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Expect group builds to be the next big target.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Blaylocke, May 23, 2013.

  1. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    The Libs just discovered group builds. I'm going to quote the article in it's entirety, to prevent them from getting the click. I will link to it, however, as well as a video. All apologies if I missed that it was already posted.

    [video=youtube;XBXKYtD-AHs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XBXKYtD-AHs[/video]

    I Built This AK-47. It's Legal and Totally Untraceable. | Mother Jones

    Ironically, this only serves to make me want to participate in a group build.
     
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  2. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ^LOL, that was what I was thinking! Maybe NWFA can organize via "The Den". I'd love to learn how to build an AK, and hang out with some fellow gun owners.

    This story also reminds me of the guy who built an AK from a shovel...

    The idea of building / creating something is celebrated in human culture, no matter what era, so I find it funny that the author of this article tries to paint "build parties" as some sort of sneaky and dirty thing just because the group members are constructing AKs. Build parties for guns seem to me to be just part of the modern DIY movement... but I guess for anti-gun folks, anything involving firearms is just plain EVIL.
     
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  3. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's what I'm thinking too!
     
  4. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    makes me want to attend as well. i wish i had the budget for it.
     
  5. ArgentineSteel

    ArgentineSteel Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Just need a bend press and drill plate listing the locations for the holes. They are not hard to do. I looked into it once for fun but never did build my own. Anyone have a decent metal working shop out back?
     
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    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    Okay, I'll bite; why the he** did he cut the gun up at the end?
     
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  7. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    More money than brains. He's also from California.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Its not illegal for anyone to make a gun of any type (as long as its not full auto, or considered a destructive device. or other NFA type without proper paper work), Never has been. It only needs a serial number if its transferred. Now doing this in CA I have no clue.
     
  9. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    I went to several build parties when I was in CA, built 5-6 AKs when down there, always a good time, everyone brought whatevery tools they had, had several different stations set up ( demil , drilling, welding, riviting, pressing, blasting, parking)....Building in CA was no different that anywhere else, just had to follow a slightly different set of rules, ie: pistol grip / 10rd mag, etc.

    The article is a little misleading it that your homebuild doesn't need a serial number, it does when your sell it or transfer it via an FFL (in CA)
     
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  10. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't liberals have any thing better to do? Like making the world a better place by tackling real problems?
    I'm just sure a father and son build team are going to use their build to go out on a mass shooting spree.
     
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    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that they think they are making the world a better place by being anti 2nd.
     
  12. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    So can we have a group build, or what? I am a newbie when it comes to building firearms, but I love shooting them, and want an AK.

    Let's do it.
     
  13. hondakilla98

    hondakilla98 beaverton, or Active Member

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    I was just reading a build party thread on here yesterday.
     
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    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind. Found the thread.
     
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    hondakilla98 beaverton, or Active Member

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    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I love this comment in the YouTube comments...

    "I like to make bath in potato chips."
     
  17. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Ya'll missed the AK train. Kits are over twice as expensive at they were a few years ago. Original barreled kits are near extinct. I tried to host build parties twice....few if any were actually interested.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I had never thought of building an AK. but now i am interested.
     
  19. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    same here especially since an AK is very reliable. even if i were to never take it to the range and leave it in a closet, i know it would always be reliable. well at least by design.
     
  20. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    yep. you guys are definitely way late to the building game, unfortunately. around the time the AWB expired, you could get a basically unused Romy-G kit for $50, barrel and all. build parties were really parties then, when some guys were building 4-5 rifles in one go. few made complete receivers at the time, but flats were already available from Tapco and others.

    kits really went up in the last year or so. I bought a couple AK-74 kits in mid 2011 for about $100/ea. now they're almost $300 or more. same old story with all other gun stuff.