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    Quote Originally Posted by AKMaadi View Post
    It looks like whoever was crating a batch of rifles at Izhmash, slipped one out the back door!!! Unreal!!!

    Chris won't admit it, but that's exactly what happened. The rifle failed final inspection due to lack of a third pin, so out the door it went!
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    Im not going to make a second post about this because there are other recent similar examples, but here is the 68 I finished the same day.




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    Nice...
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    1987 AK74 - Not just another 87-88 AK74 build - Finished 3yrs 1mo

    Here are some pictures with a little more light, you can see the receiver details better.





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    Hey,

    I just got my hands on an 88 kit, and it seems like from your post, a Childers receiver won't be able to cut it as far as cloning goes? I'm curious, because I'd also like to get my gun as authentic as I can.

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    Have you seen Recreator's 88 receivers? His is actually a little closer i think. Get his and do a fixed stock, have him put no markings on it and buy weaponmarks etching stencil kit for the AK74. I cant stress enough DO NOT let recreator engrave the markings. Make sure to ask that he do the "new style, more accurate" selector notches.

    message me if you have any issues. recreatorblanks.com
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    Can someone post a link to BR 7.62? Does he do complete builds?

    I have a 87 kit that I want to be accurate. Did they not put optic side rails on these rifles? I thought by 87 they were standard?

    OP what receiver is that?
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    I am not sure BR 7.62 is currently taking new work. In 1987 the optical rail was not yet a standard item.
    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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    Im still gather parts for this build, im not in any hurry. Just would like to get all my ducks in order. If you could post a link to his profile, that would be great.

    So from what I gather, the receiver has fake spot welds that make it look correct?

    Can anyone post a side by side with a standard childers/recreater for comparison? I had no clue these 87 kits were that much different. Even the selector markings are different?

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    Nevermind I found his profile in another thread.

    Even the mag dimples are different from regular 74's? Jeez I had no idea

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    I dont think there are fake spot welds. I think Riggs built the receiver to match the real deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCtalon View Post
    Can someone post a link to BR 7.62? Does he do complete builds?

    I have a 87 kit that I want to be accurate. Did they not put optic side rails on these rifles? I thought by 87 they were standard?

    OP what receiver is that?
    Right now BR762 isn't taking any new work. Optics rails weren't standard but some rifles had them. If you want to put a side rail on your gun you'll need to get the RMP3 reproduction rail to be the most accurate. You can find them on the other ak forum.

    I would message Techno directly if you want a good detailed explanation and a fast response time. Hes a great dude and will surely reply.

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    1987 AK74 - Not just another 87-88 AK74 build - Finished 3yrs 1mo

    I love that gun. I miss the receivers (74ullc). And BR.

    I have some stashed. I wish I had an 88 side folder made with the correct selector stamp that We had made for David. I got three receivers out of it.

    Call Two Rivers and ask if he will mill the stubs out then press them like the tutorial B wrote, they use my paint. Mario uses my paint too and he can save the dimples. The only reason I say Tim first is I know him better.

    Scope rail:
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    I will be dropping a limited 1:1 clone of the early originals, made from hardened barstock and literally mirror perfect. I probably cant charge enough to keep them in stock.

    Each one milled manually. They will be batches of 10, first product is Russian 1980-1989 AK74N rails. The mid to late ones were made with a cast blank. Im skipping that, the ones I will be making will be the most accurate repros in existence. We trashed the first 10 because of a incorrect cut 2.5mm short. Non critical too.

    Then we move to early AK74M rails, RPK74N/M rails... and not sure what else. All small batch, he can barely fit 2-3 10 rail batches in a year so...

    Thanks,


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    Quote Originally Posted by techno View Post
    first product is Russian 1980-1989 AK74N rails

    I'll take one of those for the '87 kit.
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