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Got me a Russian....finally.

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by CarlosC, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

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    I bought an SGL 20-41 today at a gun show (sales were s...l...o...w)...$599 + tax. I figured I paid about $2 more total than if I ordered it through the mail after transfer fees and shipping, but I can live with that.

    That rounds out my collection, so I have at least one AK representative from every available country that made them, except North Korea, of course. My sole East German rep is built on a Romy receiver however, despite replacing several parts with EG stuff, so that may be a future project or replacement. I need to start diversifying now and maybe get an RPK or some more AK-74s. I may possibly switch out the gas block and front sight on the SGL and convert it to a traditional AKM configuration too. So many choices when it comes to AKs!

    Bulgarian SSR-85C2, Chinese MAK-90, Czechoslovakian VZ-58 (cousin to AK), Egyptian Maadi, East German STG 2003C, Hungarian AMD-65, Polish PMKMS, Romanian G, Romanian AK-74, Russian SGL 20-41, Yugoslavian M-70B1, Yugoslavian M-70AB2.
     

  2. CarlosC

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    You can, it just takes time, and money too, of course. I have been very fortunate though in that I fix/mod guns for the guys at my work, so I make a little extra on the side.
     
  3. SidX

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    Awesome.

    Sure would like some AK porn?
     
  4. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

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    I'll put up some porn, possibly tomorrow. I have some accessories that have to go on first (Russian sling, bayonet, magazine) and I'd rather have some sunlight.
     
  5. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Congrats on your new rifle. Probably the finest AK you can get.

    :wavey:
     
  6. spurgon

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    Carlos,

    Congratulation on the new acquisition. Nothing like a new AK.
    spurgon
     
  7. my762buzz

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    Congrats. I been on the look out for a plum furniture SGL 20-22
    Did Bob and Jason have any SGL's on their table?
     
  8. CarlosC

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    No they didn't. I did not have a chance to speak to Bob because he was pretty busy, but I talked to Jason and asked why no Saigas. I was surprised he told me people just don't want to spend that kind of money, so there is more popularity in the Romys. I think they've moved on from the AKs and more into the ARs. Too bad.
     
  9. PlasticGuy

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    It does seem to run in streaks, doesn't it? The AK's were becoming very accepted and desired for a while there, and then demand simply ended a few months ago. The good news is that it looks like the prices are crashing in response to the decreased demand, which opens up some opportunities for those of us who are true AK fans.
     
  10. CarlosC

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    Finally got around to taking some pics of Svetlana.

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  11. SidX

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    She's hot.

    You going to dress her different or keep her as is?
     
  12. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

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    She's one sexy biotch, isn't she?

    I am not sure if I should enjoy her simple beauty as is, or if I should give her a complete makeover. At the very least, I think she'll get some new clothes next year, probably some late model AKM Russian laminate. I may just go all out though and do some plastic surgery on her (replace the gas block and FSB with a standard AKM gas block and FSB, thread the barrel, install a slant brake).
     
  13. SidX

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    Yeah, I'm already realizing in black my "Nadia" is a smokin ammo whore.

    I plan on keeping an eye out for some wooden elegance to dress her in but no matter what she wears it won't keep her from her true nature.
     
  14. TedG954

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    Boris likes scope "Is good"


    Isn't that supposed to be, "Eeezzz gooot" ?
     
  15. G23c

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    Svetlana, sveeeeet.
     
  16. .45Super-Man

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    Looks great and congrats on finally getting a true Russkie AK! She needs some pretty Russian laminate.
     
  17. Aceman

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    Congrats Carlos! It would be nice to see a complete AK by Country showing...

    Just a nice pic of the gun, a little blurb of the origin and anything unique about he gun.