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AK gunsmith needed for rivet work, WA State.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Porter, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Porter

    Porter Bremerton wa Member

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    I picked a James River Armory AK74 thru a trade and some of the rivets are not to my liking and want redone for piece of mind. Some of the rivets are not flush and only half the rivet is touching. Can anybody recommend an AK gunsmith for said work around the PNW? I am located in Kitsap County, Thanks in advance
     
  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Which rivets are not pressed correctly? Pics would help
     
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  3. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Contract pilot
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    He might see this thread if you tag him: @Contract_Pilot

    To the OP - he's a member here who deals in AK parts and may be able to give you some suggestions.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You can also go to AK builder dot com and buy a rivet setter/jig for a not so insane amount of money, and swag those rivets up nicely yourself. ;)
     
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  6. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Or buy mine from the classifieds :) Curious if its the trigger guard rivets since they can be a pain.
     
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  7. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'm not an AK guy but from dealing with him and talking to him at the shows I

    think he's a complete AK service. From parts to building I think he has it covered.
    And he's a good guy.
     
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  8. Porter

    Porter Bremerton wa Member

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    Thanks for the reply's guys. I will take a few pics of rivets in question a little later when I get home as the ones on my phone are not close up enough. I thought about buying the tool and doing them myself but would like someone experienced there to help a first timer. I will send pilot a text as I just bought a few mags from him the other day.
     
  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a couple of 80% lowers from him a while back myself - seems like a nice guy. I'd like to do an AK build, some day, and he's probably where I'd go to get what I need.
     
  10. Porter

    Porter Bremerton wa Member

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    Just talked to pilot, he verified it would be a good idea to redo front trunion rivets. Here are some pics. May

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  11. Porter

    Porter Bremerton wa Member

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    308 you have PM.