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Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by Mike_AZ, Nov 20, 2007.
To make a working and legal AK?
A receiver...that's it as far as I know.
A finished receiver would be easiest but requires FFL transfer.
you could go the flat or pre-bent route and finish the receiver yourself but since you didnt know you needed a receiver i doubt you'd have the tools needed to do the job.
Id love to build an AK but dont feel like givin the gunstore $25 to move a piece of metal and i dont have the tools or time.
Yeah, I knew I needed a receiver. LOL I had already looked at receivers and flats. I guess I was wanting to make sure that was all I needed and 922r compliance.
Yea, I thought it seemed pretty obvious.
Yea i thought you were a regular around here. Sometimes i give people too much credit and sometimes not enough. obviously you were the latter. I think any kit from any established company will come 922 compliant. Usually the come w/ a US made FCG and Gas piston if im not mistaken.
You need the receiver (as you already know). I would go with the Nodak Spud 100 percent one. They are as good as you will get.
You really REALLY should have a hydralic press of some sort (79 dollars at Harbor Frieght). A drill press and a drill press vise.
Punches (steel and brass) and hammers.
Rivet setting tools (such as Plinker's tools) or a modified bolt cutters (cheap but not as easy to use) or you can go with a screw build in which you would only need GOOD taps and screws.
DON'T do a U-Drive build.
A screw build is as good as a rivet build for a semi auto gun but its not "original looking".
You will also need compliance parts. G2 trigger group, pistol grip, stock, front handguard set, gas piston, etc. Whatever is needed in your particular case. Usually G2, pistol grip, receiver, and maybe gas piston is all thats really needed.
Take your time building it. DONT rush drilling the rivets out. Use only the best cobalt bits you can find, not hardened steel or kobalt, or whatever else.
I have built several so far and have like 10-12 in plastic bags waiting to be built.
Thanks! That's exactly the kind of info I needed.