GUN Educate the n00b v.AK parts kids

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    SURPLUS AK PARTS SET-THESE ARE ALL ORIGIINAL ROMAINIAN LESS RECEIVER AND COME SHIPPED WITH A 30 RD MAG. -THESE ARE REALLY NICE. YOU GET ALL THE PARTS YOU SEE HERE .THESE WILL BE THE LAST ONES IMPORTED AND WHEN THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE. (SEC 922r WOULD APPLY TO RIFLE ASSEMBLY) . IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP. YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED INCLUDES U.S. TRIGGER GROUP.....$124.95
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    A FEWAVAILABLE AS ABOIVE BUT WITH NON MATCHING #'S $99.95


    So what does it take, and what sort of skill, to pick one of these up and make it functional?
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Parts kids? :uh: Kit. :doh:
     
  3. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    buy a receiver or make one from a flat. rivet the trunion and tang and trigger guard on and you are good.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    You'll also need the 922 compliance parts, dont know how good the included US parts are may want to replace them with other us parts, along with a us gas piston, p grip.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    So basically it's a pain in the ass and probably a better idea to just buy a complete one? :o
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Fixed stock basic AK, you wont be saving much money building one unless you build from a reciever flat, but if you enjoy working on things then go for it, To do it as a cost saving project then you need to build off a flat or an underfolder or krink built on a prebent.
     
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    you can buy mine for $325. WASR-10, check the yard sale forum
     
  9. Artyboy

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    Parts kit AK - $180ish shipped

    Assembled AK - At least $325 - $350 + shipping and FFL.

    It's not worth it to build from a flat unless you know someone with a press and a jig. As long as you can get the barrel pressed out and the flat bent then the rest isn't that hard with regular tools.
     
  10. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I could buy most of the tools without a care, including a drill press.

    I just wish I knew more about the press I would need.

    My uncle has several industrial size milling machines and presses set up in his backtard garage, and my grandpa has all the powertools I would ever need, but I wanna get set up to do this on my own after I make a couple with him. I dont like burdening relatives.

    I heard the press would have to be about 20 tons. This seems a little much. Any input?
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    A 20 ton press can be had at Harbor Freight for $180 when they're on sale. You can get an AK flat bending jig for $150 at the most. If you watch Arfcom or you know someone who could build something like that then it would be cheaper. The drill press costs $40 at Harbor Freight and besides that all you'd need is a 110v spot welder and some basic tools.
     
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    a press is like 200 from harbor freight. you might need that much to get the barrel out,k although you dont have to use a press to get it out. It WILL come out with hard hits on pennies. It WILL go back in with hot cold method.
     
  13. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    The question is how long do you want to work on the damn thing. If you work hard enough and long enough you can also build one from a chunk of metal. Do you really want to go through that shit, though?
     
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    It does not take long. I never said it was the best method. But hitting it out probably takes as long as a press.

    might as well buy a press for the rivets.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Im planning on getting a Craftsman 10 inch drill press. On sale for $100 right now and Im thinking about joining the craftsman club.

    As for heat treating, I saw some portable OXy/MAAP kit at sears for $50 and says that its the hottest bruning portable kit they sell. Says its also used for welding :dunno:

    Just got a dremel a couple days ago.
     
  16. Artyboy

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    I can tell you from experience that a press takes less time if you have a good jig. They take all of 30 seconds with a press and a jig. You could be sitting there banging away for an hour without them.
     
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    an hour? took us 5 min when camoguy hit my barrel out
     
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    You just need a propane torch and a tub of water to heat treat a receiver
     
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    Some are easier than others.
     
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    Idk. I heard that a propane torch isnt hot enough

    To temper it, dont you just put it in the oven, turn it to 500 degrees, let it sit for an hour, turn the oven off, and then let it cool down slowly in the oven?
     
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    I am building one right now, It has been a learning experience, but a fun one. I have not found anything really "hard" but there have been a couple spots I have had to check the web for a tutorial of a thread on a forum

    Here is a pic of where I am now in the build


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    If you look around on the web you can find 80% receivers for less the $70 that are already heat treated and have the rails welded in
     
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    Oh. And cant forget the go/no go gauges :big grin:
     
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    might as well just buy a 100% if you are going to do that
     
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    fixed. live round works well for a go gauge:)
     

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