4 hour AK-47 Wall Hanger Project

took a Romanian AK47 parts kit, and spent a few hours putting it back together into a real looking rifle with many features of a real rifle. This is a great movie prop, re-enactment rifle, training aid or as we are using it, a great piece of wall art. This can’t shoot bullets and many of the internal parts are not installed so it’s legal almost everywhere. Of coarse check your local laws before attempting to build your own dummy rifle

The final product didn’t take long to assemble and left the reusable parts untouched. So this AK47 display rifle could still be taken apart into pieces and rebuilt on a working receiver for a real rifle.

We took a Romanian AK47 parts kit, and spent a few hours putting it back together into a real looking rifle with many features of a real rifle. This is a great movie prop, re-enactment rifle, training aid or as we are using it, a great piece of wall art. This can’t shoot bullets and many of the internal parts are not installed so it’s legal almost everywhere. Of coarse check your local laws before attempting to build your own dummy rifle

Started with this parts kit with a great vertical fore grip and cut receiver and ended up with a cool wall hanger that looks and feels like a real AK47. With a bayonet and magazine it is hard to tell from the real thing from any distance. You’d never want to walk into a bank or airport with one of these but it would be an excellent movie prob since it can not be made to fire at all.

Started out cleaning up the cuts on the original receiver

Next put together the parts in the kit to see what portions of the receiver are missing

This is a non shooting display piece so strength wasn’t an issue, just wanted it to be strong enough to stay together at the correct size so the bolt and magazine would work. We used pieces of an old receiver that was worthless

Welded the new replacement sides to the existing receiver then ground down the welds

Used a MIG welder for this project

Sides fill in the gaps but would never allow normal operation of the rifle

After the new sides were welded in place the tops needed to be bent to create the rails for the bolt and slide

After shaping the sides and rails some rods are used to hold the trigger, then cut off flush

The final product didn’t take long to assemble and left the reusable parts untouched. So this display rifle could still be taken apart into pieces and rebuilt on a working receiver for a real rifle.

Some of the simple tools used for this quick build were;

Angle Grinder
Hammer or two
MIG welder
pliers
drill
Metal bluing chemical