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Posted: 3/20/2006 6:47:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 11:23:27 PM EDT by InheritedAnArsenal]
OK, I've looked for these in the tacked posts and haven't had much luck.

I'm playing w/ the idea of building an AK. I'm not up to bending metal so I'll just buy a 100% receiver. I have some questions

1. About how much to build a good quality AK?
2. About how long to build?
3. How much?
4. Would it need to be blued or whatever afterwards?
5. What kind of tools would I need?

Thank you and I apologize if I missed where this info is.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:15:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 7:22:40 PM EDT by KnobCreek1]

Originally Posted By InheritedAnArsenal:
OK, I've looked for these in the tacked posts and haven't had much luck.

I'm playing w/ the idea of building an AK. I'm not up to bending metal so I'll just buy a 100% receiver. I have some questions

1. About how much to build a good quality AK?
On average, my romy builds have cost me around $89 for the kits and around $50 for the compliance parts and $50 for 100% receivers...so roughly $200 - $250 a build. I am currently working on flats bending, so I am lowering my build cost.

2. About how long to build?
First build took me about 8 hours, but have gotten that down to around 4 hours.

3. How much?
For what?

4. Would it need to be blued or whatever afterwards?
On my Yugo underfolders, the receivers camed already blued from DCI, so nothing needed being blued. On my romy builds, I opted to spray paint them with DupliColor High Temp Engine paint.

5. What kind of tools would I need?
My basic tools are a 12 ton press (I paid under $100)
A spot welder (under $100)
a vice ($50)
a trigger jig ($50)
gear pullers ($12)
a bolt cutter/rivet smasher ($50)
a Dremel tool ($39)
a drill press ($39)
and a couple other tools, but you don't need everything that I mentioned above.


Thank you and I apologize if I missed where this info is.


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:53:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KnobCreek1:

Originally Posted By InheritedAnArsenal:
OK, I've looked for these in the tacked posts and haven't had much luck.

I'm playing w/ the idea of building an AK. I'm not up to bending metal so I'll just buy a 100% receiver. I have some questions

1. About how much to build a good quality AK?
On average, my romy builds have cost me around $89 for the kits and around $50 for the compliance parts and $50 for 100% receivers...so roughly $200 - $250 a build. I am currently working on flats bending, so I am lowering my build cost.

2. About how long to build?
First build took me about 8 hours, but have gotten that down to around 4 hours.

3. How much?
For what?

4. Would it need to be blued or whatever afterwards?
On my Yugo underfolders, the receivers camed already blued from DCI, so nothing needed being blued. On my romy builds, I opted to spray paint them with DupliColor High Temp Engine paint.

5. What kind of tools would I need?
My basic tools are a 12 ton press (I paid under $100)
A spot welder (under $100)
a vice ($50)
a trigger jig ($50)
gear pullers ($12)
a bolt cutter/rivet smasher ($50)
a Dremel tool ($39)
a drill press ($39)
and a couple other tools, but you don't need everything that I mentioned above.


Thank you and I apologize if I missed where this info is.





I am in the same boat as the original thread starter.

how many of those tools did you actually need to make an AK on a complete reciever?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:14:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 4:17:03 AM EDT by turbosc20]
Bending:
12 ton press shop press - $80 - $139
Receiver jig -$150
hammer (for top rails, getting mad and breaking stuff)

Heat Treating:
Mapp gas (heat treating) - $40
Water - $Market price

Finalizing:
welder/spot welder (for the rails) - $100 - $200
grinder/dremel - ~$30
drill bits - $10 - $100
bolt cutter (modified for riveting) ~$10

And remember, wear goggles. Especially when pressing and drilling/grinding.

I'm sure i'm missing some things...
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:34:38 AM EDT
+1 on wearing safety goggles; things fly everywhere when your building and you want to think saftey first.

As for the bare essentials to building, you can get by with just using a punch, a BFH, an all thread rod, and a gear puller I suppose.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:40:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 4:41:07 AM EDT by SirDrinksAlot]
Hell, zhukov did a build where all he used was a hammer and a vice I believe.

just depends on what you want to do.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:56:44 AM EDT
i also did a build with a hammer and a vice... it looks like i built it with a hammer and a vice.
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