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AK Build party!!!

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by coctailer, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Anyone interested in building an AK yourself?

    Build parties are best broken into 3 sessions. It is impossible to show up with a kit and a flat and expect to have a working rifle in the same day.

    De-mill party
    Flat bending party
    Build party

    If people are able to de-mill their kits themselves (or with help from friends) BEFORE the party, aaaaand aquire a Nodak Spud or other pre-made receiver, then it can be expected to have complete rifles.

    Disclaimer:
    The rifles in the build party must be made with the proper number of US compliance parts and will be in semi-auto configuration only.

    The most important thing is having someone with a large garage that can host the party.
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  3. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    Thats a great idea. Point me to a kit that I can buy thats decent and I'm in!

    I've been AR-only for many years, but I'd love to build an AK to see how it works.
     
  4. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    I too would be very interested if someone would point me in the right direction on what I need to buy, where to buy it, and how much it would cost. I would be in for sure.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Lots of good info here:http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=4&f=51

    Kits may be found at Copesdist.com, FTFIndustries, floridagunworks.com, etc

    They can be found on the AR15.com Equipment exchange also. I think there was one for sale here on NWFA.

    Do not buy a "Virgin" kit or one that has a cut barrel or "new" barrel.

    We should get a location first, before spending cash on parts.

    I would recommend getting a Romanian "G" kit. They seem pretty inexpensive and are easy to build.

    If a parts kit seems reeeeeeealy cheap compared to others you have seen, then there may be a reason. Cut-barrel, virgin, etc.

    Stay away from milled receiver AK kits.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  7. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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  8. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Pre made = 80+ FRN's

    Bending your own for a newbie is easy and cheap at a build party if you have no tools costs you about 15.00 FRN's + Shipping, A 1/2 rack of beer or A bottle of whiskey. You will find out that most of us that have tools/jigs will let newbie builders use them when we are avaiable. Bending a flat takes about 10-15min most that is setup time! Best of all no Bully Government!!

    The Last build party (nearly a year ago) I went to I completed 2 in 1 night (pre de-milled and heat treated rails)

    A guy I know who did 5 in one night using screws he even screwed the rails on. All screws were purchased locally at www.columbiaairmotive.com grade 8 aircraft quality.

    www.ak-builder.com for flats..

    Romy G Flats Wit Rails Are 14.95 FRN's I don't think he has a flat over 35.00 FRN's

    I am ordering some flats on monday/tuesday if anyone needs one or a couple let me know. Via PM it will save a FRN or two in shipping if we split the shipping.

    FRN = Federal Reserve Note (for the newbies)

    I may have an aircraft hanger avaiable for the build party.

    :cool:
     
  9. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I'm in the portland area - would love to get together... I've got most of the components but need rivets, jigs, and would like to add some stiffeners to an underfolder I have...
     
  10. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    so for a build party all i need is a flat, and a parts kit. everything else will be there if i bring some beer and some whiskey. lol what about serial numbers on the flats?
     
  11. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    You will still need little items, if you don't have I am sure some one may have to sell. I know I always have extra parts around.
     
  12. PosterGuy

    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    There's a new gunshop on TV Highway in Hillsboro that sells build parts, rivets etc. It all Tapco stuff.

    I'm down for a build party. I've never done a build, but I've got a complete Yugo RPK kit and a 100% Nodak Spud reciever waiting to be built.

    Nathan
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    will there be strippers :laugh:

    i'm in for a demill
     
  14. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Sounds like a place I need to visit - where's it located? What's it called?
     
  15. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    Allright... we have some momentum here. Let's see if we can find a date and a place.

    Momentum, momentum, momentum!
     
  16. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like fun, having never attempted something like this before. Would would you estimate the parts cost's to be?
     
  17. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    A good price on a kit looks like $325 right now from FTF Industries, and the flat is ~$15.

    Add $10 for beer and 30$ for Whiskey, you are at $380.

    The value of having put together your very own AK-47? Priceless. ;)
     
  18. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    too bad copes is out of the $99 rust buckets good starters

    Dont for get the price of US parts ( receiver flat counts as 1)

    FCG (counts as 3)
    Gas tube
    stock
    pistol grip
    handgaurds
     
  19. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    I was under the impression that the Romy G kit from FTF came with all that... :huh:
     
  20. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    you might want the double check that. it does not state so.