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Old 03-12-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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Hey guys, new to the forum here and after sucessfully completing a build of 6 Romak (Romy G's) this past weekend with some friends, we are looking for our next purchase to build. Overall we spent about $400 a piece on the Romy's and were looking for something that could be had in parts kits for about $500 a pop. Any ideas or know of any places that specialize in parts kits?

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wow, 400 ea?? last ones i built were 175 ea and i thought that was expensive.

some careful shopping may get you an ar for somewhere in the 500 range.

there are fal kits to be had that are pretty much bolt together, but your going to be looking at about 700+ to do one today. kits are up to about 300-350 now, same for receivers, then add in 100 for 922r parts.

other than that, your either going to be looking at a hell of a lot of either money, or time with your verticle mill, metal lathe, and welder.

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Sorry, i should have been more specific. $400 each included the kit, new american receiver, 500 rds of ammo each, (5) 30 rd clips, (1) 12 ton harbor freight shop press, rivoting jigs and all the refinishing stuff needed for the build. The gun itself was prolly around $200-$225

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An FAL or an Aussie L1A1 would be nice. I have been looking for kits and such, but everything seems to be either out of stock or a mismatch of metric and inch parts. There are so many variants of these guns that it would be quite easy to mix up and have nothing but a pile of steel ****. Any good websites that you know of? I am not super concerned with making this 922R compliant as it will never be sold and will be for personal use only.

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922r compliance maters not if you keep it or sell it. if you assemble an ak or fal with more than 10 listed foreign parts, you are in violation of the law. period.

best case scenerio is that the rifle is confiscated as contraband. but if they can prove that you assembled it as contraband, then you are guilty of a crime. and yes, if you use magazine parts as compliance, and you insert a foreign magazine, you have just "assembled" a piece of contraband.

gun parts guy sells fal compliance parts, i beleive he used to sell kits too, although they were a little higher than ther places, but he REALLY knows his ****, and will be glad to tell you whatever you need to know about what parts will work with what you have when ordering.

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Sorry for the mix up, i was refering to giving the gun a serial number and all the proper stuff to sell it. Most likely the trigger group and receiver will be american so that should take care of the 922R compliance. i will check out GunPartsGuy. Thanks for the heads up.


In addition to the FAL, here are another couple of items that my buddies have mentioned interest in building:

SVD / PSL / Dragunov
AMD 65
Yugo M70
Czech VZ58
Finnish M31

Anyone have any experience with any of these and which would you suggest and why?

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with the exception of the suomi, theyre all ak's too.

the vz is the farthest from the ak design, and will require a milled receiver.

next furthest from teh ak design is the psl. i would imagine its not too easy finding 922r parts for either of these, as i have rarely seen them.

the amd and the m70 are no different than the romys. you will need a different flat, and the amd will need a muzzle device permanently attached.

getting into the suomi will be in the area i mentioned of a lot of money or a lot of time machining.

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Sorry for the mix up, i was refering to giving the gun a serial number and all the proper stuff to sell it. Most likely the trigger group and receiver will be american so that should take care of the 922R compliance. i will check out GunPartsGuy. Thanks for the heads up.


In addition to the FAL, here are another couple of items that my buddies have mentioned interest in building:

SVD / PSL / Dragunov
AMD 65
Yugo M70
Czech VZ58
Finnish M31

Anyone have any experience with any of these and which would you suggest and why?
AMDs are cool but I did mine as a a super short pistol.
It is made from a cut barrel kit using the cut barrel stub.
No need to worry about 922R compliance on this one.
Barrel length is about 3 3/4 in.
Here's some pictures.


It is called a guide rod build, because of the rod needed to guide the bolt carrer to keep it from kicking up and out of the receiver when fired.
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