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help on my amd-65 build

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by bluecz97b, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. bluecz97b

    bluecz97b Gresham Member

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    I'm building an amd-65 kit. The kit came with the original barrel. The barrel had a tapco extended muzzle brake installed with a pin going through the bottom into the barrel. I assume this was to acheve length so it was not a SBR. I drilled out the pin and replaced the brake with the ak-builder amd extended brake. If I drill the brake and pin it on the way the tapco brake was, is that considered permanent? Am I going to run into any legality problems? I really don't want to have to weld it to the front sight. I'ld like it to look as clean as possible. Any ideas, has anybody out there delt with this issue?
     
  2. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    If you blind pin the AK-builder brake one, you should be good to go, you could also tack weld it on from the bottom and clean it up, high temp silver solder will also make it permanent.

    Remember beside the 16inch barrel, you also need 6 US parts for 922.
     
  3. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    Since the muzzle brake is US made, you only need 5 more (receiver, trigger, disconnect, hammer, pistol grip) and you're good to go.
     
  4. bluecz97b

    bluecz97b Gresham Member

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    I really like the amd-65 wood grips so I'm going to clone a set. Will that count as a compliant part?
     
  5. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    yes
     
  6. bluecz97b

    bluecz97b Gresham Member

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    What do you think? I went with the blind rivet method.
     
  7. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Picture is too small, had to tell how it looks
     
  8. fry

    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    blind pinning is compliant as far as the atf is concerned, silver solder is not.
    i tacked welded a crapco muzzle device on my amd65 and that is also compliant.
     
  9. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5320-8/atf-p-5320-8-chapter-2.pdf
     
  10. fry

    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    sorry, you are correct. regular lead solder is right out.