Draco SBR project


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Shamus MacD
May 31, 2011, 04:14 PM
I have a draco that I'm thinking about SBR'ing. Before i send out for my stamp. i just wanna ask a few questions. My draco isnt pretapped for an underfolder like i hear some are. so which would be cheaper. to just go for the underfolder. or put a sidefolder on it? i'd prefer the sidefolder but i just wanna check price/labor first?
tips?

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wally
June 1, 2011, 01:34 PM
There are several threads about it here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=586903
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=500899




I just did mine and went with drilling and tapping the underfolder trunnion and installing a VZ58 side folder.

Lots of folks say the trunnion is not strong enough but mine was ~3/8" thick where I drilled and tapped. Cutting the threads was a bear, if its a "cheap casting" then Irwin taps are junk.

Here is a quick pair of photos. Its instantly become my favorite AK.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=143232&stc=1&d=1306945949

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=143233&stc=1&d=1306945949

Got about 500 rounds through it so far and zero issues. That US made "fake" Krinkov break really works!

RCArms.com
June 4, 2011, 12:07 AM
Very nice stubbie AK. One of these days I will get around to a SBR AK.

Don

MasterSergeantA
June 15, 2011, 05:12 PM
About nine months ago, Small Arms Review did a detailed article on that very conversion. You might try to find a back copy.

http://www.smallarmsreview.com/images/Magazine_Covers/Back%20Issues/vol14-02T.png

Watchman
June 16, 2011, 10:30 AM
I like sidefolders better, but side folders and underfolders suck to shoot, you just cant get a good cheek weld and they will wear out the side of your face.

Most side folders are too short for me so I went with the side folding collapsible Magpul that works perfectly and it dosent look too bad.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/HotGuns/003.jpg?t=1303685300

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