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Old 03-19-2017, 12:59 PM   #71
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Are you wanting to make it a true AIMS-74 again? I am pretty sure the AKM FSB will work on this frontend, ROMY 5.45 have slightly smaller barrel profile than Russian or Bulgarian Guns. Then thread 1/2x28.


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Old 03-19-2017, 01:20 PM   #72
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An AKM FSB will not fit a SAR 2. The journal on the SAR barrel is too small in diameter.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:50 PM   #73
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What I think I'm going to do is buy a jmac adapter. I'll remove the fsb, cut off the ground down portion, press the fsb back on, and then press the adapter on. Then I should be able to thread the brake on. I'm also going to try and fix those holes
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No need to remove he FSB first. I would Dremel cut the adaptor off first after inspecting it etc. I do not think it is part of the FSB.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:18 PM   #75
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An AKM FSB will not fit a SAR 2. The journal on the SAR barrel is too small in diameter.
I was always told the Romy 5.45 guns had a AKM barrel profile? That's why you couldn't swap a Russian or Bulgarian 24mm FSB.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:26 PM   #76
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WASR 2 has a AKM diameter at the FSB.
A SAR 2 as the OP has., is smaller journal size than AKM/74.
Bulgarian & Russian AK74 are AKM journal size..
Dunno what you were "told" but ., This^^
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:29 PM   #77
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WASR 2 has a AKM diameter at the FSB.
A SAR 2 as the OP has., is smaller journal size than AKM/74.
Bulgarian & Russian AK74 are AKM journal size..
Dunno what you were "told" but ., This^^
That must be why a lot of guys just threaded them (SAR2) 1/2x28, the barrel has to be .551 OD if I remember correctly.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:34 PM   #78
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No need to remove he FSB first. I would Dremel cut the adaptor off first after inspecting it etc. I do not think it is part of the FSB.
Ok good to know
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:35 PM   #79
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No need to remove he FSB first. I would Dremel cut the adaptor off first after inspecting it etc. I do not think it is part of the FSB.
Can anybody verify this?
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You have the firearm in your possession. You need to inspecr the FSB at the muzzle and at the sight vertical area. Is it one piece or not. Did someonne take $250 in parts and grind down the bayonet lug, fubar the threads, drill holes in the muzzle device etc. Evidence indicates it is an adaptor.
You need to determine what is up with the parts.
Do you have a hydraulic press etc.?
Have you contacted the seller to ask what is up with the FSB?
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:29 PM   #81
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I haven't contacted the seller because he didn't seem to know anything about the muzzle or fsb. He must have just bought it that way. I've been looking to see if it is just an adapter or if it's connected and I honestly cannot tell. If it's an adapter then it's butted up against the sight so tightly that you can't tell if there's any separation between the two. It looks like it's one piece

I don't have a press but Po3saucez is going to help me when I have my new adapter

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Old 03-19-2017, 09:27 PM   #82
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Well then press it off if that is what you believe.., it is a single unit. Good Luck. Hopefully it will work out for you.
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I'll update after I get her taken care of
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:19 AM   #84
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I did the same thing to mine,

Went straight to plum! Looks great, and familiar!

Did you get a little scope with it? Mine came with one and its nutz on! Angled cocking handle on mine too!


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Old 03-20-2017, 07:20 AM   #85
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No mine didn't come with a scope. Or the upturned charging handle. Yours is different than mine I think. Nice looking rifle you got there
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:18 AM   #86
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These "replacement" 74 muzzle devices are 2 piece,

Just starting at the basics, not trying to insult anyone's intelligence(not the rifle GENIUS myself either). The piece that flew off threads onto a piece which threats onto the barrel. Both pieces are held in placed by the spring loaded detente pin coming forward out of the fsb.

Get the part that is STILL attached to the barrel off and see what you have to work with...

I had to thread my Romak 2 barrel 1/2x28 to attach a 74 style device.

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Old 04-15-2017, 08:32 PM   #87
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Thread update. I was finally able to install the Jmac adapter. Had a lot of help from Po3saucez. Took off the fsb, cut off the threaded portion that had been ground down. Then pressed it back on with the adapter. Brake threads on just fine.

I lovingly call this my Rob Ski clone. Cheesgrater with beat up wood lower hg, and minimalist stock. I think it looks perfect, was going to refinish it but I don't think I even need to.


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Old 04-22-2017, 03:55 PM   #88
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Anybody? Thoughts?
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:26 PM   #89
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Needs more whore stickers and anti-goatfucking devices... Still looks better than what I have!
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Not a cheesegrater fan., they look out of place with wood., nor the AR15 stock on an AK. Otherwise the optic and lower half looks good.
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I actually considered getting the whore sticker for the magazine. Think I might pull the trigger on that!

This is my first time putting an AR stock on an AK. So far I'm liking it, but I still have the standard stuff when I want a change of scenery.
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Can't say I'm a fan, but if you like it that's great. Where's the cleaning rod though?
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Can't say I'm a fan, but if you like it that's great. Where's the cleaning rod though?
I need to put it back in. For some reason the cleaning rod is a pain the ass to get in. Really have to fight it. But it will go back. Is it just the stock you guys aren't liking? I like traditional AKs too and own some that look more standard, I just thought I'd try something new on this one.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #94
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Yeh why not? Looks fine.

How much did you pay for this originally (if stated I missed)? I am kind of looking for a sar2.

What optic and mount did you put on it?
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Yeh why not? Looks fine.

How much did you pay for this originally (if stated I missed)? I am kind of looking for a sar2.

What optic and mount did you put on it?
I got a pretty good deal. I paid 625$ for the rifle, 250rds of ammo, and 4-5 mags including a 45rd Bakelite. Seller included a bunch of stuff that I didn't even know was coming. Pretty happy with it
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I got a pretty good deal. I paid 625$ for the rifle, 250rds of ammo, and 4-5 mags including a 45rd Bakelite. Seller included a bunch of stuff that I didn't even know was coming. Pretty happy with it
Yeh I'd agree- good deal. What optic/ mount is on the latest pic?
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The mount is Zenitco and the optic is an older Vortex spitfire red dot
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How do the sar-2s do with Russian/bulg 74 mags. Do they feed reliably or does a sar2 need something specific (rom steel, weigers, etc)???? I'm not a tapco mag fan....
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Any 74 mags will work. I got a bunch of different kinds and they all feed and function just fine.

The main difference is stuff like the fsb and barrel journals are different, smaller so you can't use Bulgy parts to replace them. Then obviously the 45 deg gas block instead of 90
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Thanks buddy! If anyone comes across one for sale at a decent price please PM me. My 2nd AK was a SAR-1, it has been a favorite since 1999. I have no idea why I didn't buy a SAR2 back then- probably because of the caliber... wish I would of though now of course.
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