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    I received my kit. Looks good. All wood and has the circle 11 still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg19u3 View Post
    I received my kit. Looks good. All wood and has the circle 11 still.
    Did you get the fixed stock or underfolder? Any chance for some pics? Thinking about getting one of these
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    They went on sale awfully fast
    Instead of telling each other how bad the situation is why not take 2 minutes of your life and tell our elected officials instead? www.congress.org

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    The photos on Gunbroker look rough and miss matched could these have been from the Balkans? They sure are not direct from Poland's spares. Bowman is a great guy to do business with. But these guns are not for the collector.
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    I'd really like to see pics if anyone get sone. Its tempting cause I've missed the boat on Polish kits in the past, but man they look pretty rough for the money. But yeah also it makes me wonder where these are from too. Interesting it says that the Circle 11 may be milled off as typical of export rifles. I've never seen a Polish rifle or kit with the Circle 11 removed before.
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    They cost almost as much as a brand new kit.
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    Where are you guys seeing these kits, does Bowman have a site or is this gunbroker?

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    Nomenclature is bugging me on his kits. Anyway, he has his AKMS kits, made in Poland, on sale this week for $600. These have had the factory scrubbed from the trunion.

    Kits look like they had never been fired, but with the trunion scrubbed there'd be no appeal to me personally.

    To the last poster, he sells on Gunbroker and posts on Weapons Guild. Has a Facebook page as well. Don't have to take part in an auction on them, just contact his sales department
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    I finally found the link on gunbroker last night. The gas piston looked like the chrome had been removed. Weird.
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    I was thinking the example underfolder must have been refurbished with black paint. The piston looks black and the milled out section of the trunnion looks black as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davehal9000 View Post
    Nomenclature is bugging me on his kits. Anyway, he has his AKMS kits, made in Poland, on sale this week for $600. These have had the factory scrubbed from the trunion.

    Kits look like they had never been fired, but with the trunion scrubbed there'd be no appeal to me personally.

    To the last poster, he sells on Gunbroker and posts on Weapons Guild. Has a Facebook page as well. Don't have to take part in an auction on them, just contact his sales department
    Per the email it looks like the special price is $495 on the underfolder.

    I am very curious about these (especially the fixed stock) but probably too rich for my blood since I already have a couple good examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howiebearse View Post
    The photos on Gunbroker look rough and miss matched could these have been from the Balkans? They sure are not direct from Poland's spares. Bowman is a great guy to do business with. But these guns are not for the collector.
    The factory markings being sanitized from the trunnions sure is a clue that these guns were in the Balkans at one point in time.
    Years ago these was an article about a huge shipment of AK's that after the war were bought up by a broker in the UK.
    They detailed every movement the shipment made, to include a large lot that went to Africa from the UK and another lot that Century Arms and Cole Distributing imported to the USA as parts kits.
    I think it was Gary Hyde that had them in the UK, but then he went to jail for illegal activities.
    These probably came from some European broker who bought the assets of that company.
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    I hate Facebook, but I went in there to see if there were any better photos of the underfolders. Nope, not good photos but here they are in case anyone canít find them.

    They sure were nice before the demil. Not sure what kind of lunatic paints a hard-chromed gas piston.

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    Its a broken record topic but, having to cut those mint barrels is fucking stupid.

 

 
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