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I finished another build this weekend. It is some sort of hungarian kit. The front end looks like a AMD63 except for the wood handguards.
It is built using a bent metal blank using a macman dimple jig. G2 FCG, tapco piston and FSE (modified to bring it to legal length) muzzle brake.
 

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Thanks guys.
So far this is my favorite build because of the wood and shorty look.

The finish on the wood is as far as I know stock. I haven't touched it. I believe they came off a SA 85 if I am remembering the model correctly but came with the kit. Other than a few coats of tung oil the wood will stay the they way it is.

On the AK74 brake I enlarged the exit hole to 3/8 and tig welded the funnel looking extension on. It is kind of a cross between a AK74 and a krink brake. I even machined the notches for cutting wire although I don't think that feature will be used much. :wink:
 

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scubadvr said:
absolutley beautiful!!! What kind of metal finish did you use?
Thanks :)

I used brownells aluma hyde 2 matt black on it. After it fully cures in about 2 weeks it will match the factory pain on the barrel assembly pretty good once I oil it.
 

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Looks Very Good, but damn that barrel looks short. Are you sure it's 16"?
 

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Very nice weapon! Is the stock pinned open? What kind of shot group you get at 100 yards?
 

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Looks Very Good, but damn that barrel looks short. Are you sure it's 16"?
Yep, it is actually 16 1/4 since some people have problems reading a tape measure. ;)
Measured it with a cleaning rod till it touches the bolt.

Haven't fired it yet so I don't know what it will do. Not much time off right now plus i want the aluma hyde to cure fully before lubing it up.
Piece of metal inside the stock so it can't fold...... at least for another few weeks. :)
 

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yosuthnmasa said:
Did you bleach the stock?
I didn't bleach any of the wood. It is how I received it. Belive it is elm if I remember right and just coated with oil of some sort.
I am going to use a few coatings of tung oil on them.
 

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How did you do the upper handguard? Did you cut a gas tube to length and bell it with a 3/8" extension or did you use another method? I tried belling an East German gas tube after I cut it to length and it split right up the flutes. The German tubes appear to be quite hard. I suppose I Should have used heat and annealed it or something.
 

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It uses a factory gas tube. The hungarians made a model with the shorty gas tube and wood handguards on it.
BUt I know the mod you are talking about. I am going to try it a little later on a standard length tube for another build I have going on. Will let you know how that does.
 

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How did you do the upper handguard? Did you cut a gas tube to length and bell it with a 3/8" extension or did you use another method? I tried belling an East German gas tube after I cut it to length and it split right up the flutes. The German tubes appear to be quite hard. I suppose I Should have used heat and annealed it or something.
I modified a bulgarian gas tube tonight at work. Didn't heat it. Seemed pretty soft and if it did crack I planned on machining a ring and welding it on but didn't have to go that route.
I used an extension to start the opening since it has a pretty good taper to it. Then I finished to size with a 13mm socket that had the right diameter.
First I did some practice on the stub I cut off the tube.

Did you pound the extension in ot use a press? I used a arbor press and everything worked out fine.
 

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Sounds like heating it would have helped but hindsight is always 20/20. I figured a steady pressure from a press or vice would be better than beating the thing but people have done it to make the short gas tubes. Unfortunlety you found one that didn't want to be cut down.
 

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Yep, it is actually 16 1/4 since some people have problems reading a tape measure. ;)
Measured it with a cleaning rod till it touches the bolt.

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This is exactly what I want to try (wood and folding stock on AMD65)! Is this method the "correct" way to measure the barrel. Is this how it is legally defined? From the end of the closed bolt face to the end of the barrel (or permanent attachment?)

That is fantastic looking
 

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chuck1 said:
Is this method the "correct" way to measure the barrel. Is this how it is legally defined? From the end of the closed bolt face to the end of the barrel (or permanent attachment?)

That is fantastic looking
Yes, that's the correct method - insert a dowel/rod/whatever into the barrel w/o the firing pin installed. Measure and viola you have the "ATF" method of determining barrel length.

OR you could just measure from the outside with the weapon field-stripped.

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Thanks Shadow. Just wait a couple of weeks till I get pics of its no ban family all together for some group pics. lol
 
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