Hi, I'm planning register my AK Draco to SBR it. I want to put on a folding stock that will accept the standard AR collapsible stocks. I've done all AR-15 work up to now and have little experience with the AK-47 platform. I've read some forums and it seems like the ACE Integrated AR15 stock mount is a good option for me (i.e http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=98&t=129664
but except with a cheaper M4 stock type). However, I need some minor help and suggestions on some things:
1.) measurements for the SBR paper. For those who have SBR their draco, what were the measurements you put down when you did the paper to send to the ATF (barrel length, stock length, overall length) ? (I'm looking to put just regular 6 position collapsible AR buffer tube type and M4 stock on...economical and nothing fancy).
2.) what exact parts do i need to buy for the folding stock option and where can i purchase it ? would this be what I'm looking for : http://riflestocks.com/store/product106.html
and then just add a buffer tube and stock ? Just whatever is cheapest if any other options are available would be preferable... on a tight budget
. I've SBR a AR before but AK looks to be more complicated.
3.) any links/instructions on how to remove the two rivets (or whatever its called) holding the back plate of the draco and installing a new folding stock mechanism ?
- also just to make sure, it is legal to remove the welded thread protector ok my Draco (live in Tx) right ? that's only for place like Cali or is that prehistoric laws as well ?
To measure your barrel just put a cleaning rod down it with the bolt in the locked position (closed). Mark it where it meets the crown and you've got your barrel length.
As to the stock length, there is no such thing. You just need the OAL. How the hell you're supposed to figured that out without assembling is beyond me. I gave the ATF a rough estimate.
ACE ltd sells a block that you'll need for your stock. There are tons of links in here that you need to read first. You don't need to cut any rivets at all. All you need to do is buy the stock adapter, drill/ tap the U/F block (it is flat on the back) and the attach your stock adapter and stock. Viola, you now have a side folding AR stock on an short barreled AK.
Hope that helps.