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    Quote Originally Posted by akflats View Post
    Is the rubber pad on the butt stock a Tula AK74 thing or does Izmash have those on certain years as well?
    No, its just a refurb izzy set since the original Tula wood is MIA.

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    Kit #2. This one has some slight variances from the original one I posted pics of and is about 600,000 units apart from it (older).


    Mold release circle mark on the opposite side on this gas block:














    Very faint proof mark:



    The trademark velvety gloss black Tula paint is most apparent on the smooth surface of the muzzle. Compare these pics with the other kit and will see differences on the molding of the FSB






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    Quote Originally Posted by akflats View Post
    Is the a Euro deactivated rifle chopped into a kit or an actual kit from a real rifle? If you don't want to answer that I totally understand. Just wondering if some new Russian kits are trickling in?
    With it's saw cut receiver, and barrel welding oddities, I would bet money is a deact of some type.

    A few were imported into Europe by a Czech importer as well, and a few made it into European civi hands as live guns.. Marstar of Canada also sold them in Canada as deacts, and might be salvagable with some work. The current Canadian spec is welded shut though.

    But if I were inclined to look for one, I would ask the Ukranians selling stuff. They are selling them in deactivated form there (and Russia).

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    Tula wood. The finish is very similar to the likes of a 1983 Izzy shellac but is redder in color and the finish is glass like. Seriously, the smoothness and shine on it in person is unbelievable and unlike that of an Izzy 1983 NOS stock set. The lightening cut is also smaller than a 1983 Izzy.

    Photos taken under the boiling Kuwait-I mean Texas, sun.









    Detailed pics of proofs to come later. Thanks

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    Shot under incandescent lighting to show the highly reflective glass finish.







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    The receiver in the same state as it left the factory. It's not the original finish this rifle would have had in 1980 and is obvious the original, gloss black has been simply painted over by a dull coat of charcoal black paint. Probably sometime before they took these rifles out of storage, they put this new finish on the receivers. Oddly many of the other parts have the original finish on them. Spot welds almost non-visible compared to the first kit on page 1.









    Top cover retains original black paint





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    Wow where did you get these goodies? Very jealous.

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    Very nice photo gallery, man!
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    I would love to get my hands on one of these! Thanks for sharing!

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    From the saw cut receiver and slit barrel, that's a Ukrainian deact all day.

    If one was inclined to get one, I would ask the Ukrainians selling AK parts; Actual cost is $300-400ish in Ukraine, so there is plenty of room for them to make a profit.

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    Same trunnion batch code as the first kit but slight differences with proofs. Sight leaf has a circular proof, different from the square one on the first kit.





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    That thing is purrrrty

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    In the us what would be the legalities of welding that receiver back together? Just weld over the axis pin also and think it would be good to go? You'd have to do it yourself, or whoever welded it back together would be the manufacturer and have to seralize and Put their markings on it. Right?

 

 
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