old AKs... what should I know about them


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JohnnyK
April 8, 2013, 08:47 PM
I have a growing collection of newer AKs and am wanting an older one... 1950's vintage... what should I know about them... I know they are hard to find and the parts kits are not cheap... besides that... I think i want a tuype 3 with the milled receiver... when an auction refers to stubs on these rifles are those parts of the milled receiver? thanks, Johnny

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SabbathWolf
April 8, 2013, 09:09 PM
If they are saying "receiver" stubs....then that is just a hacked off portion of the receiver. Not a complete receiver.
A lot of parts kits give you a section of the receiver with the trunnions still in there for you to salvage.
With a milled receiver, you got me?
A "stub" is not an actual part as far as I know...unless the are just giving you the front section of a milled receiver so you can salvage the rear sight block.

JohnnyK
April 8, 2013, 10:09 PM
i looked up online and saw people wanting to buy the stubs so they can reweld them to receiver... wouldnt that affect function and look off?

SabbathWolf
April 8, 2013, 10:16 PM
I dunno. Again, I have never heard of a stub being an actual part.
I would look for whole receivers.

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