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AK 47 builders in PDX metro area ?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by machesis, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. machesis

    machesis beaverton New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Wondering if there are any home builders in the portland area, i am thinking of building one (AK-47) but would like to be around some experienced builders when i do it.

    thx

    conrad
     
  2. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Want to drive to Kitsap county WA? We are having a build party next month......all tools will be present.
     
  3. machesis

    machesis beaverton New Member

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    Where at and what day ?
     
  4. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Nothing is decided yet....at the moment. It is only going to be a few people....and I am the one "organizing" it. PM me if your interested in coming as I'm going to try to find a weekend that will work for everyone....
     
  5. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    I'm interested as well.
     
  6. machesis

    machesis beaverton New Member

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    what kind of rivet machine will be at the party ?
     
  7. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Might be interested as well.
     
  8. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    There will be a 20 ton press and all the riveting tools are home made......
     
  9. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    I have an air rivet gun to contribute.
     
  10. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I was just looking into doing this actually... I don't have any of the tools or know how, but was curious what you need as prep? Are you guys going from a flat piece of steel, or a prebent piece or what? Do you need to have acquired a parts kit or something?

    If you end up doing something like this later on (when I have a bit of time to get the parts together!) I'll definitely be in :)
     
  11. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    From what I heard, they are all using 100% receivers.

    Anyone know where to find a 7.62x39 receiver? It looks like NDS is sold out and I really don't want another Ohio Ordinance receiver.

     
  12. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    You can start with a flat receiver, however I do not have a flat bending jig. I have built 4 from flats and feel everyone should build at least one from a flat for the experience. Folks will be building of 100% receivers with a headspaced parts kit. Receivers can be had from Nodak Spud, but I do not know what they currently have in stock. Parts kits can be had from AK-builder.com with new US barrels headspaced and ready to go. Apex gun parts has kits as well but you would have to headspace them, which is not the end of the world if you know what your doing.

    I do not know if I will "do this later on", but I will still have the tooling, and whenever you acquire all your parts your more than welcome to come over and assemble an AK.
     
  13. machesis

    machesis beaverton New Member

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    i just finished and test shot a Romanian AK on a Ohio ordnance reciever, it works very nice...and the fit was perfect. I have a AK-74 in progress on another OO reciever, and would but another.
     
  14. machesis

    machesis beaverton New Member

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    buy a kit with a new headspaced barrel (or less common an original barrel), i bought a ak-47 from akbuilder and it worked great...bought a different ak-74 kit for almost same price but barrel is not headspaced or drilled so this is not something my little drill press will do...sending it to southern oregon gunsmith, another $110 i could have bought it from akbuilder for about $30 more and saved $80.
     
  15. machesis

    machesis beaverton New Member

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    watch the videos on youtube, ginsboy2003 or mrskskill they have complete series from start to finish...with right tools fairly straight forward for mechanically inclined person.
     
  16. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have the die and Thread assist device for 1/2"-28 threads I could rent?
     
  17. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    interested in the build get together as well...
     
  18. MBGraphix

    MBGraphix Salem, Oregon Member

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    Subscribing to this post - I am interested in a build party also!
     
  19. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    If your interested its on the 2nd of sept.....feel free to PM me
     
  20. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Where is the get together? I am heading from Vancouver, WA area.