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Ak74 folding stock on an Ak47

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AK Ringo, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. AK Ringo

    AK Ringo Member

    I realize there are other options for folding stock on a 47, but I really like the look of the 74 stocks. Has this been done, is it possible? If not, why?
  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Which folding stocks exactly? The triangle side-folders on the AKS-74 and AKS-74U?

    This one?


    Attaching it directly would be a whole lot of work because the back of the receiver needs to be cut on an angle and countored to fit a new rear block (trunion) that has the folder hinge in it.

    KVAR sells an assembly that consists of this stock mounted to an attachment block that then bolts up to the tang of a standard wood-stocked AKM.


    Notice that the attachment block makes the whole arrangement a couple of inches longer than an actual AKS-74, but some folks like that kind of thing.

    Now, your AKM won't have the keeper latch up on the left side near the mag well to keep it folded, but it looks to me like the KVAR kit might have some arrangement in the attachment block to work like that.
  3. AK Ringo

    AK Ringo Member

    Yes, thats the stock I was talking about. The project sounds like a little more work than I would like. I like shorter stocks, so the Kvar attachment is a no go. I do have access to a machine shop, so cutting the reciever would be no big deal, but I'm sure there's more to it then that. Thanks for the reply.
  4. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    If you have access to a machine shop, it's a walk in the park.

    The hard part is getting the stock and rear block and latch hardware set from either Russia or K-Var.
  5. AK Ringo

    AK Ringo Member

    Hmm well in that case maybe it's worth a try. I'll have to price some stocks and see if it's worth trying.
  6. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    You will be completely tearing down the rifle to achieve this.

    To be more specific, you'll be taking it down to the component pieces. The only rivets you won't remove are the ones holding the trigger guard on and the barrel will have to come out of the trunnion.
  7. AK Ringo

    AK Ringo Member

    It won't be a project I intend to do in the immediate future, but it is something I'll keep in mind. I'm sure I'm capable of it, but time is one thing I don't have a lot of right now.

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