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Posted: 8/14/2005 12:49:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 1:25:13 PM EDT by HermanSnerd]
I have often wondered, with all of the talented machinists and craftsmen on ARFCOM,
why do we ever have a shortage of specific US made parts. There has been a huge demand for
a US made AK74 brake to fit Romanian SAR-2 rifles. That has finally been addressed and we should be seeing the finished product soon. You can read about it here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=64&t=72705&page=1

With that out of the way, what parts do you need to stay legal that you can not find commercially?
I needed US made 7.62 AK floor plates and followers, and found them at RPB.

Does anyone have a project that they need specific US made parts for in order to stay 922r compliant?
Any certain magazine that you need US made floor plates for? A certain muzzle brake? Furniture?
Internal parts?

I have a friend that is a machinist, and was trying to find out what there is a demand for.
So, if you need specific parts, or have ideas about a US made part that could help you get past the parts count problem and allow you to change out a stock or other part, please post them here.

Just trying to get a feel for what is needed, and what might be a worthwhile product to provide.

Thanks,
Herman

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:54:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 1:26:23 PM EDT
Edited to change break to brake.

Dadblasted spelling Nazis!

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 1:27:27 PM EDT
I need a folding collapsing NON AR15 BASED stock for an AK
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 1:29:15 PM EDT
I don't need any but people keep asking for -74 floorplates and followers.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 1:47:39 PM EDT

I don't need any but people keep asking for -74 floorplates and followers.


Very good. I was thinking the same thing, and I have not seen any 74 floorplates or followers for sale
anywhere.

Keep 'em coming guys.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:50:57 PM EDT
Bumped for the evening crowd.

My buddy's fledgling company needs some more ideas in addition to what is already in the works.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:54:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
I don't need any but people keep asking for -74 floorplates and followers.



+1 You'd make a killing if you provided these!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:01:13 PM EDT
How bout an extended slide release for the FN-Tactical Police Shotgun, that brings the release about an inch further back, so it can easily be manipulated by the thumb of the pistol grip hand?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:03:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:36:54 PM EDT
I see a demand for barrels in the future for all those cool foreign weapons that we can not
import any longer. HK, AK, FAL etc.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:56:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dangerousdan:
I see a demand for barrels in the future for all those cool foreign weapons that we can not
import any longer. HK, AK, FAL etc.



+1, buy a lathe (if you don't already have one) and a button rifling maching.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:02:41 PM EDT
a US made trigger group for an sks so we can stay 922r legal. that would sell great in california and i am sure others would buy it as well.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:18:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 10:26:38 PM EDT by Barrelburner]
AK Front sight base with underfolding bayonet mount ala chinese

You might not sell many, but the people who want them, want them badly.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:33:58 PM EDT
Chrome lined AK barrels

MP5/HK94 receiver

Completely US made SIG 551
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:48:45 PM EDT
Some of the parts listed wouldnt be considered a US part like a mag catch. A rear trunnion for AK's would be easy as hell to make, it a solid piece of steal, counts as a US part and shouldnt be too hard to make. Maybe even front trunnions with no barrel pin hole drilled. A us made underfolder stock for an AK would count, and people would buy them like crazy., simple sheet metal could be formed into it, again shouldnt be to expensive.

Somebody needs to get "in" with some overseas AK factories and buy barrels that arent finished. No sight or gas block holes drilled, not threaded ect. Simply finish them up here and US barrel.

Sorry, i dont know much about other imported rifles.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:10:14 PM EDT

MP5/HK94 receiver

Completely US made SIG 551



If I could make those here in the US, I would be a gazillionaire.

Good ideas guys.....keep 'em coming.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:12:24 PM EDT
We need a 100% USA made AK.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:23:36 PM EDT
how about US made CETME fire control parts? i do not have one but here complaints of worn parts and cast parts on some rifles.

Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:38:32 PM EDT
* Gas piston for the Saiga-12
* Railed handguard system for the Saiga-12
* Extended muzzle device to make 16" when perm. attached to an AK-105 gas block (AK-USA is making some, but not in large numbers and they're expensive)

Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:47:28 PM EDT
MP5/HK94 receiver


I have everything else but this ready to build.

CMOS
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 1:32:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By occaar:
a US made trigger group for an sks so we can stay 922r legal. that would sell great in california and i am sure others would buy it as well.



+1
A "match" SKS trigger like the RedStar AK trigger would be especially great. If my figures are correct a USA made SKS trigger group would be 4 parts: Trigger housing, hammer, trigger, & sear.

+1 for AK74 floorplates & followers also.

+1 on the ChiCom underfolder bayonet AK front sight base. Maybe even

USA made hardwood or laminate SKS stock to replace the crappy Chu wood.

22mm threaded AK74 brakes for Romanian 5.45 rifles, or 24mm threaded front sight base that'll fit the Romanian 5.45.

USA made red-brown "bakelite" Russian or Romanian, brown East German, Yugo, funky gray-green Hungarian or red ChiCom "1919 Browning" style grips.



Link Posted: 8/16/2005 1:42:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By dangerousdan:
I see a demand for barrels in the future for all those cool foreign weapons that we can not
import any longer. HK, AK, FAL etc.



+1, buy a lathe (if you don't already have one) and a button rifling maching.




And the ability to CHROME LINE barrels. If I hear one more sheister refer to his POS non-chrome lined barrels he's selling as "match grade" I'm gonna puke! It kills me how these cheap asses call anything not chrome lined "match grade". BULLSHIT!!! If it ain't Shilen or Hart or etc. it AIN'T "match grade". It's just a non-chrome lined POS.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 1:43:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
We need a 100% USA made AK.



That'd be a winner.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 2:38:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By machaira:
how about US made CETME fire control parts? i do not have one but here complaints of worn parts and cast parts on some rifles.




Yes..GOOD QUALITY G3 922r compliance parts
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 2:44:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BoreSighted:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
We need a 100% USA made AK.



That'd be a winner.



Yeah, if the prices would stay the same as what they are now. But that wont happen. When AK prices for a low end AK are the same cost as an AR, what will you buy?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:13:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By BoreSighted:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
We need a 100% USA made AK.



That'd be a winner.



Yeah, if the prices would stay the same as what they are now. But that wont happen. When AK prices for a low end AK are the same cost as an AR, what will you buy?



Of course the answer is BOTH
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:28:07 PM EDT
Benelli M4 parts for 922r compliance, so the full mag capacity could be used with the pistol grip stock.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:46:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By BoreSighted:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
We need a 100% USA made AK.



That'd be a winner.



Yeah, if the prices would stay the same as what they are now. But that wont happen. When AK prices for a low end AK are the same cost as an AR, what will you buy?



I'd say somebody is really sticking it to me. An AK just doesn't need to be as expensive to make as an AR. Or, it could be make to higher quality standards. A straight, rock solid AK with advanced sights and a longer sight radius would be worth more than what's out there now.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:25:30 PM EDT
if you could make Saiga-12 magazines you'd make a KILLING, I guarantee.

and find a way to get the guns imported again!
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 5:10:52 PM EDT
A repro of the HK91 retractable stock.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:24:16 PM EDT
My friend definitely has the Saiga 12 shotgun in mind for some parts. What else Saiga related can you think of?

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:07:55 AM EDT
Hi-cap mags for USC 45
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:23:18 AM EDT
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