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Current build price for an AK47

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by rwt101, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. rwt101

    rwt101 G&G Newbie

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    I am not familiar with the AK47 but have liked the looks of them and liked the idea of building one. Since I am a noobie to them I will ask a question that i am sure has been asked before, what does it cost to build a basic ak47?

    Bob T


     
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  2. Billyz

    Billyz G&G Newbie

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    Buy the time I am done with mine I figure it will cost about $250. But I got my kit a while ago for a hundred bucks. They go for more than that now.
     
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  3. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    honestly its cheaper at the moment to buy a whole rifle in my opinion, but building your own is fun, and it enables you to make a clone or in some cases the real thing of the more rare and exotic ak models.
     
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  4. Tha Dave

    Tha Dave G&G Evangelist

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    I had to have my parts kit built for me as I was liveing the the barrics and didnt have any tools at the time. I got the kit for free by helping my buddy fix his car. I took it to a guy in Houston who took about 3 months to build it, he charged me about 350ish to take a bag of "stuff" with no 922r parts and build it into a great looking 922r compliant rifle that is more accurate than that WASR 10/63.

    If i could now and had the parts and time, I'd build me another one in a heart beat
     

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  5. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    I wouldnt Tell anybody because That is Highly Illegal unless he is a Licensed Manufacturer or Dealer...:27:
    You can Build them yourself , for your Own Use Legally.
     
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  6. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory

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    OOPS! :scared:

    I think he meant to say. :slomo:
    It took do a safety inspection on it! :ak:
     
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    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    well i just bought another romy non G kit for $205 + 10 shipping with original barrel, so add another $65 for reciever and reciever shipping + paper work. then another $10 for rivets.... and assuming i dont mess anything up, this could be a pretty cheap ak acctualy... so maybe im eating my words from my earlier post.

    edit; i forgot to add that i already have all the complence parts ill need, usa stock set taken off my sgl 21... g2 trigger group gotten in parts lot i bought last month, usa pistol grip i got from copes... tapco gas piston that i got in a compleince package last year but didnt use.
     
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  10. rwt101

    rwt101 G&G Newbie

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    So it gets a little complicated. I suppose I will have to do some reading and try and understand it all.
    Bob T
     
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    Tha Dave G&G Evangelist

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  12. AK Hunter

    AK Hunter G&G Enthusiast

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    The real cost of doing an AK build is the price of the building tools.
    If you are only going to build one it is cheaper to buy a completed rifle.
    If you are interested in the building procedure here are some videos that will help you get an idea of what it takes to buildyourownak.

    YouTube - BuildyourownAK's Channel
     
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  13. MLN1963

    MLN1963 G&G Newbie

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    Looks to be a little involved. :2ar15smilie:
     
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  14. R5CYA

    R5CYA G&G Enthusiast

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    it is. so is anything really worth doing. i had alot of fun building an ak. now i'm doing psl's.
     
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  15. BarryHalls

    BarryHalls G&G Evangelist

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    I always think the most appropriate question is, which AK do you want? There are tons of variants with different applications/niches. What do you want to use this rifle for?
     
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  16. PSLMAN

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    I spent more than I should have on my kit and receiver, I'm going to build a Yugo RPK, but my kit was hand picked and has an original barrel with a near perfect bore.

    I thought about it hard and heavy before taking the plunge. I have a standard AK so I wanted my build to be something different.
     
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