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Link Posted: 2/11/2007 2:26:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2007 2:27:22 PM EDT by tapeo1]

Originally Posted By bodiebill:
Tapeo
Really nice.
What metal finish?



I use Norrell's Molyresin in semi-gloss black.
molyresin.com/
Link Posted: 2/18/2007 12:30:05 AM EDT
spare parts build
Link Posted: 2/18/2007 4:21:06 PM EDT


Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:47:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 4:49:01 PM EDT by goloud]

Originally Posted By 69veewee:
]df32.dot5hosting.com/~i762llcc/GALLERY/GAL_11_2.JPG]
]df32.dot5hosting.com/~i762llcc/GALLERY/GAL_11_3.JPG]


Nice! Details please. ORF kit and extension? What did you refinish with?

ETA: Just noticed the milled receiver. More details...
Link Posted: 2/28/2007 11:43:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2007 11:10:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2007 2:13:31 PM EDT
This is my first build





It's a bit of a bastard child as far as AKs go.
Link Posted: 3/11/2007 3:03:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2007 8:30:32 PM EDT
my recent Yugo UF build
Link Posted: 3/19/2007 10:31:58 AM EDT
Here are a couple of mine. They are both built on AK-Builder flats with G2 F.C.G..

Link Posted: 3/21/2007 7:48:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 98Zixxer:
This is my first build

www.theplaceholder.com/forums/imagehosting/3445e9cba2c623e.jpg

www.theplaceholder.com/forums/imagehosting/3445e9cba2c086b.jpg

It's a bit of a bastard child as far as AKs go.


Nice build Zixxer! I like the contrast.
Where'd you get that flashhider?
Link Posted: 3/21/2007 10:54:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pat-Riot:

Originally Posted By 98Zixxer:
This is my first build

www.theplaceholder.com/forums/imagehosting/3445e9cba2c623e.jpg

www.theplaceholder.com/forums/imagehosting/3445e9cba2c086b.jpg

It's a bit of a bastard child as far as AKs go.


Nice build Zixxer! I like the contrast.
Where'd you get that flashhider?


www.GunAccessories.com I'm really impressed with it. It's a shame that I wasn't as impressed with their service.

I just mounted up my IOR to it today.


Link Posted: 3/24/2007 12:41:16 PM EDT



Link Posted: 3/24/2007 9:01:54 PM EDT
My Tactical AK Project



Still in production Phase...
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 9:39:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
My Tactical AK Project

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/Firelotus/new%20ar-15/theakproject.jpg

Still in production Phase...

Nice choice in grip and stock
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 10:14:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 98Zixxer:

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
My Tactical AK Project

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/Firelotus/new%20ar-15/theakproject.jpg

Still in production Phase...

Nice choice in grip and stock


thanks, I do like the traditional warsaw stock but I am a little tempted to have a vltor stock to swap out when I feel like it.
Link Posted: 4/6/2007 9:15:52 PM EDT

Built with the help and expertise of gunwolf.
 
My younger brother built the bottom rifle, though I finished them both.  The rivets look like crap, but not bad considering it was our first attempt.
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 6:44:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2007 7:21:17 PM EDT by Dragonfly228]
Here's my latest project.
Vector AK-47, KG gunkote in Kahki Tan and Flat Black, and internals in silver.
The white numbers on the rear sight is nail polish.
The hand guards were just drilled to give better venting. Pattern was ala M203 and measured to avoid the internal ribs.




Link Posted: 4/15/2007 2:36:01 AM EDT
Romy with BMP1 mount and POSP 4x

Link Posted: 4/25/2007 11:16:18 AM EDT
This is my half breed. Hay left over parts make good guns too !





As you can see it's a AMD65 and A Romy G kit. I wonted a side folder on mine and I like the 65's best.( Gives me plenty of room with my big head.)
So this is what I came up with.
Keith
Link Posted: 4/25/2007 10:50:53 PM EDT
Romy “G” I built for my son…
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m66/scotto01/My%20Firearms/100_7660.jpg
I ‘m going to have his unit coin that he gave me on his return from Iraq imbedded in the stock…
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m66/scotto01/My%20Firearms/100_7661.jpg
Link Posted: 4/29/2007 8:21:32 PM EDT
My first build, Polish PMKMS from Copes and a NDS 1P receiver.
Link Posted: 5/1/2007 12:50:17 AM EDT
Damn thats sexy!
Link Posted: 5/4/2007 10:16:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2007 5:22:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
My Tactical AK Project

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/Firelotus/new%20ar-15/theakproject.jpg

Still in production Phase...


What rail system is that?
Link Posted: 5/8/2007 5:11:59 AM EDT
My latest (finished last friday):

http://www.q45.org/bo/gun/psl/image015.jpg

Need to refinish the metal and get a scope.
Link Posted: 5/20/2007 9:46:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2007 12:57:17 PM EDT by dhamlin]
New Family members
Couldnt decide who is the prettiest of the 3 sisters


Simple solution for states that only allow "fixed" stocks
Link Posted: 5/29/2007 4:38:31 PM EDT
Here's another AK I did for a friend of mine.  It is in the KG gunkote color "light OD"  It matches the medium shade of green in the ACU pattern.  



For a comparison with my Tan AK:

Link Posted: 6/2/2007 9:53:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2007 10:37:04 PM EDT
I sent my build to jnewt to be finished, here's the end result



I think it turned out awesome!
Link Posted: 6/7/2007 1:19:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bobotech:
My latest (finished last friday):

www.q45.org/bo/gun/psl/image015.jpg

Need to refinish the metal and get a scope.


NICE!

I take it it's a Romanian FPK/PSL?

Link Posted: 6/7/2007 7:15:50 PM EDT
Here's a M70 AB2 I just finished.
NDS  receiver, bolt carrier and U/F finished with Brownell's Oxpho blue.




Link Posted: 6/9/2007 1:33:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
I sent my build to jnewt to be finished, here's the end result

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/Firelotus/ak%20build/1006190nc1.jpg

I think it turned out awesome!



That turned out really nice.
Link Posted: 6/9/2007 7:48:24 PM EDT
The three I have built so far...





Link Posted: 6/10/2007 11:58:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 11:51:30 PM EDT by dpmmn]
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 7:22:08 PM EDT
Latest build #3...Bulgarian "painted wood kit" on a NDS2.
Link Posted: 6/22/2007 1:57:53 PM EDT
Very nice rifles.

I thought about doing some builds, but the tool costs seemed prohibitive to me. Did you guys spend much on tools?
Link Posted: 6/22/2007 4:44:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cynicus:
Very nice rifles.

I thought about doing some builds, but the tool costs seemed prohibitive to me. Did you guys spend much on tools?


Cost is relative....Like they say there are many ways to skin a cat.
How many do you plan to build? I'm assuming you have shop tools, small drill press, angle grinder, punches, BFH, Dremel tool.  If your going to build more than a few you can go with a good rivet press set like Plinkers Jig tools for $200.00 for a set . If your only going to build 1 or 2  you can make a rivet tool yourself from a bolt cutter for much less.  I use 100% receivers on all my builds. You can bend up a flat for less but it needs a tool. Special tools like a flat bending jig, trigger guard jig, barrel press kits, 12 ton shop press are nice to have and make building easier but you can build an AK with simple hand tools. There is lots of info regarding building AK's out there and many ways to build them.
Here's a link to lots of information.
www.buildyourownak.com
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 2:38:44 AM EDT
Thanks for the link. I haven't had enough time to do anything more than skim through the list of links that it offers, but the site looks like it has more than enough to get me through any builds that I might do.

The wish list of AKs that I'd like to build is six items long. From what I've read on a few other forums, I think I'd enjoy building the AKs, and I can probably get access to all of the tools you list, except for the drill press. So I think I'll just go ahead and tool up.  


Could you recommend any brands or models of drill press that could get the job done? I'd like to start price checking.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 8:15:59 AM EDT
If you have a Harbor Freight store near you you can get 1 of these.
Drill Press
I have 1 and it's work fine for AK work. They sometimes have 15% off coupons in their mailings.
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 7:34:08 PM EDT
Cool.

There's a Harbor Freight store about an hour's drive away. The price is a lot lowerthan I was expecting.
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 8:07:58 PM EDT
OK back to show and tell.
Here's a M70AB2 I just finished as a match to the one I posted above.
NDS receiver, Oxpho-Blue finish, I stripped the HG, stained & shellac. Refinished the PG too. Gold inlay on the engravings.


Link Posted: 6/29/2007 11:53:15 PM EDT
My newest children:
Yugo Demill
Bulgy Demill
Virgin Nodak
Virgin Wide Trunnion Nodak
http://elmoresfirearms.com/pers/krinkykindofun.jpg
Link Posted: 7/8/2007 9:59:12 AM EDT
All built by me except the S12

Link Posted: 7/25/2007 10:35:36 PM EDT
Well, I started with this Polish kit gotten in trade:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/TxStorm/akpics018.jpg


After a few days w/parkering done but furniture still drying:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/TxStorm/SemiFin1.jpg


And finally, 99.9% finished (needs oil soak on parkerizing):

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/TxStorm/Finished.jpg


Loving my 1st AK so far! And already have a RomyG kit coming for the next!
Link Posted: 7/30/2007 5:38:12 PM EDT
Ah my friends I have built my second AK, it's a very rewarding feeling... This one isn't painted yet. It's a Romanian kit, all matching numbers on an Armory USA 1.6 receiver (yes I hand reduced the trunnions with files), VLTOR 6 position stock, Choate forward furniture, I'm drawing a blank on this really nice pistol grip (heavy weight rubber/plastic), I put a rail on it and you can see the weaver B-Square mount on it, Bulgy waffle... G2 dbl hook and AMD muzzle break.

I thought it might be overkill on the expensive furniture but what the heck! Field tests to follow!

Any suggestions on optics? I want to go with a small magnified scope mebbe a 4x or 3x, ideas?


Link Posted: 7/31/2007 12:09:27 AM EDT
Does this count??  I know its not just screwed together parts from M1S but I thought it would be funner to really put the elbow grease to it....



9mm Carbine using STEN mags, Mac-11 mag well, 2" shortened AK receiver (Laser cut)




Trunnion and trunnion stop (custom)


Custom travel stop for bolt carrier, also shows bolt/carrier "locked" together for blowback


Installed in receiver... You can see the bolt stops in this picture


Here is a video showing the bolt locking/unlocking allowing maintenance (most 9mm's are welded)


Shot down the pipe showing 1/8" plate steel trunnion and 16" uzi carbine barrel


Field Stripped view inside



Modified "JP" carrier on left, OEM AK47 carrier on right. Can you spot the difference?


Inside rails I cut myself from .060" stock


1st step on the way to the finished trunnion (1/8" plate box fitted to UZI barrel)'


Back of receiver showing attach point for buttstock


Rear stock attachment point (notice stud AND 1/8" shear pin for alignment)


Small detail showing 1/8" spacer between magwell and receiver to align feedlips

And last but not least I did all the work shown with these 2 tools along with a 4" makita grinder and lots of 4" 30, 50, 80 and 120grit sanding disks....




I shot it for the first time on New Years 2007, Ran 64 rounds thru 2 magazines with no failures. I built the gun as a test of myself to see if I could make a "resistance" or "clandestine" type rifle in my garage with basic tools. It looks like it works. It could easily be used to acquire a better weapon. I plan to plink with it very occasionally. I have since added a red dot scope (cheap 40mm leapers) but no pics of that yet. Even sighting down the 16" UZI 9mm barrel you can hit water jugs at 30-50ft every try....

Thanks for taking the time to read my post...comments welcome. As I said the gun was INTENTIONALLY made to be ugly, as in clandestine resistence weapon. Also I wanted it obvious to the untrained eye (I.E. LEO) that it was a homebuild and NOT a defaced AK47.

Thanks again.


Jay
Link Posted: 8/2/2007 2:50:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2007 2:53:47 PM EDT by Nakanokalronin]

Originally Posted By Dragonfly228:
Here's another AK I did for a friend of mine.  It is in the KG gunkote color "light OD"  It matches the medium shade of green in the ACU pattern.  

img128.imageshack.us/img128/1962/akgreenjl4.jpg

For a comparison with my Tan AK:
img128.imageshack.us/img128/5126/akgroupem9.jpg


I like the color scheme on that Tanker!



JPglee1: That thing looks funky.
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