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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
New postPosted: June 12th, 2012, 10:17 am 
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If you have the tools, AK builder has excellent flats that you can bend into receivers. This a more hands on experience, but you will come away with a gun that is not on paper. This is what we do in CA since most FFL charge $100 for the transfer fee, $25 for the background check, and then sales tax on top of the entire transaction.


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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
New postPosted: July 17th, 2012, 6:18 pm 
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I've had very good experiences with the AK-Builder flats as well. Defintiely a good source for anyone wanting to get into AK building.


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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
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Purchased my AK receiver at gunshow, 80% complete, sold by REDHOTGUNDEALS.COM Lots of work, looks/shoots/functions good. Now looking for a machined AK receiver.


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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
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Note: Some sig-line spammer, since banned, "asked" why the NoDakSpud receivers are the best. EODInert took up the challenge - Evil TimT

Because they use the right guage of metal, they are heat treated, and all the holes are in the right size, and right place. Until NDS came along, none of these things happened with any regularity, necessitating hours of hand fitting and damage control. With an NDS, you could almost throw all the parts up in the air, and it would come down an AK.


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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
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I've built several on OOW, they're not bad.

I have well over 3k through one with zero problems

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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
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Do local heat treaters have any objection to or concerns about treating home-built receivers from a flat? It's legal, but they may not realize/understand, so I was wondering what the experience is here, if any. I'd rather have the full shell treated than just the axis holes.


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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
New postPosted: April 20th, 2014, 11:10 am 
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Do local heat treaters have any objection to or concerns about treating home-built receivers from a flat? It's legal, but they may not realize/understand, so I was wondering what the experience is here, if any. I'd rather have the full shell treated than just the axis holes.


You can count on maybe one out of five surviving the process, unless you put them in a fixture, they tend to crack, distort, beyond repair. good luck with it.
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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
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So for the local AK builder guys, do you buy heat treated AK receivers, heat treat them yourselves or out source that operation to a local shop?

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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
New postPosted: November 10th, 2014, 6:31 am 
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knockonit wrote:
veritas_vincit wrote:
Do local heat treaters have any objection to or concerns about treating home-built receivers from a flat? It's legal, but they may not realize/understand, so I was wondering what the experience is here, if any. I'd rather have the full shell treated than just the axis holes.


You can count on maybe one out of five surviving the process, unless you put them in a fixture, they tend to crack, distort, beyond repair. good luck with it.
Rj

I've seen some guys build a jig or shell, whatever you want to call it, that goes around the receiver for the heat treat process to minimize warping/distorting/cracking.
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So for the local AK builder guys, do you buy heat treated AK receivers, heat treat them yourselves or out source that operation to a local shop?

I always buy serialized receivers.

No flats for me.

The time I put into the gun for something that can't be legally sold, with the increased time to build, with the whole heat treat issue, and the additional tools, etc. All these things make it nonstarter for me.

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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
New postPosted: November 21st, 2014, 5:45 am 
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I have built two on NO DAK SPUD ak receivers, my models , the NDS 3 came fully heat treated, rails welded in, all holes drilled properly,

NDS also makes awesome "retro" AR lowers and uppers, they can even "wear" out the edges like a battle rifle for that real look of heavy use.

they just keep innovating too. +1 for NDS


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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
New postPosted: March 12th, 2015, 5:29 pm 
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There's NODAK and "all lesser brands".

Like Childers shitboxes.

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 Post subject: Re: AK receivers...Good, bad and ugly
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Morrissey is good to go and can be had at about $40-50 less than Nodak.

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