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#1 Tiger_Stripe

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

Hi there, I had a question about the compatibility of the AKG series with aftermarket furniture. Specifically, I want to know if there is any plum furniture that will work with the AKG series, or what rifle KWA is basing their AK-74M on to find compatible hand guards (Polish, Bulgarian, Russian etc), and swap the polymer for bakelite. Thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

The information on the AK74 compatibly with aftermarket handguards is not yet known. Even with the release not far away, the AKG has been undergoing some small changes here and there. We cannot really know until its release.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:00 AM

on "real" AK's........

regular wood, plum(which is just painted) usually interchanges between STAMPED issue guns...

in other words if you have a stamped Romainian and a stamped Polish?  no problem...  but if you have a MILLED gun?  then they dont always mix.

the plastic/plymer furniture that you see out there in Plum/black is all aftermarket stuff.   they NEVER were or are issued with PLUM poyer stocks.

you'll just have to trust me on this, i build lots of real steel AK 47/74's....

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:01 PM

The biggest component to question in regards to fitting furnishing is the compatibility of the front and rear trunnions.  If either are not to specification to a real one, it won't fit properly.

That's not to say it's impossible to fit, but like on real guns will need some milling and drilling.  As a fellow flatbuilder SDK will know what I mean.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

View Postsdk1968, on 27 July 2012 - 05:00 AM, said:

on "real" AK's........

regular wood, plum(which is just painted) usually interchanges between STAMPED issue guns...

in other words if you have a stamped Romainian and a stamped Polish?  no problem...  but if you have a MILLED gun?  then they dont always mix.

the plastic/plymer furniture that you see out there in Plum/black is all aftermarket stuff.   they NEVER were or are issued with PLUM poyer stocks.

you'll just have to trust me on this, i build lots of real steel AK 47/74's....

Real AK's aren't painted plum.  The rifle is painted black, but the furniture is not painted.  They are plum because the soviets had problems with black, and it ended up a dark purple.   AK74's were most definitely issued in plum but AK47's were not.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

to what SPiggy said: yeah ive not had any problems with using a rear stock on an airsoft.. but front ones have been iffy depending on brand.   making that pocket in the rear big enough for a large battery takes a little doing so that you dont crack out the side..

for mykrowyre:  REAL AK's are not painted from the factory.  they are hot blued & now days they are switching over to black oxide on the receiver, trunnys, covers, barrels flash hiders and so on...

many of the magazines are painted & the Plum furniture on AK's is painted...  NOT the gun. i picked up another dozen AK74 kits last week... all "Plum" painted furniture.. and none of it was actually plum either.. it was all a shade of plum/gray/brown mix.  Rusky paint mixing still blows donkeys.   :-)





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