View Full Version : AK: Stamped Receiver VS. Milled Receiver ? ?

07-02-2011, 10:18 AM
Whats the difference and how do you tell the difference ?

07-02-2011, 10:21 AM
Stamped has rivets, milled does not.

07-02-2011, 10:25 AM
Stamped has rivets, milled does not.

Thanks, just found a site descibing the differences :)

07-02-2011, 10:28 AM
milled is better accuracy and reliability but more weight.

some people say there is no difference but i prefer a milled receiver over non milled. in the end, it really doesn't matter to me. but if i HAD TO CHOOSE i would prefer milled over non

07-02-2011, 10:33 AM
You will never wear either one out.

07-02-2011, 12:15 PM
Stamped weighs less

Bug Splat
07-02-2011, 4:36 PM
Mainly just production cost. A milled receiver has a certain appeal to it that I admit is sexy :D. Tolerances will be tighter and can make for a more accurate rifle but the design was not made with accuracy in mind. Crazy reliability was the goal and I think thats why someone buys an AK. Personally I think a stamped AK is more attractive but that's just from a historical aspect for me.