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Lancaster Bulgarian AK74

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ingsoc75, Dec 13, 2009.

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  1. Ingsoc75

    Ingsoc75 Member

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    Just got my Bulgarian AK74 from Lancaster. Not very happy about the polished steel cocking handle so I may try and get one that is black (should of paid more attention to the photos on the website). :banghead:

    I would like to get an extra magazine or two that matches the red wood finish. Any ideas?
     

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  2. stubbicatt

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    If you can find any of the E. German bakelite mags they are fairly cool looking. Expensive these days tho.
     
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    Some original bakelite mags should match the stock set nicely. Good looking gun. Why the dislike of the polished bolt carrier/charging handle?
     
  4. Moose458

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    Looks good to me. The bolt isn't polished enough to shine all that much. The Yugos are the same way. If it really bothers you, a can of flat black bbq paint will take care of it. Personally I like the polished look.
     
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  5. Ingsoc75

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    Personal preference I guess. :rolleyes:
     
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    Really? I'm not familiar with this. Where would I get this? Home Depot or Lowes?
     
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    Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot should all carry it.
     
  8. Ingsoc75

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    Thanks Moose.

    I just found 3 DDR magazines on gunbroker for $75.00 using the buy now option.

    Just from the photos, do you think they look okay? Is $75.00 a good price for 3? I would prefer to get just one for now though.
     
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    Thats a good price for E G bakelites.
     
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    I like the steal bolt. .:p
    Hows it shoot?
     
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    I know this has been covered but the polished bolt looks really good, and was done specifically by them.

    I have several AKs/RPKs, and my Lancaster looks very crisp/sleek with the bolt. In fact, pretty much all Lancaster bolts are like this. Not sure why you would try to un-do this... but your $. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice looking 74.
     
  13. nalioth

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    Save yourself a boatload of money and possible fitting issues.

    Send your bolt carrier out for a blast-n-park(erizing) and it'll come back just the way you expected in the first place. . .
     
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    I am buying a Saiga in 5.45x39 next week. The bolt carrier will be finished in a black that matches your receiver/barrel. I really want a polished bolt like that. Want to trade?
     
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    You could have went with the Rough Rider they offer, it is not polished.
     
  16. Ingsoc75

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    Yeah I could of but I didn't. I love the dark red laminate wood finish of this one and that's what sold me on it. :)
     
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