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    Bulgarian Barrel for Russian AKS-74U?

    I was wondering should I use a Bulgarian Barrel for a 1986 Russian AKS-74U? If not, what would be the preferred alternative? Below are the barrel stats. Thank you for your help!

    Length: 8.25
    Trunnion Size: 22 mm (.866)
    Gas Block Type: Krink
    Port Hole: Yes
    Threads: No
    FSB Type: Krink
    Twist rate: 1 in 200 mm (7.87 in.)
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    Bulgarian barrels are pretty often used for the Russian kits. There's a member on here selling correct profile US made barrels as well, check the for sale threads you'll see his thread.

    I haven't seen anyone with the bulgarian barrels in stock in awhile. KVar puts them up from time to time but they sell out quick.
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    You'll want to confirm with others, but my understanding (based on recent experience ordering the uao85 barrels) is that there are two basic profiles (not counting any early Suchka variations). Early Soviet type that runs through the 1987 AKS74U (before Bulgarian started making them), and the later type that is profiled for the '88+ Soviet and all Bulgarian AKS74U rigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myst173 View Post
    Bulgarian barrels are pretty often used for the Russian kits. There's a member on here selling correct profile US made barrels as well, check the for sale threads you'll see his thread.

    I haven't seen anyone with the bulgarian barrels in stock in awhile. KVar puts them up from time to time but they sell out quick.
    Quote Originally Posted by AZAK View Post
    You'll want to confirm with others, but my understanding (based on recent experience ordering the uao85 barrels) is that there are two basic profiles (not counting any early Suchka variations). Early Soviet type that runs through the 1987 AKS74U (before Bulgarian started making them), and the later type that is profiled for the '88+ Soviet and all Bulgarian AKS74U rigs.
    Unfortunately, uao85 is out of stock of barrels. Barely missed it...

    So I am looking at alternative courses of action.
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    With the purchase limits, no one's holding back a dozen for profit-taking. There probably are a limited number that will be resold; I don't have a kit for my second barrel but its the later version.
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    If I remember the "thread"/ad correctly, he would be able to use the slightly longer Bulgarian AKS-74U Barrel with only having a slight protrusion out of the FS/GB by about .090"...….which this won't show as the Flash-Hider will cover it.
    …….but...…
    uao85 also had some "blem.-barrels that were not chrome-lined for sale also...……..with the only "blem." being slightly shorter at about 8.15". This may work out well if you are not required to have the chrome lining. Being slightly shorter (blem.) this may also set back inside the FS/GB by .090"....but go over and read the information in his write-up for making the barrels and his ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanksguy View Post
    If I remember the "thread"/ad correctly, he would be able to use the slightly longer Bulgarian AKS-74U Barrel with only having a slight protrusion out of the FS/GB by about .090"...….which this won't show as the Flash-Hider will cover it.
    …….but...…
    uao85 also had some "blem.-barrels that were not chrome-lined for sale also...……..with the only "blem." being slightly shorter at about 8.15". This may work out well if you are not required to have the chrome lining. Being slightly shorter (blem.) this may also set back inside the FS/GB by .090"....but go over and read the information in his write-up for making the barrels and his ad.

    Regards, RichardS
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    Thanks Richards. I will see what I could work out with uao85, if that does not work I will go for a Bulgarian barrel. BTW what was your MOS? Mine was 25A.
    "Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?... Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanksguy View Post
    the slightly longer Bulgarian AKS-74U Barrel with only having a slight protrusion out of the FS/GB by about .090
    Do the barrels normally stick out a little bit on either Russian or Bulgarian aksu74's or are they cut flush?

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    I have 3 barrels - BlueJack, Bulgarian, and the newer UAO85. The Bulgarian sticks out of the FSB by about an 1/8 or so inches. Not really an issue if you plan to use a muzzle device - but it sticks out.

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    Update: uao85 was able to help me out.
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    "Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?... Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
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    Mr. Stizout,
    I move around as the US Army needed me...…..Field Artillery and Infantry MOSs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanksguy View Post
    Mr. Stizout,
    I move around as the US Army needed me...…..Field Artillery and Infantry MOSs.

    Regards, RichardS
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    That is fantastic! Redlegger with a blue cord! I just served in the Signal Corps my entire military career, and had the privilege of being the S6 for a light infantry battalion for a few years. It was an eyeopener, and made me really appreciate folks in combat arms.
    "Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?... Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
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    Mr. Stizout,
    Good luck with the uao85 "blem." barrel...….he is very easy to order from.

    Maybe show us some before/ during/ and after build-photos ………. everyone would really appreciate those.....and keeps interest going on builds.

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