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Old November 23rd, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Any AK47 Builders Here?

So I got the bug again. I built a semi-custom 1911 last year and was looking to build another, lighter one this Christmas. I was at the gun store looking for inspiration when this ugly, battle-beaten, AK47 kept throwing glances and come-hither advances at me. I went home and tried to put it out of my mind but, like a teenage boy who saw his first pair of boobs in the flesh, I couldn't stop thinking about them. So for the last 2 weeks I have been reading up about building one. Before I commit to buying the parts, I was wondering if there is anyone here who has done it before and can give me some insight? I know it's not Rover related but I figured we have all been mesmerized by boobies before. Thanks!
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 05:04 PM
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I biuld my own, at biuld parties, biult 6 so far, got a romy G kit im demilling right now.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Sweet, are you bending your own flats? I was going to use No Dak receivers but my local gun shop is charging me $50/receiver for FFL transfers! What BS! The jig is $150 and I can bend as many as I want. Heat treatment looks easy enough and I always wanted a spot welder. Where are you getting the Romy G kits from?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 05:18 PM
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The flats I use from AKbiulder.net have the upper rails already bent, so it makes it a lot easier. We bend the flats and weld on the inner rails. I think ak biulder flats are 35 bucks. I got my kit off a friend but check gun broker, gunsamerica and also calguns.net, ar-15.com or any other gun site in your state. Shows also sell kits too. I like completed flats but theres a record of sale plus u still have to biuld it, might as well biuld from a flat so theres no serial plus its more fun.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Just saw this this morning. I knew the bending brake I bought to redo the footwells will come in handy! Just saved me $150.

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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Thats nice and all but I prefer the regular old fashion jig you bend with a press, gets it done real quick, since at biuld parties people are usually waiting to use the jig after you so quick is good. Whatever works of course.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
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Neil,

I'm in Florida so it's not a big deal for me but my cousin in cali wants to build one. How do you register your AK after you build it? Do you have to if you build it from a flat?
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Old November 26th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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You don't need to register it, can't anyway registration ended years ago. Just biuld accordingly to SB23 specs (featureless of bullet bullet) and he'll be fine. If he needs more info on how to biuld a calilegal ak tell him to go to calguns.net and start reading from there. He can biuld either from a flat or prebent receiver he'll have to dros.
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The jig makes life very easy. You should was able to purchase a used one on one of the forums, use it and resell it relatively easily. Also, make sure you only use high-end components (grips, etc.) -- I can't tell you how annoying it is to have a stock snap in two on the firing line. Tapco hasn't let me down.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 07:22 PM
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Completely! Ain't she a beut . . . Note that my previous comments about cheap parts applies to the one in the picture in spades!
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I built my AK and several ARs. It's a good feeling when you put them together. I've got $175 total in my AK and $610 in my AR. I bent an extra receiver to hold on to until I got another parts kit, but it has disappeared over the years. I'm afraid it was thrown away at some point. I had a friend that bought 45 Romy G kits in 2003 or 04 and I think he paid $65 a kit for them. He puts a few together here and there and sells them on the forums for around $350 and sells the kits and flats to friends which is where I got mine.

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.....he paid $65 a kit for them.
Wow that's cheap. Best I could find now is $99 for a Romy G without a barrel, of course they are all sold out currently. This is my first AK build so I am spending a lot to tool up. The next few should only be the cost of the kits.
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Wow that's cheap. Best I could find now is $99 for a Romy G without a barrel, of course they are all sold out currently. This is my first AK build so I am spending a lot to tool up. The next few should only be the cost of the kits.

For a while they were really cheap then thay became harder to bring into the country. The ones he got were all brand new rifles. There was still paper in the barrels. If you think about it they probably sold for 10 or 15 bucks when the Soviet Union went under and all some guy had to do was cut them in half and probably turned around and sold them for 20 or 25 bucks to another guy in the west who shipped them to the USA for twice the money and was happy doing it.
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One of my new toys. Didn't build it but thought I would share. The gun bug is as addictive as the Rover bug. And as pricey!
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Bringing this thread back from the dead. Considering selling a Romy G parts kit. Assembled it, rails weren't perfectly aligned, no time to rebuild. Will cut the receiver in half. Will include some compliance parts. Reasonable offers.
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