Lancaster Bulgarian AK74


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Ingsoc75
December 13, 2009, 11:04 AM
Just got my Bulgarian AK74 from Lancaster. Not very happy about the polished steel cocking handle so I may try and get one that is black (should of paid more attention to the photos on the website). :banghead:

I would like to get an extra magazine or two that matches the red wood finish. Any ideas?

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stubbicatt
December 13, 2009, 11:28 AM
If you can find any of the E. German bakelite mags they are fairly cool looking. Expensive these days tho.

jobu07
December 13, 2009, 11:49 AM
Some original bakelite mags should match the stock set nicely. Good looking gun. Why the dislike of the polished bolt carrier/charging handle?

Moose458
December 13, 2009, 11:54 AM
Looks good to me. The bolt isn't polished enough to shine all that much. The Yugos are the same way. If it really bothers you, a can of flat black bbq paint will take care of it. Personally I like the polished look.

Ingsoc75
December 13, 2009, 12:04 PM
Why the dislike of the polished bolt carrier/charging handle?

Personal preference I guess. :rolleyes:

Ingsoc75
December 13, 2009, 12:07 PM
If it really bothers you, a can of flat black bbq paint will take care of it.

Really? I'm not familiar with this. Where would I get this? Home Depot or Lowes?

Moose458
December 13, 2009, 12:10 PM
Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot should all carry it.

Ingsoc75
December 13, 2009, 12:24 PM
Thanks Moose.

I just found 3 DDR magazines on gunbroker (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=149025453) for $75.00 using the buy now option.

Just from the photos, do you think they look okay? Is $75.00 a good price for 3? I would prefer to get just one for now though.

nathan
December 13, 2009, 01:20 PM
Thats a good price for E G bakelites.

atlanticfire
December 13, 2009, 01:26 PM
I like the steal bolt. .:p
Hows it shoot?

buck00
December 13, 2009, 02:18 PM
Not very happy about the polished steel cocking handle so

I know this has been covered but the polished bolt looks really good, and was done specifically by them.

I have several AKs/RPKs, and my Lancaster looks very crisp/sleek with the bolt. In fact, pretty much all Lancaster bolts are like this. Not sure why you would try to un-do this... but your $. :rolleyes:

Hizzie
December 13, 2009, 04:06 PM
Nice looking 74.

nalioth
December 13, 2009, 04:53 PM
Not very happy about the polished steel cocking handle so I may try and get one that is black Save yourself a boatload of money and possible fitting issues.

Send your bolt carrier out for a blast-n-park(erizing) and it'll come back just the way you expected in the first place. . .

THE DARK KNIGHT
December 13, 2009, 05:25 PM
I am buying a Saiga in 5.45x39 next week. The bolt carrier will be finished in a black that matches your receiver/barrel. I really want a polished bolt like that. Want to trade?

whiskeytangofoxtrot
December 13, 2009, 08:59 PM
You could have went with the Rough Rider they offer, it is not polished.

Ingsoc75
December 13, 2009, 09:42 PM
vYou could have went with the Rough Rider they offer, it is not polished.

Yeah I could of but I didn't. I love the dark red laminate wood finish of this one and that's what sold me on it. :)

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