Plum AKS-74u Handguards, right from the source
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    Plum AKS-74u Handguards, right from the source

    I was in the right place at the right time and was able to get my hands on a set of real Plum ribbed handguards with heat shield. Source says he is placed at the ex-TsNIITOChMASh institute and recently came across these hidden away in some corner. It has a few flecks in it, some scuffing here and there, but overall in new condition, looks never to have been fit to a rifle.




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    What a find !
    Raised in New Mexico, where the Hell else do you sneak out in the backyard and shoot off an Atom Bomb or three, instead of a firecracker ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frtalbert View Post
    looks never to have been fit to a rifle.
    Some metal from the front of LHG was cut to fit AKS74U

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter 13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by frtalbert View Post
    looks never to have been fit to a rifle.
    Some metal from the front of LHG was cut to fit AKS74U
    Don't know where you are seeing that from. The metal is molded into these handguards. These are not 74 handguards cut down to fit an AKSU.
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    I believe Peter 13 is correct. The Front metal part of the lower handguard is made to be filed down to fit a particular rifle, to allow for construction variances. In the photo it appears to have been filed a bit.
    That said, it does not detract at all from this super rare and wonderful set -!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frtalbert View Post
    Don't know where you are seeing that from. The metal is molded into these handguards. These are not 74 handguards cut down to fit an AKSU.
    I tried to put new uncut set on AKS74U and saw that I need to cut metal teeth from the front of LHG, on you LHG that teeth were cut already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter 13 View Post
    I tried to put new uncut set on AKS74U and saw that I need to cut metal teeth from the front of LHG, on you LHG that teeth were cut already.
    Really, do you have pictures of your set before you cut them?
    I looked at it closer and there is a very small amount of filing on the front of the metal, but very little, and no filling/scuffing on the rear, plastic.
    Thank you for clarifying.
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    set.jpg
    I still don't cut mine)) They cost me too much((
    Sorry, I found my LHG now and it looks like yours, no teeth, but I remember that I don't cut it... Looks like it was my mistake((
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter 13 View Post
    I still don't cut mine)) They cost me too much((
    Sorry, I found my LHG now and it looks like yours, no teeth, but I remember that I don't cut it... Looks like it was my mistake((
    Thank you for sharing Peter. Yours looks great. Your fiberglass flakes really stand out. Yes you are right about the cost.
    Neaverthless you were right that mine was filed ever so slightly.
    Thanks again for sharing yours.
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