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I am new to the forum, but not to weapons and shooting. I own a brand new Zastava Serbia AK47 (OPAP) with a nylon stock and always wanted to build one. I will building it in a couple of weeks with a very good gun builder and hopefully come back with good pics to post. Building a Yugo and bought a TAPCO adjustable stock for it along with a new barrel.


Wish me luck..............TwinAK



*****PICS ARE ADDED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE THREAD!!!!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum, I'm looking forward to seeing your build progress.
 

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Thanks! Talk with my gun builder today and we on schedule to build in two weeks. I am going a day early which he said is great, because we have to strip the kit of the barrel and go back with everything!

Oh....and their will be pics coming as soon as I get back in town with my AK47!!!!


...............TwinAK
 

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IT'S BUILT!!!!! Shoots amazing and I will post pics later as soon as I catch on some work projects. It was a total blast to build the Yugo kit and we had to use every tool in his shop from the mill, spot welder, press, table band saw, to the lathe, and a ton of special bits and reemmers! About a total of 15 hours from start to finish with the weapon being sighted in. Parkerizing came out great also. I think I will build AK 74 on the next build.


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Parts arrived in box fresh from the torch!!! LOL

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Had to cut barrels to be able to press out the pieces to re-use!
 

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Block for drilling old rivets out

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Drilling handguard out

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Driving out drilled rivets
 

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Cut torched barrel off and ready to press out the sight block

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Ahhhhhhhh.......got the trunion out!
 

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Aligning new barrel to be pressed

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No go gauge

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Hole drilled for barrel pin
 

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Barrel pinned

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Aligning gas port and it has the grenade launch site still attached.

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Me using the milling machine
 

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Aligning rails

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Spot welded rails

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Bottom view from the magazine port
 

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First rivet going in

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Drilling of gas port in new barrel

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Center rivet in
 

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Test fitting action and parts between every task

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Some more riveting!!! LOL

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Added touch to keep the safety down during firing. (We added the bluing to find the patch to drill the dimple)
 

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Heat treating the holes

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Welded the sling ring in to keep it from coming loose and fitted a scope mount to my Yugo! Nice touch I thought.
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Had to machine it to fit with the scope ring but it got the first rivet in!
 

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Sand blasted parts

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Black oxide after acid wash

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Parts drying
 

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Barrel back together

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Installation almost complete

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Done and time to go shooting!
 

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Well, how did it shoot?? Thanks for asking!


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50 yards iron sights

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100 yards iron sights

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Free standing and shot the 50 yard target some more and got better shooting with the weapon every time I shot it. I love the trigger and got more comfortable with every shot!


Thanks everyone and hope you enjoyed the pics I promised. I had more but thought it too redundant to post them all. I had a blast building this and it helps to have knowledgeable person around to guide you. I not it would have taken a lot longer than 15 hours to build that's for sure!!!!!

TwinAK
 

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Oh! Just so you know the Tapco adjustable stock was not the fit or very comfortable for shooting that I wanted and very awkward so I am adjusting the fit and hopefully you will see the stock back on my AK and I will show you step by step what I did to make it work better!


.........................TwinAK
 
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