Ive decided on a 7.62x25 build and I am going to make a shorty pistol initaly. although I want at least a 4 or 5 inch barrel som it will jave soem accuracy.
I have out lined my wants and needs. I am possably considering making some of the parts for sale down the road. That a big maybe I want it to be buildable with no kit. and minumal special tooling It will use a scratch bult trunion and possably carrier/bolt assembly. Im looking bolt avalibilty. Is a 5.45 bolt face correct for a 7.62x25?? Im sure its been coverd here before.
I want it light so that it can be easly one handed. and practical imnot ruling out a aluminum trunions ect.
I want it to be easly to build and cheap. Id like to build it for under $200 (not counting reamers and tooling that are needed initaly. (is there a barrel souce for these already reamed that is cheap?? since Im building the trunion the Diamiter is not a concern. would need enough meat to be pined in though so around 18.5mm or bigger 19 would be better.) I would rather avoid a screw in barrel but its a option.
I want it to take inexpensive mags that are easy to find and it needs to hold at least 15 rounds. Im looking for sources on pps-43 and I also understand that a M1 carbine mag would work and allow longer bullets to be hand loaded. a 5 round mg will be reqired as well
I want to shorthen the front of a standard AK reciver (this will be a issue on a NDS as the serial numbers are on the front) so the extra mag well is eleminated.
I want it to be blow back and possably tuneable for differant loads.
I want it to be buildable with out buying a $300 kit although I will likely use a barreless $175 AMD 65 kit initaly to get started.
I would like to be able to use the $10 CFS or any spare AK FCG, std pins, hammer spring, std pistol grip, cheap dust cover, and depending on the mag latch a simple trigger guard made from steel or aluminum strap. it could be fancy however. a simple spring for the recoil assembly but wont rule out a normal rear pistol trunion and standard AK assembly.
I want a simple easy to build bolt and custom carrier that caan be made with my tools a mill and a lathe. I will consider a premade AK 74 bolt if there cheap enough (wo sells these besides KVar??.
I want it to be fairly easy strip down ut it dont have to be as easy as a AK I could live with removing a allen screw or polt or pin if it made it cheaper or simpler to make.
I want to be able to put a red dot style optic on it as well as possably a laser. Im thinking a small rail built into the trunion or at least some meat on the trunion to add a bolt on rail . it can/will have iron sights as well.
I want all of it to be able to work in a rifle design as well so that down the road I dont have to redesign it all.
I relize I can just buy a pistol that does all this but I want to build it myself