Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Bolt carrier versitility.

  1. #1
    Gunco Member gasngo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    106
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default Bolt carrier versitility.

    Dont dock me on spelling if got something wrong. What bolt carriers will work on a pistol design assuming you change the gas piston. IE can you take a Bulgy Kit AK 74 and cut the barrel down? What length? if it can be done. the gas tube would need to be cut down? Im Sure there a legal issues. Simply put can you build a pistol style Ak on a rifle version kit and keep the cost down verses a pistol kit at 500 bones. Side note I am having success in my build and will have some pics and insight soon when I get a chance to go through them and upload. Welcome to the weekend Brad

  2. #2
    Gunco Member usmc3531's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    142
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)

    Default

    Yes you can make a pistol out of the rifle parts. but you can't use a reciever thathas already been built as a rifle. Length of bolt/gaspiston depends on barrel length.

  3. #3
    Gunco Member usmc3531's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    142
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)

    Default

    Heres one I'm working on
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    No Hope For Me Coils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    PA Where the Amish Roam Free
    Posts
    14,031
    Feedback Score
    38 (100%)

    Default

    If your going to build it from a parts kit, yes you can make it into a pistol.
    You can't buy a complete rifle and convert it.
    "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan

  5. #5
    Gunco Veteran muttman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    west, TN.
    Posts
    1,172
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default

    Dont ferget to get some hot gloves, you'll need them.
    Muttnan

  6. #6
    Gunco Member gasngo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    106
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default

    IN a parts kit form is what is was looking at. Obviously you will need a bolt carrier and or piston specific to how long the barrel will be. I have to admit the 9 inch kit at AK builder looks cool. A 9 inch or 12 would be a fun project. Needless to say one project at a time. Im still working on my 74. Ill keep researching the data and hopefully get educated on which parts a compatible with each other. Not much barrel on that pistol. Will the gas system work. Brad

  7. #7
    No Hope For Me 1biggun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    13,520
    Feedback Score
    14 (100%)

    Default

    THE GAS SYSTEM WILL WORK. ID REALLY RECOMEND A LITTLE MORE BARREL IF YOU REALLY WANT TO USE THE PISTOL TO HIT ANY THING . YEA THERE COOL LOOKING WITH A 3 INCH BARREL BUT THERE A LOT LOT BETTER WITH A 8 OR 10 INCH BARREL. AND EASIER TO BUILD. IMO.

    I STARTED A GUIDE ROD BUILD FOR KICKS AND WHEN PRICES GOT SO AMM HIGH ON KITS I HELD OFF AS A PISTOL WITH 300 IN PARTS THAT WASENT GOOD FOR MUCH WAS NOT WHAT I NEEDED. I DECIDED TO DO A SCRATCH BUILD 7.62X25 INSTEAD THAT WILL ONLY NEED ABOUT $50 IN PARTS AND A LOT OF LABOR.

  8. #8
    No Hope For Me Coils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    PA Where the Amish Roam Free
    Posts
    14,031
    Feedback Score
    38 (100%)

    Default

    Obviously you will need a bolt carrier and or piston specific to how long the barrel will be.
    For most builds just the piston is modded, or changed out for a shorter one.
    To me, a 7" barrel is about the shortest I'd go
    "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan

  9. #9
    Gunco Regular allesennogwat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    921
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default

    The AMD-65 gas tubes have the flutes going farther back than standard length gas tubes. This guides a short gas piston better.

  10. #10
    Gunco Member gasngo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    106
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default

    I think the AMD 65 kit would do the trick. I agree you need some barrel to at least get the bullet in right direction. I see What A Country has AMD kits for 169$ How do you feel about the price. Brad

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •