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    Eventhough I have a nice collection, this lady is dearest to my heart.
    She was the first AK I ever built.

    Purchased back in the good old days when kits were around $100, came with their original barrel, and there were very few tools or receivers available.
    She was originally built on an Ohio Ordinance receiver with button head screws, but ran flawlessly. Then in 2007, she was stolen with the rest of my gun collection. Out of 28 firearms stolen, she was not only the first one recovered, but one of only four that have ever been recovered to this day.

    For years I've wanted to rebuild her, and give her the dignity, honor, and respect she deserved. Well, this spring, I finally got around to ordering a Childers receiver with her serial number. Within a few hours one Sunday evening, I removed the unfinished, rusty OO receiver, and transformed into a battlefield I could be proud to show off.


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    Well done.
    I never did any screw builds.

    But I can relate to stoken firearms., had 22 firearms stolen about 20 years ago.
    I never got any back.
    Valuable pistols and so forth.

    I have recently rebuilt a few of my early builds., using Childers receivers vs the OOW or NDS 3's I used 15-20 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBLUE View Post
    Well done.
    I never did any screw builds.

    But I can relate to stoken firearms., had 22 firearms stolen about 20 years ago.
    I never got any back.
    Valuable pistols and so forth.

    I have recently rebuilt a few of my early builds., using Childers receivers vs the OOW or NDS 3's I used 15-20 years ago.
    It was the only screw build I ever did, but it gave me the bug.

    I've got a few rifles I'd love to rebuild on either Childers or RBs receivers.
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    If I had 20+ guns stolen Id give up the hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBLUE View Post
    Well done.
    I never did any screw builds.

    But I can relate to stoken firearms., had 22 firearms stolen about 20 years ago.
    I never got any back.
    Valuable pistols and so forth.

    I have recently rebuilt a few of my early builds., using Childers receivers vs the OOW or NDS 3's I used 15-20 years ago.
    That's horrible, bro. Glad you are building some back but I would be devastated if this happened to me. I would probably be too frustrated to try collecting again.

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    looks nice! hate that you had a bunch stolen, but I'm glad you got this one and at least 3 others back.

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    Hopefully the thief or thieves were prosecuted?
    The ones found in the possesion of the four recovered guns.
    Looking for:
    Milled Bulgarian bake lite lower hand guard
    serial # 6567 and RSL.

    T3 Russian parts numbered 0851,6568,5963

    Tula AKM LHG #4198

    Tula AKM sight leaf MY 4198
    Chinese T56 or M22 front and rear stubs.
    have single cut T3 Russian deact early UF reciever to trade possibly.

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    Beautiful rifle.

    That factory amber/orange "blonde" colored wood only seemed to appear on Md63 rifles in the 1976 to 1979 time period for the most part.

    My original barrel 1978 Md63 kit came with a darker buttstock for a later rifle. It tool quite a long time to find the correct original amber/orange finsh late 1970's Md63 buttstock to match the kit's handguards.
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    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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    Rifle look great! Awesome work bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut308 View Post
    If I had 20+ guns stolen Id give up the hobby.
    Quote Originally Posted by russian_bot_5791 View Post
    That's horrible, bro. Glad you are building some back but I would be devastated if this happened to me. I would probably be too frustrated to try collecting again.
    They stole the pistols and left the long guns.
    Two Mauser broomhandles, P38, 1943 Luger, 1911 Colt national Match in 38 WC, Cz52, Norwegian contract 45 Colt 1911, three 1911 stainless target pistols, East German Makarov, Colt Trooper MkIII, Smith & Wesson Model 629 stainless 8 & 3/8 inch pin barrel 44 magnum, birds head Webley, and other assorted pistols.

    For years I did not purchase and pistols.

    Two were recovered by LEO but I never got them back. Another story there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBLUE View Post
    Two were recovered by LEO but I never got them back. Another story there.
    Both are probably sitting in Sheriff Bubba's gun safe right now.

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    Any tips either of you got for keeping the firearms more secure that you learned after that happened, or was it a case of the thief getting into them despite a lot of precautions already in place?
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