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Vanity thread-Do many of my FReeper brothers share a passion for collecting Kalishnakov rifles
self written ^ | 12/12/12 | Bobwade

Posted on 12/11/2012 10:58:15 PM PST by BOBWADE

Are there any serious AK collectors on freerepublic? Ihave a couple nice pieces to list on GB and wondered of anyone could share their thoughts on the items and their history. The fist is my Milled Yugoslavian M70 underfolderthat I had rewelded from an excellent parts kit. The second is an unfired Russian tiger sniper rifle. Any thoughts on what they are worth?


TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: ak47; banglist; guns; sniperrifles; vanity; yugoslavianm70

1 posted on 12/11/2012 10:58:25 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: BOBWADE

Not me, but those Molot Vyatskie Polyany VEPR’s are kinda nice.


2 posted on 12/11/2012 11:01:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BOBWADE

Your Tigr is probably worth 2500 to 3000
The M70?
600 to 700


3 posted on 12/11/2012 11:04:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BOBWADE

If the M70 is a kit it will err on the low side.

Tigr’s are very desirable and rare in the US


4 posted on 12/11/2012 11:07:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

The sniper rifle is new and unfired and has the bag with separate pocket for the optics. That one is probably worth $4000 by now. The only signs of wear is on the side rail where the Russian scope was mounted. The m70 is probably only worth about a grand.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 11:14:38 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: mylife

The sniper rifle is new and unfired and has the bag with separate pocket for the optics. That one is probably worth $4000 by now. The only signs of wear is on the side rail where the Russian scope was mounted. The m70 is probably only worth about a grand.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 11:14:53 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: BOBWADE

Social engineering?

Smart people don’t post their arsenals on public forums.


7 posted on 12/11/2012 11:15:31 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: mylife

Matt Yeamans (Turbothis) built the yugo and it is nicely put together. The Tiger is truly unfired and is the gem in my safe. I was hoping to expect $4000 for it. If anyone can give a good approximate value, I can email pics of the rifle.


8 posted on 12/11/2012 11:21:29 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: BOBWADE

It sounds like the Tiger is the only rare item. I may just list it starting at $3000 With a $4000 buy it now option.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 11:25:29 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: Usagi_yo

Hopefully two rifles aren’t considered as an arsenal.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 11:27:47 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: BOBWADE

I have added the keyword “banglist” to your post so you can reach more of the FR shooting community.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 1:22:35 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: BOBWADE
It's spelled—and pronounced—Kalashnikov. (From Kalashnikova).
12 posted on 12/12/2012 1:59:00 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: BOBWADE

Is it the commercial hunting TIGR or one of the CA TIGRs that were completely dressed out as a military Dragunov? The California Armory version sells about a grand higher...

Extras and military conversion parts add to the price also as do spare mags.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 2:59:30 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: mylife

A well build milled M70 should go higher the $600/$700. That is the going rate for the stamped receiver rifles.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 3:01:39 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: Usagi_yo

exactly


15 posted on 12/12/2012 3:04:00 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: BOBWADE

I have a passion of collecting model tanks from every military on earth. I am especially fond of the German tanks, both present and past.

My goal is to build my own version of a Marauder or an urban assault vehicle, something that would have a devastating effect upon crowds. Might have a giant snow auger up front, microwave heat trasmitters and sound devices, a liquid spray system that would cause incessant sneezing, uncontrollable sneezing disables almost any person without killing them.

The frame and engine will eveolve from either a military HEMT or an airport fire truck, of which I see a few around here. Just have to install a remote tire inflation system and some ballistic armor, glazing and an air scrubber.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 3:07:47 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: BOBWADE

Its an inferior design. Why would I want them?

I will stick with the HK, which is based off of the old MG43.
You don’t have to sacrifice accuracy for reliability (as the AK does), you can add weight and price instead.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 4:17:27 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BOBWADE
After getting out of the military, I wanted an Ak-47, AK-74, and a couple of AKM/S, SKS, and a Dragonov. Went to a local gun mecca and saw about 20 different mfg. picked up a century arms AK and it was a piece of crap. Same with 2 others. So walked out with a Tula SKS...the only "REAL" Russian Gounod out of 30 of them!!!

So out of my wish list above, what are the most desirable Title 1 firearm?

18 posted on 12/12/2012 4:22:09 AM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: DCBryan1

Damn iPad


19 posted on 12/12/2012 4:24:49 AM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: MrEdd

I am not familiar with the AK though I have taken apart an SKS, from my point of view if I had some basic machine shop equipment the SKS would be my choice to make from scratch from bare stock.

I would not even try to make an AR, even the Garand/M14 system would be a real challenge.

In Australia its nigh impossible to get any form of an AK, but you can make your own.

I do believe the general idea of making your own rifle or even a new design is beyond their current skill level in America, far too easy to just buy one.

But when you live somewhere where its not so easy to own, and you do posses the skills then you have the option to make something, or to improve on something.

My goal is to research all of the best designes, piston, op rods, gas fed or even multi barrels.

Myself I like the Saiga designs. I may work up a Saiga combo with a 5.7 (5nSeven) capability as well with an additional barrel.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 4:25:56 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Eye of Unk; GOP_Party_Animal
I do believe the general idea of making your own rifle or even a new design is beyond their current skill level in America....

Why would you say that?

21 posted on 12/12/2012 5:21:20 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: BOBWADE

Bookmark.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 5:39:37 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: BOBWADE

Could you point me in the direction of where I could buy an Izhmash-manufactured AK?


23 posted on 12/12/2012 7:12:52 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: Last Dakotan

*snicker* He needs to meet more Americans.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 7:13:45 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Eye of Unk
I do believe the general idea of making your own rifle or even a new design is beyond their current skill level in America

Missouri is known as the "show me" state. Here's a good example of component manufacture with simple tools and American know-how:

Show me.

25 posted on 12/12/2012 7:21:52 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: OldPossum

Gunbroker website is a good place to find nice treasures. I picked up a couple nice gems there. They have a nice advanced death feature.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 9:27:40 AM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: BOBWADE

Advanced search feature.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 9:29:00 AM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: DCBryan1

Your mention of the Dragonov sniper rifle brings to mind a funny story. A guy showed up at the 200-yard line of our shooting range with a wicked looking Dragonov. He thought he had something. If looks alone could shoot, it should have been accurate. We walked out to pick up our targets. He peppered his target at 200 yards with no distinct group. Then he looked at the tight 4” cluster of big holes on my target and asked what the heck I was shooting. I said, “Pedersoli replica rolling block .45-70 with peep sight. I cast my own bullets”. He didn’t stay long.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 12:11:09 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: OldPossum

“Izhmash-manufactured AK”... the description at link describes the manufacturing process.

http://www.k-var.com/shop/SGL21-Series-7.62x39-Caliber-Russian-Stamped-Receiver-AK-47-Variant-Rifles/


29 posted on 12/12/2012 2:04:49 PM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: deks

Very interesting. Thanks.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 5:06:03 PM PST by OldPossum
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