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    Anyone into AKs Here?

    If you have an AK-type rifle, or are knowledgeable about the AK-47 types, then please share some of your info here!
    Welcome to the Addiction!

    #2
    Before I was m14brian, I was basically AKbrian but never went by that name. I had 5 MAK-90s, an SA-85M, and WAY back when it was legal I had a real Clayco Sports AKS for a short time, that rifle posted #1 on the ban list by name. Man, I miss that one.
    I had 70+ magazines. The real AKS was gone before it was illegal, and the others were also gone before they became illegal. I haven't had any since late 1999.
    I'm looking forward to seeing this thread grow, guys post up pics of your AKs! I still like them!
    m14brian

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      #3
      New magazine developed for the AK - helical magazine estimated to hold 120 rds of 5,45x39mm. Photo
      shows AK North Korean Type 88

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        #4
        I wish it were easy to have an AK-type in NJ. The "legal" ones we're allowed to have here are pretty stripped down. At least we can have 15-round mags, though, unlike other communist states that allow 10 or less.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
          At least we can have 15-round mags, though, unlike other communist states that allow 10 or less.
          Like us here. We can only have 10s, and with a pistol grip or other features we have to have a "bullet button" that takes a tool to remove the mag. So on AKs, there is a weird small metal box with a countersunk lever around the mag release. It's BS, but at least we can have something for training I guess.
          m14brian

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            #6
            I like the look and feel of AKs, but haven't owned one yet. The closest I have is an SKS, but of course that isn't the same.
            It was funny being posted with foreign military in Afghanistan. I wanted to mess with their AKs, and they all drooled over the M4s.

            I just remembered they kept cigarette butts in their barrels to keep dirt out...
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              #7
              I have one. It was made from a Romanian parts kit and a home-made receiver from a flat. Shoots pretty well. I think that it has been so well established that the AK is the most reliable assault rifle design, especially when poorly maintained, that I hesitate to mention it, but as you can see, the hesitation didn't keep me from mentioning it anyway.

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                #8
                +1, all of mine ran flawlessly and I never had one problem of any type the entire time I ran them, and we shot the pi$$ out of them.
                m14brian

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                  #9
                  I have built more than I care to admit. Never bought a new one. Got off on one of my side tangents and built my first, then they multiplied, like Garands. Click image for larger version

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                    #10
                    somehow this didnt get bumped

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                      #11
                      Very nice.
                      Have you ever bent your own flats or do you buy pre-bent blanks and go from there?
                      Welcome to the Addiction!

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                        #12
                        I have done them both ways. No more bending flats though , too much time for what you get. I would rather buy a finished receiver and get started. I am about finished with building these. Ready to clear out all the building tools and jigs also. They are fun to shoot, but I dont see much investment value in them.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 1911A1 View Post
                          I have done them both ways. No more bending flats though , too much time for what you get. I would rather buy a finished receiver and get started. I am about finished with building these. Ready to clear out all the building tools and jigs also. They are fun to shoot, but I dont see much investment value in them.
                          I was just looking at buying a few tools and jigs. Maybe when you're ready to sell them off you can keep me in mind?
                          I'd love to try my hand at building one from a bare receiver. I don't think I'm ready to take the leap into bending my own flat, yet.
                          Welcome to the Addiction!

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                            #14
                            Will keep you in mind for sure. If you are not anal about markings being 100% correct snag a Nodak receiver. They go together like a snap together model. Only thing you need is a hyd press. Small one is fine. Populating the new barrel is the time consumer. Demilling the kit is another one. You can rivet one together in a evening if the barrel is populated. Lots of receiver options out there now if you want proper markings and such. Nodaks are basic good receivers. Keep an eye out for deals on certain kits and various new parts to complete the build. You cant just build one though.

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                              #15
                              I have a nice WASR 10-GP made with an all matching 1975 parts kit. Shoots great, and looks cool with my 100 rd drum in it!

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