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Worth it to build an AK?

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d3nni5:

I like Brian over at ITS Tactical.   They go into 922r compliance here (minute 10:45) 
--- Quote --- In most cases replacing 6 parts on an AK will get it done
--- End quote ---

http://www.itstactical.com/warcom/firearms/learn-how-to-build-your-own-ak-with-the-rifle-dynamics-ak-builder-class/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htDK7TKfPcA

And here is the ATF site

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/firearms-technology.html

Again, it is important that you understand this for yourself, an  not take my word or anyone else's word for it.  If I were building from a chopped foreign kit I would make the following part changes to domestic...  I'm listing seven here, just in case you do get a barrel with your kit, you have that option of using it.


* receiver (i am bending this myself)
* barrel (typically not included in the kit)
* magazines (easy enough to get new US made polymer mags)
* gas piston (fairly cheap aftermarket)
* buttstock (fairly cheap aftermarket)
* pistol grip (fairly cheap aftermarket)
* forearem (fairly cheap aftermarket)

strangetanks:
I've heard about the 922r thing.  It's pretty confusing if someone were to ask me where the parts came from and I purchased them it would be an easy matter to produce receipts.  And how the heck to they enforce that?

On the other hand, if I made a receiver, and the wood parts how would I go about proving that I made them?

I also understand that if I assembled an ak from a home made receiver I really couldn't go about selling it to anyone else, which I wouldn't even attempt.

d3nni5:

--- Quote from: strangetanks on December 31, 2014, 09:25:40 AM ---I've heard about the 922r thing.  It's pretty confusing if someone were to ask me where the parts came from and I purchased them it would be an easy matter to produce receipts.  And how the heck to they enforce that?

On the other hand, if I made a receiver, and the wood parts how would I go about proving that I made them?

I also understand that if I assembled an ak from a home made receiver I really couldn't go about selling it to anyone else, which I wouldn't even attempt.

--- End quote ---

I don't know how they enforce or check it, or even if anyone ever would.  If you manufacture the other parts yourself, I assume you could take pictures along the way and that could be proof enough you did it.   As for selling it, if you ever decide to, you'd have to check.   As I understand it, when you sell it, you'd have to serialize it (ie "strangetanks-001") and keep a record of it.   I admit I don't understand this part as much as I need.   But I'm fairly sure so long as you are not building it initially with the intent to sell it, selling it down the line is not illegal.   Do your own research here, because you may need to have a FFL, I am not 100% sure.

Carl:
Well,you won't save money,you will probably learn of all the bureaucracy involved in building your own.
You can make an AK from an old shovel....how hard can it be?

http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/179192-DIY-Shovel-AK-photo-tsunami-warning!

r_w:
First, you won't save any money.  Not doing a one-off build of an AK or AR.  When you start ordering parts by the pallet, then you might start saving money.

Second, it isn't really about saving money on a gun.  The value is in the learning.  You are paying the cost of parts to get an education in firearms assembly.  Getting a working gun at the end is just gravy. 

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