Anyone build there own Ak from an parts kit ? I am on #2[/img]
Can Y'all picture MHP's faces if they would have pulled SGF over that day? I'll bet we would have heard about it on the news! :smile:SubGunFan said:OK.... Back to my (and 2 buddies from work) AK builds. Sorry for the "pause"......
This shows the 8 - AKs loaded up for the trip home after a LONG day of setting rivets and installing barrels, and blackening 6 of the 8 receivers. This was our second AK build. The first one was 5 AKs using Armory USA receivers. These receivers were bent by us......
Another view of the AKs "in progress"...... My problem is our spot welder crapped out on us and the rails are loose. I think I have found someone to "weld" the rails. After that all that is left is fitting the mag catches and grinding the ejectors (plus fitting the stocks and installing the guts - the easy parts).
We were going to move into building AR-15s, but the kits dried up (THANKS OBAMA) before we got started.....
Build AKs is pretty easy if you have the correct equipment. But the kits are gone (or HIGH $$$), so building them has come to an end...................
+++1 on AKs being dirty work requiring much "fitting" and "tools"............ They are super simple guns to operate, take down for cleaning, and shoot, but the build process is nowhere as easy (and clean) as ARs. Yes, it is sad that the $100-$150 kits are long gone. I bought some of the last $100 kits, and a buddy got 3 of the very last kits at $150 each. Rumor is any new kits will not have barrels.......AKMan51 said:........... Building an AK is NOTHING like building and AR. Nothing just "drops in" with an AK. Parts have to be filed, ground, fitted, pressed, welded and riveted. It's somewhat dirty work.
It was a lot of fun when you could build an AK for $150. Those days are over and now I'm retired from AK building. However, I will be happy to answer questions if any of you want to give it a try.
Maybe I'm a prophet and didn't know it....3+ years later....DirtyWorks said:Gotta love the "good ole days"! Thanks for the info! I just hope we don't look back 2 years from now and say the same thing "I remember when you could find ammo @ WAL*MART for only $25 a box and buy a AR for as little as $1000. :tears: