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gunsmith to get a AK scope rail mounted

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by derrickd95, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. derrickd95

    derrickd95 Forest Grove Active Member

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    I have a AK with out the side rail to mount a posp scope or red dot and would like to get it mounted. I called one gunsmith but he would only weld it on for $70. i really would like to get it riveted please let me know of any gunsmiths in the portland area who could provide this service please
     
  2. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    It may (depending on your make of rifle) be cheaper and easier to trade for a WASR that has the mount installed already. Have you considered a gas-tube or rail mount?
     
  3. derrickd95

    derrickd95 Forest Grove Active Member

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    i own a interarms ak and it functions flawless and fit and funtion is perfect. i would not trade it for a POS WASR i have had no luck with CAI products. i dont want to do the gastube or rail mount i want originality
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I have put several on. I even use the rivets, but I tig weld them in place on the inside so I dont need to do any refinishing work....Works great!!
     
  5. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    See above... So as not to degrade ones' standards.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If your real concern is keeping quality, my honest opinion would be to sell the posp scope and use the money to put towards a Tws 2nd gen dog leg rail, a beryl style rail, or a gas tube rail.
    Id keep the blank left sided receiver and go with the above mentioned. Unless you really want authenticity and enjoy the short eye relief of the posp style scope.
    Let it be known the akm is my platform of choice and I have over a few variants. I prefer the above mentioned methods I suggested, but truly its what you enjoy and what works for you! :)
     
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  7. derrickd95

    derrickd95 Forest Grove Active Member

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    I'm in it for the authenticity of it.
     
  8. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    If youre ever in the southern Oregon area, Matt at Guns NW Home does great work on AKs, including building receivers from flats. Im sure he could do it. A little far away from you though.
     
  9. rickthecabbie

    rickthecabbie Beaverton Member

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    If you want it done right, I would have to say that Jesse from - 762 LLC -
    is one of the best IMHO. Well worth a trip to Albany :thumbup:
     
  10. WasrNwarpaint

    WasrNwarpaint Portland Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Install it yourself, there is a guy on ebay selling bolt cutters that have been adapted to crush/peen rivets for AK receivers... it has the little cup on one side to maintain the rivet shape,its being sold for the guys that want to build their own receivers from flats, rivets are only a couple bucks ....sell the tool to someone wanting to do their first parts kit build when your done

    $50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rivet-squeezer-works-AK-/190667836532?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c64b04c74"]
     
  11. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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    The tricky part is demilling the rear trunnion rivet without messing up the receiver.
     
  12. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    These are both excellent options, I have had AKs built by both Matt and Jesse, they both do very good work.