This is a discussion on *Official DC AK-47 Picture Thread* within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Bought it used this morning! She's actually quite beautiful....
Upgraded the mini with a stainless flash hider and PA micro.
Last edited by zero; May 30th, 2013 at 01:44 PM.
Norinco NMH-90 - early import
Has the factory threaded barrel, extra thick receiver and chrome lined barrel
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My new VEPR(s):
Here's a stock photo:
These are two of the very last Russian's imported prior to the recent embargo. Made in the Molot factory, the receiver of the RPK is 50% thicker than that of the AK 47 or AKM 47. Next, the trunion of the RPK is larger and stronger than that of the AK47 or AKM47. A heavier barrel, chrome lined, rounds it out.
As a result, these are heavier and a wee bit less nimble, but my goal is to see what kind of accuracy they are capable of, given the round.
My first rounds down range with the irons were promising, without meriting photographs.
The lower and upper optic mounts are RS Regulate. Mr. Scot Hoskisson, the President, was extremely helpful during the process. The mounts lock up really tight, and the QD is smooth and tight. I got the Nikon scope at Camera Land on sale, and the Aimpoint PRO at Brownells. Both were great to work with. A Burris PEPR was used with the scope.
If it ever warms up here, I'll get more range time for site-ins. I intend to have a PBR on the irons which theoretically provides a 25 m and 200 m zero according to Soviet military doctrine. I have a 1/3 lower co-witness on the Pro, so I'll zero it in too. The scope will be zero'd a 100 m to start. Reports will follow.
Several folks here have offered up their time and expertise to help me make numerous decisions, some knowingly via numerous PM's, some unknowingly in general posts. Special thanks are given to WrongRecroom for his advice and PM's. Special thanks to the rest of you too, for furthering my knowledge on many other aspects of this project.
My Norinco MAK-90 was sacrificed to help finance these. While it had high utility value, I think I'll prefer these in the long run.
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Very nice. You won't be disappointed. I would have kept the MAK too though.
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I just noticed yesterday at a smaller sporting goods store that they had a rack full of Ak's. I'm not sure what kind they were as there was no one around so I didn't get a good look. They were asking $699. This time last year the same store had one and they were asking $899.
Now that one has some character. I really like it.