Hello my name is Joe, during the last 6 months my dad and I have built 10 ak's from parts kits and flats. We had some extra parts left over so we decided to build a 7.62x25mm ak. my dad happened to find a nodak spud tantal finished reciever at a good price so we got a Bulgarian ak74 bolt and bolt carrier and a pps43 lower receiver. We decided to use a cut-off 30 cal Mauser barrel 16.5 inches long that my dad chambered for 7.62x25 and I am in the process of turning by hand with a file. I have finished the trunnion boss and installed the barrel into the trunnion drilled and installed the barrel pin now i am turning the rear site boss down to install the rear site. i do not have access to a lathe so I put the barrel between the centers of my broken wood lathe and turn the barrel by hand as i file it to size it takes some time but it is worth the extra time. I also decided to make it my own design so I am using the pps43 grip and trigger guard instead of AK parts and i am going to use an mp5 forearm.
here are some pictures more to come.