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Posted: 1/15/2006 6:26:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 6:33:40 PM EDT by MeestaSparkle]
I have no gunsmithing experience of any sort, but I saw that yugo ak kit for $60 and now I am really tempted to do this. I don't really have access to many tools, but could I jerry rig most of them? I have access to drill press, etc, but no hydraulic presses or anything of that nature. And, from what I understand I need a special receiver for the yugo right? (the one with the bulges)
Can someone explain to me why the barrel needs to be removed from the kit to install in the receiver? I saw the cetme rifles tutorial, but I missed why this was necessary. It seems like you could work it without. Whats the best, most detailed tutorial out there that would help me figure this out? Oh, one more question, does it matter (other than quality), whether you buy a milled or stamped parts kit, could you still use the same kind of bent flat receiver? THanks!

I guess I shoudl clarify my main question too. Is this something I could attempt as just a fun project, or would it turn into a nightmare? I have good mechanical ability, just no skill or experience.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:43:38 PM EDT
Try this site for a tutorial:

Surplus Rifles

As for your question in regards to having to remove the barrel...it's not required, except if you wanna do a 100% revit build. The barrel needs to be pressed out to be able to remove the old revits, install the new ones and smash the new ones down. If you do a screw build, or the u-drive method, then you would not need to remove the barrel.

I started building AKs about a month and a half ago, with no prior knowledge; I've now done 4 builds, have 3 AMD65 kits in the process of being built, just purchased 10 Yugo underfolder kits yesterday, and have 3 more Romy kits on the bench. I started off with no tools and gradually purchased what I needed. Basically a couple punches, a dremel tool, a press, a BFH, a gear puller, a vise and a couple other things. Of course, you don't need everything I mentioned, but it helps facilitate the build.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:44:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 6:47:23 PM EDT by sawgunner1283]
go for it I didnt have anything when I started I didnt have any tools ...Its not that hard to do now I have 1 yugo done starting on my 2nd romy ....dont get a milled I have learned the hard way with that one a receiver is going to cost you some money .....good luck and take you time with it everything you need to know is on this site...
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:45:30 PM EDT
BTW, what part of OH are you from. I maybe holding a AK Build party in the near future with a couple members from another gun forum.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:46:10 PM EDT
sawgunner, I didn't see you at the show....
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:54:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 7:05:34 PM EDT by sawgunner1283]

Originally Posted By KnobCreek1:
BTW, what part of OH are you from. I maybe holding a AK Build party in the near future with a couple members from another gun forum.



You can count me in for that build party if you dont mind ......And Knob I have sent you a IM and emailed you
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:17:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeestaSparkle:
I have no gunsmithing experience of any sort, but I saw that yugo ak kit for $60 and now I am really tempted to do this.

I think you are refering to those $59 Yugo milled kits? I'd go with the $79 stamped kit if I were you.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:56:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RevJimJones:

Originally Posted By MeestaSparkle:
I have no gunsmithing experience of any sort, but I saw that yugo ak kit for $60 and now I am really tempted to do this.

I think you are refering to those $59 Yugo milled kits? I'd go with the $79 stamped kit if I were you.



I think the milled aspect is what you missed, +1 for the Kool Aid guy, and go with the stamped Romy-

Check out one of the dealers here on this board- Cope's Distributing
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:45:29 PM EDT
THanks guys. I'll go ahead and give it a shot. Can you tell me why the milled kit would be worse, just out of curiosity? In other gun arenas milled seems to be the preferred choice. And I would love to do an ak build group session, I sent you an IM. Also, should I get a full receiver for my first try, or a pre-bent blank (i don't have the ability to bend). And, I want to make sure I get the right kind of receiver. I am going cheap, so it'd be one of those yugo's from ammo store
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:48:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 5:48:20 PM EDT by tapeo1]

Originally Posted By MeestaSparkle:
THanks guys. I'll go ahead and give it a shot. Can you tell me why the milled kit would be worse, just out of curiosity? In other gun arenas milled seems to be the preferred choice. And I would love to do an ak build group session, I sent you an IM. Also, should I get a full receiver for my first try, or a pre-bent blank (i don't have the ability to bend). And, I want to make sure I get the right kind of receiver. I am going cheap, so it'd be one of those yugo's from ammo store



Milled receivers are very spendy. Also, there aren't any milled Yugo style receivers out there... yet.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:50:28 PM EDT
A milled receiver is BIG $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Check out www.gunsgutsandgod.com for Yugo AK parts, tutorials and receivers....
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:55:28 PM EDT
Ah, i didn't know a milled kit had to go on a milled receiver... thanks for the info!
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