Thank You, Hunter!
I'm building all that information together in a "how-to" reference.
Someone said in a post on the other board that their AMD-65 was TIGHT and they severely taxed their 12-ton press to get the AMD-65 pin to move.
My experience so far has been only with AK-74 Bulgarian kits and those were EASY... The pin in mine went with moderate effort. ONce it popped loose it moved steadily. I felt I was not fighting it.
What kit/rifle model did you do yours to, and how hard was it?