YouTube Building Videos
How an AK-47 Works
This is a basic computer animation that is well done. If you are building your first AK and want to understand how it operates, this will help - especially with how the FCG is oriented and how it works when the bolt carrier moves back and when the trigger is pulled.
Working on video!!!
Some Excerpts from AGI's How to Build an AKM/AKS
For very well done tips on building an AK, check out the user BuildYourOwnAK on Youtube.
He has good videos and tips. I got a number of new ideas from him while assembling the lists for this page.
The below are a mix of BuildYourOwnAK's videos and others.
How to Bend a Receiver
Review of NDS-2 Receiver
Removing Receiver Stubs
Demilling the Trigger Guard
Removing Old Rivets from Front Trunnion
Pressing out Barrel Pin
Includes how to use a drill to remove the sight leaf. This is a slick trick I do too.
Locating the Trigger Guard and Mag Catch
Drilling Front Trunnion Holes
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuildyourownAK#p/u/10/Q5CSEPUs7zIPressing Front Trunnion Rivets In
Pressing the Barrel Back In
Checking the Headspace on your AK-47
Drilling Rear Trunnion Holes
Pressing Rear Trunnion Rivets w/AK-Builder Jig
How to Install the AK Fire Control Group (FCG)
This is very well done! Watch what he does with the trigger spring! I have fought that spring so many times and will now try to do what
Drilling a Scope Rail
Good tips on locating and drilling the rail.
How to Rivet a Scope Rail
How to do Rivets That Look Bulgarian
Now, AK-Builder also has videos on Youtube
He's a great guy to deal with and makes some of the best tools out there. Other than tools that I have made myself, all my tools are from him.
AK-47 Barrel Pin & Barrel Removal
You can hear the bang when it let's go!
Lower Bolt Rail Guide Spot Welding
How to Replace a Gas Piston
Review of Stamped AK Receivers
Very interesting - he shows six different types of receivers and rifles.
How to Bend an AK Receiver
Skilled with an AK
Not a build video, but interesting. Watch this Russian soldier reassemble a stripped AK.
How to Disassemble an AK Bolt
Video but no talking of a guy taking a bolt apart.
How to Install the firing pin
The fellow who just took it apart then puts it back together.
Weapons Manuals & Books - Including AK Manuals
If you are looking for an owner's manual, tech manual, field manual, etc. Check out:
This is a huge collection!!
Take note that the system requires a user ID and password to download the manual *but* the host provides that right at the top of the page:
User ID = manuals
Password = chipin
Quarterbore has PDFs of Books and Manuals
This is another massive site. I think it may be the biggest of the resources listed. Tons and tons of small arm manuals - commercial and military.
Last edited by ronin on 01-12-2010 at 09:57 PM.
Fieldstripping an AK - Websites and Videos
How to Field Strip an AK
Another Field Stripping Guide
Note, just about every AK rifle variant that has a commercial user's manual will have field stripping covered as part of it. If you need more info, go to one of the manual sites listed.
Field Stripping Videos (may have some dupes):
Ron Paul 2012