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2 years 27 weeks ago, 12:52 PM

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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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XECSFPnvqPY

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.
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuildyourownAK

The below are a mix of BuildYourOwnAK's videos and others.

How to Bend a Receiver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDppu3Mcj6E

Review of NDS-2 Receiver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEcq...feature=related

Removing Receiver Stubs
http://www.youtube.com/user/Buildyo.../14/DxMP2GS4vYE

Demilling the Trigger Guard
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuildyourownAK#p/u/15/F7V_gfxdgyI

Removing Old Rivets from Front Trunnion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfxF...feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwIp...feature=related

Pressing out Barrel Pin
Includes how to use a drill to remove the sight leaf. This is a slick trick I do too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRB2...feature=related

Barrel Removal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtzN...feature=related

Locating the Trigger Guard and Mag Catch
http://www.youtube.com/user/Buildyo.../11/YG-OndUlj28

Drilling Front Trunnion Holes
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuildyourownAK#p/u/10/Q5CSEPUs7zIPressing Front Trunnion Rivets In
http://www.youtube.com/user/Buildyo...u/8/EQvgcGCR-pI

Pressing the Barrel Back In
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lur1...feature=related

Checking the Headspace on your AK-47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HR3RnBNVTA&feature=related

Drilling Rear Trunnion Holes
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuildyourownAK#p/u/9/sJyR5KIemsU

Pressing Rear Trunnion Rivets w/AK-Builder Jig
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3OO...feature=related

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqWG...feature=related

Drilling a Scope Rail
Good tips on locating and drilling the rail.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Buildyo...u/3/Ljh8aeYqWuU

How to Rivet a Scope Rail
http://www.youtube.com/user/Buildyo...u/2/NpUiDLYA2iU

How to do Rivets That Look Bulgarian
http://www.youtube.com/user/Buildyo...u/1/lLMuDgCFcmE

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.
http://www.youtube.com/user/akbuilderDOTcom

AK-47 Barrel Pin & Barrel Removal
You can hear the bang when it let's go!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv-3Po-f_ns

Lower Bolt Rail Guide Spot Welding
http://www.youtube.com/user/akbuild...u/1/RwAUEi4T1ss

How to Replace a Gas Piston
http://www.youtube.com/user/akbuild...u/2/S0hnyTzE2cw

Review of Stamped AK Receivers
Very interesting - he shows six different types of receivers and rifles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlK6PGaoeqk

How to Bend an AK Receiver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDpp...feature=related

Skilled with an AK
Not a build video, but interesting. Watch this Russian soldier reassemble a stripped AK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlsFwuA3-JY&feature=related

How to Disassemble an AK Bolt
Video but no talking of a guy taking a bolt apart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSAi...235806A&index=7

How to Install the firing pin
The fellow who just took it apart then puts it back together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NgL...235806A&index=6

Weapons Manuals & Books - Including AK Manuals

If you are looking for an owner's manual, tech manual, field manual, etc. Check out:

BiggerHammer
This is a huge collection!!
http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/

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
http://www.quarterbore.com/library/pdfindex.html

Steve's Pages
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.
http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm

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Last edited by ronin on 01-12-2010 at 09:57 PM.
Fieldstripping an AK - Websites and Videos

How to Field Strip an AK
http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/ss/ak47_fieldstrip.htm

Another Field Stripping Guide
http://www.ar15.com/content/guides/...FieldStripping/

And Another
http://www.ak-47.net/ak47/field/index.html

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):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXCb0TFtHc
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/v...n-ak-47-201614/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIs7H7-g29Q
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/v...d-strip-269475/
http://www.videojug.com/webvideo/ho...-an-ak-47-rifle

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2 years 27 weeks ago, 12:54 PM

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Great info. I got tired just reading your list.
Do you have a nice one AK for sale. I would love to have one. Maybe some horse trading? Let me know, samD

2 years 27 weeks ago, 12:58 PM

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great info Nitris

thanks.

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2 years 27 weeks ago, 12:59 PM

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+1 Nitris

great links

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2 years 27 weeks ago, 1:00 PM

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Hey Sam, not at the moment but center fire has the Hungarian AMD 65 on for 419.99 was 399.99 last year. Great what you might call truck AK or hoe protection. I will be picking up two of them in a couple weeks.

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2 years 27 weeks ago, 1:01 PM

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Thanks guys, let me know if any sites do not come up and I'll fix them.

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2 years 27 weeks ago, 1:18 PM

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Thanks Nitris,

if I didn't have to spend all of my money to see, I too could have a new AK in the fold (still bitter am I)....LOL

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