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AMD-65 Help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by fingolfen, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Sad for an Intel guy to be asking for AMD help (I may have to put an Intel Inside sticker on it!)...

    ... but I have a parts kit coming to me... hopefully it's as nice as it looks...

    ... unfortunately it's sans barrel - came in after the barrel ban (damn the BATFE).

    My thoughts on the build (well, at least I'm going to get my money's worth out of the jigs)...

    Parts count:

    1) Receiver
    2) US Muzzle break
    3) US gas Piston
    4, 5, 6) US Trigger group
    7) US barrel??? I/O has barrels, but does a standard AK barrel work on an AMD-65???

    Thoughts and therapy welcome...
     
  2. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Put in 6 gigs of DDR3 and make sure you liquid-cool that sucker.
     
  3. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    :laugh: :D :bluelaugh: :D :laugh: :bluelaugh:

    Good one...

    ... though it's looking like the barrel and muzzle break may be problematic since it's a short barrel... so I go with a long and screw up the ergo, or try to find one of the seemingly discontinued US extended length muzzle breaks... *gah*
     
  4. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Okay - found the tapco long muzzle brake and a gas piston! W00T

    Now need to find a barrel... though I'm still working on the parts count if it's not a US made barrel... getting funky...
     
  5. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Okay - I think I've got my math to work... The AMD-65 is only going to have 16 "parts" by the federal standard:

    http://milsurpstuff.com/922r%20Compliance Info.htm

    (1) Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings or stampings
    (2) Barrels
    (3) Barrel extensions - not present
    (4) Mounting blocks (trunions)
    (5) Muzzle attachments
    (6) Bolts
    (7) Bolt carriers
    (8) Operating rods - not present
    (9) Gas pistons
    (10) Trigger housings - not present
    (11) Triggers
    (12) Hammers
    (13) Sears - not present
    (14) Disconnectors
    (15) Butt stocks
    (16) Pistol grips
    (17) Forearms, hand guards
    (18) Magazine bodies
    (19) Followers
    (20) Floor plates

    ... so "not to exceed 10" means for this build I need 6 parts...

    Receiver, trigger, hammer, disconnector, muzzle brake, op rod...

    ... and viola! Ve are done!

    ... now I just need to find a barrel and NoDak needs to get the receiver back in stock... :confused:

    ... and I need to find someone to help me weld that extended brake onto the barrel to avoid having to "stamp collect" on this one...
     
  6. eldbillbo

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

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    what tools do you have building i have a welder. or you could

    get a pps barrel and mag well build it up to fit the trunnion. this now shoots the cheap 7.62x25 ammo. a pps barrel will still need to have a extension welded to it.

    not mine but i might build one if i get a kit
     
  7. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    That's a nice one - I'm sticking with 7.62x39 on this one - too much invested in mags! :D

    Finally found a nice barrel, and I have the tapco extended muzzle brake to make it "stampless" - I may take you up on the welding - I need to figure out what's the best way to do it (best way being the way that doesn't look like s**t but still meets BATFE edicts)...
     
  8. eldbillbo

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

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    well the best way to keep it from looking like crap is to thread or press on then pin and weld over i personally don't like to put that much heat all away around the extension but have done so.
     
  9. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    That was kind of my thought - I've done pressing and pinning, but not welding...
     
  10. pr787lv

    pr787lv somewhere in the NW Member

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    fingolfen

    I am so glad you found an original barrel. May I persuade you to go the SBR route? I got a kit last summer and was about to do the same you have in mind. But, the SBR looks soooo cool! I paid the stamp and don't regret it. If you have the AMD barrel, so , so hard to find nowadays, that deserves a celebration! Celebrate building the way it was meant to be:woot:, sans the extra whole, of course :)
     
  11. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Will have to think about it - I still need to get my suppressor paperwork done...