GUN Rejuvinated toy finally completed V.RomyAK

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  1. dpixel8

    dpixel8 New Member

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    Have to give HUGE props to Keesh for the huge amount of guidance and answering of my stupid questions, as well as his rivet tools getting this done. Have another one in the works (bought 2 of the kits, $100 each in the condition of the first photos) just wanted to make sure I didn't fuck this first one up. Also going to swap out the grip for a black one. Just haven't decided which one yet. Sorry for the not-so-great pictures :o

    Bead blasted, gun koated, and tung oil rather than a lacquer finish. I like how it turned out.

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    now just have to test it soon and see if it fires :o
     
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    Damn...nice :drool:
     
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    You did an awesome job on that! :h5:
     
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    Looks good.

    Which components/parts did you keep or toss out?
     
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    thnx

    :mamoru: with your help. :h5:

    thnx. i broke the fore-grips when dissassembling, so had to replace those. then the top dust covers were both completely rusted out and not worth keeping. tried blasting one and it had holes in it aftwards. so replaced those as well. the barrels were un-fired.

    there was a little bit of pitting on the barrels near the front sights, but after blasting, they weren't too bad. this isn't a show gun or anything. always wanted some AK's, and like doing this kind of work. even though it took a few months, was a fun time. and im happy with the result
     
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    sexy. mine will look pretty similar.
     
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    :h5:

    for $100 + $50 for the receiver + gunkote + your time, can't beat it.

    this one has a date of 1979, and the other is 1984 I believe. and the buttstock of the other one has like 7 knife notches in it :noes:
     
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    Not bad, total cost of the project?
     
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    read last post.

    oh and plus about ~$30 for the new foregrips. bought a dremel because the receivers needed a little trimming for the mags to fit properly. so probably the total cost of both rifle kits and everything was <~$400
     
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    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    I really need to do my rusty kits :hsd:

    How did you do your rivets? Did you work from blanks?
     
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    Not bad, sounds pretty fun too.
     
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    You don't like donkey dicks?
     
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    nope. used 100% receiver. and used the rivet tools from Keesh. here's a how-to: http://gunsgutsandgod.com/SBS tutorial.htm


    thats what took so long. wanted to spend some time with my father, so just went over to their house every week or 2 weeks for a night on the weekends. could have been done in probably 5 working days (less now that I know what I am doing), but we took our time.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I don't know much about AK's but where do you buy a kit for an old AK like that?? Did you buy it as a whole or individual pecies or what?? id be interested in restoring one for fun if the price is right
     
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    pretty sweet man
     
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    you don't. it was a one-time thing, and they were gone REALLY quick. and all parts are included except the receiver and rivets, plus the parts that I replaced obviously. I wish I would have bought 3 or 4 :hsd:


    thnks
     
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    You're not gonna be able to build them as cheap as Dpixle did. We got a good deal on some kits last year, but the days of cheap AK kits are long over.
     
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    :hsd: we got lucky as fucky

    EDIT: at the time too, there was quite a bit of question whether they would even be worth the $100 :rofl:
     
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    my kit was $140, receiver $55. local smith charges $250 but they build, park it, refinish and coat the wood (i'm getting a set of ironwood design furniture :bowdown: ). then all i need are a handful of 922(r) parts and it's good to go.
     
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    pshhh :greddy:
     
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    stupid not to have them :dunno:
     
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    Very cool :bigthumb:

    now send me Keesh's tools :o
     
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    :werd: Wish I bought a couple more...oh well, I have too many AKs as it is.
     

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