The stamped AK47 receiver is made from a flat sheet of steel. It is pressed and bent into the shape to hold the rest of the parts together in an AK47. They are well designed, efficient and strong. Here are some quick reviews of various AK47 stamped receivers used to build an AK47
Four examples of AK47 receiver styles, side by side. An unbent flat, a Bent Flat (no rails or cross support), a finished receiver and an 80% (or so) blank with the shape, but no holes, dents or rails
These three represent three stages in the creation of an AK47 receiver on the left is the flat with holes and dimples (dents) all in place , A bent flat that has the general shape of an AK47, but it needs a few final parts and a finished receiver as an example
These blanks come with a pattern glued to them so you’ll know where to drillthe holes.. the dimples and various dents in a normal receiver? Well those are not very easy at all with these 80% receivers
While the plans are attached, they just need to move a little bit to be useless, so be sure they are secured well These blanks are also much longer than an AK47 receiver
Flats have all the dimples and holes in place, but they need to be folded (bent) and the internal rails need to be installed (with a spot welder ideally) also these need to be hardened. While hardening a receiver can be done with a torch, the pros send them to large heat treating facilities to ensue the receivers don’t twist or change shape during the process
Southern Armament LLC
– not fully heat treated ?
Ewbank AK47 Receiver
We collected a bunch of photos from various types of AKM receivers
WUM-1 The first Romanian rifle imported. The WUM-1 rifles imported after the first ones had the standard square back on the receiver. The 16″ barrels are threaded 14x1mmLH with a muzzle nut screwed on and tack welded. All have a standard Soviet type side rail for mounting optical devices riveted on the side of the receiver.
CUR2 5.45×39 Stamped Receiver The first AK rifle chambered for the 5.45x39mm cartridge was imported in 1997 and was the Romanian model CUR2. All Romanian rifles chambered for the 5.45x39mm cartridge are semi auto versions of the AK-74 except for the muzzle brake
WASR-2 7.62×39 Stamped Receiver
WASR-10 / 63 UF 7.62×39 stamped receiver AKM under folder