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