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Posted: 9/9/2004 9:32:39 PM EST
I can't find any info in the forum search. Can anyone give me a link or info on how to press rivits? like one of the presses Hourbor Freight sells? Please help
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:15:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 5:24:07 AM EST by Quarterbore]
I can't really tell you how to do rivets yet as I am still trying to figure it al out myself. Just the same, I do have a collection of various Rivet pressing jigs and tools that were compiled by someone else... I would love to give cridit but I don't know who compiled these... They are in the following ZIP file...

quarterbore.com/ak-47/rivet_machines.zip

I am doing my first two builds as screw builds and I am planning to start them this weekend. The tools to do a screw build are much less costly and time intensive then to do rivets but my third kit I am planning to do with rivets as it is a skill I just need to learn!

Edit: When you look at the pics you can see pics for a special Rivet press, a receiver being pressed using improvised methods, and a person riveting a receiver using a bench vise... Hope this helps!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:29:39 AM EST
I know gunsnet ain't exactly thought well of here, but some of their folks came up with a prett nifty way to do the front rivets using bolt cutters. Seems like the cheapest and easiest method so far by a long shot:

www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=201454

Rocko
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:47:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By rocko:
I know gunsnet ain't exactly thought well of here, but some of their folks came up with a prett nifty way to do the front rivets using bolt cutters. Seems like the cheapest and easiest method so far by a long shot:

www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=201454

Rocko



Thank you... I didn't see that before... here are the directions that go with the bult-cutter rivet tool...

www.burly4x4.com/ak/ftrivet.htm
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:43:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 10:06:30 AM EST by AKS74]
Thanks for the info!!. I guess if I learned how to spell my searching will be alot easier.has
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:11:18 AM EST
You will have to remove the barrel from the trunnion to correctly rivet the trunnion to the receiver.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:39:29 AM EST
If your trunion is pressed, consider a Screw build... Now, I hope to my first screw build this weekend...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:22:20 PM EST
Thanks for the info guys!! Most helpfull!!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:15:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 6:23:16 AM EST by TomF]
Have any of you used plinker762's rivet jig?

How big a press do you need? Is a 10-ton pump/ram big enough, or is a 4-ton big enough? (I'm looking at Harbor Freight's/Northern Hydraulic's porta-power presses - or do you need a 12 or 20 ton H press for best results?)

Thanks.
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