Discussion in 'On Topic' started by 99_civic_ex, Jan 31, 2006.
how hard is it?
as hard as Michael Jackson at a Raffi concert.
AK's are pretty difficult to build, from a flat its real hard to get all the bends and shit right, prefolded reciever is still a bitch, need a press and other special tools for assembly, I have a few AK parts kits that when I decide to buildem more then likely I'll send them out, I've built 3 AR's assisted a few others on theres, helped build a FAL kit, and I dont think I could do an AK Atleast not untill I have the needed press and shit.
Even AR uppers are rather simple compared to AK's only difficult thing with an AR upper is mounting the barrell assemble if you dont have the proper adaptor for the vice, even w/o that you can still get by.
let's say you have a preformed receiver. how hard is it to assemble the rest of the rifle? esp the barrel?
Barrel is suppose to be pressed on.
I dont know if its possible to do the barrel right with out a press, and have it function reliabley, probably is I mean the kobble them together in caves in afghanistan but I rather do it the right way.
as hard as Charlie Sheen in a Holding cell in Harlem
Go on over to gunsnet or ar15.com in the ak section, they have AK building FAQ's there with picture walk through's it'll give you an idea of what your in for.
ar15.com is down i was about to buy something and it just went.
that's what i thought. there have been people buying ak receivers but i think it's too much trouble to try to build one myself.
bastards i was going to head over there in a couple minutes, crashed on me this afternoon too.
Unless you already have all the needed tools its not really cost effective unless your building like 10 of them, you can send your kit and reciever off to a reputable builder and have it put together for a couple hundred bucks, and you'll know its done properly. I've got 2 reciever flats i got for like $10 each, im going to try to foldem one of these days if i get one folded right ill try doing a build on my own, i know someone with a press. but I'm not going risk taking a nice arsenal reciever or something and fucking it up.
It's really not tha hard guys. I built an AMD-65 in the garage a few months back. I started with a 100% reciever, a parts kit, rivots, and some 24" bolt cutters.
I did use a press to pull the barrel from the front trunion, but the barrel pin came out in a bench vice. Installing the barrel I did learn a few things. If using the cold barrel, hot trunion, all thread, use grade 8 all-thread and use the bolt carrier on the trunion side. I had cheap all-thread, and finished it with a stump and a sledge.
It's a really fun project and nice to say I built it myself. Screw all the naysayers......
The barrel has to come out to rivet the trunion to the receiver. You also use the press to press the trigger guard area rivets.
Screws? Build it the right way. I sure dont want to be behind an AK that has lost a screw in the rear. Im not sure if a bolt carrier to the face would feel good or not.
I built one the proper way with rivets.
Basically order of assembly is:
Remove old receiver.
Rivet selector stop and trigger guard on.
Press barrel out.
Rivet front trunion.
Install rear tang.