This is a kit I've had for several years. Matching serial Bulgarian AK-74 kit - serial postfix is #666 on all parts, which increases its danger factor as an assault weapon, obviously.
I've built this with a few tools & widgets borrowed from Sim_Player... When he gets his stuff back it will most likely include a few reamers & drill bits that I found useful here.
I used the nitride 5.56 AK-74 barrel from Arms of America - this is the same barrel that AK Builder sells, machined from a Montana Rifleman 4140 blank, but at the time I ordered it, AKB only offered it in bare steel. Very nice looking barrel, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it shoots. I put it on the tighter side of 5.56 headspacing to try and get a bit more accuracy out of it. I was a bit wary of these barrels' hardness and longevity until I saw Mel64d on Youtube do a Rockwell test on them, and saw that they were coming out harder than Romy CHF barrels.
Checking furniture & mag fitment before final riveting & component pinning.
Feed & ejection check passed full 30 rounds /w Beryl magazines. Mags rock solid.
I did lightly file 5.45 bolt extractor shelf to get a tighter grab on 5.56 rim, but probably not needed.
Almost done - just needs rear trunnion & scope rail riveted, then pin the barrel components.
When finished it will probably be wearing a Beryl folding stock & K-grip, as I intend for this to be a dedicated truck gun.
Edited by mancat, 24 December 2015 - 08:20 PM.