Project poor man (SKS build).

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Several months back I was out in my dads shed looking for truck parts when I caught a front sight post sticking out of a box, it was a barreled SKS receiver, I brought it in the house, where he said that I could have it, so I went to work.

    First step was to bead blast it to check for any issues, with that done I decided to lay down some krylon to prevent rust until I had decided on a final finish.

    A few weeks later I happened upon a pile of parts at my LGS, nearly everything I needed, including a folding stock for a $100 bill. I then bought a Tapco 20 round mag for 922r compliance, an original unissued sling and a bottle of Super blue.

    My plan is to blast it one more time and give it a nice deep bluing. The only part that I'm missing is the gas tube, with any luck I'll find one as cheaply as everything else.:) So far, I'm $141 dollars in. :D

    Below are pics of it and the parts I've bought. I'll keep this updated and post more pics after the bluing.
     

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  2. Nihilist88

    Nihilist88 New Member

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    I want to watch your progression. I am currently re-buliding my AK-74. I can't wait to get her back up.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Cool, what all are you doing to it?
     
  4. sputnik1988

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    Finished the bluing last night and got it all back together. Turned out pretty well, especially for what I started with. I need to pick up a gas tube and have it headspaced and it will be finished.

    Sorry for the poor lighting.
     

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  5. Nihilist88

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    Mainly replacing it with a Bulgarian trigger assembly and all of that. I thought about the Tapco G-series trigger, but I thought, " I can just pick up a parts kit and get everything". I will wait to see since there is a gun show up in Cincinnati, Oh, I am hoping someone has a deal there on them before I go to Atlantic Firearms and get it.
     
  6. Josh1158

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    You might have some luck at the show. I've seen gas tubes with a rail on it for 30-40 bucks. Not sure about the pistion though. Check millsurpstuff.com they have lots a parts and there located in ohio so you should get the parts quickly
     
  7. sputnik1988

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    My LGS just offered me a Tapco gas tube, T6 stock, front sight and 2 railed handguards for $114. Or he said the gas tube with a handguard and front sight for $54.
     
  8. sputnik1988

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    Picked up a Tapco gas tube with a railed handgaurd and got her running, shoots great. I threw a RDS on it temporarily as I haven't installed a front sight yet.

    Total investment: $194.:D

    Plan to swap out the folder for a Tapco T6 stock and add a bayonet. Will update with a range report asap.:cool:
     

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  9. Cattledog

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    Nice job on the build! Good call on the open sights. Personally, I like the folder on an sks but for what you've put into it... go nuts:)
     
  10. therewolf

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    If you don't feel you are going to use iron sights, stick with

    the Red Dot. A front sight might be a waste of time and money.
     
  11. sputnik1988

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    I bought the front sight from my LGS for $1:)

    The tool hasn't come in yet, but when it does, he's gonna install it for free.