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New to AK's where to buy receivers?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JBrady555, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. JBrady555

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    Hello all I seen a AK-47 kit at midwayusa.com for 160.00 and was considering trying a AK build. I've been googling like crazy but have come up short on finding a receiver to buy. All I see are these receiver flats that need to be bent and I don't own a press to undertake that kind of project. Is there a online reputable source that any of you have used to buy a complete gutted AK receiver? Thanks for any info.
     
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    thanks for the quick reply
     
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    No Dak Spud is probably the best way to go. Thyell have it properly bent and holes pre-drilled
     
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    Another vote for NDS. Great product, great variety, no matter what kind of gun you want to build.

    If you are looking at the Polish underfolder kit Midway has (sold out) on their site, you'll want the NDS-1P listed here: http://www.nodakspud.com/page2.htm

    Do you have a barrel lined up?
     
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    no sir, no barrel lined up yet either. Do you have a recommendation? That sold out polish underfolder kit is the one I was looking at. Hopefully it won't be sold out long. Thanks for the good info guys.
     
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    EDIT: i dont think elk river makes barrels, must of had them confused with someone else. Try to use a foriegn barrel and swap out some other part with a US manufacted to help with compliance.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    No, unfortunately the last time I built an AK kit was back when you could still import barrels.

    Green Mountain is making a variety of AK barrels which probably work well: http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/catalog.aspx?catid=ak47

    Each one costs more than I used to buy whole AKM parts kits for...but that's reality these days.
     
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    Green mountain not elk river, thats what i was thinking lol sorry for the confusion
     
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    Ak-builder.com has kits which include US made barrels that have already been headspaced and are ready to build.
     
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