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Every person will have a different list of items due to the fact that there are so many different 922r parts that can be used to make up the six total needed.
The first thing you need to know is that
Here is the short list before getting into the details.
Yes, that sounds easy doesn't it? Well it is once you decide the way you want it to look when you are finished.
So starting with needing a receiver you need to figure out if you which avenue you want to persue.
If you are buying a 100% receiver you do not need a center support. If you buy a receiver flat or bent blank you need a center support. When buying a center support match the center support to the thickness of the receiver.
So now you have looked at the choices for the receiver that doesn't come with a parts kit. Depending on what state you live in and how many you want to build yourself you need to decide what route you want to take.
Tools needed to get your receiver built from a flat:
Tools needed to turn your 80% bent blank into a useable receiver:
Rivets or Screws
I'm more into trying to get people to build their AK's to look better than store bought or backyard builds so I will always say to use rivets. But... if you are only going to build one, don't have a big bank account and don't care if it looks like original then it might be a better option as far as money goes. I've had customers say they had screws back out even using Loctite and ended up welding the screw head to the receiver. One of the other drawbacks is how the receiver is dimpled into the trunnion to help lock it in place when riveted originally. Try taking a receiver stub and front trunnion with the rivets removed apart by sliding the trunnion forward. It can't be done since the two holes at the magwell are physically locked with the receiver sheetmetal. On Bulgarian AK74's four of the front trunnion rivets are countersunk for this purpose.
Tools needed for a totally riveted AK:
Tools needed for a screw build:
922r and you
Once upon a time AK's used to be able to be imported as semi autos and everybody was happy. Then they magically turned evil and started scaring politicians. So part of turning fear into law gave birth to the 18 USC 922r. I'm sure we all were safer then... ok, maybe not.
Ok, this will only apply to our beloved AK's and I'm only going over stamped receivered ones since that's what parts kits we sell.
The simple way to look at 922r is that you need 6 US made parts. I get all kinds of calls about people thinking they need 10. The law says no more than 10 import parts. An AK that accepts a screw on muzzle attachment has 16 countable parts. If it has no threads then it only has 15 countable parts. So the math is easy now 16-10=6 or 15-10=5.
There are countable parts that are not made in the US due to the prohibitive cost of manufacturing in the USA. I will just go over the parts that are easily bought from any source right now.
With that list in mind you can decide which parts to replace.
Here is a small section FAQ info (I'm leaving out the question part)