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Today I used a power drill on a firearm...

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Posts: 6,116 Senior Member
... I'll let you know tomorrow how homemade "Dewalt Special" porting works on my AK-74


Just kidding. I mentioned in an earlier thread that I had the Big Brown Truck of Happiness heading my way, and part of the shipment was new AK furniture. Well, all the furniture came in and I finally got around to installing it. The power drill comes in because K-Var leaves their butt stocks undrilled to make up for any differences between AK manufacturers. The current finished product:


Waffen Werks AK-74, 5.45x39 (still $.21/round even with the 7N6 import ban)
Damage Industries "blemished" forend rail system. I can't find the blemish.
Magpul AK MOE grip
K-Var NATO length (M16A2 length) butt stock

I'll have a range report when I meet up with Elk Creek on Friday, but handling wise the gun is great! It balances right over the magwell, and once I add the Leupold Delta Point to it it should balance right under the rear sight. I may end up rattle canning this gun if I get bored, but we shall see.

For comparison, here is what it looked like when I purchased it:


(Being between jobs is kind of fun, if you planned for it, I've got a few more weeks to occupy myself with projects and travel before I get sucked back into the Army life)
- I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski


  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    I like the before Pic..........but well done non the less.........should be a fun one.......Zombies beware...............
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Congrats. I am always surprised at the number of people these days terrified of tools. A little care and thought and you would be amazed at what you can accomplish.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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