ak47 kit

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by tatthehood, May 2, 2013.

  1. tatthehood

    tatthehood New Member

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    Ok guys im new to the forums and new to gun building. I was in the USMC for 4 years and the army for 6 soni know my way around a rifle. But in just dont know about these kits. Can someone help me out with some info on these and which ones are the best. I would also like to know what all I would need to buy separate. Thanks in advance for the help guys. Its much appreciated
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Sorry. I can't help. Don't know a thing about AK kits.
    Welcome to the forum.
     

  3. tatthehood

    tatthehood New Member

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    Thanks man. Im really hopinh someone can enlighten me.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Building an AK from parts?
     
  5. tatthehood

    tatthehood New Member

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    Yeah. Like buying one of the kits and putting it together.
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Reviving a demilled kit is extremely difficult. It will require welding.
    Building a rifle from parts is much less difficult.
     
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  7. tatthehood

    tatthehood New Member

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    From what I understand I can get the pre milled? Or am I mistaking?
     
  8. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing it wouldn't be hard to do. An AK is pretty simple.
     
  9. tatthehood

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    That was my thought. I just wanted to know if anyone had any experience and advice on the matter. I own 2 sks and I love them. But id like to have an AK for close quarters. My sks are totally nice but its hard to pie corners. but I dont feel like paying now aday prices for the ak. And is like to get expierience building as well.
     
  10. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Oh. A receiver blank. Go for it. You can do it.
    If you don't have any experience now, you will when you finish.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO68T2RcD-Y[/ame]
     
  11. tatthehood

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  12. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is a demilled kit. It does not include all of the parts you will need. Consider the additional cost of the receiver, barrel, and back plate. But you could put one together. If it gets overwhelming, take it to a gunsmith.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    If a drunk Russian can build one from a **** shovel...
     
  14. tatthehood

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    So then I could probably build a nice reliable AK for around $400? I know people always say that u get what u pay for but $400 aint ****. Compared to 800+ used in the pawn shops.
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good Lord! Are they that much now?
     
  16. tatthehood

    tatthehood New Member

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    Yeah man. You can barely get an SKS for 500 now days. Its ridiculous. At least here in NC.
     
  17. longunner

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    If I were you I'd wait till the ****storm dies down and wait till all the asshats who paid 1000 for an ak realize they fuc&ed up and sell them for normal (maybe even lower) prices.
     
  18. Vikingdad

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    For the record, I quit drinking and I am not Russian.

    Carry on.

    I doubt those idiots will sell. On the other hand, AKs are plentiful the world 'round. When the ****storm dies down the parts will no doubt be cheaper. I find it to be much more satisfying to build something up from pieces than to buy it already built.
     
  19. sputnik1988

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    While AKs are relatively simple, they are not something that an inexperienced person should attempt. They require many tools in order to do properly.

    One being a press, while you could buy the tools, it would be MUCH cheaper to buy one outright and make it yours by customizing

    Now, if you intend on building a half dozen AKs, then it may be worth the investment, for just one? I wouldn't. And this is coming from a guy that had the same idea as you at one point.

    By the way, welcome to the forum.
     
  20. SSGN_Doc

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    You will have a hard time finding a complete de milled rifle. Import of foreign military barrels was stopped so you would need all the inner pars, the front and rear trunions, furniture, etc. then a receiver. Tools you will need would include a hydraulic press, rivet tools, headspace gauges, drill press, and other basic tools. Then finishing can require some other tools, chemicals, or coatings. If budget about $800-1000 for an initial build, depending on what tools you already have. It gets a but cheaper per rifle if you already have all the tools, and finishing equipment and supplies, but for one rifle it can be expensive.