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Adog5
12-07-2006, 6:55 PM
I am greatful to anyone who can advise:

1. If I want to buy a good AK receiver (offlist of course), where should I go? Online stores? I want good quality, difference in $100 is fine.
2. Where can I go to get all the other parts? (grip, barrel)? The problem is that most places won't ship to CA.
3. What is the current best way to fix the magazine?
4. If I want an AK with the collapsible stock, is that a different receiver?

Thanks!
ADog5

rssslvr
12-07-2006, 6:57 PM
Go to nodakspud.com for the receiver.They will ship here

grammaton76
12-07-2006, 7:19 PM
1. If I want to buy a good AK receiver (offlist of course), where should I go? Online stores? I want good quality, difference in $100 is fine.

Regardless of where it comes from, you want a Nodak Spud receiver. www.nodakspud.com carries them, and Cold War Shooters can get you one if you call. CWS is real convenient for folks who hate using money orders or checks (which is the only way Nodak will do business), and they have the helpful list of transfer dealers.

2. Where can I go to get all the other parts? (grip, barrel)? The problem is that most places won't ship to CA.

Parts kit places generally will. Check the list at the bottom of this link:

http://thegunwiki.com/Gunwiki/BuildAkChooseParts

You generally buy your parts kit in one big bag, then do after-market customization after you've put the rifle together. BTW, make sure you do use some domestically built compliance parts though; read up on 922(r) before you attempt a build.

3. What is the current best way to fix the magazine?

Morepoop4u sells a mag locking device. But personally, I prefer leaving off the pistol grip so that I can use detachable mags.

4. If I want an AK with the collapsible stock, is that a different receiver?

Collapsible is usually done with an AR-15 M4 stock adaptor. If you meant underfolder though, yes, that's a different receiver.

JHC
12-07-2006, 7:22 PM
1.Get a receiver from Nodak.
2.DPH arms and Copes distributing sells the parts kits you need.
3.A member on this board sells a maglock for the AK (search Morepoop4u)
4.As for the collapsable stocks the receiver will depend on the type of stock you want. You can use a standard receiver for a Romy sidefolder, Tapco sidefolder, or Ace sidefolder. If you want an underfolder or triangle sidefolder you will need a specialized receiver or be willing to do alot of dremilling.

snacks
12-08-2006, 5:20 AM
i thought underfolders were not allowed at all. If that isn't the case i'm building an AK.

luvtolean
12-08-2006, 5:24 AM
Your mag would have to be pinned, and your folded length greater than 30 inches or it triggers our arbitrary AW definition.

alpine18
12-08-2006, 5:28 AM
30" rule? Does it apply to the rifle with stock extended or folded?

Builder
12-08-2006, 5:42 AM
30" minimum length is measured in the shortest configuration; stock folded. The Feds, on the other hand, measure their 26" minimum length with stock extended. Ours is 30" minimum with stock folded.
Builder

PanzerAce
12-08-2006, 6:23 AM
1: NoDakSpud is the way to go for the receiver
2: Cope's has a huge selection, and they also have furniture and 922r parts at the same time.
3: AFAIK, the only non welding way currently available is the morepoop4u, but I plan on going MM or no grip, so I wouldnt know for sure
4: Collapsing or folding? AFAIK, the collapsing, AR style stocks all fit a standard AKM receiver (the NDS-3 say)

rorschach
12-08-2006, 11:41 AM
+1 for NoDakSpud.

For parts kits, Copes is good, so is Bocefus on akfiles.com

Builder
12-08-2006, 12:59 PM
Bocefus is great, unfortunately he's sold out.:(
The parts kit determines which receiver design and nodakspud has a good selection!
Builder

fguerra
12-08-2006, 1:39 PM
The 2 kits I purchased from Centerfire were in very good shape and had nice barrels. I purchased a Romanian and Yugo underfolder. Also ordered a kit from Htown imports and kit was also very nice.

tygerpaw
12-08-2006, 2:20 PM
What about an Arsenal, Inc. SA-M7 without pistol grip? http://www.precisionweapons.com/cartgenie/prodInfo.asp?pid=222&cid=52

fguerra
12-08-2006, 2:31 PM
What about an Arsenal, Inc. SA-M7 without pistol grip? http://www.precisionweapons.com/cartgenie/prodInfo.asp?pid=222&cid=52

Don't see it on the banned list http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/infobuls/kaslist.pdf should be OK. Only shows the SLR (all) and SLG (all). Good luck. You might want to try Atlantic Firearms also.

TonyNorCal
12-08-2006, 3:07 PM
+1 for Bocefus (FalFiles) I bought a few excellent conditon Romy kits from him. He's got a great reputation over there.

As others above have mentioned...

Another option is to just buy a complete, off-list AK and have it sent CA-compliant (pistol grip removed) to your FFL.

Then you can pick up a MonsterMan grip and have a detachable mag rifle.

I've seen SAR-1s around for 350ish from private parties.

Or Atlantic has a selection...
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/programming/listview.asp?CatId=2

Global Trades (also sells receivers)...
http://www.globaltrades.com/currentproductionrifles.html

Or you might want to consider a VEPR...Gunbroker is a place to look. I've heard the price on new ones will be going up substantially once the new shipment arrives (ETA unknown).

JHC
12-08-2006, 3:25 PM
30" minimum length is measured in the shortest configuration; stock folded. The Feds, on the other hand, measure their 26" minimum length with stock extended. Ours is 30" minimum with stock folded.
Builder

If you disable the gas system you can go 26 inches, leave the stock foldable, have a pistol grip, and run detatchable mags.

I have a Romy MD-63 with a plugged gas port and chopped piston, I put an AK74 brake on it and it comes in at about 27 inches folded.