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WE AKS-74UN First Impressions (Pic heavy)

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IIRC the LCT front sight inner diameter is slightly wider than the outer diameter of WE's barrel

So you might have to make some steel epoxy magic there.

 

yeah buddy, the diameter of LCT hole is 15mm, the diameter of Well outer barrel is 14mm.

 

We will see when the WE outer barrel will arrive, I will start the mod, will surely post here how I fixed it :) 

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Can anybody confirm that there is any size difference between AK74UN and AK PMC gaspiston size? We found few fitting issues with the newest version of WE AK74UN and the WELL G74As havent this size issues - the gaspiston is to long to our conversion kit. I started to be affraid about WE changed the original design somewhere because we don't need to cut down/shorter the gas piston on G74As to let the bolt close properly. I have WE and WELL gas-piston in my hand, they are totally same size so I'm a bit confused...

 

I will be happy if I got any confirmation from you, with a picture with the two parts, I will be more happier. Thanks guys!

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PMC gas piston is longer, like the real steel.

Definitely longer, but not quite like real steel. It's about an inch shorter so the piston doest actually go into the gas block. I was a bit peeved by this on my 105 build so fabricated a longer piston that does.

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WE outer barrel is the same size as I know. I got this pics from my japanese customer, today.

 

 

Please, if you have option to weight, How much is the WE steel outer barrel heavier compared to the WELL aluminium ? :)

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Having had my WE steel barrel out of my rifle I can tell you it is hefty. No idea how it compares to the WELL alu one though :)

 

Lookie what I just got in my mailbox

 

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MAGPUL AK74 MOE PMAGs now shipping! Two years after announcement (or more) and I have an order for 2 of these with Brownells from April 2016! :o 

 

Hounded MAGPUL 3 times this year on release date because they kept pushing it. :)

 

https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-30-ak74-moe

 

These mofos better fit the WE AK74UN internals and work in my MAGPUL build :D

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If you're hoping to use WE magazine internals on real magazine shells, you'll be disappointed...

 

I will use WELL CO2 magazines, they are a bit different (and cheaper only 20 EURO / pcs)

 

I know that it will require a lof of modifying, I am ready to that.

 

Did mine Tula mags back for AEG.

 

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It will not be easy, but will try one :)

 

Did somebody here tried already ?

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I tried fitting a WE Ak47 magazine in a MAGPUL MOE AK47 PMAG and it kinda worked but I messed up the install and had to file down a lot of the upper inside walls of the mag to fit but hoping the 74 mags are better because they have a more smooth outside surface. :o

 

Should have kept the locking tab on the PMAG and not the magazine body.

 

Was just a proof of concept test installation anyways and I really want the 74 mags instead. Hope I can make it work.

 

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WE's AK-74 magazines are longer than the real deal. I know many that have tried and failed. Don't really see Well's being all that different.
 

Yeah it is hit or miss for the first run, it is easier for WELL as they are cheaper, so it does not hurt that much :D

It's not the costs of the airsoft magazines that I'm worried about, but the cost of the real mags.

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WE's AK-74 magazines are longer than the real deal. I know many that have tried and failed. Don't really see Well's being all that different.

 

It's not the costs of the airsoft magazines that I'm worried about, but the cost of the real mags.

in the WELL is too much space not needed and that is why I don't like the gas magazines looks to long and weird.,

 

so the WELL should fit, atleast the CO2

 

regarding the costs, I bought the TULA mags last year for 12 Euro each :) and now the Izhmash 20 Euro each.

 

all in zib-militaria.de

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The WELL Co2 magazines might be able to fit real shells as you should be able to remove more material from the bottom of the magazine without affecting the co2 capsule.

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Should have kept the locking tab on the PMAG and not the magazine body.

 

 

Haha. Good effort though, mate.

 

Yeah you could have kept the Magpul locking tab, lol. Taken a shallower cut. I didn't really have a choice with my GHK magazine.

 

Hey ho. It's all part of the fun, right?

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My WE AK47 mag sits pretty much flush with the bottom of the PMAG on that install I posted pics of above so I can't use the OEM locking plate and spring but should be able to make it work somehow.

 

We shall see soon enough. I emailed Brownells Sweden and asked them to put my order as top priority :P

 

Ah wait you said 74 mags are longer than real ones. Hrmmm. oh wells.

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My WE AK47 mag sits pretty much flush with the bottom of the PMAG on that install I posted pics of above so I can't use the OEM locking plate and spring but should be able to make it work somehow.

 

We shall see soon enough. I emailed Brownells Sweden and asked them to put my order as top priority :P

 

Ah wait you said 74 mags are longer than real ones. Hrmmm. oh wells.

 

Longer are only the shells, they have some kind of strange bottom , copied from GHK.

 

Or simply the strange bottom makes it look strange.

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Please, if you have option to weight, How much is the WE steel outer barrel heavier compared to the WELL aluminium ? :)

Extremely light, between 40-80g. I will take appart mine and I can measure the weight if you want - I can accept some good choclate for this. ;):D

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I'm not familiar how WELL/WE AKs disassembly, so how doable would be replacing gas block and lower handguard band/mount in G74B (AK74m from WELL)? I'm asking as WELL went... creative there - AKM style gas block and band is missing sling loop.

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Wow :o 

That's like... almost like a pistol aluminum barrel :D 

 

If I were to guess I would say the AK74UN steel barrel is at least 10x that. But it's always hard to judge just by holding something. But it is hefty.

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