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(outdated check new videos)Build an AK-47 on a budget Part 6 (Riveting with bolt cutters)

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Published on Jan 11, 2012

This here is a guide, from A to Z, on how to build an AK-47 and AK-74 with limited tools and on a budget. This is part 6, which shows how to rivet an AK-47 with bolt cutters and a hammer. Cheapest way to rivet a gun.

if you need any more help go to http://www.akfiles.com
if you make a new account at the akfiles, make sure that you refer me! My username is bfgmovies

Comments • 22

Acid7Ibanez
AK = fun adult Lego technics
multiHappyHacker
need to trim your fingernails.
Garrett Clemenson
May seem like a dumb question, could pop rivets work? Thinking of building my own ak and just curious.
BurningTirez
You could be right, I guess its all about what screws you use? I use stainless or grade 8 button head screws and never had an issue, to each his own!
bfgmovies
That is the problem. They are harder and more brittle than rivets. The AK platform is designed to flex. It's designed to move around and for the parts to move with it. To flex and bend as the rifle functions. Because of this, screws cause a problem in the long run. They dont flex with the rifle as they should, and they end up eating into the trunnion. Over time, the threads will become weak, and the holes will egg wider. Over time, the screws will become weaker, and eventually crack or shear off
BurningTirez
I prefer screws. I dont care what any ak purist says screws are stronger than rivets period.
multiHappyHacker
Is there a guide to grinding down the jaws?
Physical Dolphin
Thanks! I'll give it a go. 
bfgmovies
When i made these videos he wasn't offering them yet. I remember when he started offering them and yes, those would be much better than these shitty crushers, but i now have a well machined professional plinkers jig for riveting
bfgmovies
remove the barrel pin, remove the barrel, carefully drill and tap out the old rivets, install new ones. rivet those down properly, install barrel, check headspace, and finally re-install barrel. 
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