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AK builds question

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by win, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. win


    Jun 30, 2001
    Oakley, ks
    Has anyone tried an AK build?
    Which receiver did you use? Anyone try a 80% complete receiver?
    Which parts kit did you use?
    thanks again
  2. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013

  3. Nicoroshi

    Nicoroshi Avid Shooter

    Nov 14, 2008
    The liberal playground
    Yes (many in fact).
    I have tried different flats, and pre-bent 80% receivers.
    Best results are with AKBuilder flats using Curtis' (owner of bending jig.
    Makes bending a perfect receiver (every time) a 2 minute project.
    Which parts kit have I NOT used.
    Polish tantal, PMKMS
    Egyptian Maddi
    Tula AKS-74u, AKM
    Izzy AKM
    Yugoslavian m70,m64,m72,m85,m92,m95,m76
    And the list goes on.
    What you should ask yourself is, "what do I personally want?"
    This will lead you in the right direction for kit selection.
    Many, many choices
    What ammo? 7.62x39, 5.45x39, 5.56x45, 8mm Mauser, 7.62x54R.....
    Solid stock or folder, and if folder do I want under or side?
    Barrel length? 16,18,21,24,12.5,10.5,8?
    What is available? Kits are not as plentiful as they used to be especially with original barrels, and the price keeps going up. Part of your decision will be based on what you can obtain, and price you're willing to pay.

    Building is addictive (YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!)

    Like Lay's potato chips. Bet you can't build just one.
    Something different about shooting a gun you built with your own two hands. It will always mean more to you than one you buy.

    (Old) picture of my shop (I have built many more since).