GUN Building an AK-47? Is this all I need?

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  1. jayhat

    jayhat You have the personality of a dead moth.

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    there was an edu about this a few weeks ago. pretty straightforward. i too am looking into building my own
     
  3. CString

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    somebody call and see how much the receiver is. i'm too lazy. :o
     
  4. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    It was an edu on what you need with some tips on how to get started :o. Getting a prefinished receiver will make the whole process a lot easier. Building one from a flat will be a lot cheaper, though. You also won't have to worry about going through an FFL or any of that other BS. If you don't have access to a shop press and the jigs then buy one that's already finished. You'll still need a press and the right jigs to do some of the other stuff (like pop the barrel out of the front trunion and put it back in), though. Make sure you have access to the proper tools before you go about building one yourself.
     
  5. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    buy my kit. has everything you need, its all disassembled ready to go.

    dont buy the 1.6mm receiver either, not worth the hassle
     
  6. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I didn't even notice that. You'll have to do a lot of fitting and grinding to get the parts from a regular stamped kit to fit on a 1.6 mm receiver.
     
  7. striker754

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    You need to mill the trunion and tang so you can take off even amounts. Grinding wont work or you might end up with lopsided trunions that are loose in the receiver.

    Theres 2 options: Pay someone else to do the milling, or do it yourself. Unless you have carbide ($$$) endmills, you dont even want to touch military steel.
     
  8. Basic

    Basic OT Supporter

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    I'm building one also
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    just ordered my receiver and rivets yesterday :hs:
     
  9. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    That a Krink kit? Building it a SBR? or a pistol? I did an AMD a few months back. Press and rivot squeezers are about all the special tools needed
     
  10. striker754

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    you need US parts too. my kit has them;)
     
  11. Basic

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    building it as a pistol
     
  12. Basic

    Basic OT Supporter

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    what did you use?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    For which? I used the crappy Harbor Freight press at work to push the barrel out, a vice to pop the barrel pin. Then made some rivet squeezers the bolt cutter style. They don't make the rivet's pretty, but fully functional.
     
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    I have been curious about this but don't think I would trust shooting something I built.
     
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    I was thinking about using one of thoes hand squeezers but I think its gonna be a tight fit :hs:

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  16. striker754

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    cant really mess it up. buy my kit, ill help you through it;)
     
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    how much are your kits and what type of AK are they?
     
  18. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Do you save money by building your own?
     
  19. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Depending on what your building you can save a decent amount, sometimes not, I was looking to pick up a 5.56 AK kit and all the ones I'm finding are $4xx, add reciever, US compliant parts, misc parts and in the end it's more then buying a decent AK.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Im talking about a cheap one comparable to whatever is offered by J&G
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    You can put together a romy or yugo parts kit with a decent reciever for a bit less then the price of a WASR, I'de rather have the parts kit gun over the WASR. If you plan on building several ak's and buy the jigs and stuff to bend flats you can save a decent chunk of change.
     
  22. striker754

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    This kit is ready to assemble. All the hard work is done. All rivets are gone. The barrel is pressed out. Gas piston pin is out too if you want to replace that, can easily tap back in though. Ready to build.

    All important parts match: barrel, trunion, carrier

    Picture available at: www.theflyingbullet.com/romykit/

    Kit is year 1976. 7.62x39

    Romanian AK Kit
    I just refinished the wood, its very nice, same finish as my own AK.
    Chrome Lined Barrel, Great rifling
    No ugly black stripe on stock.
    Set of MIL-SPEC Rivets (No junk here)
    Tapco Flat with Trunion Holes with Rails
    Tapco Double Hook US made FCG
    4 Sets of US made followers and floorplates

    Assemble kit, refinish the metal so receiver matches and you have a great, legal gun.

    I'm thinking 225+shipping obo. Barrel being already out saves a ton of time. Lets you everything you need to build a compliant weapon. I can help you through the build too if you run into a hard spot.

    If you need more pictures or something, just ask.

    I can take paypal (no credit cards) or money order and check (must wait to clear).

    Will consider gun related trades.
     
  23. jayhat

    jayhat You have the personality of a dead moth.

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    anyone have a good video or walkthrough (with pics) about reassembling a parts kit????
     
  24. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I think theres some walk throughs with pics over on AR15.com in the ak section and on gunsnet.
     
  25. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    theres a complete tutorial on gunsnet i believe
     

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