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Old 03-06-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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What is involved in building an AK from a flat? How difficult is the task? I was considering building an AK.

Looks like it could be a fun project.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:12 AM   #2
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I dont think you and small parts would mix well.
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I read somewhere along the line about building an AK, It honestly sounded like a HUGE pain in the @$$, Maybe they make pre drilled kits or something, But forming an AK from flat stock and making it square would be my biggest issue, I don't know what kind of equipment you have, But it sounds like a daunting task to say the least, It certainly isn't like building an AR.
Under the right circumstances and if I had the proper tools, I may like to try some day, But until then, I will pass.
Best of luck, I would be interested in what you find.
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Sure it can be done, with a welder, a grinder and enough time, it can be accomplished, it may look like crap, but it can be done.

PS have a good vernier caliper on hand for those tricky measurements
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I am pretty sure you can get a predrilled flat with the rails from ohio ordance, building one from a kit is pain because of the 922 compliance. Also building from a flat I am pretty sure that it can NOT be sold.
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There are pre-bent and pre-drilled receivers for custom builds. This is about the same as buying an AR-15 lower and doesnt require all the squaring off and bending which can cause the most frustration from what I've heard from AK builders.
You can have an 80% receiver or skip ahead and get a 100% reciever which has all the bolts and cuts and rails already made without any internal parts.
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Interesting...


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^ Very nice and it's a dimple design

Great price too...........
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i have heard the rivets are the pain. and making sure its straight and plumb. and im sure the barrel in really puts the fu in fun.

AR would be better to build because of the milled aluminum frames. but also more money and for that price you could get a nice ak or even two ok ak s.
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i have heard the rivets are the pain. and making sure its straight and plumb. and im sure the barrel in really puts the fu in fun.

AR would be better to build because of the milled aluminum frames. but also more money and for that price you could get a nice ak or even two ok ak s.
Building is building, Its a great way to learn and know your rifle.
With the AK receiver I posted, It makes things much easier to consider building one, Looking on the site that offered the stamping, they have just about everything you would need.

AK Parts and Components

Maybe someday
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