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    Default Khyber Clan -UPDATED

    I've built 3 and 1/2 Khybers so far. My favorite build types as they are pretty much parts bin builds.
    Two are Romy front end (one is 1968) donors that Copes sold as "wharehouse cleanout rusty., at $79 each" with a mix of Hungarian, and Bulgarian parts. Used a chopped K-Var AK74 FSB with the front flange removed
    Another is an Egyptian trunnion and RSB and a full 24mm AK74 FSB.
    And one with a Russian Tula front trunnion and Egyptian carrier and Romy bolt.
    And a Romy RPK front end chopped back to 16.25 inches. Needs some weld up and front pivot latch etc., installed.
    Some wire wrap and cartridge heads from Egypt, USSR and Syria and other doo-dads. I pressed/pounded indents into one of the triangles.








    UPDATE - Finished buiulding the RPK Khyber last week. Test fired about 15 rounds on rainy Sunday. All good. Needs a bit more metal burnishing.



    Last edited by akblue; 04-14-2011 at 11:10 AM. Reason: updated

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    Damn, those are sweet builds there blue! Nice job!
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    Badass.

    Great job on the finish, what did you use?

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    the chopped RPK ones pretty sweet, i bet it weighs a grip. they look sweet dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Knight View Post
    Badass.

    Great job on the finish, what did you use?


    Top rifle is just light sanding and cold blue..,
    Second rifle has the most etching., metal action
    Bottom is untouched but is a buggared NDS Yugo receiver I purchased cheap from a knucklehead who tried to beat the receiver and trunnion onto the barrel from the rear. It was all peened and smashed at the rear. Luckily I cut that away for the triangle stock pivot etc., other various dings and scrapes will work right in.

    Depending on the amount of wear or etching desired., any or all of the following:

    Salt and water on bare metal over a few days (metal rusts and darkens)
    Cold blue and then bleach after the blue dries and leave for??
    Muriatic Acid and let sit for several days., add salt as desired
    400 grit emery paper or scothchbrite
    The build up of outer crust can be left if desired vs taking back to bare metal etc.
    I purchased several parts that were cheap and already pitted or crusty. The Copes front ends had some rust and component pitting here and there so they were already in the right kinda way.

    The triangles are Russian or Bulgarian from ORF in the closing days from Todd.., except the notched one which is a $99 DPH assembly.

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    you, sir, work magic. That Tula looks amazing.

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    ak blue those are awesome! when you have a chance could you take a pictur of your rear trunnion on the receiver with the rpk front? i'd love to see how you modified te yugo trunnion or stock to work together

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreifsch80 View Post
    ak blue those are awesome! when you have a chance could you take a pictur of your rear trunnion on the receiver with the rpk front? i'd love to see how you modified te yugo trunnion or stock to work together
    The rear trunnion is a standard triangle folder trunnion on the RPK. I have not cut the receiver for the latch assembly yet..., I only cut away the left side to allow for the pivot and the trunnion to seat properly in the receiver. The triangle trunnion is trimmed about .020 to fit in the thicker 1.5mm receiver. When finished, it will have the normal push button latch mechanism in the rear and the locking latch in the front. Several steps to getting this one done.

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    Nice builds

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    nice blue!!
    i allways liked the look of the brass tacks and tasstles
    makes you wonder on how many camel backs they were on!
    Keep the change-I just want my Country back!!!

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