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Old 08-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #11
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Hey, Jon, would something like this not need a barrel press then? I don't like the manufacturer, but just an example:

http://centerfiresystems.com/kit-bul-74.aspx
I looked at these kits but wheres the receiver ?
Cheapest I have found complete is from centerfire systems , but which one is the better rifle ? , so many to choose from .
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Alrighty, Thanks! And which parts must I register? Just the lower receiver, right?
Nothing needs to be registered!
If you buy a complete receiver like NODAK you will need it to go through a FFL for transfer.
If you fold your own receiver from a flat like a AK Builder flat there is no record of the gun & it doesn't need to go through the BATF.

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Hey, Jon, would something like this not need a barrel press then? I don't like the manufacturer, but just an example:
http://centerfiresystems.com/kit-bul-74.aspx
Centerfire is a ok place to buy from, but there quality is very iffy.
You got the right idea, you need a kit that doesn't need the barrel replaced or has already had the barrel replaced for your first build.
Here are a few links to kits of this kind.
http://whatacountry.com/romanian-ak-47-parts-kit.aspx

http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=231

Remember on your first build you won't save any $$ doing it your self but you will come away with the knowledge & tools to do it again!
Good Luck with your build!
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Indeed! Thanks a lot!

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Haha I wish I could fold my own receivers. My whole family is full of metal workers of different trades and I have an uncle who makes different weapons. I'm almost 18, maybe I'll go to a trades school and learn gunsmithing.

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The kits seem like a good idea, but the receiver isn't included,

which put the kibosh on the whole idea for me.

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Haha I wish I could fold my own receivers. My whole family is full of metal workers of different trades and I have an uncle who makes different weapons. I'm almost 18, maybe I'll go to a trades school and learn gunsmithing.
You can fold your own receivers I think as soon as you turn 18.
All it takes is a press and a folding die.
Here is the press that most builders start with.
http://www.harborfreight.com/garage-shop/shop-presses/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html
This is the AK Builder die.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30083
Using the two of these it takes only a few minutes to learn to fold your own receivers starting with flats like this.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=171
If bending a flat is still too much, there is an 80% blank receiver that you can build with.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=239
All it takes is to drill the holes in the proper place & weld the rails in then you are ready to rivet.

Gunsmithing would be a good trade to go for!
Around here most gunsmiths just replace parts almost no one can really rebuild a gun they just want to send it back to the factory. That is why I build my own.
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You can fold your own receivers I think as soon as you turn 18.
All it takes is a press and a folding die.
Here is the press that most builders start with.
http://www.harborfreight.com/garage-shop/shop-presses/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html
This is the AK Builder die.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30083
Using the two of these it takes only a few minutes to learn to fold your own receivers starting with flats like this.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=171
If bending a flat is still too much, there is an 80% blank receiver that you can build with.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=239
All it takes is to drill the holes in the proper place & weld the rails in then you are ready to rivet.

Gunsmithing would be a good trade to go for!
Around here most gunsmiths just replace parts almost no one can really rebuild a gun they just want to send it back to the factory. That is why I build my own.
VERY Helpful post, my friend. GREATLY appreciated. I'm actually kind of boasting at the expertise in Metalworking within the Family, but as unfortunate as it is, there is only a couple who work with Weapons. I want to learn GunSmithing, however, and here are some great resources! I couldn't appreciate it more! Keeping the 2nd Amendment alive is what matters the most. Thanks
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Dunham's has WASRs on sale this week; $429.00 8/18-29.

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