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Help with a AKM receiver ...

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by Judi, May 15, 2018.

  1. Judi

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    Hello, I am in over my head and need some help with a AKM-47 .

    I have a AKM-47 build already that needs a receiver re-installed.

    I picked up new receiver from my FFL, all put together, rails, heat treated, magazine catch, trigger guard installed, have the new rivets, ....I need to remove the old receiver/trunnion barrel and install on the new receiver. I was told, really easy just need to remove / cut off old rivets on old receiver, then drop in old trunnion / barrel to install on the new receiver, crush rivets. Simple they told me.

    Seems when I was moving this (old one) was damaged. Husband thought it was ..."as easy as installing a shotgun barrel." Needless to say once he realized it was ...work.. he walked away muttering something about "dam commie gun".

    Can anyone recommend or help me with this, Please,....this is my favorite shooter. Contact me via PM or if you know a shop, gunsmith, anyone who built an AKM let me know.

    Thanks ....Judi
     
  2. HiredHand

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    Check with Two Rivers Arms or Firing Line.
     
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    Changing out the receiver on an AK is a bit more complicated than on an AR. Pm sent.
     
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    You have to remove the barrel to correctly install the rivets in the front trunnion .
     
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