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AK's and variants part 2

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by John A., May 16, 2018.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Since photobucket has bombed so many of the previous posts in the AK's and variants part 1 topic, I wanted to start a new topic and encourage you to directly upload the pictures to the website rather than being extorted from greedy and hostile outside companies.

    The previous topic has a lot of great discussion and several photos are still being shown if you'd like to look through it here:
    http://www.mossbergowners.com/forum/index.php?threads/ak47-and-variants.640/

    In the meantime, here's a photo to get this topic started:


    Russian_AK_schem.jpg
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  2. Waitster

    Waitster Semper Paratus

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    That‘s my AK variant pics I have.
    1. A birthday gift from my netter half ;-)
    2. Actual version for every day
    3. naked
    4. naked
    5. 100 yards and more
    6. „Mr. White“ my scottish houseguard
    7. Surplus ;-)

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  3. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Talk about a clean and barely used kit. Check this out.

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  4. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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  5. Waitster

    Waitster Semper Paratus

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    It’s a long bottom rail and the railed gastube from TROY ;-) Many modifikation to fit it on my Arsenal but... looks cool and feel good in action :)
  6. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Ahhh, a custom job. Very nice.
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  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Still need to ream out the trigger/hammer holes a hair, and I may install a side mount rail sometime, but for all intents and purposes, barring any major unforeseen issues, she's pretty much done.

    Not too shabby considering it was a box of old parts collecting dust a month ago.

    I don't expect that I'll ever do another one though. It may not look like it, but there is a surprising amount of time and work in this one.

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  8. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    A guy at work is building them from scratch , it’s a considerable effort to build one .....
  9. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, it may not look it, but I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't have 20 hours into it. Probably a little more.

    Granted some of that is me making my own jigs and stuff to work on it with because I wasn't set up for anything like this, but it was a challenging build for sure.

    This is the rear trunion jig I made so I could line up and mill the holes in the rear trunion to match what was on the previous/existing receiver.

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    I was just using the original demilled scrap piece of receiver while fitting it so the new receiver and the trunion would line up right and so they would be straight with each other and be flush in the back where the buttstock starts and so it would be straight.

    The jig started out as nothing more than a scrap piece of wood that I sawed and milled and mostly just so I could clamp everything in place while I was drilling the holes.

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  10. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Awesome . Yeah this guy has half his garage taken up ..... the press needed is impressive , rivets ..... all that . It’s quite the process .
  11. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nice work. I am envious. In a good way ;).
  12. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    @JohnA. Love your work as always I was curious would you care to comment on those who say, AKs are so simple little kids in Africa make them with rocks and old license plates
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  13. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, about that.

    LOL

    It probably wouldn't have been so bad marking out on a jig where to make the holes on everything.

    The first time.

    But going back having to reverse where those holes are exactly the second time so they align back up with the ones in the trunions that were drilled 30 years ago, which don't appear to ever be placed in the same place twice... now that was a bit of a challenge.

    I'm not going to joke around, there is a lot of work putting one of these together. A whole lot more than I realized and I went into it having a pretty good idea what I was getting into.

    It was one of those projects I've wanted to do since the 90's, but I'm glad that's behind me now. I don't plan to do another. And I'm glad I didn't try this 20 or 25 years ago when it first popped up on my radar to do. Back then I wouldn't have had the time, probably not the patience and know-how and certainly not the tools to have even completed it.

    Sometimes it's better to wait, even though that's against human nature.

    I suppose that could be said for a lot of things besides building guns too :)
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  14. dieselmudder

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    JohnA, you might be interested in this. Adjustable gas blocks for AK and variants

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  15. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, mine definately isn't starved of gas normally. With the suppressor, I think it slings the empty cases into low earth orbit somewhere.

    edit: after watching the video, that gas block is almost just like how the FAL gas block is. At least in principle.
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  16. Bobster

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    Picture of an 80% AK-47. ;)

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  17. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    I definitely want to keep them in mind. Definitive arms from what I can tell is a top notch company. I may look into trying one out on one of my variants in the future.

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  18. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re-posting mine since the old thread has issues...

    The '65 Romarm Cugir...

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    ...and the Norinco MAK90...

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