View Full Version : Milled receiver sturdiness, with the cost of a stamped receiver?
12-27-2006, 12:36 PM
Has anyone ever considered doing something similar to KT ordnance's bolt-together AR lower, for an AK reciever? Couldn't one cut thin flat bar into the right sizes, and drill and tap it in various places (I'm thinking lots of small machine screws, rather than a few fat ones) to bolt the bars together to approximate the dimensions of a milled reciever? You could tap the outer walls and use low-profile machine screws to attach standard flat lower rails, even. And the upper rails would just be two thinner pieces of steel attached horizontally to the top of the shell. It looks to me like thsi could be done with no tools more complex than a drill press, taps, a grinder, and a dremel. Sure, it wouldn't look much like a traditional AK, but it would be a true home-built rifle. Also, it'd be a way to build an FFL-free AK that's more durable than the regular bent flat...
Any thoughts? Possible, or am I just crazy? Would it be a better idea to weld the sections together?
12-27-2006, 01:06 PM
so you just want a AR Mag wall on AK ??? kind like Deawoo 200, 300 ???
12-27-2006, 01:24 PM
They sell side plates that you weld. Some one has them for sale here or on AK Files. Not sure of the thread, but you can do a search. Your screw together would work, but would take many many hours to build. You could even use counter sink rivits, so everything would be flush outside and inside. No. 30 drill size Monel rivits will hold lower rails and would also hold reciever plates together. Most are 100 Deg. c/s. If you get a reciever built, please post here on Gunco. I wish you the best of luck and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Paul
12-27-2006, 06:00 PM
It sounds like a lot of trouble to me if you are worried about strength just use an .064 thick bent blank or a complete receiver with the .064 metal .i have the weld pack type receivers mentioned and inless you have a tig welder you won't be happy with them i used a mig and it looked like s@*t but it is thick and you could mash down doors all day with an ak built with one.:smilie_sc
12-27-2006, 06:03 PM
Your pretty much describing exactly how Agreyman did it on his Ohms research video, years ago before flats were being bent. Hacksaw, file, drill and taps.
Instant Franken AK. Been done many times when this hobby was in it's youth.
He used 1/8th flatbar & screws. Or you can do it much faster , welding the pieces together.