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Uncle Jess
09-30-2010, 12:00 PM
I tried looking for answers in the search tool, but maybe someone can help. In the event of possibly getting a kit together and I buy a pistol trunnion, could the front sight be removed and the barrel cut down and threaded? (like this)

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/unclejess/fsb4.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/unclejess/fs1.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/unclejess/fs2.jpg

If so, who offers this type of service? I'm located in the Southbay (SJ) and might attend a build party in Sacramento. Any help is greatly appreciated. Jess

wash
09-30-2010, 12:19 PM
That would very likely mess up your gas system.

I haven't researched it enough but if I was going to put together a pistol, I would probably start with something like an AMD65 kit with the origional barrel and build it without the stock and VFG. The hand guard would be an issue but the gas system should be good to go, it should function fine.

ke6guj
09-30-2010, 12:35 PM
these kinds of questions are better served in some of the AK-centric forums. There you should find more specific info on AK-pistol desgins and how far the gas block would need to be moved back, how much you would need to shorten the gas piston, etc.

247Nino
09-30-2010, 2:40 PM
Yes it is all possible.
I went through Pat, he does very clean conversions. http://home.comcast.net/~restoreit1/Pistol_Conv.htm

Calgunner SLAMFIRE51 also offers up kits once in a while.

All depending on the length that you want is how you'll choose who to go to.
AMD-65 is also a great way to build a pistol, they have shorter barrels...
Here's a pistol ready AMD-65 kit, the owner cut down an AKM gastube to be able to put an upper handguard on.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/729/001gjvv.jpg

bigbob76
09-30-2010, 4:46 PM
these kinds of questions are better served in some of the AK-centric forums. There you should find more specific info on AK-pistol desgins and how far the gas block would need to be moved back, how much you would need to shorten the gas piston, etc.

Check the post count on some of our AK build party threads to see how many calgunners are AK-centric. It's about time that calguns have an AK sub-forum.

nicoroshi
09-30-2010, 4:55 PM
Check the post count on some of our AK build party threads to see how many calgunners are AK-centric. It's about time that calguns have an AK sub-forum.


Can I get a "Hurrumph" on that. :D

Slamfire51's builds have the gas port right near the end of the barrel.

Mine is pretty close to the muzzle also, and cycles fine.
Worst case is you have to press off the FSB, and gas block, and drill the hole a tad bigger. I seriously doubt you'll have to though (I put a buffer in mine because it was peening the back of the carrier on the rear trunnion).

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4039/dscn4379f.jpg

ke6guj
09-30-2010, 5:00 PM
Check the post count on some of our AK build party threads to see how many calgunners are AK-centric. It's about time that calguns have an AK sub-forum.

yah, there is a lot of AK building going on in CA that could justify an AK sub-forum. but, I'm not seeing a lot of people in CA doing their own barrel chops and making pistol barrels from them. Not seeing a lot of guys cutting down their own pistons. Seems to be more of a "send your front end parts to so&so and he'll do the machine work for you" here at CG. Not saying that no-one here has done the work themselves, but I seem to recall a lot more of this DIY barrel info on some of the AK building forums.

nicoroshi
09-30-2010, 5:08 PM
Helps to have a friend with a lathe. :D

ke6guj
09-30-2010, 5:10 PM
Helps to have a friend with a lathe. :Dyup, one of these days I'll cut down my Romy-G barrel so I can finish my pistol build.

tujungatoes
09-30-2010, 5:46 PM
"Hurrumph"

Roccobro
09-30-2010, 6:08 PM
Jack, I have a lathe, mill, and every other tool to finish that pistol build. Holler when you wanna come by!

Justin

ke6guj
09-30-2010, 6:31 PM
I've got a lathe and a mill, so I should be able to do all the barrel work, just need to find the modivation. but I will hit you up when it is time to finish up the riviting.