Honestly after i got burned on a parts kit buy a "fellow" ak collector, a renowned AK smith jacked up a simple de-ban job I just need a break from the hobby.
I honestly feel the Milled Polish stuff is the finest in terms of fit & finish out of all the Type 3's, they took the time to remove machine marks and such. Just my opinion of course.
that was my kit before i sold it. no it did not have a tapered barrel.
i also had a kit that was a grenade launcher model with a tapered barrel and funky muzzle nut
that was a nice kit i was going to bid on it too