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    Hello from the low country of South Carolina.

    I'm a collector of AK variants, but love firearms of all shapes and sizes. Up until the new import ban on foreign barrels, demilled parts kits could be had cheap, and I surely took advantage. Some people would say that I had a sickness.lol

    I'm a member of a few AK forums at present, moderate on one, and on occasion drop in on a dozen or more just to keep up with everyone.

    Excuse me for awhile as I peruse the site and get a feel. Thanks for having me.
    \l/

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    Interesting stuff...welcome aboard.

    'Saw.
    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 75_stingray View Post
      Hello from the low country of South Carolina.

      I'm a collector of AK variants, but love firearms of all shapes and sizes. Up until the new import ban on foreign barrels, demilled parts kits could be had cheap, and I surely took advantage. Some people would say that I had a sickness.lol

      I'm a member of a few AK forums at present, moderate on one, and on occasion drop in on a dozen or more just to keep up with everyone.

      Excuse me for awhile as I peruse the site and get a feel. Thanks for having me.
      I love the AK, and I put a few posts on the forum about adding a recoil buffer, and some other little ditties. Nice to have another admirer of the Kalishikov Automat.

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      • #4
        Hi Stingray! I was born and raised in Barnwell Co. Still have relatives (wife's) in Bamberg Co.

        I'm up against the mountains in N. Pickens Co. now.
        JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
          I love the AK, and I put a few posts on the forum about adding a recoil buffer, and some other little ditties. Nice to have another admirer of the Kalishikov Automat.
          Yes, I saw that.

          I may add a schematic or two later if you guys would be interested.
          \l/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 75_stingray View Post
            Yes, I saw that.

            I may add a schematic or two later if you guys would be interested.
            Heck yeah!!!!

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            • #7
              Welcome 75!!!
              73

              later,
              ZA

              Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
              beat you to death with it because it is empty.

              The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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              • #8
                A break down on the quality of the various AK mfgs and ammo mfgs might be a big help.
                The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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                • #9
                  How about a little help explaining how to resolve the trigger slap I get from the Romanian I have. It's a spare (two more in line above it in the heirarchy), but I'd really like to take it to the range more... without the trigger slapping my finger numb. I've been thinking that it is from the newness and that it will wear off in time. When I take it apart I think I can see the problem in the trigger group but am hesitant to take a file to it to smooth it out.

                  Thanks in advance

                  Rick in NH

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the welcome guys.
                    A break down on the quality of the various AK mfgs and ammo mfgs might be a big help.
                    Kenno thats hard to say, as everyone will have a difference of opinion and there are so many. But heres what I like.
                    You probably won't find anyone whom doesn't put a Bulgarian 74/47 Arsenal at the top of they're list. Arsenal's fit and finish is super!

                    A Krebs built rifle is another top notch piece, beautiful work.Century is hit or miss, you won't get the craftsmanship as you would elsewhere, but its nothing that a little tinkering in the garage can't fix.

                    There are one or two mfgs that I would refuse to do business with, but I'bite my tonge for now.

                    How about a little help explaining how to resolve the trigger slap I get from the Romanian I have.
                    Red, I've installed G2 trigger groups in all of my rifles and have never had any slap. Tapco sells them for around thirty bucks, and you can get single or double hook. Your Romy probably has the single hook.

                    Give polishing a try first though, heres where you need to hit.

                    1) The underside of the trigger hook(s) and the rearward face(s) of the trigger hook(s). These surfaces engage the side wing(s)of the hammer.

                    2) The side and rear wing(s) of the hammer. These wings engage the trigger hook(s) and the disconnector hook.

                    3) The curved underside of the top hammer wing. This surface "pushes" the disconnector back as the hammer is cocked by the rearward travel of the carrier.

                    4) The nose of the disconnector hook. This surface is in contact with the curved underside of the top wing of the hammer as the hammer is cocked.

                    When polishing w/a dremel don't use the stones, Only use the abrasive-impregnated rubber wheels. If you don't have access to the rubber wheels at you Dremel dealer, use the felt wheels with the finest grit Clover valve grinding compound that your auto parts store has. You can also use jeweler's rouge. Go slow, and DO NOT alter the angles of the surfaces or remove any metal. I use the Dremel on slow to med speed; the wheel takes off the heat treat scale and puts on a bright not quite mirror look. That's what you are after, stop there.

                    (added) Also, you should cut off the tab on your disconnector if it is the century trigger group. Being that yours is semi auto this tab is serving no purpose, except causing the slap. Cut off the tab to the right of the red line, install and test. If you're still getting slap start taking off metal below the blue line. Do this ever so slightly until the trigger slap goes away.

                    I hope this helps.
                    Last edited by 75_stingray; 01-03-2009, 05:55 AM. Reason: Add Pic
                    \l/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kenno View Post
                      A break down on the quality of the various AK mfgs and ammo mfgs might be a big help.

                      Crap!!! Why not ask for someone to translate the bible into Klingon? That is a mighty tall order for anyone to fill. I could show you at least 20 different ammo headstamps I have in my garage. Many of them I cannot read because they are in Arabic or Cyrillic or some other slavic alphabet. I have some with some sort of Oriental script on them and it is not chinese.

                      I know the AK have been manufactured in Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, East Germany, The US, Finland, Israel, China, South Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Afghanastan, Numerous other "stans", Hungary, Indonesia, and so many other countries. Some countries have regional manufacturers. I would not even know where to begin on that. WOW!!! It boggles my mind to think about that one. The AK is the most mass produced, mass used battle in the world, and has been used in every war since WWII, often times by both sides.
                      Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 12-29-2008, 01:16 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Hahaha Isn't that the truth!^^^^

                        To tell the truth there are many small builders who produce some of the most beautiful stuff around. My buddy down the street is one of the best AK stock refinishers and makers in the country, but he doesn't advertize nor has a website,its all word of mouth with him.
                        \l/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 75_stingray View Post
                          Hahaha Isn't that the truth!^^^^

                          To tell the truth there are many small builders who produce some of the most beautiful stuff around. My buddy down the street is one of the best AK stock refinishers and makers in the country, but he doesn't advertize nor has a website,its all word of mouth with him.
                          Check out the VZ-2000
                          http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/sem...semi-auto.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                            Sweet isn't it!!!
                            Remember when all of those VZ parts kits hit the States? I wanted one so bad, but no one was making the receivers. Damn.
                            \l/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 75_stingray View Post
                              Sweet isn't it!!!
                              Remember when all of those VZ parts kits hit the States? I wanted one so bad, but no one was making the receivers. Damn.
                              Yeah. Looks like a couple of companies bought them all up.

                              Sweet!! I have been thinking about adding one of these to my Kalishnikov collection.

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