yeap I can sell some of my $50 kits i bought back then an buy a AR for what I get now . I may do just that to fund a AR 10 buildtoday is a good time to build AR-15 and an expensive time to build AKs
I saw US barreled AMD kits for around $350 a while back that would mean you could get a build up an running for about $400 if you are a real builder an not just a assembler. Less if you built a pistol
I have less than $30 in all my SPECIAL AK building tools you dont need all that crap if you have some smarts an desire .
as stated above building is a way to get a special or custom AK you cant just buy . Is building toay a bad idea??? I dont know the prices keep going up so what you do today is likely going to be worth more tomorrow.
As far as no serial number Bullshit as stated above your more likley to be under suspicion right now buying a 80% lower or recvier shell than if you just go out an get one from a FFL .
You guys who bought 80% lowers better have your ducks in a row an be following the rules . Id hate to be living in California an be building a illegal gun on one of those 80% lowers that the sales list just got turned over to the ATF . The ATF is not as stupid as many think .
Be legal is the best advice I can give .