WE AK-74UN MAGPUL Custom Build, The Beginning
A little over two and a half years ago (November 7th of 2015 to be exact) I posted a concept photo of a WE AK-74UN MAGPUL custom build on Instagram I was thinking about doing.
It looked like this:
First concept image of the build.
Basically a WE AK-74UN with a MAGPUL MOE AK hand guard, MAGPUL MOE PMAG AK magazine shell, MAGPUL MOE AK pistol grip and a MAGPUL MOE AK stock. Also with an RMR sight and different muzzle brake.
There were several challenges with this concept. A major one being that the AK hand guard in the smallest size MAGPUL offer is too long for the WE AK-74UN model. The fixed AK stock also required the rear mounting trunnion that is on the WE AK-47 PMC receiver. My base gun was a WE AK-74UN model.
Also, the fact that, as far as I knew at the time, no one had attempted to fit any of these parts on a WE AK GBBR rifle so it was pretty much just hoping for the best in terms of if any of this would actually work, with or without mods.
So, I set out to get the parts to start the project.
I managed to source a WE AK-47 PMC receiver via special order from KIC Taiwan (http://kic.com.tw/).
NOTE: These days I would use KY Airsoft for extra, spare and replacement parts for WE guns (http://www.kyairsoft.com/)
WE AK-47 PMC receiver delivered from KIC Taiwan! No different internally than the original WE AK-74UN receiver.
Next up came a delivery from Brownells Sweden (https://www.brownells.se/) of the MAGPUL AK parts.
Delivery of MAGPUL AK parts from Brownells Sweden.