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Old 06-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Ak build party

Has this ever happened here? Does anyone know someone that owns the jigs and a press? I have a friend of a friend that has all of the equipment, but he's undependable at best. I'm tired of trying to get in touch with him, but I really want to do a Bulgarian 74 project. Thoughts? Interest?
 
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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I have buddies that did builds years ago (pnw guys).. but are no longer setup for it..


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Old 07-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Googled this a bit, seems like it'd be super fun to do.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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I'd be down, but have to start from scratch...
 
Old 07-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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I'm going to buy a kit regardless. Does anyone have access to a press? If we got a big enough group, we could split the cost of the jig between us. IIRC, the jig is only about $100. Not unreasonable if we split it between 4 or 5 people.

Pricey, but has a quality barrel installed. Parts Kits :: Kits With Barrels Installed - AK-Builder.com

Lots of options here. Arms Of America - Parts Kits

Oooh.. Found a guy in Vancouver that rents a 20ton press. We may have a winner. ARMSLIST - For Sale: AK-47 Receiver Flat Bending Jig Rental
 
Old 07-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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mmm good find.. I like that polish underfolder.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 07:36 AM   #7
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I have posted about doing this before on another site...I would definitely be interested.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #8
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I messaged the guy with the press. He will rent you his press, and instruct you how to use it, for about $35. He does not provide assistance with anything else, so we'd have to find another press for the rivets. At $35 a pop, it might just be cheaper to have all of us chip in on a die for about $100, and find someone with a shop. Get your feelers out guys, one of us has to know someone..
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #9
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I'll look around a bit, I can probably get ahold of a press or a location. Would be down to split some costs too.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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hmmmm

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I no longer need my AK builder tools. Pretty much the main tools you will need to build AKs are included in this package. All tools are barely used.

AK Builder Barrel Press for 1 inch ram $95
AK Builder Riveting Tool with AK74 adapter $270
AK Builder Trigger Jig $65
7.62 go and no go guage $70
5.56 go and no go guage $70
Harbor Freight 12 ton press $100
Bench Drill press $100

Will sell all of these tools packaged for $500. Pickup in Seattle.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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Hmmmmm...
 
Old 07-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #12
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wanna split it? or something?
 
Old 07-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #13
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Im still in on this.
can put some $$ towards the tooling as long as we have a gentleman's agreement that it doesn't get sold unless everyone is bought out.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #14
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wanna split it? or something?
You know, I have absolutely no pieces or parts yet -- nor do I really know where to begin. But sure, I'm game. :)

I can PP you or cash -- if you want to front it, I'm good for half.
 
Old 07-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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A friend of a friend has a press, jig, and has done this before. Just trying to pin him down... Would everyone be willing to chip in a few dollars for "instruction"? Give me an idea of who wants to go, and what you think a reasonable amount would be.
 
Old 07-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #16
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I'd be in.. where is his place?

does $20-50 sound good? I dunno? Beers? lol
 
Old 07-19-2013, 07:36 AM   #17
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Ok, good news. I got in touch with the guy that has the press, jig, and has built several ak's. He lives in the Seattle metro (just north of town, IIRC), and he sounds interested in hosting this. To keep this fair and worth his time, I was also thinking something in the neighborhood of $25-50 per person for instruction and use of his equipment. I haven't said anything about money to him because I want to be clear with all of you before I approach him with firm numbers. Obviously, the more people that show up, the less the per-person amount would be. 6 guys paying $50 each would make this well worth a saturday afternoon for him. It would also keep him interested in future build parties. If only 2 people show up though...

So. If I planned this for late august/early september, would that be enough time for everyone to gather the kits and pieces? I will let him tell me how much he wants per person, but I personally wouldn't pay much more than $50. Is this an acceptable price for all of you? Who wants to do this? I need firm commitments.
 
Old 07-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #18
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so we would need the parts kits, stamped receivers, and 50.00 for his time?

fuck yes I would be in.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #19
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You would need the kit, receiver, rivet set, and your compliance parts. This is the kit that I bought..

Bulgarian AK-74 Parts Set

So I need a receiver or receiver flat, barrel, rivet set, US made trigger group (tapco) and a few other US made parts. If you buy a kit with the barrel installed, it saves some trouble but costs more.

If this guy falls through (he can be a bit flaky), i'll just buy a complete receiver and barrel and build it myself from there. I wonder if my gunsmith can press a barrel into the trunion..?
 
Old 07-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #20
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I'm on vacation for a couple more weeks but am still interested...
 
Old 08-02-2013, 02:58 PM   #21
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Is there such a thing as an Uzi build party?? Parts kits and mags seem dirt cheap. And not as many tools needed.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #22
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Any more news on this? Do I owe you money, Josh?
 
Old 07-31-2014, 03:00 PM   #23
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I'm definitely down for this. I've come across a lot of.build kits. But I'd like to pickup the most complete one you can find. If anyone has a good source for one please link me. Also I'd love to join this build party.
 
Old 11-04-2014, 10:22 PM   #24
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So im pretty pissed about I594 passing and was thinking that i wanted to join one of these build parties. I figure if i can get someone to teach me about it then i could maybe start hosting my own. If yall were going to have another party could i join?
 
Old 11-05-2014, 02:46 PM   #25
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This never really got off the ground..
AK's need a press, and jig.. we never really got a solid source.

I ended up just buying one.


We could do an AR build party pretty easy? lol
 
Old 11-05-2014, 03:51 PM   #26
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This never really got off the ground..
AK's need a press, and jig.. we never really got a solid source.

I ended up just buying one.


We could do an AR build party pretty easy? lol
Gives me a reason to build another one.
 
Old 11-13-2014, 09:33 PM   #27
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Id be down for making an ak or AR. I like ARs anyway since i was in the army and am used to them. I just thought they were more difficult to make at a build party. Maybe sometime this summer. I think it should be easy to round ip all the parts by then. Im just not sure what exactly to buy. Maybe we could network this on facebook. I know at least two people that would be down to do it.
 
Old 12-02-2014, 10:42 PM   #28
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Already have an AR-15 but I'm down to build an Ak, count me in..
 
Old 12-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #29
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So does anyone want to host this that knows what they are doing, or do i need to host it and someone comes along that knows what theyre doing? Im assuming we need some equipment to make it with. Anyone have any of it or will all of it need to be purchased?
 
Old 12-05-2014, 05:29 PM   #30
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This never really got off the ground..
AK's need a press, and jig.. we never really got a solid source.

I ended up just buying one.


We could do an AR build party pretty easy? lol
At my current rate of parts accrual I could be in on this x 2 or even 3
 
Old 12-06-2014, 08:00 AM   #31
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Hey, I want in!
Are you all still planning something like this?
 
Old 12-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #32
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The last part I need, a grip screw and trunion should be here Wed.
 
Old 12-16-2014, 01:20 AM   #33
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hey all.. I'm totally down to host if everyone can make it to renton..

I got a bunch of tools and a decent garage.. but if anyone else is wanting to host thats cool too?

j
 
Old 12-19-2014, 04:01 PM   #34
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I built an AK yesterday from a blank.

Was a good time.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 04:11 PM   #35
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That being said, I want to do another one. Im going to try to sort a rivet crushing tool for the front Trunion. I have seen some that were made out of 36" bolt cutters.

A couple solid pieces of steel to press the barrel into the Trunion.

Was better than an AR build, Way more time....thought went into it.

Was good time overall.

Im thinking Yugoslavian M70B1 kit. (219.00+reciever+barrel)

It should go off to get Parkerized Monday, should have the wood sorted with a cherry finish next week.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #36
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i wont be able to sneak the money away from my wife for my kit for a few months. I was thinking late spring early summer would be great for this. Also, i looked at the link to the build kit listed in this forum but theyre out of them, anyone know of another bargain kit that doesnt suck? Sounds like sun is down to host and knows whats up. Whens a good time sun?
 
Old 12-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #37
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Apexgunparts.com for kits and parts.

Atlantic Firearms for same
 
Old 12-22-2014, 10:09 PM   #38
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:13 AM   #39
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This guy!!!!!
 
Old 12-26-2014, 10:39 AM   #40
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haha awesome.
 
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