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Interarms ak

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mr.Barty, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Mr.Barty

    Mr.Barty New Member

    May 22, 2011
    I'm looking at an interarms Bulgarian ak-74 with wood furniture. I've heard that there are some heating issues. Is this true, and if so which part? Also, is the barrel chrome lined? Is there anything else I need to know about this rifle?
  2. nathan

    nathan Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    They have US chromelined barrel which is the most important in my opinion. Keeps the corrosion out do help. Check out Arms of America , they have several choices of 74 including the Weiger barrel.
  3. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Senior Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    I've been very happy with my Interarms built Polish Tantal (pretty much an AK-74). Mine certainly gets hot if you put rounds through quickly (I once gave myself a pretty nasty burn after accidentally touching the gas tube post several mag dumps), but I've yet to find a semi-auto centerfire rifle that doesn't heat up after fairly heavy fire. Heck even my bolt action rifles get pretty warm after only a few shots (my Mosin-Nagant has the lacquer smoking and occasionally bubbling).

    Now that said, there could be a specific problem with the Bulgarian rifles but I've had good luck with my Interarms AK...so it's possible rumors would exaggerated.

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