AK47 Tools For Use By The Discriminating Craftsman
The photograph above is an example of the tools I sell for the safe disassembly and assembly of all Kalashnikova variants of AK47, RPK, AK74, Krinkov, PSL, and SVD rifles. 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 Robert dot Forbus@robertforbus.com 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.
Kalashnikova Rifle Dimensional Data Worksheet In Progress – Updated 03, March 2018
Please click the link below to open the spreadheet
How Do You Order Tools From Me? For security reasons my website does not have shopping cart but I can accept a creditcard payment through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account. I readily accept personal cheques, money orders, Zelle, and PayPal as long as it is paid as “Goods & Services”. I can also accept creditcards through PayPal. 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 one-hundred (100) 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. 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 one-hundred (100) email messages and it takes time to get though them.
Notice Of 16, October 2020: I understand that many of my replies to customer email inquiries are being flagged as SPAM by some ISP’s with AOL being the worst for this action. I have all security protocols in place yet it occasionally occurs. If you do not hear from me in a reasonable amount of time, please check your spam/junk email folder and mark my message as Not Junk or Not Spam.
Notice Of 03, August 2021: The workload remains higher than shop capacity. Items marked as “Running” are being manufactured as needed to complete orders. Items marked as “TBD” are items that may be discontinued.
|Stock Status Update 1140 Friday 15, May 2022|
|GS-0001||AKM, AK74, Tantal plate tool||No||00||Running|
|GS-0002||Romanian M1964 plate tool||No||00||Running|
|GS-0003-ABC||Zastava M72 plate toolset||No||00||Running|
|GS-0004-ABC||Zastava M70, milled AK, Norinco plate toolset||No||00||Running|
|GS-0005||Barrel push-back/push-out assembly||No||00||Running|
|GS-0005-D1||AK, AK74, RPK chamber face brass pad||Yes||10|
|GS-0005-D2||PSL, Vepr 54R chamber face brass pad||Yes||06|
|GS-0006-ABCD||AKM AK74 AK tube set||Yes||08|
|GS-0006-AGHJ||Zastava M72 tube set||Yes||01|
|GS-0006-AEFS||Romanian M1964 tube set||Yes||02|
|GS-0006-ADKLM||Romanian PSL tube set||Yes||02|
|GS-0006-NPQR||Zastava M76 tube set||No||00||Made To Order|
|GS-0007||Breech pin plate toolset||No||00||Running|
|GS-0008||Barrel push-out tool||Yes||02|
|GS-0009||AKM AK74 M85 M92 Krinkov plate tool||Yes||01|
|GS-0012-A||Press ram diameter 0.95”/1.25” adapter||Yes||05|
|GS-0012-B||Press ram diameter 1.25”/1.61″ adapter||Yes||05|
|GS-0012-C||Press ram diameter 1.50”/2.00” adapter||No||00||June 2022|
|GS-0012-D||Press ram adapter for Dake B10 or F10||No||00||Running|
|GS-0012-E||Press ram diameter 0.68”/0.75” adapter||Yes||01|
|GS-0015||Type 3 & Zastava pistol grip nut rivet bucking block||Yes||05|
|GS-0017-ABCD||Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm & 4,0mm dowel pins||Yes||02||Running|
|GS-0017-ABCDEF||Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm, 4,0mm, & 2,5mm dowel pins||Yes||01||Running|
|GS-0018||AK74, Krinkov, M85, M92 M26 x 1,5mm & M24 x 1,5mm tapped plate||Yes||02|
|GS-0019||SVD receiver wrench||Yes||02|
|GS-0021-A||AKM, AK74 front sight gas block pin plate||Yes||01||Running|
|GS-0021-B||AK front sight gas block pin plate||Yes||01||Running|
|GS-0021-C||M72 front sight gas block pin plate||Yes||01||Running|
|GS-0030||Press bed bar set||Yes||04|
|GS-0031||Receiver Drilling Jig – Semiautomatic||No||00||Discontinued|
|GS-0031||Receiver Drilling Jig – Select-Fire||No||00||TBD|
|GS-0032||AK/AKM/RPK/PSL/AK74 Bolt Tool||No||00||July 2022|
|GS-0033||Magazine Catch Pliers & Slave Pin||Yes||12|
|GS-0034-A||Trigger Guard Rivet Drilling Jig – AK/RPK||Yes||06|
|GS-0034-Z||Trigger Guard Rivet Drilling Jig – Zastava||Yes||03|
|GS-0035||Piston Guide Tube Latch Tool||Yes||28|
|GS-0037-A||Handguard Retainer Latch Flaring Punch||Yes||02|
|GS-0037-B||Piston Guide Tube Latch Flaring Punch||Yes||02|
|GS-0038||Turning Guide Rivet Buck||No||00||Running|
|GS-0039||Trigger Guard Rivet Buck||No||00||June-2022|
|GS-0045||Dragunov SVD Plate||No||00||Made to order|
Parts Now In Stock
Many of the Zastava M72 and M70 rifles are missing dowel pins for the individual blocks. I offer a set that fits the M64, M70, M72, and M76. These are sold only as complete sets – not individual pins. These are cut from hardened gauge pins, chamfered, and tempered The price shipped is $24.50 cheque/money order or $25.54 PayPal “goods and services”. I plan to keep these in stock. Update 30, March 2020. Many Romanian rifles with the sidefolding stock are missing screws. These screws are of special head diameter and shank length and not available as general hardware items. The original screws are similar to a Fillister head type that is obsolete, although they do occasionally appear. The type I sell are modified socket flat head screws that have the head machined and the short length required of the outermost screw, and are blued. The price shipped for a single set of two (02) screws is $6.00 cheque/money order or $6.50 PayPal “goods and services”. The shipping cost is approximately twice the cost of a single screw set, and additional screw sets are $2.00 each ($2.06 for PayPal). You can send me an email message to obtain exact price shipped. There are some excellent and inexpensive technical references for the headspacing and other critical building/repair methods for these rifles. The original manuals of the DDR have been translated and reworked by Mr. John Baum and a couple I recommend can be found at https://www.germanmanuals.com/manuals.html . I recommend “AK47 Repair Manual – East German Issue” and “MPi (AK-47) and Makarov Pistol Tool Kit Manual – East German Issue”. These are not “how to build” manuals but they present all of the critical points of assembly not covered by other peoples’ publications and the specific tools used – many of that I sell.
Robert Forbus is a toolmaker and a senior mechanical engineer with a career spanning more than four (04) decades of ground-up design, manufacture, and assembly of machinery as well as plant process systems. I have intimate familiarity with printing presses, finishing equipment, web-handling equipment, stamping/forming dies, and a wide array of other machine tools. While this website is dedicated to the various builder and armorer tools sold by me, my engineering expertise and project management experience is “for hire”.