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Posted: 8/9/2005 12:13:25 PM EDT
Anyone interested who lives in this general area - Or maybe combine with you Central Floridians, if you're not too far away?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:13:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 1:20:30 PM EDT by Regnar33]
I would be interested. I bring no knowlegde to the table but I can bring tools. I have a press/shear and a few other tools that could be useful.

edit: Im guessing you are talking about AK's if you are Talking about 1911 then I have a Mini Mill and Lathe.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:32:21 AM EDT
AK builds -

After years of struggle to get my LW Commander 38 Super working right, (3 gunsmiths screwed up!) I've decided to leave 1911's to the 3 or 4 experts in the USA who really understand them. Problems included a lagged out barrel that nobody noticed - resulted in zero accuracy - incorrect recoil spring for the combination of 38 Super and alloy frame - Wilson magazines that jammed with the advertised 10 rounds, but never with only 9 - and a botched trigger job.

So now I'm eager to learn all the ways to screw up an AK.

If we get a response from some more I'll contact you.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:14:29 PM EDT
I would be interested,But like Regnar I have never done this either.But I have tools and ambition
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:14:23 PM EDT
I have done about 10 screw builds, I could walk you guys through it. I am not set up to do rivets at this time.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:30:40 AM EDT
A screw build would be fine for me. Regardless of the gripes from traditionalists I think the rivets were used because they were cheap, and disassembly wasn't an issue, not for strength or durability.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:46:21 AM EDT

I can bring beer if that helps!

ISMO in St. Pete
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:25:03 PM EDT
If you guys are interested let's pick a time and place. I don't have much room or a garage but I could accommodate a small group 3 or 4 people max. We would have to work outside under a canopy.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 5:20:57 PM EDT by Regnar33]
Well I just recieved a cordless rivet gun in today. Powerfull little thing. I could accommodate only 3 or 4 and we wouldnt have much fun (no drinking, no food) Its not my place so.....

Also wouldnt it help out that we all picked the same plan to go with rather than showing up with 20 different type of builds. I know nothing at all about AK's but I do know that I would like to have one in my collection.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:58:57 PM EDT
were are you located at Regnar33 ?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:58:00 AM EDT
I'll volunteer my garage - AC, plenty of space, and all. All I've really got in the way of tools for the project is a table top drill press.
Now I've gotta clean the junk out from the last home improvement mess!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:39:47 AM EDT
Tarpon Springs but my shop is in Clearwater
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:27:24 AM EDT
you a sheat metal guy ? im looking for a new sheetmetal shop for parts to be made at
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:18:13 AM EDT
No Im a Damage Control guy for the Coast Guard. I have all the tools just not all the knowledge. What kind of parts do you need I might be able to recommend someone.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:50:23 AM EDT
gottca i did DC on the coral sea for awile... chimney caps is what we use now days
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:56:03 PM EDT
Sounds good JJK308. I think I have everything else we need. What part of town are you in? All we need now is a day. How about this next Saturday the 20th.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:15:45 AM EDT
Garage is still packed, moving some stuff out today. I likely wont be ready this Saturday, but maybe the next one, I hope.
I've still got to get the receivers. No way I'm gonna try flat bending or hardening myself.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:57:42 AM EDT
I don't blame you, I tried it twice myself with bad results. Mark Kubes Firearms in Largo has receivers in stock.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:29:03 AM EDT
what does kubes ask for his ak rec???????
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:03:03 AM EDT
between $70 and $95 depending on the brand and type.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:41:52 AM EDT
my shop is right across from Marks i will stop in tommorow and see what he has and how much they are
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:18:56 PM EDT

my shop is right across from Marks i will stop in tommorow and see what he has and how much they are

tagged for info.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:36:19 AM EDT
Stopped by Mark Kubes yeaterday. He was pushing the Eubanks receivers.
I was NOT impressed. Obviously I didn't bring out the micrometer and schematic but the work just looked plain sloppy - slight ripples, rough cuts... just not quality. And he wanted $95 each.
A gunsmith recommended the Armory receivers sold by Global Trades. The reviews I've seen of them sound a lot better than the Eubanks.

So, how about a group buy? Should be about $60 plus fees, depending on options.

Anyone have a dealer who'll do the transfers? Mine went out of business last year.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 8:32:10 AM EDT
wrong ! i was just in and he said $65 per for the ubanks ??? and he also had annnother type ferr 75-90
if he told ya that if was that price he saw ya commin... ya should have told him it was for the arfcom build party
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