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

Please click the link below to open the spreadheet

Specification Sheet – All Rifles – 14 December 2019

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, 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 Spam.

Notice Of 06, January 2021: The workload remains higher than capacity due to overflow from 2020 and new orders and it is impossible to keep all parts in stock every day. Parts are running to order and not going to stock and the shop is running seven days/week for the past fourteen (14) months as well as the foreseeable next four (04) months. I appreciate your patience as I work to fill requests.

  Stock Status Update 2000 Tuesday 06, January 2021      
Tool Description Stock? Qty.? When?
GS-0001 AKM, AK74, Tantal plate tool No 00 14-Jan-2021
GS-0002 Romanian M1964 plate tool No 00 14-Jan-2021
GS-0003-ABC Zastava M72 plate toolset No 00 15-Jan-2021
GS-0004-ABC Zastava M70, milled AK, Norinco plate toolset No 00 16-Jan-2021
GS-0005 Barrel push-back/push-out assembly No 00 24-Jan-2021
GS-0005-D1 AK, AK74, RPK chamber face brass pad No 00 25-Jan-2021
GS-0005-D2 PSL, Vepr 54R chamber face brass pad Yes 05  
GS-0006-ABCD AKM AK74 AK tube set Yes 08  
GS-0006-AGHJ Zastava M72 tube set Yes 05  
GS-0006-AEFS Romanian M1964 tube set Yes 04  
GS-0006-ADKLM Romanian PSL tube set Yes 03  
GS-0006-NPQR Zastava M76 tube set Yes 01  
GS-0007 Breech pin plate toolset No 00 07-Jan-2021
GS-0008 Barrel push-out tool Yes 06  
GS-0009 AKM AK74 M85 M92 Krinkov plate tool Yes 01  
GS-0012-A Press ram diameter 0.95”/1.25” adapter Yes 03  
GS-0012-B Press ram diameter 1.25”/1.61″ adapter Yes 02  
GS-0012-C Press ram diameter 1.50”/2.00” adapter Yes 03  
GS-0012-D Press ram adapter for Dake B10 or F10 Yes 01  
GS-0012-E Press ram diameter 0.68”/0.75” adapter Yes 01  
GS-0015 Type 3 & Zastava pistol grip nut rivet bucking block No 00 25-Jan-2021
Reserved Reserved Res Res Reserved
GS-0017-ABCD Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm & 4,0mm dowel pins Yes 04  
GS-0017-ABCDEF Chuck & pin set for diameter 3,0mm, 4,0mm, & 2,5mm dowel pins Yes 04  
GS-0018 AK74, Krinkov, M85, M92 M26 x 1,5mm & M24 x 1,5mm tapped plate No 00 25-Jan-2021
GS-0019 SVD receiver wrench Yes 02  
GS-0021-A AKM, AK74 front sight gas block pin plate No 00 15-Jan-2021
GS-0021-B AK front sight gas block pin plate No 00 15-Jan-2021
GS-0021-C M72 front sight gas block pin plate No 00 15-Jan-2021
Reserved Reserved Res Res Reserved
GS-0030 Press bed bar set Yes 02  
GS-0031 Receiver Drilling Jig – Semiautomatic No 00 Discontinued
GS-0031 Receiver Drilling Jig – Select-Fire No 00 30-Mar-2021
GS-0032 AK/AKM/RPK/PSL/AK74 Bolt Tool Yes 06  
GS-0033 Magazine Catch Pliers & Slave Pin Yes 20  
GS-0034-A Trigger Guard Rivet Drilling Jig – AK/RPK Yes 04  
GS-0034-Z Trigger Guard Rivet Drilling Jig – Zastava No 00 30-Feb-2021
GS-0035 Piston Guide Tube Latch Tool Yes 03  
Reserved Reserved Res Res Res
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 Yes 01  
GS-0039 Trigger Guard Rivet Buck No 00 30-Feb-2021
GS-0040 Breech Support No 00 30-Apr-2021
Reserved Reserved Res Res Res
Reserved Reserved Res Res Res
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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. 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”.