I was planing a super fancy build for my son but I have decided to get a more traditional build done first that will be more standard to get all the bugs worked out of the mag system and other issues. I am doing a 243Win on a AMD 65 barreles kit. I want to use as many standard parts as possable to work out what will and wont work. I'm using a bent Tapco that I had laying around its a early flat with out the top rails bent.
Trigger clearance is a issue on these conversion and i dont like the squished in trigger guard look that some guns have like the 308 GALIL or some other conversion I have done or seen. It would be easy to just weld on tome AK lugs like standard mag and use a normal mag latch but I would loose around 1/2" of trigger clearance. Here is what I've come up with i threw this together in a about a hour. using normal tools.
I dedempled the reciver with a custom dedempling tool or whats known as a C clamp. If I was starting from scratch Id flatten them out before hand. I opend up the mag with a specaly set up mag well, rail cutting, trigger adjustning device or a digrinder with a cut off wheel. trimmed back to the second hole for the trigger guard and bent the center out to allow me to use it to wled the mag well housing to it. I considered using it bent inward as a center support but its pretty close to the hammer.
The mag well is 4143 .060 bent on a break and trimmed to fit. the one shown is just for mock up and will not be used. Ill make a few additions to make it so it will rivet spot weld in front and rear.