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Old 06-30-2020, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default AK-74 Barrel Availability !!!

Hi simple question, but i really want your guys help. I cant seem to find a 74 barrel currently available. Do you guys know of any places that has em right now. I want an AK-Builder barrel but they're sold out. Also whats your favorite barrels? Thank you any help is very much appreciated.

P.S. Rguns has one but everyone says they're trash and I dont wanna buy from such a poorly rated place.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:07 AM   #2
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What’s wrong with RGuns?

Just put your name on the notification list for the barrel you want at AK Builder, shouldn’t be that long of a wait.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:46 AM   #3
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I've never had an issue with rguns. They arent the best at local customer service but never had issues with product.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:46 AM   #4
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If you look up Rguns reviews its ridiculous how many people say bad things about them, id rather buy from someone that has no issues. AK-Builder has been great to me so far and ive emailed them when theyll be making the barrels and they dont know when they will have em. Lonnie and Marty both told me that.

I just wanna know if anyone knows of any quality barrels currently available. and/or know of other manufacturers of ak barrels.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:55 AM   #5
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https://atlanticfirearms.com/product...l-needs-hg-cut
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:54 AM   #6
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Should have been here like 3 days ago. KVAR had Bulgarian barrels back in stock. Might still have some I haven't looked but they were going pretty quick.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:06 AM   #7
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kvar was out last i checked. with ak-b out the only option i found was rguns. had no problems with my transactions with them.
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I never had a problem with R guns.
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If you look up Rguns reviews its ridiculous how many people say bad things about them, id rather buy from someone that has no issues. AK-Builder has been great to me so far and ive emailed them when theyll be making the barrels and they dont know when they will have em. Lonnie and Marty both told me that.

I just wanna know if anyone knows of any quality barrels currently available. and/or know of other manufacturers of ak barrels.

What reviews are you referring to? On here, I've heard mostly good reviews. Some problems with the purchaser not knowing trunnion size before ordering, but that's not rguns fault.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:35 PM   #11
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Like i said if you bother looking up Rguns the reviews are bad worse than anyone else and one thing is always the same, people say theyre assholes and id rather not buy from them.... Anyways thanks for some of the links, the Atlantic one i would consider but I dont want a nitrided barrel. I want something in the white or a coating that i can remove easily.

But it seems you guys know as much as i do as far as available barrels thanks for the help.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:45 PM   #12
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Here's the barrel you seek:

5.45x39mm 16" 22mm Bulgarian Chrom Lined Hammer Forged Barrel

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/872772846
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:43 PM   #13
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I’m sure Ivan has 20 or 30 from Kvar how much you wanna spend
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:02 PM   #14
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R Guns is 100% GTG. Not sure where you are hearing that OP. I have no experience with their AK-74 barrel though.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:23 PM   #15
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ALL I WANT IS a Krink CHF CL pistol barrel (I would take 2)

Yep, I know I'll be waiting a LOOOONG time
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If you can stomach a 6-8 week wait, Numrich has some.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1434230
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:51 AM   #17
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ok ok im starting to consider Rguns again if you guys insist. But its just if I see so many bad things it worrys me especially with a barrel i want something with correct specs for a Surplus Bulgarian Ak-74.

I am now being told that the Rguns AK-74 Barrels are made by the same people that AK-Builder also gets their barrels from. Is this true??

I truly appreciate everyones input on this subject so far thank you
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:38 AM   #18
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Green mountain has them dont they?
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:33 AM   #19
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They’re out of stock.... also they have a parkerized finish I want some thing in the white or that I can remove the finish easily
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They’re out of stock.... also they have a parkerized finish I want some thing in the white or that I can remove the finish easily
If you are doing a spray finish of some kind parkerizing acts as a primer/bonding layer and is better than just spraying on to bare metal.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:42 AM   #21
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Now is not the time to expect to find anything quickly given the current situation. People are frustrated they can't find barrels or receivers and buy them whenever they need them. With what kits are going for now as soon as things that are in demand get in stock they sell out just as fast. Your only bet in something you want is to get on a list and when and if they come back in stock you are at a place you can make an order. I wouldn't be surprised if we aren't in the same situation things were a couple of years back when receiver waiting times are 6-12 months and the same for barrels to come back in stock.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:27 PM   #22
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I know park is a good base, I don’t want park... or paint. If anyone still can answer my original questions it’ll be appreciated but I guess there’s only a few options left. Also I’m not expecting anything I asked a simple question do you guys know of any that are indeed in stock, and/or can name any other manufacturers. Thanks again
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What caliber do you need?
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If you are doing a spray finish of some kind parkerizing acts as a primer/bonding layer and is better than just spraying on to bare metal.
yea that park is excellent for paint base. totally agree. unless you were blueing it, id prefer park if its being painted. thats my opinion though :-)
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The rguns barrels are made from Wilson blanks. I used one for my Bulgarian build and its gtg.
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I have an AK builder barrel if your interested.
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I have an AK builder barrel if your interested.
But is it in the white, though? It needs to be in the white. Parkerized is unacceptable.
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But is it in the white, though? It needs to be in the white. Parkerized is unacceptable.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:33 PM   #30
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Hey guys im looking at the Rguns barrel what do you guys think about this chamber hard to tell but it looks off to me especially compared to my chopped Bulgarian parts kit barrel.



and heres my chopped Barrel chamber

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