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Old August 15th, 2012, 00:10   #1
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Building an AKS74

I finally broke down and need to have somewhat of a tactical looking gun.

Usually I run AKs with OD green or wood furniture, and settle with chest rigs and a general conscript/mercenary/insurgent look/loadout. Now I wish to have a more tactical and modern-like load out.

I acquired the Cyma AKM that came with the scope mount, and have replaced the front sight and flash hider with a steel AK74 flash hider and front site (I failed at installing a flash hider :P).

Now my question is: is it at all possible to find a TM spec AKS74 body (an AK74 body with the side folding triangular stock) in Canada, or am I better off to go and just buy an AKS74 and build the gun from scratch? I am short on money, but I do want to get a strong and sturdy body.

FYI: If you're wondering my concept of "Tactical", it's just a few 20mm rails, all black, a forgrip and a flash light. Possibly a small grenade launcher, if I feel up to it.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 00:19   #2
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Yup, your best bet would have been to buy a gun with a folding stock receiver and change it from there, since the receiver is the hardest part to get.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 00:22   #3
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Then I shall save the dosh for a Cyma AKS74U.

Thank you for the help.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 01:01   #4
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I was looking for an AKS 74 before, it was a pain in the ass...
You can start with a AKS74U, but the cylinder need to match if you are changing the length of the inner barrel...
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Old August 15th, 2012, 02:00   #5
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I was looking for an AKS 74 before, it was a pain in the ass...
You can start with a AKS74U, but the cylinder need to match if you are changing the length of the inner barrel...
I was using two Cyma guns.

Taking the body and gearbox of one and using the hop up, barrel and forgrip of another. I have spoken to a few people about such things and they believed it to all be possible.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 00:44   #6
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I was using two Cyma guns.

Taking the body and gearbox of one and using the hop up, barrel and forgrip of another. I have spoken to a few people about such things and they believed it to all be possible.
The performance will probably be better if you keep the gearbox from the gun with longer barrel. The cylinder need to match the barrel length (the inner barrel).
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