Folks, once in a while I find out a snap judgement I made is very wrong. I was watching AK Build videos on Youtube and ran across this video with a very young man with long hair and anime shirt sitting down to talk about building an AK. I almost snorted because it must be some kind of a gag. Within the first five minutes I realized this young man was very knowledgeable, articulate and very capable at demonstrating how to build an AK. I was floored. I almost missed this because my snap judgement was so off. Wow.
This young man assembled a 55:59 long video showing you how to do an AK build with a manufactured receiver using a virgin barrel and he explains things along the way. To give you an idea of the quality, this video was posted in May 2013, has had 104,441 views, 1,114 thumbs up approvals and only 74 thumbs down. Folks, that is remarkable.
I am sharing a number of photos from the video to get you to realize this is really good. He steps you through everything including aligning the blocks on the barrels, the barrel to the receiver, drilling pin holes, headspacing, setting rivets and then final assembly, including installation of the fire control group (FCG), function testing, installing the furniture, and finally winding up with applying Alumahyde II from Brownells as the finish. I’d honestly say it is the best AK build video I have seen thus far that takes you all the way through the process. This is really worth your time.
P.S. The music and anime at the end is a nice touch 🙂
If you want to learn more, check out these other two video by bfgmovies:
- How to build an AK-47, AK-74, AKM. Complete video tutorial by bfgmovies — Best Rivet and Virgin Barrel Build Video I’ve Seen!
- Video: RANGE TIME: SVD Dragunov VS VEPR (Izhmash Tigr VS Molot Vepr 7.62x54R) by bfgmovies
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