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Link Posted: 2/4/2014 9:56:46 PM EDT
Good job.
Link Posted: 2/13/2014 5:16:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2014 5:26:33 PM EDT by DavidE]
5.56 AK 104 or 105 ? not sure. Mostly American and Bulgy parts, maybe a Polish rear tang thrown in there ? Ohio Ord. 5.45 receiver. 11.5" chromed lined bulgy 1-7 barrel, CNC Warrior pinned and welded 5" extended 4 piece flash hider. KNS front sight, XS Sights rear peep. Takes standard AK mags or AR mags, drums, etc. AR butt pad, with storage compartment. TWS cover. The wood is fiddle-back maple, or whatever you want to call it maple. Took too long to build. I'm done with these builds for a while. Shoots good, gassed down, low drag.

Link Posted: 2/20/2014 2:58:26 PM EDT
That is some gorgeous wood. Nice gun!
Link Posted: 2/23/2014 2:18:16 PM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 2/24/2014 3:43:13 PM EDT
Bulgarian AK74 I just finished on a NDS 100% receiver.

Link Posted: 3/1/2014 7:54:45 PM EDT




Link Posted: 8/1/2014 10:42:56 AM EDT
Completed my first build last night, a Polish underfolder. Thanks to a good friend of mine who is a machinist at AK Builder, I had access to all the tools, as well as answers to all of my "build-newbie" questions. I am also deeply thankful to Curtis and the guys at AK Builder for letting me use their shit and for putting up with mine.

What I started with:


We now have a firearm:


Trunnions and trigger guard installed:


The finished product:


We did have a few minutes of daylight left after we got done. So I ran home, grabbed a couple mags, raced over to our shooting spot, and put 60 rounds through her like butter. I'm gonna have to do a bit of grinding in the mag well area as all the steel mags I've tried have been very tight to lock in, and I need to work the folding mechanism some as it is also a bit too tight. Other than that, no issues to speak of. Action is smooth, she hits point of aim, I'm happy and already planning the next build.
Link Posted: 8/21/2014 10:32:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 10:26:57 AM EDT

My Vityaz clone and AK PDW
Link Posted: 9/15/2014 4:11:47 PM EDT
Approval was about 5 weeks shy of a year...on a trust. Maryland is fucking ridiculous.


krink1 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr


krink2 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr
Link Posted: 9/16/2014 1:34:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
Completed my first build last night, a Polish underfolder. Thanks to a good friend of mine who is a machinist at AK Builder, I had access to all the tools, as well as answers to all of my "build-newbie" questions. I am also deeply thankful to Curtis and the guys at AK Builder for letting me use their shit and for putting up with mine.
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I wish I had an "in" with AK Builder. Very nice!

AK Builder barreled kit, Childers receiver. Just finished. Hitting the range tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/19/2014 1:27:20 PM EDT
First AK build. AK-74 built on a parts kit with a rust-blued finish and handmade pistol grip.







Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:17:19 PM EDT
This is my first kit build, from an AK Builder Bulgy parts kit on an NDS receiver using Toth Tool build tools.
Need a bakelite mag to complete the look, and a plum one for her other furniture.
Paint over cold bluing.




Link Posted: 10/7/2014 11:43:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2014 11:43:51 AM EDT by cochraneap]


Details on handguard can be found HERE




Link Posted: 10/14/2014 2:34:11 PM EDT
Finished it up with some Rustoleum appliance epoxy. Left it with the worn used furniture though. I like the look.




Link Posted: 10/22/2014 6:04:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ArmedFerret:
Approval was about 5 weeks shy of a year...on a trust. Maryland is fucking ridiculous.

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krink1 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr

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Professor Horsey Head!  Good to hear from you!  That AK is sweet, nice job.  Yes, everything about Maryland is effing stupid.
Link Posted: 10/22/2014 6:59:26 PM EDT
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Professor Horsey Head!  Good to hear from you!  That AK is sweet, nice job.  Yes, everything about Maryland is effing stupid.
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Originally Posted By TheDevilYouLove:
Originally Posted By ArmedFerret:
Approval was about 5 weeks shy of a year...on a trust. Maryland is fucking ridiculous.

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/pdoN6T" target="_blank">https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15236451165_67f29d5867_o.jpg</a>
krink1 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr

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krink2 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr


Professor Horsey Head!  Good to hear from you!  That AK is sweet, nice job.  Yes, everything about Maryland is effing stupid.


Don't go sayin you saw me post anywhere. Norton might ban you just for bringing me up.
Link Posted: 10/22/2014 8:28:45 PM EDT
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Don't go sayin you saw me post anywhere. Norton might ban you just for bringing me up.
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Originally Posted By TheDevilYouLove:
Originally Posted By ArmedFerret:
Approval was about 5 weeks shy of a year...on a trust. Maryland is fucking ridiculous.

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/pdoN6T" target="_blank">https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15236451165_67f29d5867_o.jpg</a>
krink1 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/oVUAc6" target="_blank">https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/15049884027_71ea378bb9_o.jpg</a>
krink2 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr


Professor Horsey Head!  Good to hear from you!  That AK is sweet, nice job.  Yes, everything about Maryland is effing stupid.


Don't go sayin you saw me post anywhere. Norton might ban you just for bringing me up.


No worries.  I'm cutting way back on MDS anyway.  
Link Posted: 10/22/2014 9:57:36 PM EDT
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No worries.  I'm cutting way back on MDS anyway.  
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Originally Posted By TheDevilYouLove:
Originally Posted By ArmedFerret:
Approval was about 5 weeks shy of a year...on a trust. Maryland is fucking ridiculous.

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/pdoN6T" target="_blank">https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15236451165_67f29d5867_o.jpg</a>
krink1 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/oVUAc6" target="_blank">https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/15049884027_71ea378bb9_o.jpg</a>
krink2 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr


Professor Horsey Head!  Good to hear from you!  That AK is sweet, nice job.  Yes, everything about Maryland is effing stupid.


Don't go sayin you saw me post anywhere. Norton might ban you just for bringing me up.


No worries.  I'm cutting way back on MDS anyway.  



Seems to be the trend among many of my friends still there.

Pic thread.  


IMG_1239 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr

Rifle I built, in a coffee table I built.  
Link Posted: 10/29/2014 12:27:14 AM EDT
A pair of Bulgy's I built last summer, still haven't gotten around to refinishing them yet..

Link Posted: 10/29/2014 1:34:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By def90:
A pair of Bulgy's I built last summer, still haven't gotten around to refinishing them yet..

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iZog95ZxEp4/UhkxPmKv1tI/AAAAAAAAC0c/cVHcX4aaWsA/s800/IMG_20130824_160408_114sm.jpg
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That one on the bottom looks really nice.
Link Posted: 10/30/2014 11:00:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/5/2014 7:58:24 PM EDT
Started out as a bleh Saiga and started the conversion.



Installed the polymer, but wasn't very happy with it.



Found some Bulgy wood and refinished them and the rest is history.




Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:41:00 PM EDT
Bulgarian kit with East German barrel.  From a flat. I installed bulgarian side rails and proper sized bulgarian rivets


Link Posted: 12/10/2014 10:28:51 AM EDT
I thought I posted these pics here already. Guess not.




I need to take a couple more pics.

Here it is in the background, just ignore the gun in the foreground:


I'm cutting down on MDS too. They're getting kinda crazy. How's things AF?
Link Posted: 12/10/2014 10:32:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By awptickes:
I thought I posted these pics here already. Guess not.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LkhdapL5Tp0/VBSy-2Q4rCI/AAAAAAAAG3U/h5Hzr582ekw/w952-h714-no/FB_IMG_1410642238568.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TM049rorWMw/VBSyAg03PDI/AAAAAAAAG3I/cmAmnC78-RE/w952-h714-no/IMG_20140913_152425.jpg

I need to take a couple more pics.

Here it is in the background, just ignore the gun in the foreground:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3SEHZ0nzLCI/VH5WGY1ddjI/AAAAAAAAHqY/he4H6MmuJyg/w478-h714-no/DSC_0022.JPG

I'm cutting down on MDS too. They're getting kinda crazy. How's things AF?
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Shitty.

Cute guns tho.
Link Posted: 12/11/2014 2:20:43 AM EDT
Nice build.....but.

Your selector stop is installed up-side-down.
Link Posted: 12/11/2014 10:44:21 AM EDT
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Nice build.....but.

Your selector stop is installed up-side-down.
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if you're talking about awptickes' build (which is the best guess I can give, since you didn't quote the post you're referencing), no.  it isn't.

if you're not talking about awptickes' build, then you need to use the quote function so you don't look like a schmuckatelli.  kthx.
Link Posted: 12/15/2014 9:54:27 PM EDT
The particular unique wood was just about all beat upwards and also carved directly into (very great) however it was cracked and slipping apart. So I threw the Russian set on as an alternative, it's got a nice authentic golden color in order to it and i also just like that. I didnrrrt refinish it in any way.
Link Posted: 12/21/2014 11:25:29 PM EDT
I noticed that not long after. It's fixed!
Link Posted: 12/21/2014 11:34:34 PM EDT
One day I'll have a press and I'll spring for a rivet jig to fix it.
Link Posted: 12/22/2014 9:52:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ghtingal:
One day I'll have a press and I'll spring for a rivet jig to fix it.
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Just a suggestion, post a "Request for help" in your state's "Home Town Forum" here at ARFCOM as to what you need to do. You'd be surprised at the number of members here willing to help you. If they've got the tools and are close to you, you'll probably have a few posts from members who are willing to have you come over with your rifle to get this worked out.
Link Posted: 12/24/2014 11:23:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2014 10:05:44 PM EDT by dogfacepappy]


Better pic
Link Posted: 1/5/2015 4:14:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 11:44:13 AM EDT
Added some selector markings to my beater.




Also, I'm about two steps away from throwing this fucking thing in the trashcan.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 11:49:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 11:49:42 AM EDT by AEnemaBay]
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Originally Posted By Hueto:
Also, I'm about two steps away from throwing this fucking thing in the trashcan.
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Why's that?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 4:19:12 PM EDT
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Why's that?
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Originally Posted By Hueto:
Also, I'm about two steps away from throwing this fucking thing in the trashcan.


Why's that?


That whole, "Be smarter than the tool" thing.

I got the kit about 2 years ago, and rust blued the receiver about a year ago. I've had way too many projects to finish this particular one up. Either way, I was tired of seeing it sitting on the bench and wanted it done.

Last week, I started riveting in the front trunnion, using the super special, 100% correct rivets I got from a guy on the AK Forum. After setting the two front sell necks, I realized the non-swell necks had different head profile and size. I tried researching as best I could, but could not find any evidence of that being the correct look. Anyways, I finished off the last four rivets with some of Curtis' rivets.

After fiddle fucking with the rear trunnion and the poor fit to the NDS receiver, I accepted the poor fit and mocked it up with screws to make sure the latch worked. It did, so I set the long rivet. This being the first flat head rivet I've done, I used a flat piece of tool steel as a bucking bar. Right after marveling at another beautiful domed rivet, I discovered that the flat bucking bar flattened the factory rivet head into the diameter of a dime.

I drilled it out, took the trunnion out to clean all the shavings out between it and the receiver, re-installed it with screws, checked stock fit, and started again with a K-Var rivet. Set the rivet, and the formed head was tiny. Rivet was too short.

Drilled it out, repeated the process, and used one of Curtis' long rivets. Set beautifully. Too bad I filed down the right side dome head though. Bonehead move.

After that, it was pie. Shit, the front and rear latches were waaaay easier than anticipated. All of the internal rivet tails look great, and I maintained a nice dome on the trunnion/scope rail rivet.

Hopefully, I'll headspace tonight and get it done.

Lessons learned-
Don't work tired
Don't work too drunk
Don't assume all rivets are sized correctly

ETA- Done. Now, back to playing with mutt builds and Yugos.


I think I recall reading Gun Plumber's comments on NDS to Bulgarian trunnion fit issues, but ti looks like he pulled down a lot of the tutorials on his site.
Link Posted: 2/5/2015 1:44:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2015 1:47:54 PM EDT by Hueto]
Just started a new build and couldn't find my lucky dimple die, which is just a heat-treated head of a drywall screw. It took a re-organization of the AK tool drawer to find it.

Anyways, tool pics.


Far left of pic is the deformed remnant of a sight pusher, which works perfectly for clearing the center support for pressing trigger guard rivets.

Link Posted: 2/5/2015 5:18:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2015 5:19:12 PM EDT by Indigen_Actual]
1985 Circle 11, built a couple of years ago, all matching numbers

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Link Posted: 2/7/2015 11:15:26 PM EDT
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1985 Circle 11, built a couple of years ago, all matching numbers

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Here ya go.





Link Posted: 2/16/2015 10:21:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2015 8:59:46 AM EDT by HatinHillbilly]


Just done ... my first AK build .... after building all my own tools
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 3:43:58 PM EDT
Looks good HH.
Link Posted: 2/20/2015 7:42:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2015 7:44:05 PM EDT by mx36]
Here is my first build Milled M70 UF.
Link Posted: 2/20/2015 10:03:17 PM EDT
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Looks good HH.
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Thanks
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 9:28:15 PM EDT
Her is a parts list of my Little Monster.
SA&A Aero Precision Lower
Aero Precision Enhanced upper
Aero Precision Enhanced  15" M-Lok handgaurd
Lilja AR24 Barrel 6.5mm Grendel
JP Enterprises JPGS-8 .936 adjustable Gas Block.
Precision Firearms Nickle Boron BCG.
BCM Gunfighter Mod A4A Charging Handle.
Magpul PRS Stock.
Surplus Ammo And Arms Lower.
CMMG LPK
Falcon Industries Ergo Grip w/Palm Shelf.









Link Posted: 3/8/2015 9:29:23 PM EDT
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Her is a parts list of my Little Monster.
SA&A Aero Precision Lower
Aero Precision Enhanced upper
Aero Precision Enhanced  15" M-Lok handgaurd
Lilja AR24 Barrel 6.5mm Grendel
JP Enterprises JPGS-8 .936 adjustable Gas Block.
Precision Firearms Nickle Boron BCG.
BCM Gunfighter Mod A4A Charging Handle.
Magpul PRS Stock.
Surplus Ammo And Arms Lower.
CMMG LPK
Falcon Industries Ergo Grip w/Palm Shelf.

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/Gooffy381/20150308_134328_edit_1425863815380.jpg

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Wow, that's a funny-lookin AK.  
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 9:43:56 PM EDT
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Her is a parts list of my Little Monster.
SA&A Aero Precision Lower
Aero Precision Enhanced upper
Aero Precision Enhanced  15" M-Lok handgaurd
Lilja AR24 Barrel 6.5mm Grendel
JP Enterprises JPGS-8 .936 adjustable Gas Block.
Precision Firearms Nickle Boron BCG.
BCM Gunfighter Mod A4A Charging Handle.
Magpul PRS Stock.
Surplus Ammo And Arms Lower.
CMMG LPK
Falcon Industries Ergo Grip w/Palm Shelf.

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/Gooffy381/20150308_134328_edit_1425863815380.jpg

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/Gooffy381/20150308_134414_edit_1425863608346.jpg

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Wow, that's a funny-lookin AK.  


Opps, sorry.

Oh well, it's. Nice to see something differnt.  Posted from my phone and didn't realize I had gotten on the AK forum.
Link Posted: 3/22/2015 11:34:53 PM EDT
has to be one of the cleanest and nicest AKs ive seen
Link Posted: 4/1/2015 12:41:06 AM EDT
Looks good.
Link Posted: 4/27/2015 2:28:59 PM EDT
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