I Built This AK-47. It’s Legal and Totally Untraceable.

AK Build Package
H/t to Insty for this Mother Jones piece.


15 responses to “I Built This AK-47. It’s Legal and Totally Untraceable.

  1. It’s not difficult to do , if you’ve got a blank flat , it HAS to be bent right or it’s junk . ( I’m not trying to get free ad time here ) A-K builder.com has the bending jigs , they’re not expensive . They have posted – how to – videos that walk you thru the whole build . Before the big panic you could do this for half what one costs off the shelf.

  2. Tap/screw build works, too, but those trunnions are harder than a whores heart.

    Last one I put together used mig welds on the front trunnion and it works fine. lower rail alignment has been the only real sticky point i’ve run into.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      Negative on that. Homebuilders have been trying every cheap and easy way they can to put these together, BUT, the ComBloc rivet system is the only way to do it right. Screws wiggle loose, welds crack, but rivets flex exactly when and where they need to. You can put one together with screws/welds but don’t expect it to last very long.
      Arizona Response Systems has a great tutorial on how to do it right, the first time, and why it’s done that way. Good advice.
      I also tried the screws, and had to re-do it.

      • Would you happen to have any suggestions as to how one would go about getting a stock on an AK pattern weapon that has a marked absence of a rear trunnion? Such as a Draco and other contemporaries?

        For educational purposes only, of course.

        • Semper Fi, 0321

          You will have to drill out the rivets and replace with a trunnion that is made for a stock. I am really fond of the E. German side folder. Easy to open, and locks up solid as a rock, no wobble whatsoever! Cover the stock rod with black rubber tubing, easier on the cheek.
          Worst thing is the parts are getting really hard to find, try Apex or Whatacountry.

        • Semper Fi, 0321

          Disclaimer on ANY of my comments; The information was for educational purposes only. YMMV. No warranty offered either.

    • Anonymous

      Try a letter “C” drill bit. Spaces the lower rails perfectly in relation to the top. Of course measure twice, cut (weld) once as the German carpenters would say.

  3. The AK is unquestionably one of the greatest combat rifles ever made. It’s effectiveness has never been in question but I must say it is a rifle I have never desired to own. I’ve fam fired it in the military and have been on the receiving end more than once. I own several “assault rifles” and plan to buy more in the future but the Automat Kalashnikov is not on the list. Im not being critical of AK owners but to me it will always be the “bad guys” gun… Silly I know but that’s the way I feel. Just an observation.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      I thought so too, for decades. We were told ComBloc shit. Handled several that my unit brought back from VN, always wanted one. Took me over 30 years before I finally got one, and now have several. They all serve a purpose, and the AK is one that will always work, no matter what the conditions are. Not as accurate as an AR, won’t reach out like an M-14, but for up close and personal, perfect. They remind me of an old Willys Jeep, classic and dependable.
      Look past the propaganda, and see it for what it is, a rock solid dependable weapon, something I never found in my M-16A1. Fukin MattyMattel jammamatic!

  4. Party Pooper

    The AK47 is a poor choice for a free man’s rifle.

    And not because it’s “the bad guys’ gun” but because it has poor practical accuracy, lousy ergonomics, little or no domestic production of critical parts like magazines, let alone a reliable domestic source for ammunition…

    Whether you like it or not, the M16/M4 are not going anywhere. The AR platform is “America’s gun” for at least the next 20 years and the 5.56mm will be “America’s cartridge” beside it.

    If you’re serious about a weapon to defend your rights and freedoms, there is no other option. It isn’t a matter of what is “the best” it’s a simple matter of logistics: no matter what happens, soldiers will be carrying M4s and magazines and 5.56mm ammo for decades to come. There will always be a way of putting your hands on some of that. While the AK-47 and the 7.62×39 can be shut off from import the stroke of a pen, and there it would take years to get domestic production up to the point that it would be affordable or even obtainable.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      This country is awash in AK’s, parts, and ammo. Right behind the AR in numbers, more so than FAL, G3, and M-14 combined. When TSHTF, everybody will be cannibalizing every weapon they have, UPS won’t be running for awhile.
      And something you overlook, most of the AK’s here are in new or near new condition, not a rusty beat up 30 yr old piece of shit that got pulled from a cave or rice paddy. Go stand 250-300 yds in front of me, and see if I can’t hit you. They are not the piece of crap that so many of you want to believe them to be. The M-4 is not that great of a weapon either, no matter how badly you wish it to be otherwise.
      It’s the shooter that counts, if you can’t hit with an AK, you’ll probably miss with your M4 also.

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  6. At the end of the Mother Jones article the reporter claims he got home, cut up his weapon and put it out for the trash. What a waste. Of a rifle, of the build party people’s time, and of space in the case of the reporter. I hope someone actually awake trash picked his weapon and took it back to a build party.