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I just got an OD KVAR stock set in NATO length.
I was surprised that the buttstock will not go into a stamped receiver MAK90. Too wide. Is slight modification on the buttstock normal here?
Also, the rear end of the KVAR lower handguard is patterned differently from other AK handguards I have seen. It does not fit the MAK90 handguard slot right off. Is it normal to Dremel this end too?
12-04-2003, 10:22 PM
Yes. The Chinese rec's use thicker steel, so your butstock will need to be filed, dremelled, sanded etc... The rear of the lower handguard also needs fitting. Go slow and easy. The tighter the butstock the better for accuracy. Fit a Polish lam. stock set to a NHM90 (223) and also had to fit one of Ace's early rec. blocks to a MAK90 (223), which later was transfered to a MKII -- needed to shim for a tight fit on the Romy. Shimming cut group size by more than half.
12-04-2003, 10:35 PM
Yesterday I replaced the thumbhole wood on my Norinco NHM90 with a black stock set from KVAR.
I had to modify the lower handguard to fit into the front of the receiver. Just a few cuts with the Dremel and it fit good. The buttstock had to be heavily modified for fit. It was the height of the stepped portion that fit into the stock that was the problem. I had to cut both steps to make it fit. Side to side fit is tight, but I didn't have to cut or sand it. Trimming the plastic with the Dremel makes it melt, Just wait for it molten plastic to cool, then trim it off with a knife.
I have to drill the holes for the tang screws, and add my U.S. fire control group, but it looks much better than it did.
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