My son turns 18 tomorrow. He is dying for a 5.45mm AK75 build, but wants a bit of the AK105 look/feature set. I have a local builder available to help (Troy @InRange C2), but getting the parts together is my hold up. The receiver is easy, and I get the 922r stuff, but I'm struggling to figure out a few things.
The kits have dried up (duh, Matt) and it looks like a Bulgarian kit ($350-450) might be a good start point. New US barrels are available, so that's not to big a deal. I guess I'm wondering how to approach this to avoid squandering cash. The boy wants:
- AK100-series side-folder triangle stock (less angle, more straight-line versus older triangles)
- One-piece FSB/gas block
- Standard threaded muzzle, versus AK100 series where FSB/gas block is threaded
- New AK100 series rear sight block
- Barrel to minimum legal length with fixed FH, or possibly SBR'd
Since so little of a parts kit will be used would it be better to just try to piece this together? All told, will be providing new receiver, barrel, rivets, ALG trigger group, Krebs safety, flash hider, furniture, likely a different top cover, FSB/gas block combo, rear SF stock and trunion, rear sight block. My builder has most of the misc small parts on hand.
Make sense? Any help or guidance appreciated. I dug into the big, modernized AK thread, but the info is getting dated and the pics are mostly gone. Anyone got a line on a parts kit?