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    Default Building Bulgarian Milled kit on stamped

    Received the kit 12/12/12 from Midway.
    $229.00 without shipping.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/956...zines-762x39mm

    Finish is excellent unissued cond.
    Bakelite handguards are a color match.
    All matching numbers on bolt, carrier, top cover.
    no numbers on gas tube.

    A few nice extras included.
    The bayonet is beat up, mags are great cond.




    There was one alteration to make the milled FSB work on a stamped trunnion.
    I just filed away enough on the corner for clearance.




    Also, the Lower milled HG has a smaller tang size.
    I did some interior welding beads then filed for a perfect fit.



    I sand blasted and parked everything before applying OD flat GunKote.



    This is the AK-74 Bulgarian trunnion I reamed out for the 7.62 barrel.
    There are a few fine tuning issues with doing this, but not that difficult.



    I like how the OD plays off the marbled bakelite.



    This build uses a Yugo rear UF trunnion. It allows plenty of clearance to fold
    around a 30 rd mag. I welded around the butt of the trunnion for a seamless
    look.





    The milled UF is more elegant than the stamped variety.



    The more I look at the color contrast, the more I like it.



    Will shoot her tomorrow to see what it will do.
    These are some terrifically nice parts in this kit.
    And, my first 7.62 Bulgarian mini-frankenstein.

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    WOW! That looks great! Good work and thanks for the pics

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    That is gorgeous! Well done sir.

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    Nice build! I like the bakelite furniture. I built one with a milled kit. I never thought about milling on the RSB to fit the trunnion. It looks good that way. I milled out the trunnion to fit. Thanks for the pics. Don't see many builds posted lately.
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    Thumbs up Beautiful Work!!!

    Hey Rahatlakhoom,
    That is some beautiful work! A few years ago I got one of the single stack Bulgarian built AKs with the thumbhole stocks from CFS that had been constructed using milled parts. I had to do some work to convert her back to her original glory but the end result was great! As always your work is SUPERIOR!
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    twice in one night, yes when the first ak kits came into the country early 1990 most were milled so some of the boys (old timers) filed and/or milled the trunnion down and drilled to the trunnion so they could place the rivets, but I believe the used the screw in barrels

    anyway another fine build
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    WOW! AGAIN! WOW . I'm not a folder guy, But that right there is DREAMY. My heart goes pitter patter! Heh..Heh.

    Did the mag bag come with also?? Sling? Nice looking extras not mentioned in ad.

    I'm about to click buy me one........
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    This is gorgous....where did you get the front trunion? Looks like it is a bulgy trunion??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    WOW! AGAIN! WOW . I'm not a folder guy, But that right there is DREAMY. My heart goes pitter patter! Heh..Heh.

    Did the mag bag come with also?? Sling? Nice looking extras not mentioned in ad.

    I'm about to click buy me one........

    Thanks, Yes, it came with everything in the first photo.







    Quote Originally Posted by Gunco View Post
    This is gorgous....where did you get the front trunion? Looks like it is a bulgy trunion??
    That is an AK 74 trunnion that I reamed out to fit a 7.62 barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahatlakhoom View Post
    Thanks, Yes, it came with everything in the first photo.









    That is an AK 74 trunnion that I reamed out to fit a 7.62 barrel.

    Great looking rifle . Did you have a post somewhere explaining how you "reamed" the fr.trunnion ? I'm curious as to how you did that and what about the undercuts inside the trunnion for the rivets to be mashed, that would make them around .020 shallower, would it not ?
    Did you consider turning down the chamber OD to 22mm as an alternative ?

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