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Old 10-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Receiver options for 1969 Izzy AKM build

I have a beautiful Russian Izzy AKM kit, that I am going to have built up. I have a Romanian barrel and will have the rifle finished in Techno's Russian paint. All I need is a receiver, I am looking for the most authentic receiver available in a reasonable time. I know 74ULLC is best, but I don't want to wait a year. I am debating between Childer's or Recreator and would look to hear your thoughts on quality and authenticity.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:53 PM   #2
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I went with Childers for my 68 and 69 Izzys. I've heard many good things about ReCreator as well and will be getting a receiver for my AIMR74 from them. I have near 15 Childers receivers and all have been great. Now I just gotta build them all.

Im sure if you talk to both companies about Izzy specifcs you may find which one ultimately to go with.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:07 PM   #3
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Id get the ReCreator .... if you ordered it right now you probably have it by Monday
I used one for my 69
They are spot except for variances in years of selector markings but you can order unmarked and do your own.

If Mr 74ULLC was smart he'd do the same
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:13 PM   #4
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I've never used a Childers but here's a 68 I've just finished with a recreator receiver, techno paint (only painted receiver), and weaponsmark refurb stencil (recreator did the selector markings)



Also did this aims74 on a recreator

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:38 PM   #5
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+1. The recreator blanks will get you a nice more/less correct receiver without waiting MULTIPLE years for 74ullc item (that dude really either needs some help or just stop taking orders).

Then use Weaponsmark’s awesome etching stencils and you’ll have a very nice receiver.


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Id get the ReCreator .... if you ordered it right now you probably have it by Monday
I used one for my 69
They are spot except for variances in years of selector markings but you can order unmarked and do your own.

If Mr 74ULLC was smart he'd do the same
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:25 PM   #6
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+1. The recreator blanks will get you a nice more/less correct receiver without waiting MULTIPLE years for 74ullc item (that dude really either needs some help or just stop taking orders).

Then use Weaponsmark’s awesome etching stencils and you’ll have a very nice receiver.
Agreed... my buddy has been waiting 2 years for his from 74ullc.. (insert crickets here..)
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