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    Got the stepson's AK in a shootable condition tonight. Need to paint it and file a few rough spots but she's looking good! Honestly its one of my better builds... very smooth action. He is thinking about cutting off the front pistol grip, he's not sure that he likes it. We're going to try it at the range and then if he wants to we'll cut it off and shape it into a standard handguard. I think he's going to paint his up in "range colors" of black and red. I still need to get him to a hunter safety course. He helped out in every part of it - surprisingly he was very interested in seeing how all the bits and pieces fell together. He actually did at least half of the work on it! Compliance parts are (1) piston (2) muzzle brake (3) receiver (4,5,6) fire control group.

    Now EVERYONE in the family has at least one home-built AK!






    This is all of us this January - everyone's holding a family-built AK!

    L-R: Dad's 6.5x55 AK; Dad's AK-47; My AK-74; the wife's Pink AK-74; Bro's AK-74; Nephew's AK-74 he got as a birthday/Christmas present

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    Kalashnikov AK. A family tradition! Kewl!
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    Great picts hc. Cool. Your wife's pink AK is in the history books.
    That front grip seems uncomfortable for most shooters to hold.
    Almost everyone to a person I take to the range to shoot cant get used to them.
    I am sure in a full auto operation it would come in handy too hang onto.
    But I agree with the kid. I dont like them either.
    Kept some on mine for originality. Save it and put a different lower on if that is what he wants.
    Great picts. Thank you.
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    Great pics pookie, but when you say "last".....do you really mean last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 555th View Post
    Great pics pookie, but when you say "last".....do you really mean last?
    Yeah you better hold off on declaring that the last as someday you'll have garandkids or nieces and nephews that will want uncle Pookies help building their own AKs.
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    Good point! Let me clarify that this one is the "last of the first round of family AKs"

    Everyone in our immediate family has one now. Yeah that sounds better lol
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    I think we need some close up pictures of your wifes pink ak. I heard that
    4th was looking for a new color scheme and he might like this for one of his Florida guns....LOL

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    BTW great looking family and builds!!
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    Perhaps 4th can get some inspiration from these "just painted" pics:



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    The "original" Boltcutter Rivet Squeezers:
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    Project Pink - the Pink and Blue AK-74:
    http://pookieweb.net/pink/pink.htm

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