Any AK Gunsmiths in PDX/Gresham?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by im566, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. im566

    im566
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    Do you guys know of any good AK gunsmiths? In the SE/NE PDX, Gresham?
    Thanks.
     
  2. halmbarte

    halmbarte
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    Talk to Mike at Tornado Tech.

    The wait will be worth it.

    H
     
  3. civilian75

    civilian75
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    what do you need done?
     
  4. im566

    im566
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    Some trigger work, change stocks to an ACE, install night sights..
     
  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer
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    Forum member Pauly.
     
  6. Unka-Boo

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    ....and that requires a smith because?
     
  7. BANE

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    Jon or Steve at,
    JBeagle rifles in ridgefield wa.
    360-904-3600
    They build awesome guns and do great work..
     
  8. civilian75

    civilian75
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    You don't need no smith. Unless you suck at it or hate doing stuff with your hands, all three are within your reach:

    1. Trigger work: what exactly do you want to accomplish? Besides polishing contact surfaces, US made AK triggers are what they are. You want better, you pay more for a better trigger (i.e. Red Star Arms). But me thinks it is totally unnecessary, I mean, a better aftermarket trigger. There is single hook and double hook. If you want slightly less trigger pull and contact surface friction, get a single hook, or do what I've done a couple of times, cut the extra hook off with a dremmel. Original select fire FCG don't have them. You don't really need it, IMO. Check here for anything you might want to get. While at it, I'd upgrade your FCG with a pin retaining plate.

    2. Swapping a stock is one of the easiest things you can do, unless the current stock is frozen in place, which simply will require a lot of elbow grease. Here is one of many videos. There is a thread on this topic here.

    3. You can find instructions online to replace your sights. Not a big deal, either. Here is one of many.
     
  9. im566

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    Thanks for the info and the tips......
     

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