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    Default WTB 23mm front trunnion and 2 barrels, etc

    Pretty much as the title says: I am in need of a set of trunnions for a fixed-stock AK, but most especially a front trunnion. I also need two (2) 7.62 barrels to fit 23mm trunnions. I need 2 sets of lower rails and 2 sets of rivets as well.

    I got 2 of the Bulgy kits from Sportsman's Guide, and I found once I got them that they included no trunnions at all. I have since found one set of Egyptian trunnions, so I still need one more set to make a complete AK (well, 2 complete AK's actually..)

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    k-var says they have the Bulgy trunnions but the fronts are $100 and the rears are $70.
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    Yes, they can be had if one wants to fork over a small mountain of cash, but I can't.

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    Yes, they can be had if one wants to fork over a small mountain of cash, but I can't.
    Every one with the milled kits you bought are looking for trunions an there getting scarce . that $100 might seem cheap in the future .

    have you tried gun broker ? also a 5.45 can be made to work with some mods to the mag area there 22 mm but a barrel can be turned to fit.

    Barrels will show up once things settle down from the rush .

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    The kits I bought are the "used" ones from Sportsman's guide, and they are actually Russian stamped kits that apparently sat for long enough in Bulgaria to be called Bulgarian. In reading the reviews on SG for the "new" kits they also had, people were commenting that they still had pieces of the original Russian stamped receivers attached to the trunnions. Well, stoopid me, I go for the less expensive "used" kits of exactly the same description otherwise, and I find out then that the real difference in the kits is that the "new" kits apparently came with trunnions and the "used" kits didn't. I've managed to find one set of trunnions for a reasonable price, but I'm still needing one more set to be able to use both kits I have.

    I would take a 5.45 front, if the price is right. I do have a lathe, so I can theoretically turn down a barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinco View Post
    I would take a 5.45 front, if the price is right. I do have a lathe, so I can theoretically turn down a barrel.
    As 1biggun mentioned you will also need to modify the mag area (needs to be widened). I have one of each of the trunnions (damaged, can't be used for gun builds) and can take pics of them side by side if that would help you see what you would need to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruppster View Post
    As 1biggun mentioned you will also need to modify the mag area (needs to be widened). I have one of each of the trunnions (damaged, can't be used for gun builds) and can take pics of them side by side if that would help you see what you would need to do.

    That may be a big help. Thanks in advance!

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    Okay, here you go. The arrows in the picture point to the two areas that would need to be widened on a 22mm trunnion in order to fit 7.62x39 double stack magazines.

    22mm Trunnion versus 23mm Trunnion

    If you need other pics or measurements (I have a 6 inch digital caliper) let me know.

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    That does help! Thanks!

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    Bumpity bump. I have some barrel blanks now from GM, but I still need a trunnion.

    Thanks!
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