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addyyoon
10-28-2010, 1:01 PM
I just finished my AR and I was curious about what I have to do to build an AK. It seems a lot more complicated. Can someone direct me to a previous thread?
I was wondering about what the process is in registering it (how does that work with a flat receiver), if you can change the handguards easily on a Romanian (hate that built in forward grip), and what you need to buy. Thanks for helping an AK virgin!

ren
10-28-2010, 1:05 PM
check the gunsmithing section, depending on what tools you do or don't have you might want to attend a build party which will give you the general how to demill and build. you don't have to register 80%.

addyyoon
10-28-2010, 1:16 PM
So it's completely legal to have an 80%? Is there any way to discern an 80% to a regular receiver?

MrNiceGuy
10-28-2010, 1:20 PM
Some of your questions are answered here.....

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=292985

stix213
10-28-2010, 1:21 PM
An 80% is just a piece of metal, so anywhere its legal to have a piece of metal you are good to go.

addyyoon
10-28-2010, 1:25 PM
Awesome, thanks! Do you know how much it would cost?

Shady
10-28-2010, 1:50 PM
around 400 and up

use the search button
there is TONS of info on here about building

CSACANNONEER
10-28-2010, 2:15 PM
As little as $300 using a $100 barrelless kit, a $100 barrel, $40 for flat, center support and rivets, $30 for a FCG, $10 for a US mad PG or muzzle attachment, a few bucks to make your own grip wrap or mag lock and $12-$20 for a magazine. Of course, you'll also need tools and/or to attend a build party.

A virgin barrel build will take a good 2 days to complete or, maybe 3 days.

An 80% receiver is not a legal receiver until more work is done to it. The ONLY way having an 80% might get you in trouble is if it is only for FA guns. A FA only 80% 1919 right side plate or a normal ID 80% Sten tube could get you a Federal constructive possession of a MG charge/conviction. But, for AK flats, as long as you do not have the extra hole drilled, it's fine.

Once you build an 80% into a legal firearm, it's your's. There is ZERO registration or paperwork required.

As far the Romy wood is concerned, it's easy to change the handgaurds. It's also easy to just cut the donkey dong off, refinish the wood and re use it.