We initially intended to
market a high quality receiver for most AK builds. But due to the
extensive array of parts kits available from all different
countries. And each one having their own unique differences we
decided to offer a custom fitted receiver. We opted to do this
because we didnít want our name on a weapon that was anything less
than perfection. AKís are very forgiving in their nature so the
universal receivers which you see most commonly will work, but they
are not perfect. If you are a perfectionist, then this is the only
way to do it.
We do not require your
entire kit, but only the front and rear trunions and the bolt
Here is an explanation of
the difference between our custom receiver and any other that you
find on the market.
Some of the problems with using a ready built receiver are:
the available receivers are not within spec from the beginning.
trunion will not line up perfectly with the receiver rails due to
the slightly different tolerances of parts from various countries.
(Weíve also seen a few receivers on the market in which the rails
were just wrong.)
are not aligned perfectly due to the receiver being bent after the
holes are drilled.
holes are sloppy due to them being drilled not reamed.
holes are sloppy due to elongation after the bending process.
trunion rivet holes do not line up perfectly. Also due to country
variations and poor quality receivers.
or No heat treating.
rails are saw cut, grinded, or cut on a break. Not precision
milled to fit your bolt carrier.
Rivets, This usually is not a problem with the robust design of
the AK but most of the rivets on the market are made of soft steel
and the heads are larger than original. Some we've seen are not
even the correct size and/or they have flat heads. All original
AK's had round headed rivets.
All this adds up to a rifle
that is far poorer in quality and performance than it should be.
Hereís what we do:
our receivers from perfectly designed stampings which are all true
to original European specs. Complete with magazine indents and pin
(not drill) and align all pin holes to their final size and
locations only after the bending process is complete.
rails are spot welded and aligned after the front trunion has been
installed into a fully bent receiver. This is the only way to
insure that they will line up perfectly.
holes are aligned and drilled to fit your trunions.
heat treating is applied
rails are milled to the min. spec of your bolt carrier. This
insures that your completed rifle will be more accurate and the
action will cycle as smooth as possible.
trunion is fitted and receiver is machined for any butt stock
receiver markings are small and placed in a non-conspicuous
location on the bottom in front of the magazine well, so that the
overall look of the rife is clean and more true to itís origin.
provide Latin-(English) or Cyrillic-(Russian) selector stop
markings. These are hard stamped like the original AKís, not
engraved. This also adds to the overall authentic look. (We can
also engrave the markings upon request).
We use only high
quality hard steel rivets which are of correct dimension to the
All this adds up to a weapon that will outlook, outperform, outlast
and outshoot most any other comparable weapon. This is a weapon that
I and most other people would be proud to own.
if youíre set on building your own AK but donít want to settle for
Then we have the answer for you!