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Custom AK builder in the pdx area?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by pry, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. pry

    pry pdx Member

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    I was thinking about buying a parts kit and receiver and having it put together for me. I want an ak74 with the triangle folding stock and I might try to build it myself but not sure if I can. So i'd like to see about what it would cost to have it done. I heard good things about 762LLC but I think they are closed now, the websites down and the phone is disconnected. Anybody know any good ak shops around? Thanks

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  2. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    762LLC is still open talked to Jessie today he has been moving. Here's his email adress that I use 762llc@gmail.com
     
  3. pry

    pry pdx Member

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    Ok thanks, I just emailed him. Does he do builds with parts supplied by the customer? I was looking at the krinkov aks-74u parts kits now, those are so sweet...but so spendy!
     
  4. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I mailed him a box of parts and I bought my receiver on line and they mailed it to him.
     
  5. pry

    pry pdx Member

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    Still have not heard back from 762LLC, doesn't seem like he is still in business..
     
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    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Any luck with this? I was just trying to figure out the same thing. Someone with some skills and a shop needs to take up the mantle of NW custom AK guy.
     
  7. 590

    590 Federal Way, Washington, United States New Member

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  8. pry

    pry pdx Member

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    Nope I never got a reply from 762LLC and haven't found a good AK smith yet.
     
  9. Squibbits

    Squibbits Hillsboro New Member

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    I'm also looking for a good local AK builder. Thanks!
     
  10. Smiddy

    Smiddy Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    You can do it! You can do it all night long! I guess your just going to have to throw all the parts away, or you can send them to me. :)

    but seriously yoou can do it. The intranet is full of all the info you need and when you're finished you'll understand every aspect of your rifle. If your reciever is raw you might want to learn to blue, or you can spray it with some KG or Cera or whatever you like.
     
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    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Yes, yes you can do it!!!! I started on my own, made tools from scrap metal, and went to town. Now I have built 30+. I just finished this one the other day....... photo 2 (2).jpg

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    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Sorry, some how made a double post
     
  13. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Question. How much, on average, does it cost you to build up the pictured ak? Assuming pre-pandemonium prices. Also, how difficult is it for a beginner?
     
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    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    So....$200-$350 for a barrel-less kit depending on what flavor you like, $60-$115 for a receiver depending on the kit, $75-$120 for a barrel, $75 for rivets, trigger group and other assorted parts. Now the tooling is very expensive if you are only looking at building one rifle. I built all my tooling myself so I don't have much money in that. For a beginner I would recommend having someone else populate the barrel(headspace and pin on the front sight block, gas block and rear sight block).

    Start researching the building process. There are a few great AK forums out there with a plethora of information.......now off to the garage to populate a barrel for the next kit.
     
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    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks for the info... if anybody knows any ak builders that do good work in MY area, let me know :). I'd be willing to pay good moneys.
     
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    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    We are having a build party up here on the 10th of March. Make the drive up. Give a man an AK, arm him. Teach a man to build an AK, arm many.
     
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    DoctorChops United States New Member

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    Hey what area are you guys having it in? I've been trying to find a build party up in our neck'o'the woods.. Have a kit ready to build but I figured if I could wait a little while and find a build party it'd we worth waiting.. I'm building with a US barrel so I'm a little reluctant about drilling the barrel pin heh
     
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    DoctorChops United States New Member

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    Oh and in response to the question, there's 1 guy who's name I've heard quite a bit through different threads/forums..
    I've never used him but everybody who has seems to really like his work. And I've seen a lot of the pictures - he's definitely good at what he does.. I know he does milled AK's, not sure about stamped.. Seems like a pretty nice guy so he might be worth getting a hold of if you're still trying to find somebody to build for you.

    His name's Matt Yeamans
    Guns NW AK-47 Build

    (and just FYI I have nothing to do with that business, just tryin' to help)
     
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    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Bainbridge Island WA