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    construction of the signature khyber sidefolder

    I'm sure everyone who posts in this section is intimately familiar with the "khyber sidefolder" triagular stock that on many khyber's,which is also the stadard stock on one of the 5.45mm paratrooper models.
    Ive seen a few in pics and once IRL, and they dont look like a particularly complex part, and as an aspiring machinist, I have one question
    Does anyone here know anyone or maybe themselves, who have made their own Khyber sidefolder. I know they have them on the market, but building one myself sounds like an interesting and challenging experience.
    so please feel free to comment on difficulties, equipment you need, anything related to building those types of stocks.

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    i assume you mean a construction of a stock itself and hinged trunnion that will connect the stock to the receiver?

    so trunnion would be most machining-intensive part. i see no way of fabricating it it without a vertical mill. that is if you wanna go for a clone of the original. as well you also might need a lathe to machine hinge axis pin, latch pin and locking piece.

    although i can see how all this can be accomplished with just a bunch of bent sheetmetal pieces all welded together. For tools some pliers, vise, regular stock angle and round steel, drill, welder and dremmel or hacksaw and files. it won't look as pretty as original but it'll be functional. interesting challenge if you got some time on your hands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dnepr0mike View Post
    i assume you mean a construction of a stock itself and hinged trunnion that will connect the stock to the receiver?

    so trunnion would be most machining-intensive part. i see no way of fabricating it it without a vertical mill. that is if you wanna go for a clone of the original. as well you also might need a lathe to machine hinge axis pin, latch pin and locking piece.

    although i can see how all this can be accomplished with just a bunch of bent sheetmetal pieces all welded together. For tools some pliers, vise, regular stock angle and round steel, drill, welder and dremmel or hacksaw and files. it won't look as pretty as original but it'll be functional. interesting challenge if you got some time on your hands.
    I have access to a bridgeport

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitter clinging swiftie View Post
    I have access to a bridgeport
    well, in that case it shouldn't be too hard for you. there will be a bunch of setup and several operations involved just because not very simple part but definitely can be done.

    i had plans to make a couple when these became unobtainium for period of few years some time ago ago, but before i got to it, ak-builder had complete stock sets for sale at reasonable enough price to discourage me from making these from scratch. so i scrapped the plans and reused most of the bar-stock for other things. I only wanted to make trunnions though, not entire set with all the parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnepr0mike View Post
    well, in that case it shouldn't be too hard for you. there will be a bunch of setup and several operations involved just because not very simple part but definitely can be done.

    i had plans to make a couple when these became unobtainium for period of few years some time ago ago, but before i got to it, ak-builder had complete stock sets for sale at reasonable enough price to discourage me from making these from scratch. so i scrapped the plans and reused most of the bar-stock for other things. I only wanted to make trunnions though, not entire set with all the parts.
    thanks for th input, bud

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    This is a Khyber made stock but the the rest was done by me and a friend of mine.
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    NKKhyberComp2EM[1].jpg
    The original rifle captured in southern Afghanistan was a North Korean Type 68 with the Khyber made stock (top) and mine below in an early stage. The only original parts I received (from a friend) were the stock and the Khyber made rear sight leaf.

    The rear of the receiver of the captured rifle is shown in the below post, down to pictures 35-37

    https://www.theakforum.net/forums/82...-new-info.html
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    Honestly, I don't think there is a "right way" to do it. Everyone I have seen was different.

    Use photos of an original Soviet/Bulgarian, and your imagination.

    Remember, "Khyber Pass" means everything from proper Soviet ere weapons customized in a modern machine shop, to stuff made on a dirt floor using bare feet as a vise.

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