Help and Guidance in an AK build

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by ChillyWilly, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. ChillyWilly

    ChillyWilly New Member

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    Hello folks, I am looking to build an AK. I already have an FFL that will bring in the receiver so now I need to order the parts kit (prob a romanian one from gunbroker) and a monster man grip (damn CA).

    Then comes the fun part, putting it all together....I do have a guy who puts them together but, one he is far and two I really want to learn myself, so I was looking for maybe video set or maybe an online class or something where I can learn as much as possible. Any suggestions?

    If not then how about a site suggestion where lots of KNOWLEDABLE AK nuts go.

    Thanks

    Jerry
     
  2. nalioth

    nalioth New Member

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    My first suggestion would be to find a build party.

    My second suggestion would be to check out some AK specific forums and their "build it yourself" areas.

    I've ordered some of those "Build your own AK" videos and they're a crock. You get more info on the AK fora and on some online references.

    Keep in mind that everybody does it their own unique way, but everybody ends up with a functioning rifle.

    http://www.gunsgutsandgod.com/

    http://howtobuildanaktyperifle.com/

    http://www.ak-47.us/AK-Build.php


    I suggest you do your homework and not jump into this. Attending a build party (even if you don't build anything the first time) is quite educational.
     

  3. babj615

    babj615 Premium Member

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    What??? They have "Build Partys"?????

    Dang, I need to get out of this Blue State....

    :stupid:
     
  4. BulletBait

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    nalioth's got you covered on the DIY links.

    My only advice is if you are mechanically inclined, to skip the Romy and get a Hungarian, Polish or other nicer kit.

    Romanians are nice, but the others are sweet.
     
  5. ChillyWilly

    ChillyWilly New Member

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    Thanks for the links and suggestions.

    How about a forum, what ak forum would you guys recommend?
     
  6. nalioth

    nalioth New Member

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  7. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Yea, there's a build party here in S florida too...... :think: But it really is easy and you can use screw kits instead of the rivots and you can get the best reciever for custom builds from http://www.NoDakSpud.com. NDS1 is the best one for the Romanian kits coming in. I just finished this one......
    [​IMG]

    Fifty yards with a red dot scope standing yields a 5-6 inch grouping which is plenty good enough for that kind of work......
     
  8. ChillyWilly

    ChillyWilly New Member

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    Thats exactly the one I want to get