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I was going over my K-VAR krink kit (4th of July special) and I noticed a few early/"russian" features (recoil spring, front sight base, selector, cast marking on the folding stock trunion, like Iz made ones) and my trunion has a very odd marking (based on the few bulgie kits I have seen).

The first odd thing, no arsenal mark at all. The first mark on the trunion is an "A" followed by a character that looks somewhat like a "
D" or the markings STG-58s had on the full auto position (aka, kinda a squared off D). After that is what I assume is the year of production code which is "38" which I think is 1998, however I only have a four digit S/N. So, I have a few "russian" features/early S/N what do I have here? Any thoughts?

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We need to see some pictures. Some of the Bulgarian stock trunnions and FSB/GB assemblies do have a mold number. Also the markings on the barrel trunnion sound like they are Bulgarian.
 

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mrf2 you are correct your demilled AKSU was mfg in 1998 which is determined by the "38" before the four digit serial number.

Prefix is AD in Cyrillic
 

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This thread got me looking at my krink kit. No markings on trunion other than 5 digit S/N (last 2 digits obscured in the pic), 2 or 5 on gas block, no mold number on stock. Given the edges of the cuts are painted, I think my kit may have been assembled just to be cut up. I was planning to build it as a bulgy Krink, think anyone has ever requested "Circle 10" engraving vice the Russian markings before?




 

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Guys take a closer look at your trunnions. Ones without circle-10 appear to have been ground down and restamped. Compare with a new trunnion and you should see the difference in width. Are any of these 2-rivet feedramps?
 

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SteveM said:
Guys take a closer look at your trunnions. Ones without circle-10 appear to have been ground down and restamped. Compare with a new trunnion and you should see the difference in width. Are any of these 2-rivet feedramps?
Mine is a single rivet feedramp. I am trying to see where it was ground down to restamp, but it looks pretty factory. If that was done they really took the absolute minimum amount of material off.
 

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GPSIG said:
This thread got me looking at my krink kit. No markings on trunion other than 5 digit S/N (last 2 digits obscured in the pic), 2 or 5 on gas block, no mold number on stock. Given the edges of the cuts are painted, I think my kit may have been assembled just to be cut up. I was planning to build it as a bulgy Krink, think anyone has ever requested "Circle 10" engraving vice the Russian markings before?




Yes......Many have! You have a 100% Bulgy Krink! Have the Circle 10 engraved and bring it back to life! I think it is silly to try and make a "Russian Krink" with Bulgy parts! You have a bad ass kit so build it for what it is! Even Mr. K said the Bulgy guns are the best! And why have a fake when you can just build the real deal!

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Are the rivet heads inside domed or flat?

My Bulgy AKS-74U also has no circle marking but it has the A, 'cyrillic A' 38 then a four digit serial.
 
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