View Full Version : First build complete
08-19-2008, 12:32 PM
I just finished my first build thanks to all the members help. I used all home brew tools except for a long rivet tool. I am ready for build #2!
TG JIG, Poor man's flat bender, Rivet jig
08-19-2008, 01:11 PM
Nice job. :cheers: Too bad the kits are so damn expensive now.
08-19-2008, 02:35 PM
Damn. Wish my first build looked half that good. Hell I just did my 25th build and I'm ashamed to show it.
I have one of AK builders rivet tools like that and they are great.
08-19-2008, 08:06 PM
Did you say"HOME BREW"? I didn't think anybody made the stuff anymore. The last I made was about 6-8 percent, it will give you a hangover if not carefull. Now for your build; looks wonderful and I hope it shoots as good as it looks.
08-19-2008, 09:17 PM
Looks great! You sure got that finished up quick!
08-19-2008, 10:49 PM
Nice job! Now load, point, shoot, and grin like hell!
08-19-2008, 11:01 PM
Great looking rifle! Congrats and thanks for sharing :cheers:
08-20-2008, 01:26 AM
Loks great, congrats on the first build.
08-20-2008, 09:48 PM
Very nice, what did you use for the finish?? I need to get some picks of the 2 I've built so far.
08-20-2008, 09:54 PM
I used a satin sheen engine enamel. The barrel was not painted and it almost matches perfect. I will have to repaint after test firing. I had to redo some rivets.
08-23-2008, 08:22 PM
The test fire was today and it shoots like a champ. I was very surprised at the accuracy. I spent a little time on the belt sander :).
08-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Nice build :)
08-24-2008, 08:02 AM
There is nothing like making your first gun and taking it out to shoot with a buddy. Its hard to wipe the smile off your face after the first shot. Great first build with bare tooling. Keep up the good work.
08-24-2008, 01:03 PM
looks great, what type of finish have you decided on for the receiver?
08-24-2008, 01:19 PM
I am going to use some 500 degree engine enamel for the finish on this one.
08-25-2008, 03:19 PM
And yet a little more sanding. I am happy with the finished product now. You cant even tell there was a handle.
08-26-2008, 10:41 AM
man that looks real good. I was thinking of getting a differnt front grip for my romy and doing the same thing. The one that came with the kit is serial numbered to the rifle so i don't want to alter it.
08-26-2008, 12:02 PM
My other kits are numbered. You should be able to find another fore grip very cheap. It seems most people get rid of the Romy front grip. I used a belt sander to do most of the sanding.