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Hi all,

Been a while since I've been on the forum, but I'm back. I'm looking to purchase an AK-47 and was wondering what a good price was for a decent one?
 

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J & G Sales has the OPap for about $600, Arsenals are around $1200.
With Arsenals going for $1200 (ish) these days I'd much rather pay $200 or so more for a Krebs. Real customer service, crowned barrel, smoothed action, better trigger, better finish, ect.......
 

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You could spend 650.00 and two hours of your time like I just did on my 8th Saiga conversion. Tools need, dremel and a drill !
 

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You could spend 650.00 and two hours of your time like I just did on my 8th Saiga conversion. Tools need, dremel and a drill !
That's really all you need? I've always been interested in doing a Saiga conversion but I'm not too mechanically inclined. What about that fore end? Is there a way to convert it to accept AK furniture and if so, how difficult would it be?
 

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Like the OP, I don't know much about AK's, is this AK good to go out of the box? I'm looking to pick an AK up myself....
I have the underfolder version and it has been excellent.

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That's really all you need? I've always been interested in doing a Saiga conversion but I'm not too mechanically inclined. What about that fore end? Is there a way to convert it to accept AK furniture and if so, how difficult would it be?
For the rear--yes. For the front end (his doesn't appear to be done) --- no.
 

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I have the underfolder version and it has been excellent.

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Is there aftermarket furniture available for this particular rifle? If I was to buy one I'd want to mount an aimpoint micro up front on a rail, change the grip and maybe get a folder stock on it...
 

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Is there aftermarket furniture available for this particular rifle? If I was to buy one I'd want to mount an aimpoint micro up front on a rail, change the grip and maybe get a folder stock on it...
Plenty of aftermarket parts/furniture available.

http://ultimak.com/BuyAK.htm


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I am not a whiz with tools. Just watched a few videos over and over and took my time. Now I could almost do it blind folded. This is my last conversion completed today when the rail came in. Total was 689.00. I left the front alone this time. I will no longer be using the standard plastic hand guard. After several mag dumps I was no impressed with the tapco with heatshield guard you see on many arsenal rifles. Like the one I bought in 2009. It melted to the barrel and I used a heat gun to get if off. Unless a friend wants one on their build. I drifted away from my Ak purist roots on this one, went with my first rail and grip build. I gotta say I kinda like it. It's really fun if you're into the AK type guns. I learned a lot and now I am doing one from the ground up. Never knew how cheap rivet guns are, even use them to plug up holes left after conversion. I retired now so it's a good hobby ! I still blame CarlosC for the addiction :rofl:
 

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I am not a whiz with tools. Just watched a few videos over and over and took my time. Now I could almost do it blind folded. This is my last conversion completed today when the rail came in. Total was 689.00. I left the front alone this time. I will no longer be using the standard plastic hand guard. After several mag dumps I was no impressed with the tapco with heatshield guard you see on many arsenal rifles. Like the one I bought in 2009. It melted to the barrel and I used a heat gun to get if off. Unless a friend wants one on their build. I drifted away from my Ak purist roots on this one, went with my first rail and grip build. I gotta say I kinda like it. It's really fun if you're into the AK type guns. I learned a lot and now I am doing one from the ground up. Never knew how cheap rivet guns are, even use them to plug up holes left after conversion. I retired now so it's a good hobby ! I still blame CarlosC for the addiction :rofl:
Nice. I hate that the barrels on those arent threaded though...and dont have the thing on the front sight that keeps the muzzle device in place should you thread it yourself.
 

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With Arsenals going for $1200 (ish) these days I'd much rather pay $200 or so more for a Krebs. Real customer service, crowned barrel, smoothed action, better trigger, better finish, ect.......
I agree,

Krebs is quality; you'll pay for it, but won't regret it.
I heard he has great customer service, almost like talking with an ole friend.
 

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Nice. I hate that the barrels on those arent threaded though...and dont have the thing on the front sight that keeps the muzzle device in place should you thread it yourself.
Yea that kinda sucks, I gotta friend that cuts off the muzzle piece and threads them himself. But it is nice to have the detent pin. You're right about that !The muzzle device I can take or leave. I try to keep the weight down on my rifles. I'm getting ready to put a mojo peep sight on it. After trying one I could not believe how it improved my groups. For 50.00 it's a good add on ! It they weren't so expensive I would try the techsight. To the OP. another nice model is the Norinco mak 90. I just bid on one on gunbroker. Take the crap wood stock off and get a replacement from ironwood designs and u gotta nice rifle for around 700.00 !

P.S. Anyone looking for a nice rail, I tried the omega tactical quad rail and I am impressed for 40.00 off ebay. Rock solid and very well built. Takes one minute to bolt it on and I give it 5 stars !
 

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