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12-29-2013, 03:28 PM #1
The Underground AK Book - Featuring Famous Shovel AK!
I just stumbled on this searching the interwebs and thought it was interesting. It also features the Son of Kalashnikov's Shovel Build on pg 6!
Edit: I just finished reading it, it's a step-by-step guide to building a "bolt together AK". Some folks will frown on this, but it's still a pretty good read.
Edit #2: Here's another link for folks who can't access the first.
Last edited by turbo89; 12-29-2013 at 04:29 PM."The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution." -- Thomas Jefferson
12-29-2013, 03:37 PM #2
As an AK newb, this will be a good read in the bathroom
12-29-2013, 03:57 PM #3
Too bad the hyperlink is broken (to the NES AK Thread)
Last edited by Gillham; 12-29-2013 at 06:22 PM.
12-29-2013, 03:59 PM #4
It did work briefly...
So the AK in that manual is held together with screws and nuts. Does that actually survive, or will it shake itself to pieces under repeated firing?
12-29-2013, 04:23 PM #5
worked for me, downloaded it to my drop box“The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.” - Albert Camus
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.. - Thomas Jefferson
Morons hate it when you call them a moron. - JD Salinger
12-29-2013, 04:25 PM #6
The link is working for me still....
Edit: here's another link I found to it.
Last edited by turbo89; 12-29-2013 at 04:28 PM."The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution." -- Thomas Jefferson
12-29-2013, 06:23 PM #7
Sorry.. I was talking about the link within the PDF to the NES AK Shovel Thread. My bees
12-30-2013, 11:09 AM #8
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There is a great divide on "screw build vs rivet build" on AK building websites. Screw builds require less tooling and are cheaper to do. Rivet builds require a little more tooling, but are closer to "original design intent" on the rifle.
Given the fact that an AKM is supposed to be tough as nails and carry these characteristics with it's legendary reliability, I would be more inclined to say that a screw build can only take away from this characteristic, which is one of the rifle platforms attraction. It's no precision device. People use them and desire them because they're simple, tough mechanical devices.
A rivet takes minutes to hours of work with an angle grinder/dremel and a pry-bar to demill from an assembled rifle. A screw takes a screwdriver and a limp wrist.
caveat: for the purpose of this man's guide, a screw build is wonderful. "Common people" tend to have thread reamers, screw drivers, loctite, and a coordless drill. So this "guerrilla guide" is more for the layman.
Last edited by flintoid; 12-30-2013 at 11:17 AM.
12-30-2013, 12:12 PM #9
12-30-2013, 12:36 PM #10
I've seen one build the guy just stuck rivets in and welded the rivet head to the reciver. Seen others fill the rivet holes.
I wouldn't do a weld build. You just make a mess of parts If you need to take it apart.
I almost thought about using screws only for the rivets that get blocked by the barrel. I debated it cause I'm lazy and didn't want to pull barrel after setting head space .If I offended you , you didn't get the joke.