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I know there are a few AK builders on here... Alright, I got some time here and im ready for my first AK build...

This is what im ordering today or Friday...

Whats the best receiver for it, do I need the FCG parts and what receiver screws are the best?

Also any tips?

http://www.rguns.net/011_12.html

I can do anything on AR's all day but when it comes to AK's I don't ever want to remove the trigger group..

Any help and tips would be GREATLY appreciated..



Damn thats a hot looking rifle..
 

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Aaaaaanyone?

I can figure it out but Id like to not make mistakes to learn it..
 

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

http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/index.htm

http://www.krebscustom.com/index.shtml

These should get you going in the right direction. If you need more let me know and i'll knock a little more dust off the old brain and see what I can come up with.

The Saiga recievers are a pain in the ass to do but they are the best. Krebs uses them and only them in all their guns. I threw in the krebs link cuz while they don't list them if you give them a ring they might just sell you a saiga receiver ready to build on, I got a couple from them in the past they;re pretty good guys.
 

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(4) boards -

ak-47.net
akforum.net
akfiles.com
gunco.net

You must be registered to view the builders areas on all of them IIRC.

No doubt, the Nodak receivers consistently get the highest praise of 100% receivers. However, part of the fun on these builds is the 80%, DIY route. You can go total tool whore and buy a 20-ton press and bending dies or you can go the WECSOG route and use a piece of 1.25" wide hard maple, a rawhide hammer, and your Chicom vise from Harbor Freight. AK flats are ~$15 so you can buy ~7 of them for the price of a finished Nodak and afford to screw a few up until you master the folds. The gun can be put together with rivets and your receiver flat will come with them or you can drill & thread the parts needed and screw them together. Several guys on those boards offer modified bolt cutters to take care of the riveting for ~$40 or so. Bolt rails can be spot-welded in place or MAPP brazed & you'll need a MAPP torch to do the heat treating of the pin through holes anyway.

With the Nodak, you will still need to rivet or screw the receiver to the trunnions and press the barrel but you won't have to make the bends, welds, heat treatment, or final finish on the receiver. With an 80%, you'll have to do it all but in the end you will be the sole author of what you build. The knowledge base on any of the above boards is such that you can be talked through any operation you aren't comfortable with. BTW, be sure to buy a few thousand rounds of 5.45x39 to go with your Bulgy while you are at it. You just can't lose @ ~$110/1K! One final point, the Bulgy is a great basis to build a Russian AKS-74 (Red Dawn) clone.



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One more thing.....OK, 2 more......

Before you do anything more, spend 90 days or more reading & re-reading the builders forums above until you take in all the potential 1st time builder's issues you are likely to encounter.

Lastly, I'd consider buying a Romanian "G" for ~$120 to build 1st.

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speaking of saiga i cant wait till i order mine...
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I thought the Saiga was banned in CA?

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As an aside, when you are able to use a standard stock, the Saiga converts nicely to an AK-103 clone. That is one of the latest & greatest implenentations of the AK that is current issue in some parts of the Russian military. Add that you'd be converting a rifle made by the same company that builds the AK-103 & you've got something near identical to it including "Made in Russia" stamped on the side. Now that is cOoL!

AK-103

 

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the saiga's that say kalashnikov on them are banned by name...but this isnt that one...i have been researching alot on calguns.net and found alot of legal ways to build AR15's and AK47's...but yea its legal as long as that stock with the pistol grip isnt on it.
 

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Alright got parts kit in today and finished cleaning it at work its VERY nice..

I must say I was not expecing ALL the... "Fun parts" to come with it..

Cool how many of the AK-47 and AK-74 parts work.. er.. Legal parts! I will post pictures of the kit when I get the time.
 

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lol, yeah I had the whole upper and parts in my hands scrubing them when when talking to people comeing in, then tossed them in the parts washer.
 

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Yeah, AR's are fun to do...

Ak's are indeed a bitch if you dont have the right tools.

OH, I forgot.. Pictures of the kit!

Brb..
 

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IM SAYING THIS NOW! I HAVE distroyed all full auto fire control parts for this parts kit with a cutting torch and hammer, the bolt carrier has been ground down so it can not be used in a full auto weapon and the selecter switch IS NOT from this kit, it is a semi auto selecter, the full auto one was distroyed in the same way. All just in case, because I dont have a working AK-74 its ok to have those parts because they dont fit.

Now that all that legal BS covering my ass is over...

First stage...







Going to grind off the rivets and get it ready to get started on when I get home from work.
 
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