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Re: The OFFICIAL AK Thread!
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2012, 08:56:26 AM »
The language is Slovenian and this was also shoot in Slovenia.

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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2012, 12:41:08 PM »
Great job guys now i got that ak bug again. I want a cheap ak to leave at my farm. I think i want the traditional all wood furniture. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 02:04:05 PM »
How much can i pick up an ak 74 parts kit for and what do i need? I want 5.45mm, not 762

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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2012, 11:15:32 PM »
This is where I'm stuck at until I can find a machine shop that can help me drill that barrel pin hole... If anyone knows a machine shop or has an end mill, drill press, and reamer and is willing to help me out here, PM?



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Re: The OFFICIAL AK Thread!
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2012, 06:32:43 PM »

took better pics in the daylight








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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2012, 06:37:06 PM »
Looks good!  :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: The OFFICIAL AK Thread!
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2012, 07:08:22 PM »
thanks!

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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2012, 07:37:26 PM »
Looks good!  :th_thicon_idea:

Yes it does.  I'd trade AKs if I thought he was dumb enough to go for it.  But he's not.  Good build by a good kid.  And yes, I'm old enough to call him a kid!   :P
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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2012, 09:17:49 PM »
You got it drilled?
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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »
You got it drilled?

Yep. XinTX had the end mill/but we needed and we both got the job done on a harbor freight drill press. Wasn't as hard as I had expected it to be.


The gunsmith from Houston Armory never called me back when they said he would the next day, but then again i didnt expect him to haha.

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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »
Looks good!  :th_thicon_idea:

Yes it does.  I'd trade AKs if I thought he was dumb enough to go for it.  But he's not.  Good build by a good kid.  And yes, I'm old enough to call him a kid!   :P

Thanks! We should go test these out soon, then we can see if we want to trade  :thumbsup1:

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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2012, 08:48:58 AM »
How much can i pick up an ak 74 parts kit for and what do i need? I want 5.45mm, not 762

Apex has the parts kits now.
https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/cPath/51/products_id/2620

You'll need a receiver
http://www.nodakspud.com/page2.htm

Then add a rivet kit and a barrel.
http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30120

Then find a 'build party'.  Some special tools and skills needed, but it's not that hard if you have them available.  The issue Jak had was the metric drills.  Need a 7mm, 5mm, 4mm, and 3mm (not sure if we used all those sizes).  Get several in the 3mm size as they're small and can snap rather easily. 
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Re: The OFFICIAL AK Thread!
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2012, 04:54:23 PM »
Nice Rig Jakashh!

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« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2012, 12:57:13 AM »
Thanks! Still not done yet, i took it to the range and experienced multiple FTE's. I think it's undergassed, may need to adjust that gas port or enlargen it. AVOID U.S. MADE BARRELS AT ALL COSTS.


I had many stovepipes and these... unejected cases double feeding. Nalioth thinks it may be a gas issue.



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Re: The OFFICIAL AK Thread!
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2012, 01:20:20 AM »
Check your magazine feed lips against ones that are confirmed to work in another AK-47. Since this is a home-build, the chances of this thing jamming because of a bum magazine are slim. Still, it might be something to consider as well.

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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2012, 05:15:04 AM »
Haven't made it to the range with mine yet.  So time will tell if I have the same issue.  I do have the gas port drill in case you need it.  It's a long bit to reach down the gas port. 
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« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2012, 04:14:57 PM »
Haven't made it to the range with mine yet.  So time will tell if I have the same issue.  I do have the gas port drill in case you need it.  It's a long bit to reach down the gas port.

Thanks! I'll let you know!

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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2012, 03:31:21 AM »
Finally got out to the range with mine.  It fired and fed fine.  Shots were off to the left a lot.  Adjusted the windage (I think I got the elevation right) but it was still shooting left.  But I didn't want to adjust any further given the wind was blowing pretty good right to left, and we were at the station furthest from any trees that would block the wind from that direction. 
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« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2012, 01:45:10 AM »
Finally got out to the range with mine.  It fired and fed fine.  Shots were off to the left a lot.  Adjusted the windage (I think I got the elevation right) but it was still shooting left.  But I didn't want to adjust any further given the wind was blowing pretty good right to left, and we were at the station furthest from any trees that would block the wind from that direction.

What distance were you shooting from? I still have yet to fix mine, I've been too busy lately on vacation and now I'm broke  :th_thicon_lol:

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Re: The OFFICIAL AK Thread!
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2012, 05:48:34 AM »
Shooting from 50 yards.

If all you need to do is open up your gas port, all you need is a piece of 1/4" dowel to protect the barrel.  I have the gas port drill bit. 
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