ak_tools_collageAK47 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.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

Specification Sheet – All Rifles – 03 March 2018

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 one-hundred (100) email messages and it takes time to get though them.

Stock Status Update 0900 Sunday 21, October 2018
Tool Description Stock? Qty.? When?
GS-0001 AKM, AK74 plate tool Yes 03
GS-0002 Romanian M1964 plate tool Yes 02
GS-0003-ABC Zastava M72 plate toolset Yes 01
GS-0004-ABC Zastava M70, milled AK, Norinco plate toolset Yes 02
GS-0005 Barrel push-back/push-out assembly Yes 04
GS-0005-D1 AK, AK74, RPK chamber face brass pad Yes 37
GS-0005-D2 PSL, Vepr 54R chamber face brass pad Yes 02
GS-0006-ABCD AKM AK74 AK tube set Yes 18
GS-0006-AGHJ Zastava M72 tube set Yes 14
GS-0006-AEFS Romanian M1964 tube set Yes 05
GS-0006-ADKLM Romanian PSL tube set Yes 03
GS-0006-NPQR Zastava M76 tube set Yes 02
GS-0007 Breech pin plate toolset Yes 03
GS-0008 Barrel push-out tool Yes 07
GS-0009 AKM AK74 M85 M92 Krinkov plate tool No 00 25-Oct-18
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 08
GS-0012-C Press ram diameter 1.50”/2.00” adapter No 03
GS-0012-D Press ram adapter for Dake B10 or F10 Yes 02
GS-0012-E Press ram diameter 0.68”/0.75” adapter Yes 02
GS-0015 Type 3 & Zastava pistol grip nut rivet bucking block Yes 19
Reserved Reserved Res Res Res
GS-0017-ABCD Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm & 4,0mm dowel pins No 00 23-Oct-18
GS-0017-ABCDEF Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm, 4,0mm, & 2,5mm dowel pins No 00 23-Oct-18
GS-0018 AK74, Krinkov, M85, M92 M26 x 1,5mm & M24 x 1,5mm tapped plate Yes 02
GS-0019 SVD receiver wrench No 00 30-Dec-18
GS-0021-A AKM, AK74 front sight gas block pin plate No 00 25-Oct-18
GS-0021-B AK front sight gas block pin plate No 00 25-Oct-18
GS-0021-C M72 front sight gas block pin plate No 00 25-Oct-18
Reserved Reserved Res Res Res
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GS-0030 Press bed bar set Yes 04
GS-0031 Receiver Drilling Jig No 00 30-Oct-18
GS-0032 AK/AKM/RPK/PSL/AK74 Bolt Tool Yes 05
GS-0033 Magazine Catch Pliers & Slave Pin No 00 30-Oct-18
GS-0034-A Trigger Guard Rivet Drilling Jig – AK/RPK Yes 13
GS-0034-Z Trigger Guard Rivet Drilling Jig – Zastava Yes 12
GS-0035 Piston Guide Tube Latch Tool Yes 20
Reserved Reserved Res Res Res
GS-0037-A Handguard Retainer Latch Flaring Punch Yes 04
GS-0037-B Piston Guide Tube Latch Flaring Punch Yes 04
GS-0038 Turning Guide Rivet Buck Yes 06
GS-0039 Trigger Guard Rivet Buck No 00 30-Oct
GS-0040 Breech Support No 00 30-Oct
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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 $19.67 cheque/money order or $20.56 PayPal “goods and services”. I plan to keep these in stock.

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 is $5.00 cheque/money order or $5.45 PayPal “goods and services”. I plan to keep these in stock.

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  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”.