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I was waiting to see what Kvar was going to do for me, before publicly posting these.

The rivet holes should be .157 some of these measure .273.

The trunnion is .100 thick, these holes are .045 deep, almost half way through.
Some are off by half a hole.
 

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7.62x39 said:
I'm waiting to see what Kvar is going to do for me, before publicly posting these.

The rivet holes should be .157 some of these measure .273.

The trunnion is .100 thick, these holes are .045 deep, almost half way through.
Max, have you heard back from kvar yet?
 

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Max--

Not that it would be the optimal solution, but you can take your new mig welder and close them up.

The holes can be redrilled.

Good thing you're all calm and collected from your vacation. And K-var just sent me an offer open to the people that bought those-- could I claim some of the extra material they cut off?

 

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Track & Confirm

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Your item was delivered at 9:35 am on May 14, 2004 in LAS VEGAS, NV 89146.



I didn't get it shipped out until the 12th, according to the PO they received Friday morning.
Hopefully I'll be hearing from them shortly.

Winn,

I thought of that, but I was concerned about screwing up the heat treating of the trunnion.

If they were not willing to replace it, I probably would have gone that route.
It cost me $17.50 to ship it back, I will be bringing that to their attention, maybe they will give a credit on my next order or something.

I'll let you all know what I here from them.

Max
 

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Max--I've got some new '74 trunnions with the receiver piece still on. Let me know if you need 'em.

And I ordered a couple of their $100 barrels-- We'll see.:confused:
 

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Just got the barrels.

They did a good job removing the pieces-- trunnion's untouched.

All matching #'s, brand new; everything except the rear trunnion, furniture, fcg, and trigger guard.

Not bad for $100 shipped.
 

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I gotta tell you guys, so far I'm not too impressed with K-var.

This was my first transaction with them and in all likelihood my last.

I spoke with Bob again yesterday, asking on the progress of my replacement kit.
I returned it with delivery confirmation, K-var received on 5/14 at 9:35 AM.
So they've had it in their possession for two weeks.
Bob tells me that he hes not had a chance to look at it yet.
WTF, two weeks and he hasn't even looked at it?

Anyway he tells me that he will look at it today.
I said look at what? I sent you pics of the damage, before I even returned it.

So then He asked me if I returned the mag with the kit.
I said yes, I returned everything including the mag, in the original box I received it in.
He then proceeds to tell me that there was a mistake made on the original shipment.
He said because I live in MA, they were not supposed to ship me a mag, and the replacement kit would not include one, even though I received one with the first kit.

I explained to him that 10 plus mags are legal to own and use if you have a class A permit to carry.
I offered to send him a scan of my class A permit, He says OK "I'll see what I can do".

I then asked him about a credit for the $17.50 it cost me for return shipping.
He says he can't do anything about that, and asks why I didn't get a call tag from them.
I told him that option was never offered to me, I was just told to return it to his attention.

So the way it stands now, I won't have my kit for at least another week, it is probably not going to come with a mag, and I'm out $17.50 for shipping.

I'm somewhat less than thrilled with the whole deal.
 

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Spoke with Bob again.

Supposedly, my replacement kit is on it's way.
He acknowledged receiving my class A permit and stated he's "pretty sure" they included the mag. :confused:
 

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Well, I finally received my replacement from K-Var.

This one is acceptable, although I'm still not sure why it took 3-1/2 weeks from the time they received the first one back.

All in all, I think I'll stick to Centerfire and Global for my future kit purchases.
 

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Sorry to hear the hassle 7.62, When I got my kit, the rear trunion was all fudged up.I called and they send it back took about a week,but they replaced it...Seems lately none of the suppliers have there s**t together,except the above mentioned..getting ready to order from CF today actually.Hope it works out for ya....Has anyone heard the condition of the Russian kits CF is selling,hope they are a stamped version that would be great. By the way which kit did ya get???
 

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7.62X39.......

I went through the same thing with them (see my post "K-VAR AK-74 Plum Kit"). Did you get the email telling everyone that the kits were so good that they didn't have any returns? Anyway, I sent them an email with pictures just like you did but they paid for the shippment back to them. It took me awhile to receive the replacement kit but it was in much better shape. I have to give them credit for taking care of the problem at no expense to me (just a little time). I beleive I was told (someone online) the reason for their long shipping time is that they bulk ship to get a discount from UPS. Don't know if this is true or not but might be the reason.

I have purchased many times from them and except for the long wait this was the first problem.
 

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...Did you get the email telling everyone that the kits were so good that they didn't have any returns?... QUOTE]


Yes I did, I got a good chuckle out of that one, since I had returned one and read several posts about others also seeking replacements.

WTF are they thinking when they send out emails like that?
Do they think we all live in caves, like Osama's Mama, with no contact with the outside world.
That was nothing but a bold faced lie, makes me suspect of all their business practices.

For those who didn't see it, it said something to the effect that,
"These kits are so nice, that out of the hundreds of kits we sold, we did not have a single kit returned for replacement"

Why would they make a stupid statement like that? :confused:
 

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Do you know if the trunnion issues are just related to the plum kits or is it a potential problem with all of the 74 kits? The reason I'm asking is that I ordered a 74 kit with the wood furniture yesterday. Hope I get a good one...
 

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Bluejack said:
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Yes, it's too all K-var AK-74 kits, I got both wood and plum, same problems
Does akron arms get thiers from KVAR as well? WHo is selling NONscrewed up 74 kits? Does centerfire actualy still have the 74 kits with the thumbhole that says the add expired?
 

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Does akron arms get thiers from KVAR as well? WHo is selling NONscrewed up 74 kits? Does centerfire actualy still have the 74 kits with the thumbhole that says the add expired?
Has anyone tried the 74 kits from rapid fire in Ohio. They look pretty nice on the web site but are a little pricey. ak'sr4me
 

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Has anyone tried the 74 kits from rapid fire in Ohio. They look pretty nice on the web site but are a little pricey. ak'sr4me
I have one kit from Ohio Rapid Fire and one kit from Kvar. The Kvar kit has one a slightly buggered (countersunk) trunnion hole. Other than that both kits are very nice. I have been very happy with my purchases. I actually bought the Kvar kit to scavange parts for an RPK-74. I eventually purchased seperate parts for the RPK, so I wouldn't break up the AK-74 kit.
 

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Has anyone tried the 74 kits from rapid fire in Ohio. They look pretty nice on the web site but are a little pricey. ak'sr4me
I have one kit from Ohio Rapid Fire and one kit from Kvar. The Kvar kit has one a slightly buggered (countersunk) trunnion hole. Other than that both kits are very nice. I have been very happy with my purchases. I actually bought the Kvar kit to scavange parts for an RPK-74. I eventually purchased seperate parts for the RPK, so I wouldn't break up the AK-74 kit.
 

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I've found the same thing on my 74 kit. Some of the 'countersinks' were way in the hell off. I'm thinking of just using a drill press though. My first 74 kit from them about a year ago didn't have this problem. Must have been a 'bad' batch!!

Cheers,
Gun-nut
 
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