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    Default Cut and Paste Yugo

    Probably won't do this again...lots of time and tinkering. Reconstructed a milled reciever from scratch using a piece of 1"x2" tubing. ($5.00 at the steel shop) Planed one short side of the tubing to approach the beginnings of the top rails, then split the tubing length ways. Cut the opposite end not planed which left just enough for the side walls. The 1/8th tubing comes close to the original, but it left the interior deminsions tight, but OK. The good news is ITS DONE and IT SHOOTS GREAT! Matched up 4 different torch cuts. C-clamped angle iron for straight edge to keep the top rail straight. "Truth time #1" shows how far off I was getting the bolt carrier into the gas tube. "Truth stretched" shows heating on one side to align bolt carrier with my 285 lbs pushing (three times) in a vise with one hand and oxy-acy torch in the other til it all lined up. Didn't bust any welds either. Plenty of chances to fail on this one, my 4th build. Had to cope with the process as it presented itself. Even tho over 1/2 of the reciever area is Idaho made, probably won't count as a compliance part unless there is a "round-up" rule to the next whole digit of one part. Tools... a Lincoln Mig, bench grinder, 4.5 inch hand grinder, dremil and drill press, ...lots of files.
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    OMG! that is freaking great! However I must warn you there is some question about if it's legal, you might want to remove the post and repost some questions. Remember the BATF rule about once a machine gun always a machine gun. I also know after it demilled it's no longer a gun and just considered to be so many parts but the rules are conflicting and contadictaory sometimes. But better safe than sorry.
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    As I understand, It now is a US made semi-auto reciever and counts towards parts compliance.

    BTW. Great looking job. I always wanted to build a milled reciever AK that way, but never have ...yet..nice work!!!!!

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    Great great job! And working with minimal tooling too!

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    That is plain fantastic
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    Excellent job. I also have a couple that, like most everyone else, I am planning to do. The difference is, you actually did it. And yes, its legal.
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    I do not know about legalities .. BUT WOW it looke great !! very nice work!!

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    Lets see some more pics I am anxious for more...
    Great job.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_M4
    Lets see some more pics I am anxious for more...
    Great job.
    x2! thats pretty cool, id like to see the whole thing


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    Default more assembly cut and past

    some more beginning stuff. Mostly tack welding parts pieces until everything is as straight as can be for the final scald. I used another piece of 1/8" steel for the void where the trigger went and then welded on the outside, knowing how precious the space was on the inside where the trigger and hammer axis have to sit. Even with this approach, I still had to dig a slight canal under the hammer axis so the spring loop action would not be incumbered. After thought says I should have used thinner plate for the trigger floor space. Because of the space taken by the 1/8" floor and the outside weld, I could not then use the selector stop. The mag release lever fit good without it and I would have had to extend the end of the mag release lever otherwise. Instead of the selector stop, I drilled a shallow divot at the proper point in the selector arc which works just fine. I'll do another post of the later assembly.
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