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    AK-74 Kit Import Qs

    I got into the AK game fairly late. Never cared for them until I got to play with some in Iraq a few years ago. Been working on an AKM and 74 collection. In the past two years I‘ve acquired an ‘89 East German MPi-AKS-74 kit, ‘89 Romanian PA md. 86 kit, an ‘89 Polish kbk wz. 88 kit, and an ‘89 Bulgarian AK-74 kit. I’d love to get an ‘89 Russian AK-74 kit to round out my collection (I was born in ‘89), but seems that RGuns kits are about all that are out there, being ‘83, ‘87, and ‘88. I’ve seen some member post other year Russian 74s. Were these imported by a company and sold commercially or were they private imports? I’ve got a line on ‘88 kit, is this the best I’ll realistically be able to find?
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    The Rguns '87/'88 kits are probably your best immediate bet...the other years you're seeing are deacts coming through Euro middle men to individuals who have some connections..the deact route is purty spendy and sometimes purty nerve wracking waiting for the parts to arrive...welcome to the Forum and it sounds like you've got a nice 74 collection going......
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    Thank you! This has turned into a pretty fun and expensive hobby. I feel pretty lucky on the EG 74, scored an EG barrel with it too. The Euro deact thing seems like it could pretty risky through customs on either end. Have the new EU regs led to more private imports?
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    I gotta ask how’d you score that DDR kit!

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    Browsing the right forum at the right time, while having had the right amount of whiskey to pay for it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicYJ View Post
    Browsing the right forum at the right time, while having had the right amount of whiskey to pay for it lol
    I usually have the first two, the problem with whiskey is the bottle runs dry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badinfluence74 View Post
    I usually have the first two, the problem with whiskey is the bottle runs dry...
    That’s why I buy by the half gallon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicYJ View Post
    That’s why I buy by the half gallon...
    I do too, damn things still get empty I think it’s encouragement to drink more

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    I bit the bullet and picked up that ‘88 kit, maybe one day I’ll find an ‘89 kit, but for now I’ll take what I can get. Especially considering how much cheaper it is versus the last ‘83 kit I saw for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicYJ View Post
    I bit the bullet and picked up that ‘88 kit, maybe one day I’ll find an ‘89 kit, but for now I’ll take what I can get. Especially considering how much cheaper it is versus the last ‘83 kit I saw for sale.
    Don't dwell on the price of an 83 if you can afford it. Those are probably the nicest AK kits that were imported, in my opinion.

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    I’d love an ‘83 but its a hard pill to swallow after the cost of a DDR 74 and barrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicYJ View Post
    I’d love an ‘83 but its a hard pill to swallow after the cost of a DDR 74 and barrel
    I agree. But if you can, buy it, sit on it, and add the receiver, barrel, etc later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlado View Post
    I agree. But if you can, buy it, sit on it, and add the receiver, barrel, etc later.
    maybe if another one presents itself. Last one I saw was gone in a couple hours for the asking price. I do think they look beautiful with the laminate
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    I have a 83 izzy kit. Bulgarian barrel and a 74ullc receiver for it also. Ive struggled with selling it as I have other year russian rifles that I would/do use more. The problem with the 83 kits is what vlado said, they are super nice kits and in demand. With that said, they will be big $$$$ if you do find one.

    It sounds like you got a great start already. I wouldn’t stress the high dollar kits. Just pick up what appeals to you and have fun with it.
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    They are all fun to build and shoot. The romy AK74s are cool too if they are still around


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