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Video: How to build an AK47 from scratch part 6 (the last part) by usmcdoc14

This is his last video in the six part series.  He recaps what he did and shares with you some of his tips for sandblasting such as putting foam earplugs in the chamber.

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Video: How to build an AK47 from scratch part 4 by usmcdoc14

In this fourth installment, you can see usmcdoc14’s welding results and he discusses how to trim the top rails.  Note, a lot of flats and receivers now have pre-cut top rails so you only need to trim them if they look like what you see in the video – big, wide and straight.

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Video: How to build an AK47 from scratch part 2 by usmcdoc14

  

Here is the second video in usmcdoc14’s series about building an AK using a flat.  He still swears left and right (which I find hilarious – when he said “sandblast the shit out of them” I started laughing) and gives you some good recommendations on checking the past receiver stub from the kit.  He talks about his approaches for weld and rivet builds.  He does make one comment I don’t agree with.  To press out the barrel from the rear trunnion you do not need to remove the rear sight block (RSB) – you just push out the barrel pin out and then press the barrel out.  Second, and this is just my opinion, with a weld build I would still drill some holes where the rivets were at and do plug welds otherwise you are going to pour on a ton of heat, may still not get good penetration and risk ruining the heat treat of the trunnion locking lugs.

Other than that, I think it is a good video and worth you watching and learning from.  Your best bet is to watch multiple guys and decide what works for you.

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Video: How to build an AK47 from scratch part 1 by usmcdoc14

 

A few guys have contacted me wanting to learn more about how to build AKs from kits.  Many of the resources I learned from when I started way back when (ballpark in 2006) are now gone.  I do recommend AKFiles and their gunsmithing section so check that out.  We really didn’t have Youtube then and when I did some research I found some great videos for you to watch.

A gentleman on Youtube, usmcdoc14, put together a four part series.  This is part one and is 29:58 long.  He swears left and right and I got a real kick out of watching and listening to him:

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