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Is anyone here interested in building an AK?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 308, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Is anyone here interested in building an AK?

    The reason I ask, is I have a collection of building tools and all the correct rivets one could need, but before I go through the process of laying it all out and posting an add, I'd like to test the waters and see if we have members here who might be interested building their own.

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's something I've thought about.
     
  3. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I've got a press, rivets, the jig for pressing the barrel in and out and I believe (2) bolt cutter rivet presses. I have built some stunning AKs over the years with these tools. All one needs is to be patient and understand how the tools work.
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like an interesting project. I don't know how soon you need to sell or what that's worth, but I'd certainly consider it if funds were available at the time. The way things are going in this state, I think having these types of skills can be very beneficial in the future.
     
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  5. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    I would list it tax return time. :D
     
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  6. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    STUNNING....:eek: Ohhh Aaaaa...:p lol
     
  7. hawmanai

    hawmanai SW OR Member

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    Yes, have a old Romy G kit with barrel, need to get a receiver.

    Problem is time and travel to Portland. Keep us informed, thanks.
     
  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I saw this thread earlier, but just sitting down this evening, after this past week of weather
    I mis-read the title as

    Anyone Interested in Building an ARK


    and, I haven't even broken out the Red Label yet.
     
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  9. Armchair Operator

    Armchair Operator Beaverton Active Member

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    I'm interested. Got a Maadi kit that needs to be completed.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    This has been on my "to do" list for a long time. I have an AK builder rivet setter from when I changed out the rear trunion on my Draco during an SBR project.

    I'm tentatively in, if my work schedule permits.
     
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  11. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    Sign me up.
     
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  12. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I know nothing about AKs so I don't even know what sort of parts I'd need to bring, but it sounds fun. I'm in if you don't mind a complete newbee joining.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That's cool, we can stand around and tell you everything you're doing wrong. ;)
     
  14. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have that covered, I'm married! ;)
     
  15. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    Got a buddy that's interested as well. When do you think you will have the particulars sorted out?
     
  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I hear you, but you won't get to have the last word around us... that being "yes dear". :D
     
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  17. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    1st Step in the Build process is what kit do you want to build?
    2nd Step Obtain kit & Demill it if not already.
    3rd Step Buy or Stamp Your Receiver
    4th Step Assemble Your Kit.
     
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  18. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What kit would you recommend? Does the kit contain something akin to an AR receiver that needs to go through a FFL ? (Sorry for such a basic question I'll have to do some reading on AKs).

    Edit: I see that is step 3 for the receiver.
     
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    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    As for a kit whatever is to your taste and budget. A lot of options see post above!

    Kits do not have the receiver and no ffl is required on kits.
    A Flat is just a flat receiver when you stamp it it becomes a 90% receiver (Technically a firearm) weld the rails and rivet the center support = 100%
     
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  20. JimBob

    JimBob Portland / Vancouver area Member

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    I just picked up a Polish underfolder kit, so I am in.