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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Post by universal_exports » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:20 pm

is there a purpose to this? other than having something different or saving money by not buying a stock, just curious.

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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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This is a Mak-90 and I started out with a thumb-hole stock. Alright heres the run down...Ace folding light weight stock with internal receiver block, Tapco G2 trigger, Midwest industries MI-AK-X rail with ML2 top cover with Aimpoint PRO (patrol Rifle optic) allowing lower 1/3 co-witness with irons, AK-47 Muzzle break, Magpul AFG2(angled foregrip), Streamlight Super Tac-X, Hogue pistol grip, Mako extended magazine release and a one point sling...
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Post by RickOShea » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:19 pm

I like it !!! 8-)
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Post by AKFTW » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:16 pm

Polley wrote:Okay, so we got a hacksaw out today and I started cutting on my deer stand support beam. It really didn't take that long at all and it came out perfectly. Anyway, I set the piece in the receiver to see what kind of gaps were present and would need filled in. I also used a giant hammer to flatten out the bottom part of the butt so it didn't dig into my torso (yes, it did reach the very outer part of my ribs just barely). Here's what she looks like with and without a flash:

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So far, I'm thinking I'll use wood to keep it in place. The stock screws from the AK's original stock seem to penetrate the top of the metal by about 1/2 to 3/4 of a centimeter. There's a lot of space above it and the screw "holes," though, so I think I'll surround the stock with wood pieces. I will nail the wood pieces together and use the hacksaw to flatten them out into pins. I will also create an extra hole or two to run a nail from the wood on top to the interior of the hollow, metal stock that I also plan on putting wood in. That should keep it pretty steady and give it an alright quality. I took photos of the gaps present if anyone is interested in those, as well.
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I like it! How does the stock sit on the shoulder? Maybe wrap the stock in some brown leather to improve the cheek weld? Just a thought. Also, ditch that crappy black Century grip for a $5 Romanian bakelite one, cause that "stock" is DEFINITELY a "US Made part" now :D
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Post by SeerSavant » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:26 pm

NEEDS MOAR PARACORD......


I actually like it, kind of a kit bashed appeal... Some Para wrapped around the butt and to help with a cheekweld (especially on very cold days :shock: )

Now, with a few hinges, you could turn that puppy into a folder....
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Post by AKFTW » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:36 pm

You should just get some sparkly Baywatch or Beverly Hills 90210 stickers. Oh no wait, it'd have to be a Yugo AK then :lol: (dead serious tho)

I think it's good the way it is, it just needs some leather wrappings on the stock or something, and a worn leather sling.
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Post by SeerSavant » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:44 pm

AKFTW wrote:You should just get some sparkly Baywatch or Beverly Hills 90210 stickers. Oh no wait, it'd have to be a Yugo AK then :lol: (dead serious tho)

I think it's good the way it is, it just needs some leather wrappings on the stock or something, and a worn leather sling.

Whoa.... Okay, sandbox idea aside, I think you should make it as if the AK found it's way back into the 1850s and into the hands of an Apache, and with the mods that they would normally do to the lever actions of the day, brass tacks, leather wraps with fringe, and some Turquoise inlay with silver conches on it...

Huh... this sounds like a project for an older Wasr or something similar....
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Post by Kutter_0311 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:46 pm

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So far, I'm thinking I'll use wood to keep it in place. The stock screws from the AK's original stock seem to penetrate the top of the metal by about 1/2 to 3/4 of a centimeter.
Any reason you don't have the metal stock up top? I think if you run the screws through both sides of the metal, then into wood underneath, you'll have a much more solid hold. You could cut down 2x4 to fit the receiver cavity, then use a dado(?) blade to put a groove in that for the metal stock piece.

Actually, if you can cut a piece of 2x4 down so it juuust fits inside the metal tubing, and tap it in to full deapth, that will a) stiffen the tubing so it will be harder to crush, deform, and bend, b) dampen sound and vibration travelling along the stock, c) maintain strength at the receiver joint(rather than leave that point prone to failure), and d) maintain light weight.
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Post by Kommander » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:28 pm

Polley wrote:metal is strong, but can be bent if you apply enough force with a giant hammer.
I don't know why but I find this statement to be really funny.
Why must all the hoops be on fire?

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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Post by Kutter_0311 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:01 pm

Go with the wood. Thin-walled tubing is a bitch to weld, and often just breaks later.

Wood mounting gives some cushion to absorb impact.
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

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Post by landser » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:32 pm

All I can do is scratch my head at the last few posts and think to myself why?
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Post by Dogan » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:39 pm

AKFTW wrote: Looking good so far! Definitely try to find a broken shovel- a shovel handle stock would be so badass!
A folding D-handle would be awesome for stabby goodness.
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Post by stimpy321972 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Ok, guys stopped by my local gun shop, one of my buddies said they just got in a batch of Arsenal's, SLG 21's and SLR 107F's. I say wow and run up there after my night shift. After several minutes of fondling the Arsenals', me looks up at the wall rack and see this pretty looking "WASR" ?? My friend says, that ain't no WASR, it's a milled ATI.

So I fondle it and notice, it is one of the smoothest and cleanest looking Ak variants, I have seen. The wood is beautiful, the metal has been milled and buffed with no sharp edges anywhere. From what I understand, it is an American made receiver (green machining inc.) ?? The barrel is a Shaw barrel, and all internals are American made, the rest is "new" Russian surplus, (Russian stamped "1975" w/ the "star" next to it). They offer it for $500, out the door with taxes and background included. SOLD me says and put it on hold till next week, I didn't have my passport, voter's ID or proof of citizenship with me, for an "Assault Rifle"

So, I have been researching it and it seems it is a thin-milled (1 mm) receiver, so you can use any part that will fit a stamped model. Any feed back, anyone with personal experience with it ?? I figure if it isn't impressive I can at least have another garage gun or bury gun :shock: , I have my SLG=21 for a BOB-Rifle.

Also got a Vickers Blue force Sling for a good price, thrown in. So it appears in fondling that I need a "HK" clip or an adapter to attach it to the left hand guard sling "slit" Any suggestions ??


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Post by Kutter_0311 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:48 pm

stimpy321972 wrote:Also got a Vickers Blue force Sling for a good price, thrown in. So it appears in fondling that I need a "HK" clip or an adapter to attach it to the left hand guard sling "slit" Any suggestions ??
1.25" VCAS sling? I like using a mash hook(link) on my two, far more secure than the HK clip. HK clips have dropped my rifle. Others have used BFG wire thingies with good results. Also, you may want to move the rear sling point to a more useful spot.
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Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Post by RickOShea » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:51 pm

stimpy321972 wrote:

Also got a Vickers Blue force Sling for a good price, thrown in. So it appears in fondling that I need a "HK" clip or an adapter to attach it to the left hand guard sling "slit" Any suggestions ??
Yeah, you could get an HK-style snap hook:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4130 ... SLING-HOOK

You can get some silencers to keep the "clackity-clack" down:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4209 ... OOK-COVERS


Or, you could use a wire loop (I shoot lefty, so I wrap mine around the barrel on the right side, in front of the handguard):

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=3188 ... -WIRE-LOOP
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