GUN Has anyone here ever built an AK-47?

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  1. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    I just want to hear from people that have built one. How hard did you think it was, etc?

    I'm thinking about building one, but I don't want to get in over my head especially when I could just go out and buy a completed WASR-10 and probably save some money. I'm no gunsmith and would try and take the easiest route possible for my first one (i.e. buy a pre-made receiver instead of trying to fold my own, screw it all together instead of using rivets) but do you think a novice can even do that?
     
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  3. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Mainly for the experience of doing it. Plus you can say that you built the gun yourself.
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    Building the reciever definitely has it's advantages. The biggest one clearly being that it has no S/N, and it's on NO lists.
     
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    I'd like to learn to build one, then later down the road I could build a krinkov or an AMD.
     
  6. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Yeah, that's what I would eventually want to do but I think for the first one I should go with the pre-made receiver even though I have to buy it through an FFL. I want to know how everything is already setup on a correct one before I try and figure it out for myself on a blank.
     
  7. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Well, I'm going to try building one. I'm using an AMD-63 parts kit and I'm going to build it on an Ohio Ordnance Works receiver. I'll let you all know how it turns out -- that could be months away! :)
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    :eek3: How's that RRA US lower doing? :cool:
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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  10. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    No progress really, but at least I have all the parts I need.

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  11. Talk to the pros on AK-47.net man. There's a "build it yourself" forum on there too. DO NOT USE SCREWS!!! Joeken.com sells rivet tools.
     
  12. Reverend

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    Building an Ak-47 is sorta like fixing up a Honda. Even with all the nicest parts, its still just a cheap Honda.

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    footratfunkface New Member

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    and it still shoots good, and lasts a long time. AK's aren't the fucking rolls royce of firearms, but for the price, they're good.
     
  14. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but everything is working good so far as I can tell. By hand it cycles great and feeds and ejects everything I give it.

    I should get a chance to take it out friday for the real test.
     
  15. Looks good man. What did you use to assemble it? Screws or rivets?
     
  16. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Screws. They are a round hex head and look fine. They are really no bigger then a rivet. I only messed up on one hole when I was tapping the front trunion (I got it crooked) but it wasn't bad enough that I couldn't fix it on the second try.

    If I had gone with rivets I would've had to get the right tools and pull the barrel out of the trunion. I don't have access to a press or anything to do that with.
     
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    would HAVE. not would OF.
     
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