looks good congrats
My first AK build ever.A non-matching kit from Apex.I should have went with a stamped kit but I didn't want to tie too much up in case it went south.I planed to grind the stubs and a stamped receiver but found the m64 rear was really thin.Grinding it down to fit inside my new receiver wasn't gonna work.I didn't think sectioning it was a good idea.So while I pondered my son said "Why not weld the stamped receiver to the milled stub?" I said no but thought hell why not.Like building street rods I "z cut" each piece for added strength.Then welded.It shoots great.One note however I oven cured the ceramic header paint I turned out excellent and looked good.Until I sprayed "Break Free" in it.Man talk about brake fluid on paint.i gonna strip it and redo it later...
Last edited by greasegrenade; 04-19-2009 at 02:01 PM.
Looks nice! How about some close ups where you welded the pieces together.
I Re did the the ceramic paint.Here are my welds....I used 3m rotoloc cleaner pads (medium) on a harbor freight 90 degree die grinder to slick it up.The Inside still has untouched weld beads,for added strength.
For a first AK build, you jumped straight into Quantum physics.
That is some miracle surgery.
She does look nice!
Thanks for the excellent pics.
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That is alot of work..I built a soviet t3 and had 15 hours in it easy..Ill stick with stamped guns 2 and a half hour job
Bud. You Sir have some talent.
"Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781
I just did a Apex M70 kit (milled to stamp) to go along with my M64.I am very pleased with Apex kits.I Guess I'm hooked. Now if I can only find some more ammo to feed these things.