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Old 10-28-2012, 10:00   #1
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Questions about my AK purchase

I found a really good deal on this AK so I bought it. I know nothing about these weapons but I wanted to get into them for quite a while.
Here is the description on it when it was listed on a forum.
Professionally restored Russian AKM (ex Saiga Sporter configuration). US Fire Control Group (FCG) installed and located in its AKM forward position to allow for a Molot style pistol grip. Bullet guide installed and mag well modified to allow for use of standard AK magazines. Includes one US polymer magazine. Barrel threaded with AK74 style Muzzle Brake installed. Galil style folding stock and tri-rail forearm installed. Eastern Bloc sling included as well as cleaning kit with blank firing adapter. AK 1,000 meter rear sight installed. Paracord wrapped gas block and stock base gives you 20 ft of paracord for emergency use. Restoration is 922(r) compliant. Rifle has been test fired to ensure proper operation. No FTE or FTF.

Now my question is can I replace the stock that's on it with an adjustable ATI or Tapco stock as long as it's for a 7.62x39 AK? Also, can I just change out the pistol grip without having to modify anything?

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:37   #2
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They are both very easy to replace. For the rear portion of the stock there are two screws that screw into the "tang" which is the connecting point for the stock. Most replacement stocks you will look at will directly connect to that Tang. Tapco stock install video -

The pistol grip is plug and play. There is a screw that is in the bottom of your pistol grip that screws up into a nut in the receiver. Install grip video -

Of all the replacements on an AK those two are probably the easiest.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:54   #3
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Thanks for the info Monk. Any suggestions for a good adjustable stock?

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:04   #4
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I would ask the seller, if the folding stock they put on it uses the rear tang or did it have to be cut off to install the folding stock.

The pistol grip is very easy to replace. You will need to know if the pistol grip is counted as one U.S. Compliant Part, so you will know if you need to replace it with another U.S. Made grip.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:32   #5
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Thanks for the info Monk. Any suggestions for a good adjustable stock?

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I'm a big fan of the Bonesteel folding stock. If you don't want a folder i would recommend the rifle dynamics RD AK to M-4 Stock Adapter as it raises the cheek weld on the AK. But there are a ton of great stocks out there.

smokin762 is correct that he may have cut off part of the tang to install the folder. Take a look at your stock from above and see if you see a screw like the picture below. sorry for the bad pic (cell phone):
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:51   #6
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Yes, it has that screw there.

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Old 10-28-2012, 15:14   #7
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Yes, it has that screw there.

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Then you have a full tang. Any AK stock you look at will work.

There are some folding adapters that require you to cut off that piece and that's what smokin762 was referring to. Once you do that you can't go back so your in a better place.

Congrats man - enjoy!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 18:30   #8
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That's great news! Thanks for all the info and help.

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Old 10-28-2012, 18:37   #9
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+1 on the Bonesteel folding stock option: they are rock solid and a great idea for storage/concealment. I think the Molot grips are outstanding- I have a version on my AK and I like it a lot. I would keep the grip unless you just have to replace it.
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Where is a good place to get 30 Rd magazines at? Is there a certain brand that's better, more reliable than others? It came with a 30 Rd Tapco mag.

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Old 10-28-2012, 22:04   #11
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From my experience the best 30 rounders are the old fashioned surplus magazines. AimSurplus has a good deal on Egyptian 30 rounders for $15 a pop. I know some people like Tapco but I like to keep it old school

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Where is a good place to get 30 Rd magazines at? Is there a certain brand that's better, more reliable than others? It came with a 30 Rd Tapco mag.

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Magazines (in order of quality):

Top quality:
Chinese steel (heavy, but built like a tank, no spine)
Bulgarian circle-10 polymer (avoid other Bulgarian magazines)

Middle quality:
Other (European/Egyptian) steel (good magazines, but the back spine is annoying)
U.S. Palm (the bugs have been worked out, but for the price, much better can be had)

Crap:

Everything else (Tapco, Promag, Thermold, etc).


For steel magazines, www.aimsurplus.com
For circle-10 magazines, www.k-var.com

If I were you, I would remove the tapco and airsoft quality furniture and replace it with k-var or better furniture. The stock will swap out easily, the hand guards may be challenging.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:46   #13
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Steel mags will be the cheapest option. 74 mags are pricy right now but that will change after the election. I prefer the Bulgarian AK 74 Magazines like the circle 10 or circle 21.

Like I said they are pricey right now but here are some links - http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/inde...category_id=25

http://www.rrcfirearms.com/pd-bulgar...ine-4-pack.cfm

http://whatacountry.com/ak-74magsegerman30round.aspx

http://arakguns.com/products/bulgari...plus-ak-74-mag
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Steel mags will be the cheapest option. 74 mags are pricy right now but that will change after the election. I prefer the Bulgarian AK 74 Magazines like the circle 10 or circle 21.

Like I said they are pricey right now but here are some links - http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/inde...category_id=25

http://www.rrcfirearms.com/pd-bulgar...ine-4-pack.cfm

http://whatacountry.com/ak-74magsegerman30round.aspx

http://arakguns.com/products/bulgari...plus-ak-74-mag
Did I miss something? I thought the OP had a 7.62x39.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:44   #15
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Sorry, saw AK74 Muzzle Brake and assumed it was a 74.

OP if its a AK47 - 7.62x39 what WayaX said in post #12 about mags is spot on.

Reference my post (#13) if it is an AK74 - 5.45x39

I apologize for any confusion.
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Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate it.

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