GUN Has anyone here ever built an AK-47?

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  1. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    I just want to hear from people that have built one. How hard did you think it was, etc?

    I'm thinking about building one, but I don't want to get in over my head especially when I could just go out and buy a completed WASR-10 and probably save some money. I'm no gunsmith and would try and take the easiest route possible for my first one (i.e. buy a pre-made receiver instead of trying to fold my own, screw it all together instead of using rivets) but do you think a novice can even do that?
     
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  3. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    Mainly for the experience of doing it. Plus you can say that you built the gun yourself.
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    Building the reciever definitely has it's advantages. The biggest one clearly being that it has no S/N, and it's on NO lists.
     
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    I'd like to learn to build one, then later down the road I could build a krinkov or an AMD.
     
  6. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    Yeah, that's what I would eventually want to do but I think for the first one I should go with the pre-made receiver even though I have to buy it through an FFL. I want to know how everything is already setup on a correct one before I try and figure it out for myself on a blank.
     
  7. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    Well, I'm going to try building one. I'm using an AMD-63 parts kit and I'm going to build it on an Ohio Ordnance Works receiver. I'll let you all know how it turns out -- that could be months away! :)
     
  8. kellyclan

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    :eek3: How's that RRA US lower doing? :cool:
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    No progress really, but at least I have all the parts I need.

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  11. Talk to the pros on AK-47.net man. There's a "build it yourself" forum on there too. DO NOT USE SCREWS!!! Joeken.com sells rivet tools.
     
  12. Reverend

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    Building an Ak-47 is sorta like fixing up a Honda. Even with all the nicest parts, its still just a cheap Honda.

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    and it still shoots good, and lasts a long time. AK's aren't the fucking rolls royce of firearms, but for the price, they're good.
     
  14. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but everything is working good so far as I can tell. By hand it cycles great and feeds and ejects everything I give it.

    I should get a chance to take it out friday for the real test.
     
  15. Looks good man. What did you use to assemble it? Screws or rivets?
     
  16. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco Every town has an Elm Street.

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    Screws. They are a round hex head and look fine. They are really no bigger then a rivet. I only messed up on one hole when I was tapping the front trunion (I got it crooked) but it wasn't bad enough that I couldn't fix it on the second try.

    If I had gone with rivets I would've had to get the right tools and pull the barrel out of the trunion. I don't have access to a press or anything to do that with.
     
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    would HAVE. not would OF.
     
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