May 5, 2019

Where did you come from where did you go Cotton Eye Joe??  A summary of the AK platforms kits price performance in the United States. 

Beginning imediately after the sunset of the 1990's era assault weapons ban, AK enthusiasts began enjoying the...

November 5, 2017

When you want your build to look as original as possible the first thing everyone notices is the mag-well dimples. Mag-well dimples are a dual purpose feature that stabilize the magazine to keep it from wobbling and as an added benefit also strengthen walls of the rece...

August 13, 2017

The long proposed idea of welding rails into receiver blanks while still remaining an "80 percent" receiver is finally here! For years ReCreator has pushed to produce the most diverse line up of receiver blanks with proper features and impeccable craftsmanship. With th...

May 13, 2016

The first time I completed my first batch of Bulgy 74's I was sure that I had done my best possible work. The tools and and development took just about a year working nights to figure out. I was exhausted and knew I never wanted to go through that process again. Soon t...

January 8, 2016

First off the fallacy of perfect in the context to AK welding should be addressed. A perfect spot weld doesn't look at home on a real AK in my opinion. In fact the factory welds are never perfectly round, set to the exact same depth every time or even properly in line....

December 28, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that ReCreator Blanks is now an 07 FFL manufacturer and will begin production of our own completed AK variant Receivers early in 2016.  These will be in addition to the normal 80 percent line up which will gain in many ways from the added p...

February 25, 2015

For the past few months Ive been workng on ways to improve the quality of the parts coming out of the heat treatment process. The greatest success came when we began using fixturing in the heat treating oven. The warping was reduced and Blanks could now be put into a h...

January 2, 2015

Necessity is the mother of invention, and with the amount of Blanks being scrapped due to warping.. This fixture was long over due. 

 

 

 

The major problem with heat treating any long skinny sheet metal part is keeping the warp out, as the blanks are dipped into...

December 17, 2014

The material choice of American manufactures for AK Blanks Receivers and Flats has always been 4130. It is an excellent alloy steel its incredibly strong and relativley lightwieght. The 4130 name is denoted from the specific formulation of the steel as is the case in m...

September 2, 2014

I decided it was time for Recreator to make a dedicated "FEG" tribute blank. Actually all of the 47's will be getting a revamp with more authentic dimpling. The last run of the 47's all used the Romanian pattern blanks This time around the tooling has been redisigned t...

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