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This guy is offering to reweld your receiver and refinish it, and is asking $350 for the work. He says he is an FFL class 07, which would make it legal for him to make/register his own receivers so I guess it is legit... but if it is... it saves a lot of time and money for those with milled kits. Instead of paying $300-350 for the milled kit, you have it built and he includes the middle section of the milled receiver and the work is done for you.

If I still had my milled kit and I could afford it, it would be tempting. But does anyone have any comments?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =105330304
 

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strfy said:
You can buy rebuild plates, For milled receivers.

http://www.theakforum.net/phpBB2/viewto ... 011c27e93f

I know. But if you do that, then you have to make them fit and weld it up yourself and you end up with a gun that should not be transfered or sold. I'm not comfortable with having to engrave my name and address on a receiver to sell a gun, especially when its a gray area as is.

This guy- I believe- is actually registering your receiver as if he just made it.
 

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I have read about this before, but have wondered how the finished product would compare strengthwise to the original uncut receiver. I don't know much about welding, which is why I ask how a rebuilt receiver would hold up to extensive shooting. This would seem to be a great way to have a more original gun with original markings. I would consider this an option down the road since I do not currently own an AK with a milled receiver. I may have to start looking for a milled kit.
 

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ok here we go again.....
stamped aks have been shot with TOOTHPICKS holding them together instead of rivets.
stamped receivers are held together with screws, rivets and those u drives. They hold up.

Rewelded receivers are thicker than stamped receivers and if properly welded are stronger than stamped receivers. And stamped receivers last, well forever. All the stress of firing in an ak reweld (unlike a fal) are contained in the front stub. Well ahead of the weld The rest of the receiver is there to absorb the recoil impulse and provide a place for the stock and trigger etc
 

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vz58 said:
ok here we go again.....
stamped aks have been shot with TOOTHPICKS holding them together instead of rivets.
stamped receivers are held together with screws, rivets and those u drives. They hold up.

Rewelded receivers are thicker than stamped receivers and if properly welded are stronger than stamped receivers. And stamped receivers last, well forever. All the stress of firing in an ak reweld (unlike a fal) are contained in the front stub. Well ahead of the weld The rest of the receiver is there to absorb the recoil impulse and provide a place for the stock and trigger etc

Is the thickness of the metal he uses correct for an original, and the proper steel type?


Yeah, I'm THAT OCD. :razz:
 

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barberl said:
I have read about this before, but have wondered how the finished product would compare strengthwise to the original uncut receiver. I don't know much about welding, which is why I ask how a rebuilt receiver would hold up to extensive shooting. This would seem to be a great way to have a more original gun with original markings. I would consider this an option down the road since I do not currently own an AK with a milled receiver. I may have to start looking for a milled kit.
There are thousands of machine guns going strong after being cut up and put back together. :smile:
 

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will36 said:
barberl said:
I have read about this before, but have wondered how the finished product would compare strengthwise to the original uncut receiver. I don't know much about welding, which is why I ask how a rebuilt receiver would hold up to extensive shooting. This would seem to be a great way to have a more original gun with original markings. I would consider this an option down the road since I do not currently own an AK with a milled receiver. I may have to start looking for a milled kit.
There are thousands of machine guns going strong after being cut up and put back together. :smile:
Looks like you answered my question. That was the answer I was looking for.
 
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