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AK74 uppers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by enstorm, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. enstorm

    enstorm Member

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    I put together a Polish Tantal kit with that ugly medium brown upper that looks like it is solid paint and doesn't come close to matching the lower or grip. I want to replace it with one that matches. Does anyone know who is selling ak 74 uppers?
     
  2. ramis

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    Are you talking about the hand guards?

    That's just the way they are.

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  3. bejay

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    are you refering to the hand guards?
     
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    Yes, that is how they were issued.

    The military isn't a fashion show (unlike what some would have you believe).
     
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    I don't know firsthand, but the ATI forend seems like it would fit, since the upper half only engages on the front rim-thing. I've handled an AK with one of these, and i don't wholeheartedly recommend it; it didn't have an opening for a cleaning rod, and it was in the way of the sights just a little. But it looked good and felt good.

    ETA: nevermind, you were talking about replacing the upper handguard, not the whole thing.
     
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    +1 on that being how they were made and issued. I'd think the wooden replacement hand guards would be your only option on getting them matching.
     
  8. enstorm

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    I see KVAR has some wood ones, yes, the photo of the tantal and the upper vs lower handguard color is what I am talking about. I understand that is how they were issued, still ugly...
     
  9. SimpleIsGood229

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    Nobody's ever really accused the AK of being pretty in the first place. :neener:
     
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    The upper handgaurd on the Tantals is not the same as any other Kalashnikov.

    You'll have to

    A) get a custom made one

    B) paint the one you've got
     
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