the way. :p

    8. 05-26-2010 06:35 PM #133
      Boo. Yah.


    9. 06-06-2010 11:25 AM #134
      AK-74 vs. AK-47. Also Tokarev TT-33 makes a guest appearance:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TruV3sxS9Zw

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      12-26-2010 06:41 PM #135
      Ok so I got a WASR 10/63 and want to check for canted gas block but I'm really not sure what to look for or HOW to look for it.

      Can someone explain to me how to go about looking for canted gas block?

      Thanks

    11. 12-26-2010 07:19 PM #136
      A canted gas block won't really affect your rifle - as long as it works with the gas port in the barrel. Now if you're referring to canted sights --- easy, lay the rifle on a flat table, and you'll be able to see if the front sight post is canted to one side or the other. Some front sight posts use screws, some use pins...I am going to fix one of mine here shortly.

      Also...I normally adhere to big-boy rules...if the front sight block if a little canted, but you can zero your irons...then who cares? As long as it works, and is solid...don't worry about it.

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      12-26-2010 07:27 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      A canted gas block won't really affect your rifle - as long as it works with the gas port in the barrel. Now if you're referring to canted sights --- easy, lay the rifle on a flat table, and you'll be able to see if the front sight post is canted to one side or the other. Some front sight posts use screws, some use pins...I am going to fix one of mine here shortly.

      Also...I normally adhere to big-boy rules...if the front sight block if a little canted, but you can zero your irons...then who cares? As long as it works, and is solid...don't worry about it.

      I've read a lot of things about how a canted gas block isn't good for the rifle. I googled "gas block" and figured out its the part that protrudes up between the upper hand guard and the front sites but I'm still a little perplexed about how to check to see if it's crooked. Maybe I'm making nothing into something but I'd like to be sure. I just don't know HOW to check.

    13. 12-26-2010 09:17 PM #138
      Yeah, I'm not sure exactly how to eyeball a gas block...but all of mine haven't been an issue.

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      02-07-2011 12:04 PM #139

      Been kicking around ordering a bulgarian century arms ak-74. Convince me already!

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      02-07-2011 12:44 PM #140
      Buy a century VZ58.. it's lighter and only $359!!

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      02-07-2011 12:48 PM #141
      Where at?

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      02-07-2011 01:01 PM #142
      J&G sales!

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      02-07-2011 03:39 PM #143
      Not exactly sure how to go about ordering a fire arm over the net? says i have to have federal firearm license

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      02-07-2011 03:43 PM #144
      Nope, you need to find a dealer close to you(FFL Holder) and ask them if it's ok to ship there, then call J&G and give them the FFL holders info, pay for it, then J&G sends it to the FFL/store, you pick it up from the store and fill out your background check there, and the store might tag you with a small transfer fee.

      It's really not that bad. Totally worth it for the price... A lot of local shops will sell the same rifle for $100+ more, because they think everyone is dumb.

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      02-07-2011 03:49 PM #145
      Yeah i did notice that they are 100+ more if you buy it from a shop for the same rifle? Awesome thanks for the info

    21. 02-07-2011 10:16 PM #146
      Yep, online ordering process for most is quite easy.

      1) Find a local FFL who you think is trustworthy. I prefer shooting schools, or gunsmiths --- anybody but a normal gun shop. Gun shops tend to give you grief because you didn't buy the same rifle from them for $250 more. Some people are FFLs simply to make money from transfers. These are the best to deal with. Also be advised, some shops will not transfer a firearm to you - IF they sell the same firearm. I had a shop tell me this once, so I said "cya".

      2) Once you have an FFL you're cool with --- contact the company selling the firearm, and purchase it. Check with the company to see if they have your FFL listed (a lot of companies will keep a list of FFL's they do business with frequently). If they do not have info for your FFL, get a fax number/phone number, and contac your FFL. Tell them you have ordered a firearm and wish to have it transferred through them. They will then send a copy of their FFL to the company you ordered from.

      3) The firearm will be shipped (once paid, and FFL provided) to the FFL. The FFL will then call you - you go, inspect the firearm, and fill out your background check paperwork. The FFL will charge you for a transfer. I've never paid more than $25 for one - but some places people have to pay $100+! Once your background check clears, and you pay your FFL for his assistance, you take possession of the firearm.

      Done. Sounds daunting, but it's really simple - these people do this all the time.

      Typical phone call: "Hi, my name is ______, I just purchased a _______ from _(company)_. Could you please send them your FFL information?". The FFL will take some contact info from you, and call you when it shows up (about 3-7 business days depending).

      ****HOWEVER****

      Some states have waiting periods, restrictions on what you can/cannot purchase, etc. Make sure you are aware of these before you start ordering a bunch of firearms. Also, any NFA regulated firearms and its a totally different process (suppressors, short-barreld rifles, etc.).

    22. 02-07-2011 10:37 PM #147
      PS: Been a while since I posted any updates on the rifles.

      "The Brown B_tch" (SLR-105R w/ RD work)

      Round count: around 4,000+ w/ zero malfunctions of any type (not even ammo related).










      -Replaced trigger, after a cheapo trigger resulted in some unintended burst fire.
      -Added LaRue mount with LED Lenser light, Aimpoint T1
      -US Palm, AK Battle Grip
      -Painted and abused.
      -This rifle is getting a new barrel/brake/gasblock/sight in the next month or two. Found some interesting stuff to play with.

      The Black rifle is still on backup status, hasn't fired more than perhaps 1,500 rounds, and not much since it was modified/fixed up. I noticed the other day that the front sight block was a bit canted, so I'll have to adjust it sometime in the future.

    23. 02-07-2011 10:44 PM #148
      how much could I get one for? Just as a throwaway, zombie apocalypse, take friends out to shoot an AK gun...anything I should avoid or should I just go for the cheapest one?

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      02-08-2011 07:12 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by HighFructoseCornSyrp View Post
      how much could I get one for? Just as a throwaway, zombie apocalypse, take friends out to shoot an AK gun...anything I should avoid or should I just go for the cheapest one?
      I got a Romanian WASR 10/63 with G2 trigger group and a hogue grip for $440 and that was with 600 rounds of ammo and 5 mags. I got a good deal since just the rifle sells new for $399. The grip, mags and ammo would have been an additional ~$250 give or take

      If you buy an AK, check for a crooked front sight and a crooked gas block. Look straight down the gun like you would if you were shooting it. The front sight should be straight up and down as should the gas block. Also make sure the front sight post is straight up and down.

      I've labeled this photo of my AK to indicate where the gas block is since I had a hard time figuring out exactly what it was when I first got mine.
      Last edited by bunnytruck; 02-08-2011 at 07:26 PM.

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      02-08-2011 07:23 PM #150
      Bunny, how do you like that Hogue? are they as soft as they look? I got one of the knock off grips and it sucks.

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