I have been asked to build some dummy AKs for use as handling trainers. They want them to look, feel, function check and have all the moving parts so they can assemble, disassemble etc, but not fire. My thoughts are, weld both ends of the barrel, remove the pin and weld up the hole, don't put in FA parts and as long as the reciever is riveted or welded to the trunion, it is not a gun.
The reciever is the main part I am wondering on. If it is fully assembled, do I have to do something to it so it is just a dummy that I can just give or sell, as opposed to a firearm that needs to be transfered?
Also, anyone have about 15 crappy, shot out, mismatched kits they want to unload?