First off Great site guys... I'm hooked on the wealth of info found on here.
If I were planning to have a gunsmith assemble my parts kit, what else do I need before sending it to the gunsmith?
Can someone recommend a good reliable gunsmith that can go a reliable rivet build for cheap?
Anyone know a Good Gunsmith for assembling AKs in Colorado?
Can anyone recommend a good quality parts kit under 200$? I'd like a 7.62X39mm AKM style with standard stocks and a pistol hand grip. I'm not picky about country of origin I just want a good quality trigger assembly and a Decent quality bore.
Thanks for any help.. I can't wait to get a parts kit and start getting more familiar with the AK... I'm not ready to build this one but I think after I've gotten comfortable with the first one I'll build a second one myself.
Romanian kits from www.interordnance.com are a good value, but you should pay the extra money for a matching numbers kit IMHO. $128
the plastic East german furniture with factory refinished kit is only an extra $10 above the matching numbers kit. $138
best value around right now
global trades/ armory receivers are the best.
And don't trust just anybody to build it. AKs have a lot of little quirks, go with a reputable builder that specializes in AKs, or spend many months reading and do it yourself.
It is asking to much to just go and get a random gunsmith to learn how to build an AK perfect the first try..
there are a million ways to build one wrong, and only one way to build it right.
one romanian kit $100-$138, USA double hook trigger group $35, USA gas piston $20-$40, USA pistol grip $10-20, USA receiver, $60-$80
gunsmith fee $150 -and up