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Anyone built an AK-74/47? AR-15? Build GTG?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MrFiux, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. MrFiux

    MrFiux Tillamook County Member

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    I know I don't post here often but I was wondering if anyone had the drill press, welding, and rivet experience and know how of AK building.

    I wanted to see if we could get an awesome build gtg before things go either good or bad (preferably good) and get our guns built. I got a 3000 sq feet warehouse on the Oregon coast we could use for build party.

    Let me know here if anyone is interested or knows someone that has built AKs or AR-15

    I am pretty sure that anyone that has made purchases following the shooting bought stripped lowers or 80% stamped receivers.


    If you can't find an AR 15 to build. Build an AK or some other variant.


    Here are some links of things you could do.

    Tantal Receiver Blank, Tantal Folded 80% Receiver Blank, RTG Gun Parts

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/cPath/51/products_id/627

    "Everyone is freaking out asking "where can I get a cheap AR lower" or "XYZ place is gouging on components". Well, here is a solution... build something else.

    AK Variants

    RTG parts has AK flats for $2-

    Tantal Receiver Blank, Tantal Folded 80% Receiver Blank, RTG Gun Parts

    AK47 Receiver Blank, AKM AKMS Receiver Blank, AK Folded 80% Receiver Blank, RTG Gun Parts

    With rivet sets for $9-

    AK Rivet Sets, AKM Fixed Stock, AKS Under Folder, Polish Tantal, Poish Beryl, Yugo M70, Yugo M72, AK74 Side Folder, AK74 Fixed Stock, Romainian RPK, Bulgarian RPK74, RTG Gun Parts

    Apex has parts kits for $250 and up-

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...roducts_id/627

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...oducts_id/1209

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...oducts_id/1687

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...oducts_id/2592

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...roducts_id/611



    HK33 Variant-

    Flat for $169

    HK93 Receiver Flat, HK33 Receiver Flat, RTG Gun Parts

    Parts for $375

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...roducts_id/875




    Uzi-

    Receivers for $100

    UZI Page

    Parts for $169

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product...oducts_id/1816

    (you will need some ancillary semi parts)



    Other ideas:
    MP5s (RTG has flats for $100)
    Stens (easy as hell and cheap)
    Sterlings
    PPS43
    FMK-3
    1919 (I have always wanted to do this)
    Suomis
    FALs
    G3s
    RPDs


    Just throwing this out there."

    Alex
     
  2. books

    books usa New Member

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    I too would love to see a build party. I have a kit to build (it's my first), and I have all the parts, kit is demilled except for removing the barrel to drop out the old rivet stubs.

    The only build-specific tool I have is the lovely ak-builder receiver drilling fixture (with both red and blue mandrels).

    I also have a 12-ton press, a floor-standing drill press with a mediocre cross-vise (and mediocre bearings), a bench-top drill press (sadly, with no vise, but in new condition), lots of drill bits, a couple brand new reamers (ak-builder).

    I would also pitch in on the pizza and beer front, and I'm open to other things like bringing a pair of spot welder tips for someone willing to let me build with their spot welder.

    --
    books
     
  3. bigdadytid

    bigdadytid Vancouver, WA Member

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    I have an AK flat bending jig. The main problem is that demilled kits have gone thru the roof. Used to be you could buy a like new AK kit with barrel for $100 and change. Now a days, they want nearly as much as a complete rifle
     
  4. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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  5. books

    books usa New Member

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    No kidding. I got mine for 125, matching numbers, great condition. I only wish I'd gotten 10.
     
  6. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    I was all tooled up to build a Bulgarian AK-74 kit with 5.56 barrel that would match and share mags with my Saiga .223. Now the ammo can't even be found and Nodak Spud stopped taking orders on receivers right before I wanted to order one. BAD timing.
     
  7. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    receiver flats are still available and in stock... my choice, over a 100%.
    ak-builder flats

    now... as far as getting the parts kits? no clue. i haven't even looked since this whole panic took off. i'm guessing everyone is sold out. i do remember the days when one could get 'em for $120, all numbers matching and just a cut receiver... otherwise totally complete and sometimes even totally un-issued/unused. re-welds were the thing back then.