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?
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.
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?
12 ton press shop press - $80 - $139
Receiver jig -$150
hammer (for top rails, getting mad and breaking stuff)
Mapp gas (heat treating) - $40
Water - $Market price
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...
+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.
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.