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Posted: 2/21/2016 9:43:08 PM EST
You saw right. I'm building up a near-complete Ak5 parts kit on a donor FNC receiver. I have a friend who works for the FMV and was a huge help to me in my quest for the unicorn.

Here are some of the several parts he sent me. Several were sold, like the Ak-5D handguard, Generation 1 stock, and the B model tools, among other things:



The lower receiver internals, Ak-5 stock hinge block, dust cover assembly, and bayonet adapter are the parts missing from the picture. The only parts needed for a complete (US-legal) kit are the rear stock plate, the thicker Generation 2 handguard retainer, the stock locking plate, and a barrel:



The gas block in particular is interesting. It is a virgin Ak-5 gas block that has not yet had the handguard retaining pin installed. Hipes Consulting is making an Ak5-profile barrel for the rifle and drilling and installing the handguard retaining pin. These parts will be nitrocarburized for longevity:


So the question is: What's the progress on the build? Well, at one point it was off at Second Amendment Sports in Arizona:



...having some parts assembled, including the milling of the sling/stock locking plate channel in the lower receiver:





...and having the brass deflector installed:



...and being recoated for an even finish. Cerakote Sniper Green is the way to go. Big thanks to SAS and TBA Suppressors/Hi Caliber Mfg. for the paint job.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:43:59 PM EST
I was also sent an Aimpoint CS for the project. Pretty cool optic, but relatively heavy and bulky when compared with the Aimpoint Micro line:







It's definitely a post-op at this point. I'm just waiting on it to get back from the builder in all of it's mean, green, fighting machine glory:











Hope you enjoyed the read. I know I enjoyed the journey!
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:36:29 PM EST
Looks like a cool project.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 7:53:09 AM EST
Dude.... Awesome!!!

Link Posted: 2/23/2016 7:48:03 PM EST
I'm jealous and impressed nice work
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 10:13:22 PM EST
Looks very nice. Please update when finished.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 2:37:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By KiloBravo93:
You saw right. I'm building up a near-complete Ak5 parts kit on a donor FNC receiver. I have a friend who works for the FMV and was a huge help to me in my quest for the unicorn.

Here are some of the several parts he sent me. Several were sold, like the Ak-5D handguard, Generation 1 stock, and the B model tools, among other things:

http://i.imgur.com/crzi0FD.jpg

The lower receiver internals, Ak-5 stock hinge block, dust cover assembly, and bayonet adapter are the parts missing from the picture. The only parts needed for a complete (US-legal) kit are the rear stock plate, the thicker Generation 2 handguard retainer, the stock locking plate, and a barrel:

http://i.imgur.com/OKbiDu6.jpg

The gas block in particular is interesting. It is a virgin Ak-5 gas block that has not yet had the handguard retaining pin installed. Hipes Consulting is making an Ak5-profile barrel for the rifle and drilling and installing the handguard retaining pin. These parts will be nitrocarburized for longevity:
http://i.imgur.com/HJ90CPq.jpg

So the question is: What's the progress on the build? Well, at one point it was off at Second Amendment Sports in Arizona:

http://i.imgur.com/oyAkXQ5.jpg

...having some parts assembled, including the milling of the sling/stock locking plate channel in the lower receiver:

http://i.imgur.com/0H5pSRM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Y1O4m1M.jpg

...and having the brass deflector installed:

http://i.imgur.com/berPZNi.jpg

...and being recoated for an even finish. Cerakote Sniper Green is the way to go. Big thanks to SAS and TBA Suppressors/Hi Caliber Mfg. for the paint job.
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Very nice! Does Second Amendment specialize in FNC's or something? Been there plenty of times but they never advertised much along the lines of gunsmithing.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 3:26:14 AM EST
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Very nice! Does Second Amendment specialize in FNC's or something? Been there plenty of times but they never advertised much along the lines of gunsmithing.
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They do not, but they do excellent gunsmithing :)

To everyone else, updates soon :)
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 10:58:46 AM EST
The FNC has always piqued my curiosity as an early AR derivative w/ other influences. Nice gat, OP.
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