Build Your Own AK (Vol. I)
Headspacing & Virgin Barrel Population
Nicoroshi & Guy Montag
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Got an AK Parts Kit? This ebook shows you how to build it right!
The AK-47 and its variants are world-renowned for being simple, rugged and nearly indestructible. But if you wanted to build your own Kalashnikov rifle there was no good single source of construction information—until now.
This new ebook series dives deep into proven techniques of home-built AKs. Profusely illustrated with numerous photos and diagrams, these manuals will show you exactly how to assemble your AK parts kit step-by-step. Your build will go easy using our techniques, recommended tools, and veteran builder tips/tricks...all with a critical focus on both safety & quality.
Volume I covers both headspacing procedures and the population of the barrel components in a non-original barrel or virgin barrel AK parts kit. Both AK-47 and Ak-74 build procedures are described in the first book.
Measuring the barrel journals Cut extractor relief on chamber end of the barrel Cut the clocking notches for the lower hand guard retainer Strip bolt, in preparation for headspace check Align, and press front trunnion onto chamber end of barrel Headspacing End mill/ream barrel pin notch, and set barrel pin Install, and drill/pin Rear Sight Base Locate, and cut lower handguard retaining notch Gas Port location Install Lower Handguard Retainer Install, and align the gas block Drill and pin the gas block Install, and align the Front Sight Base
If you have been waiting for the 'definitive AK assembly guide' before building your AK, wait no more.
Volume II (early 2014) will continue the journey, showing every step to complete your Matching or newly populated AK parts kit into a complete rifle.
“A well needed source of information for the new builder. “
“Very thorough. Lots of details and tips by a legendary builder. This is all you need to start building. Even seasoned builders can pick up new techniques and methods. Every AK builder should own a copy of this book like the bible. I definitely look forward to the next volume. “
“Simply outstanding. "Build your own AK" walks you through step by step on some the difficult areas of home gunsmithing of an AK47/74. Full of illustrations and backed by years of first hand building knowledge.”