AK Bolt Hold Open when last round is spent

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by GregTheHun, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. GregTheHun

    GregTheHun New Member

    Well, I'm asking the question just like the title describes.

    So, what I would like a new AK build to do is:

    1. Either with the bolt open or closed, chamber a round.
    2. Fire until the magazine is empty
    3. Once empty, have the bolt stop in the rearward position
    4. Also, when the magazine is removed the bolt does NOT go forward
    5. Insert a magazine, pull the bolt, and release to chamber a new round
    6. Lather, rinse, repeat

    Is this possible with the AK platform?
  2. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

    All of that sounds like some serious re-engineering.

    I have solved a small part of the problem. I cut a notch in the top of the safety lever to manually hold the bolt open as an additonal safety. I carry the rifle with the bolt locked open and a full magazine. When I am ready to fire, dropping the lever releases the bolt, loads a round and takes it off safety.

  3. GregTheHun

    GregTheHun New Member

    Well, essentially, I'd like it to act like an AR-15.

    I just didn't know if I should do a what you described plus the magazine notch that some people cut to make the bolt stop.

    The only thing I think it would be missing is that the safety lever wouldn't magically fly up to stop the bolt so you can remove the magazine.

    Any thoughts?
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

    What you want is a Sig.
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

  6. GregTheHun

    GregTheHun New Member

    Basically, I want an AK that acts like an AR in action.

    So, when the the last round is fired is when it's most important. Mostly because I need it to be able to hold the bolt back while I change the magazine. Once it's changed, I'd like to be able to pull on the handle, release and it chambers a round with the new magazine in.

    To answer the sig suggestion and the czech-point, those are a little out if my price range ad when I say a little the sig one is like twice my budget.

    I'm trying to build an AK with that type of functionality. I didn't know if there was any dremeling or something that can do to the standard AK to achieve that.

    Thanks all! ^_^