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Old 12-11-2012, 5:04 PM
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I'm building my first polish UF in 2 weeks. I watched a whole build done on utube twice and at least know the names of each part. What issues do first time builders have? I'm concerned about the barrel lining up correctly with front trunion and rails installed in receiver. Also what tools should I bring in case that come in handy (dremel)? Thanks for any help. I was thinking about bringing enough beer so after its built I can shoot it in the air to test it?
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Old 12-11-2012, 5:09 PM
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bring a dremel, and lots of drill bits as you'll probably break some or wear them out. Bring an extra receiver flat and an extra set of build rivets if its your first. that way if you make a mistake your whole day isn't shot.

best of luck. let us know how it turns out!
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Don't forget to ensure you have the compliance parts or you can't even start and a bullet button or grip wrap depending on which direction you're going.
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If you can, demill your kit before hand. Makes life a lot easier.
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What video did you watch on YouTube? Can you pm me a link? I need to learn too
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Don't drop a rivet!
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bring a dremel, and lots of drill bits as you'll probably break some or wear them out. Bring an extra receiver flat and an extra set of build rivets if its your first. that way if you make a mistake your whole day isn't shot.

best of luck. let us know how it turns out!
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If you can, demill your kit before hand. Makes life a lot easier.
Solid advice.

I'll add to take it slow make sure everything fits nice and straight and sand your holes that you drill and sand in one direction. Make sure your 5mm and 7mm reamed trigger pins fit before you heat treat.
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In the past the group that I retired from would provide all the tools. A well planned build party will make sure everyone is on the same page. They all start off with flat bending .There are senior members who are hosting that group will make sure to watch over you at all times. As long as you follow direction you will have no issue what so ever. There really is not much error as long as you do not jump ahead of your pace when building.
I would carry a few extra 5/32 akbuilder bits to be safe that would be about it.


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I'm building my first polish UF in 2 weeks. I watched a whole build done on utube twice and at least know the names of each part. What issues do first time builders have? I'm concerned about the barrel lining up correctly with front trunion and rails installed in receiver. Also what tools should I bring in case that come in handy (dremel)? Thanks for any help. I was thinking about bringing enough beer so after its built I can shoot it in the air to test it?
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OP, didn't see it in your post but do you have your kit/barrel headspaced and populated?
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I was thinking about bringing enough beer so after its built I can shoot it in the air to test it?
Whaaaaa?
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In the past the group that I retired from would provide all the tools. A well planned build party will make sure everyone is on the same page. They all start off with flat bending .There are senior members who are hosting that group will make sure to watch over you at all times. As long as you follow direction you will have no issue what so ever. There really is not much error as long as you do not jump ahead of your pace when building.
I would carry a few extra 5/32 akbuilder bits to be safe that would be about it.

aw man you retired? now who's going to help me get those perfect long rivet crushings done so pretty.
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