View Full Version : Yugo .223 M90A build with pics!

01-16-2007, 9:56 PM
Here's my Yugo M90A build that I just did. It's not completely done yet; I need to file the hammer down a bit more, trim the rear of the receiver, and Duracoat the whole thing. I also need a US made brake. The build was done on a Cold Steel blank with a template that I tweaked in CAD according to measurements from my first AK build (on an AK builder econ flat). The build went pretty smooth, although I did have a slip up here and there. The rear long rivet is flattened out to cover an over-egged hole, and the front long rivet is just plain ugly. I cut out the part of the selector stop plate where the mag tab rests on so it sits directly on the receiver. I didn't have to extend the mag catch as suggested by others who have built one of these. The FCG works fine, although it is difficult to cock the hammer with the bolt carrier (hard to pull that is). The very tip of the hammer also touches the recoil spring but that doesn't seem to matter too much.

Here are the pics :)




Hurry up with those new AK grips, Monsterman! See that empty spot behind the trigger?

01-16-2007, 9:58 PM
When you decide you get bored and wanna sell it, lemme know.

I would also put my 16" Yugo SKS (with detach mag mod maybe) up for a trade + cash, I want a .223 AK.


01-16-2007, 10:07 PM
Haha I don't see myself getting tired anytime soon, I haven't even shot it yet. :D But I can't sell it anyway, its a homebrew receiver. ;)

Com'on now, build your own! This should be a piece of cake compared to building a 9mm carbine of your own design. :)

01-16-2007, 11:11 PM

Now I want to build a M90A!

01-17-2007, 7:35 AM

Now I want to build a M90A!

That's a great looking rifle. Want to build one? Harlan at NODAK is making another limited run on his NDS-Y556 receivers for the Yugo M95 and M90 (same rifle) kits. It should be available at the end of Feb. The barrels on the
M95/M90 is 18 inches long. A fixed magazine build with a slightly longer than average muzzle brake means you can have a working folder. Yeah!

01-17-2007, 10:01 AM
that's cool. i don't have the skills or tools and i would rather buy one than make one. i'm lazy and cheap.:D
but i do like to hear success stories.
i'm guessing most of the guys or gals building their own keep them at home as home protection only.
i would send the blank to get inscribed first before building to be on the safe side or if it's for the range. if it's a house gun/wall hanger i guess it doesn't matter. i read an article with pictures from a guy in canada that built his own sp1 from a blank and had it inscribed. it looked professional like it came of an assembly line.:cool:

EDIT: i found the article but the photos are gone.