Building Bulgarian Milled kit on stamped
Received the kit 12/12/12 from Midway.
$229.00 without shipping.
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
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.