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02-20-2004, 02:44 AM
Just want to announce that I have begun a web page to Document my build of an AK on the laser cut folded welded home-built receiver. Please check it out if you are interested and follow along as i begin this adventure. I hope that it will show some of the common methods and give other help/insight into what it takes to build an AK " kit" Also I hope it helps some of you decide on which type of receiver is right for you. That being said.. there is a warning for now. I do not yet have the "flat" in hand.. and the page is rough at best. I am just outlining what came with my kit, what has to be done, and where I am going to start.
Enjoy.. oh and the link is http://home.gci.net/~ballistica/AK.html
Judging from your picture in the photograph, you look much younger than I had imagined. Your parents must have got you started on the AK kick early, real early.
02-20-2004, 11:48 AM
Heh Heh, yeah thats actually my Daughter, 19 months old. She loves anything where there is a chance she might get to hammer something!
02-20-2004, 05:38 PM
UPdate!.. my FAC order shipped today I have a US made AMD gas piston and the extended MB on the way ... and just because I wanted one .. got a 75 round drum coming to.. wanna see if we can melt the barrel off this thing bumping it ?
I should be able to get some more pictures up tonight. general disassembly and possibly making the screw that disables the folding stock.
02-20-2004, 08:58 PM
Hey I'm glad to see your posting your progress.......I just started my first build........never done anything close to this before, and as chance would have it, your building the exact same ak kit that I am.....so I'll be keeping a close watch on your website, and when I get mine done I'll post a pic.
And yes, they are very nice kits ! I'm building mine on a prebent receiver from ace.
02-21-2004, 07:27 PM
I'm doing one as well. Will be interesting to see how you do. I have many questions!!
02-21-2004, 09:46 PM
When you get it finished, you're welcome to post it here as the first tutorial of (we hope) many. I would hope you would also publish it on CD, as I mentioned last night.
02-23-2004, 03:20 PM
Pics. look great.
I had the same issue w/ the rear trunnion rivets on mt AMD-65 kit. I bought the cheapo kit and the old rivets where pressed and rusted in good.
I drilled undersize all the way thru, then used the 12 ton press w/ a punch and drove then rest of the rivet out.
02-24-2004, 09:31 PM
RATS! post office left me a note today while I was not here. I received a package .. its either my Flat or my compliance parts .. either way I should have some new pics up tommarow night.
02-25-2004, 11:58 PM
Received the FAC extended MB and US gas piston today ... should have a few more pictures soon ( maybe tomarrow night ... kids are demanding to much Fatherly intervention tonight)
02-26-2004, 02:43 PM
just a short note to let you know your flat is on it's way. I just got out of the hospital at noon time, been there since late on the 18th. I managed to get on a computer at the hospital to try and let some of the people who ordered a flat and you, know what happened, but something about cookies would'nt let me post on this site. How long does a package take to get to Northpole, Alaska?
02-26-2004, 03:39 PM
OJF, it all depends on the package and the method of shipment. lightweight and small ( like the flat ) I would think the US postal service could get it too me sometime next week usually one to two days. heavier stuff going parcel post well that depends on the dog sled pulling it ( ok not quite but it can be a long time )
Hope your Hospitol stay was not serious.
Tonight I should post a few more pictures and maybe even write something more organized for the web site.
besides that I got my romanian 75 rnd drum in the mail and I need something to use it with . ( I know the ChiCom ones are the ones to have ... but I dont see any of those offered for sale right now )
03-02-2004, 04:32 PM
Looking good Grey... eagerly looking forward to watching your progress... I've got a couple AK kits that will benefit from reading about your experiences I'm sure...
03-03-2004, 03:25 AM
Bandit... as soon as I get some experience I will write about it .!! ;)
03-03-2004, 05:15 PM
I have heard vague talk that there is a problem in heat treating the ejectors that came with these kits.
Emphasis on 'vague'.
Anyone know if this is true or false?
03-04-2004, 06:39 PM
Great news!!! I got a small package in the mail today! its the Flat. initial inspection looks VERY nice. it is heavier than I expected ( a little thicker than the TAPCO flat ) but nicely cut and drilled. I unfortunately WONT update the site tonight ( maybe not even till the weekend ) because my mother in law arrives to night and I am in the middle of hunt preperations and I need to get a sno-go shipped up North. Pictures and comments will follow along shortly though.
So Far I can say Great product! I think welders are more prevalent than presses and I know I could bend this thing into shape by hand. ( resisting the urge till I take pictures ) so the " average Joe" could really benefit here.
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