tools_group01-705x568AK Barrel Tools For The Discriminating Craftsman

The photograph to the left is an example of what I sell for the safe disassembly and assembly of all Kalashnikova variants. These tools are the pressing plates, sets of pressing tubes, barrel push-back and push-out tools, and pin pushers and press ram adapters. Just refer to the tab above named “AK Barrel Assembly Tools” and select what you need from the drop-down menu and then send your request to me via Email at and I will return with availability and pricing.

I know that I should not need to mention this, but I will do so anyway. All of the tools that I sell require a significant amount of force to fulfill their task and there is always a hazard of a tool shattering or suddenly flying from a press. At a minimum please wear shatter-resistant eyewear, a.k.a. safety glasses, goggles, or faceshield when using any of these tools.

How Do You Order Tools From Me? I am not set up for credit cards at this time – maybe someday. I do accept personal cheques, money orders, and PayPal as long as it is paid as “Goods & Services”. Generally speaking; unless the item is a custom tool or machine part I do not require any payment up front.

I usually have everything that I sell in stock but many of the items I sell are produced in run groups from four (04) to forty (40) parts and I occasionally may be out of an item or a component of an assembly and have them in the work schedule. I can give you a fairly accurate ready date barring emergency or contract work that takes me temporarily off premises. When you to write me as a new customer; please give me your first and last name because I build/edit a job folder for everyone.

I have isolated certain tools by the rifles they are designed for. If you are not 100% sure of what you need; you can send me an email with your questions or for a much quicker response you can call me at 615 390 5645 any day any time. In a typical day I receive about three-hundred (300) email messages and it takes time to get though them.

Stock Status Update 1240 Monday 22, August 2016
Tool Description Stock? Qty.? When?
GS-0001 AKM, AK74 plate tool Yes 03
GS-0002 Romanian M1964 plate tool Yes 01
GS-0003-ABC Zastava M72 plate toolset Yes 01
GS-0004-ABC Zastava M70, milled AK, Norinco plate toolset Yes 01
GS-0005 Barrel push-back assembly Yes 08
GS-0005-D1 AK, AK74, RPK chamber face brass pad Yes 10
GS-0005-D2 PSL, Vepr 54R chamber face brass pad Yes 01
GS-0006-ABCD AKM AK74 AK tube set Yes 13
GS-0006-AGHJ Zastava M72 tube set Yes 01
GS-0006-AEF Romanian M1964 tube set Yes 01
GS-0006-DKLM Romanian PSL tube set Yes 01
GS-0006-NPQR Zastava M76 tube set Yes 02
GS-0007 Breech pin plate toolset Yes 01
GS-0008 Barrel push out tool Yes 03
GS-0009 AKM AK74 M85 M92 Krinkov plate tool Yes 01
GS-0012-A Press ram diameter 0.95”/1.25” adapter Yes 02
GS-0012-B Press ram diameter 1.25”/1.61″ adapter Yes 03
GS-0012-C Press ram diameter 1.60”/2.00” adapter Yes 01
GS-0012-D Press ram adapter for Dake B10 or F10 No 00 30-Aug-16
GS-0017-ABCD Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm & 4,0mm dowel pins Yes 06
GS-0017-ABCDEF Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm, 4,0mm, & 2,5mm dowel pins Yes 02
GS-0018 AK74, Krinkov, M85, M92 M26 x 1,5mm & M24 x 1,5mm tapped plate Yes 01
GS-0019 SVD receiver wrench Yes 01
GS-0021-A AKM, AK74 front sight gas block pin plate Yes 08
GS-0030 Press bed bar set Yes 02

Robert Forbus is a toolmaker and a mechanical engineer with more than thirty-seven (37) years of experience with the design, repair, rebuilding, and retrofit of printing presses, finishing equipment, web-handling equipment, stamping/forming dies, and other machine tools.