what can I legally do with an AK parts kit?


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whm1974
February 13, 2006, 12:46 AM
looking though AIM's website I ran across this:

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Parts_Kits.html#a624

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/akpk2.gif

Can I build a legal rifle out of this kit? How hard would it be to do so?

I'm thinking it would be easyer and cheaper just to buy an AK from a gunshop.

-Bill

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chas_martel
February 13, 2006, 12:56 AM
Ahhhh, use it for parts.

Build an AK outta it.

beerslurpy
February 13, 2006, 01:07 AM
Make a receiver and attach said parts. Your receiver can be a pistol or a rifle.

There are places that sell 80 percent receivers that you have to drill and rivet, but it isnt rocket science from what I have seen. Havent done it myself yet though.

whm1974
February 13, 2006, 01:53 AM
So I can legally make a weapon out of this kit? do these kits come with any parts that would be illegal in a weapon(i.e. auto sear)?

How hard is it build an AK and what tools do I need?

-Bill

Clean97GTI
February 13, 2006, 02:03 AM
yes, you can build a legal rifle from that kit. I don't know if the parts count rule applies or not though. There won't be anything illegal in the kit. If, for some odd reason, you happened to find an auto sear, the best advice is to keep quiet and enjoy your toy. ;)


OK, not really. You should report it to the seller and possibly ATF. I'd probably just cut it in half and toss it out though.

beerslurpy
February 13, 2006, 02:34 AM
The auto sear is useless without the extra hole in the receiver. None of the receiver kits will instruct you to make the hole, so you will have extra FA parts left over, which you can toss out once the gun is finished and youre sure that youre throwing out the right parts.

whm1974
February 13, 2006, 02:42 AM
yes, you can build a legal rifle from that kit. I don't know if the parts count rule applies or not though. There won't be anything illegal in the kit. If, for some odd reason, you happened to find an auto sear, the best advice is to keep quiet and enjoy your toy.

I wasn't thinking about the parts count. Is this enforced agaist gun owners?

The auto sear is useless without the extra hole in the receiver. None of the receiver kits will instruct you to make the hole, so you will have extra FA parts left over, which you can toss out once the gun is finished and youre sure that youre throwing out the right parts.

If I did build an AK out of a kit, any FA parts will be dispose of even if it is legal to have said part.

Where can I find out more how to build one of these?

-Bill

clange
February 13, 2006, 02:48 AM
Its quite a bit of work. For just one AK, I'd buy one already built.

The FA parts are legal to own as long as your receiver has not been modified to accept them (ie no third hole or cut rail). You can pitch them or sell them online, doesnt matter. The parts count thing will apply to any AK that takes high caps and has a pistol grip.

whm1974
February 13, 2006, 03:27 AM
Its quite a bit of work. For just one AK, I'd buy one already built.


I was thinking the same thing. I can an AK around here for ~$300 to $400, ~$500 if I want the underfolder. I figure by the time I have the parts, tools, and how-to videos, I could by an AK.

-Bill

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