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    ? On the Dong

    What year did the Romanians phase out the Dong handguard on the 7.62x39 AKs like their MD90? Or are they still in use today. I have a matching MD90 kit with a non matching handguard. I believe it was a gun that made it to Croatia during the Balkans War. The Dong has a sticker on it that looks like Yugo writing but no trench art. The trunnion is dated 1991.

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    For 1991 I'd say the orange/amber dong is correct from the factory. Most from that time period did not have numbers on the hand guards. They seemed to abandon the practice of numbering hand guards in the 1990's.

    1991 dated example that does have numbers on the LHG:





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    Thanks looks just like mine. Also on a side note. Mine came with a muzzle nut also like the rifle pictured. Instead of a slant brake.

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    How 'bout both? In the field no one seemed to care what device was on the muzzle.

    maus45 and JeepFan like this.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

    BTW - Keep your BFH away from my AK!

    WTB Late East German 7.62 top cover and gas tube numbered 687.

 

 

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