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Got My First AK Build Back Together...

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by fingolfen, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Put together this Polish Underfolder last year - finally got it finished - went with a mollycoat on this one. Photo is a little dark - need to take it with better light. The actual rifle came out pretty good, though:

    Polishkit.jpg
     
  2. coctailer

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

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    Sweet build...........Take a pic of it outside.

    What did you use to do the rivets?
     
  3. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    This one I put together a couple of years ago using a friend's jigs and "jaws of death" (bolt cutter).

    I now have the ak builder jigs - have my first lower together... happy with the trigger guard and the front trunion - not at all happy with the rear trunion - need to figure out what I did wrong on it. It's together, but the rivet heads on the far side are ugly...
     
  4. coctailer

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

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    You need to trim off about 3/32 off the AK-Builder rivets before installing them.
     
  5. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Ahhh!!! I wondered that after I saw how much they stuck out... makes sense! Thanks!!! :thumbup:
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    That looks really nice - what receiver did you use?

    I'm also curious how under-folders are to fire? I almost bought one instead of a fixed stock model, but wasn't sure how they were to fire.
     
  7. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Thanks!!! This one's on an Ohio Ordnance...

    Shoots fine. I haven't completely zeroed it in yet, but the recoil is more than reasonable...
     
  8. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    I am working on an M64 yugo underfolder now, I hope mine will turn out as nice.
     
  9. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    Awesome job. Did you do the finish yourself? I have an older Yugo I need to have refinished.
     
  10. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I didn't do the finish - I had a local company do a mollycoat on it...
     
  11. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    :thumbup:That is one nice AK! I have a Polish underfolder in the build stage too.... and the sling! it really sets it off!:thumbup:
     
  12. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    So if you ( I ) could still get a parts kit. What is the rough cost of building one?
     
  13. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Depends on how much of it you do yourself ..... I think a builder will probably be about $300-350 or so to demil your kit, and build it on a NDS receiver and then refinish. You could learn the process yourself... and if you have buddies with tools you should be able to do it for cost of kit plus $60 for the receiver + $10 transfer fee + about $50 in compliance parts... or you could get a flat and bend it instead of the NDS for abot $15....then you have to refinish it. Many threads on this topic at AKfiles or theAKforum. If you want a good builder - local and GOOD look up 762llc.com. Tell him I sent you.
     
  14. needs2hunt

    needs2hunt Tacoma Wa. Member

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    it depends on which kit you get... buying a receiver is getting to be a real pain... i waited almost 3 months for mine from nodakspud... or you could buy a flat and build it that way . so anywhere from $20 to $100 for a receiver. a rivet kit is 10/15 bucks, all the the little parts to make it US compliant, about 60 bucks ... so probably figure about 200 to 250 more after buying a kit, that would get you a complete AK
     
  15. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    make that 3/16 off the rivets :)
     
  16. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    If you are thinking of doing your on build, I think finding a parts kit might be one of the first obstacles. I've been looking as well, but they are in a rather high demand these days, so prices have skyrocketed. They are still out there. But let me ask this, what is a "good" price these days for a Parts kit?
     
  17. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Depends on the parts kit...

    Romy G kits seem to be going for in excess of $300

    Polish underfolders seem to be going for over $400

    You can get a few virgin Yugo kits, but they're really spendy and take more work...
     
  18. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    I definitely don't want to mess with a virgin kit. I don't have the equipment or the experience. But 300 dollars is what I am seeing on gunbroker right now.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  19. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    Could someone please explain what a virgin kit is. :thumbup:
     
  20. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    Brand new, never been assembled parts kit for an AK, like this. They take a bit more experience and tools than I have.