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Old August 14th, 2019, 03:21 PM #1
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Ak Rivetting help

Hello, I will be turning 21 soon and would like to build an ak pistol that I will eventually turn into an sbr. I know I could just buy and ak pistol, but I'm a bit of a project person. For the build, I am planning on getting one of the pre heat treated Recreator Blanks with the rails and support pin installed. I would like to build it as a pistol for now, but use a rifle rear trunnion with an ar buffer tube adapter and brace, so that I would be able to use the original wooden stock once the sbr paperwork comes back. I plan on getting a populated barrel and head spacing it once everything is riveted in. I feel confident enough to do the build, but the riveting tooling is very expensive, especially since I will not be making a bunch of these. Would anyone be able point me in the right direction with the most cost effective way to rivet the front trunnion, rear trunnion, and trigger guard. Also, if anyone has the tooling to rivet everything, I'd be willing to rent or even bring to you if possible! Thanks!
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Old August 14th, 2019, 04:59 PM #2
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Not many people in MD would be comfortable in assisting you, as long as you're intending to use a rifle trunnion on a pistol build.

I went thru that myself with my pistol build, as I had the same thought initially. I wound up chopping the tang off, and then I finally had some offers of assistance.
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Old August 14th, 2019, 05:32 PM #4
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Glen Burnie area.
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Not many people in MD would be comfortable in assisting you, as long as you're intending to use a rifle trunnion on a pistol build.

I went thru that myself with my pistol build, as I had the same thought initially. I wound up chopping the tang off, and then I finally had some offers of assistance.
Thanks for the idea! I may end up having to do that if I can't find any alternatives. I'll keep it it mind!
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One thing to consider is SBR paperwork only takes a few weeks for an electronic form 1 now. So if you wanted to go SBR, you might want to consider assembling parts, file the form 1 and assemble.
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One thing to consider is SBR paperwork only takes a few weeks for an electronic form 1 now. So if you wanted to go SBR, you might want to consider assembling parts, file the form 1 and assemble.
This. People forget the versatility of an SBR.
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As others have said, just apply for the SBR stamp now so you can rivet in the proper rear trunnion. Replacing it later will be more work than it's worth.
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You can use harbor freight bolt cutter and replace the jaws with riveting jaws instead of using jigs for the trunnions.
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