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 Post subject: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:05 pm 
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I know talking AKs here is like wanting to discuss the finer nuances of Trabant maintenance at a BMW forum, but I have a project. And I figure this crowd probably, collectively, owns more firearms than a whole bunch of small nations.

There have to be a few Kalashnikovs in your safes.

So, if you have an AK, box-stock or custom, I'd be interested in your experiences with brands, builders, etc.

PM or e-mail, please, unless its something the group simply has to thrash out.


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Ted Marshal in Tucson, AZ
for reference check this out.....
http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=2966

posted for all to see....If you need an AK worked on Ted is the best.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:35 pm 
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Krebs........I bought one Saiga based AK103K and liked it so much, I bought another.

Inrange.....Troy is a friend of mine and he does great work. I will have at least one of his rifles soon. Definitely a good choice if you're going custom.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:15 pm 
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I have been totally satisfied with the quality of the work done by Henderson Defense.

http://shop.hendersondefense.biz/main.sc


Their builds are based mostly on Romanian parts, which aren't the most beautifully machined, but they are functional.

I purchased one of their "AK103 Afghan Editions" and have been completely satisfied with it. Its a Romanian "G" parts kit build on a Nodak-Spud reciever with a Bulgarian side folding stock installed:

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Generally speaking, in the martial arts, Jim Fuller is considered the go-to guy for building a serious fighting AK:

http://www.rifledynamics.com/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:54 pm 
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I have a box stock Vector Arms, I paid next to nothing for that has run flawlessly with any mag and I can hit an 8" gong @300m 6 or 7 out of 10. Never have grouped it off a bench just confirmed zero @ 50M and ran it. My brother's is the same (Vector) and shoots just as well....after they replaced the barrel. Sighting down the tube you could tell it was bent BADLY! Vector said shoot it if it doesn't work call us back. So, we shot it...it ran fine and was perfect if you needed to shoot round corners! :lol: Out of the box his was like 3 feet right at 50m. Couldn't even get it on paper @50m. They fixed it no problem, think it was back to him in less than 10 days. Can't complain, and I will probably buy a spare! I find myself shooting the AK more and more, ammo prices are a bit easier than 5.56.
Been thinking about setting up a H&K rear sight on the dust cover and pulling the AK rear, add a rail and a Aimpoint T1, set up properly....I see very little that the AR has over the AK (mostly ergonomics).
BTW the triggers are nicer (on these 2 guns) than most factory ARs!

Guess I should have PM'd sorry...
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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:06 am 
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I am told that Jim Fuller does quality ak work to include "tuning up" WASR 10s.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:16 pm 
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i'll give a +1 for Krebs -- excellent product and excellent customer service

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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
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I just ordered up a AK-47 side folder from Lancaster Arms. From what I heard they are the best. They are built on a No Dak Spud reciever and they also give you a lifetime warranty.

http://www.lancasterarms.com/index.html


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Krebs.

1st Class guys.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:30 pm 
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Jim Fuller. Here is mine:

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http://www.rifledynamics.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:33 pm 
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I am looking to set up a nice underfolder!

You can't beat an AK, I still love my AR's and
would have a HARD time picking between the two if the
SHTF I would lean towards the AR as odds are youd find more
.223 ammo laying around

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 Post subject: Re: Custom AKs?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:02 pm 
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Jeremy....just thought I'd make the temptation a little harder for you, why not get the AK in 5.56?? There are a few countries still making them in this caliber, and all of the Chinese ones from the early 90's too. Get the best of both worlds! Of course if you like the AK-74 series in 5.45x39, you could always get an AR upper in this caliber too. Alexander Arms used to make this upper and called it the .21 Ghengis which has unfortunately been discontinued, and I just saw a S&W upper on Gunbroker the other night in 5.45 too. Just thought I'd fry your mind a little more!! Have a great weekend.--John

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