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    Default My First Build - AMD-65

    I just finished an AMD-65 and had to take it to the range. It sent 150 rounds downrange without a failure. A real AK!


    This is a great quality kit I got years ago. Looked unused.

    For the evil 922R compliance I used:

    NDS receiver. Waffenworks had a special on them a while ago.
    Tapco gas piston.
    Tapco single hook G2 FCG. (3 parts)
    Ak-Builder Extended Muzzle Brake - It looks more like the original than the Tapco

    I used a Yugo sling swivel for the rear.

    I had the brake blind pinned so it is not an SBR.

    I added an MPK2 side rail from Collectors Source DFW. It is nice. I'm clumsy with a Shepard's Crook to retain the FCG and wanted to use the RSA retaining plate. The side rail works from internal screws which would have obstructed the plate. I moved the rail 1/4" forwards which let it work. It needed a little grinding to work I also had to grind a slot in the plate but it holds the FCG, even after 150 rounds.

    The front handguard took a little fitting. When I pressed the barrel the headspace was perfect with the pin hole so no work there, just press the pin back in.

    I really thought I'd lost it doing final assembly last night. The Tapco Single Hook G2 was defective! After a couple of hours of struggle I opened another one and the dimensions were different! I popped the new one in a couple of minutes and it worked. I'd heard about a G2 recall but never bothered reading about it. There are bad ones. I do like them. The hollow tube makes installing the trigger group a snap. It had no trigger slap.

    I did a rough adjustment on the scope but it didn't work at all at the range. It needs more adjustment. I used the iron sights and hit the target.

    I messed the pad up trying to remove it. I'll either fix it or replace it.

    Real fun. I have a couple of Romy G2 kits almost ready and will be doing those next.

    I still have no idea what the cleaning rod fits to.

    The receiver has an inadequate coat of KG Gun Kote - AK Black. I've decided I don't like the look and will have to check out parkerizing or bluing methods that aren't too toxic - with a septic system or too expensive.

    Steve

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    turned out nice steve, i like the slab side mag

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    Nice build Steve, thanks for the pics.


    I still have no idea what the cleaning rod fits to.
    Do you mean installing the cleaning rod? It's sometimes tough with the break on, but it just goes in the hole in the hand guard retainer into the hand guard and gets locked into the notch under the front sight.
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    Nice build!! I built my first kit and it was an amd-65 too, ran in a lot of problems, installed the barrel crooked, still haven't come around to fix that yet!

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    Great build , thanks for the pics .

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    Very nice!

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    Nice job.
    The small E-clips you can find at hardware stores
    are good to retain the axis pins in the fcg.
    I forget which size, but they are less fuss.

    There should be a hole thru the lower HG where the
    cleaning rod goes. The knob will fit under the front sight
    in the notch.
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    Great first build!!! Very clean and professional.
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    Very nice! I broke my AK cherry on an AMD-65 also. Cant wait to see your romy's!
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    good work steve!!!
    any luck with the scope yet??
    i hear there a bit tricky but once there dialed in there sweet!!
    Keep the change-I just want my Country back!!!

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