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This thread is intended to host links, diagrams and tips relating to the building of AK series rifles and pistols.

Arizona Response Systems (ARS) - Notes on AK Rifles
Mark knows his stuff and shares many of his insights here.
http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.c...genotesak.shtml

From Soup to Nuts, Building an AK Receiver
Good guide on how to build a receiver from a flat.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shootin...nuts1/index.asp

Screwing Together an AK
For folks wanting to do a screw build vs. rivets, this is a very good starting place.
http://home.earthlink.net/~mwsjb/AKbuild.htm

AK Pistol Build Pictorial
Good write up on how to make an AK Pistol.
http://www.prexis.com/sten/homebuil...php?topic=294.0

How to do a M70 Virgin Barrel
This is a very good guide with plenty of pictures.
http://www.gunco.net/forums/f43/new...tutorial-28039/

Pookie's Website
Pookie is a legend in the AK world. He has tons of info about how to make AK tools, adapt designs, etc.
http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/default.htm
Pookie's AK Construction Notes are at: http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/A...onstruction.htm

Excellent Pictorial of an AMD-65 Build
This fellow took a ton of pictures and time to detail how to build an AMD. Builders of any type of AK can learn from what he did.
Kit Prep: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild1/
Bend Flat with DPH Jig: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild2/
Fitting Parts in Receiver: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild3/
Riveting: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild4/
Spot Welding the Rails: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild5/
Heat Treating: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild6/
Press in Barrel & Headspace: http://www.quarterbore.com/images/amdbuild7/

Build Your Own AK From Two Points of View
Nice overview of approaches from my-rifle and tapeo.
http://www.ak-47.us/build/Home-Build--001.php

Andre's Guns - AK Receiver Bending
Good write up on his approach to bending a flat.
http://www.andresguns.com/documents...ver_bending.htm

All Thread Barrel Install Method
Reviews how to use a length of allthread rod to install a barrel. Note, you must freeze the barrel and heat the trunnion to have a chance. This method hasn't worked reliably for me. There's another design that is much heavier that I will scout around for.
http://www.gunco.net/forums/f43/all...icks-azz-27517/
http://www.gunco.net/forums/f163/us...w-photos-13430/

How to Make an Electronic Bore Cleaner
This is a pretty interesting piece.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews/copperout/index.asp

How to Use a Trigger Guard Jig
Shows how to use a jig such as the one AK-Builder sells.
http://www.gunco.net/forums/f163/tr...t-jig-use-1743/

Project Guns
Good info on parkerizing and much more.
http://www.projectguns.com/

Valmet's Thread on Rust Bluing
This is the best thread I have ever read on rust bluing.
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31594

Home Hot Bluing
Lots of info on hot bluing here.
http://www.theakforum.net/phpBB2/vi...hlight=hot+blue

AK-47 Parts Breakdown
Has pictures of the parts found in an AKM.
http://www.ak-47.us/AK47_Parts.php
http://www.ak-47.us/AK47_Parts.php

Templates for Receivers and Tooling/Jigs
Someone collected this info together. Includes plans for rivet jig:
http://www.akparts.com/akinfo1.html

How to Adjust an Side Mount Optics Clamp
Tantal wrote up how to adjust the clamp on a combloc side mount.
http://www.tantal.kalashnikov.guns....adjustments.htm

LightLoad's AMMS Pivot Pin Fix
Lightload wrote up how to use a rivet to replace the underfolder pivot pin on the Hungarian AMMS.
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31647

AK Barrel Component Reference Dimensions
Very good reference info on dimensions such as gas tube length, etc. by country.
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showt...5876#post305876

Tapping Drill Reference Chart
Includes metric sizes.
http://www.jtsmach.com/jtswebshop/pdf_files/charts.pdf
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showt...5876#post305876

How to Load a 75 Round Chinese Drum Magazine
http://russian_spetznatz.tripod.com/id50.html

How to Fix Trigger Slap and Doubling
This is a great illustrated write up on how to modify the disconnector to stop slap and doubling.
http://forum.pafoa.org/gunsmithing-...ubling-fix.html

Nalioth has collected a bunch of info on his site
http://www.novarata.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=24

KY-AK's Custom Bullpup
He discusses some good approaches to making a bullpup including how he did the trigger linkage.
http://www.ak-47.us/build/KY-AK_Bullpup.php

The 555th Receiver Flat Bending Jig
Very good write up and you can download the plans for this jig to bend AK receiver flats. Lots of pictures.
http://www.quarterbore.net/forums/showthread.php?t=153

Please note that this thread is for reference materials only.

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