Kolarms was established in 2008 refurbishing weapons for the Film making industry and civilian collectors. Their business focused on upgrading weapons from the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria or former Yugoslavia. As the demand for their work grew they are now producing several lines of new firearms including the AK47 / AKM patterns rifles.
Kolarms is now offering a high quality AK47/ AKM kit with all new parts so you can build your favorite rifle at home. This kit provides you with most of the parts needed to build your new rifle with all NEW parts. You will need the following to finish the project: Gas piston rivet, 7mm barrel pin, AK47 Stamped receiver, Barrel & Magazine.
These kits are great for your next home build or store these for back up parts for your existing collection of AK based firearms. The KAM -17 parts a grey phosphate finished & very neatly packaged, great for long term storage. Stock up now for a Rainy Day as the new administration may shut down AK47 Kit imports in the near future and surplus kits are drying up.
The good is every part is new and it was fun to really learn and assemble an ak from scratch and not just put a parts kit together. Unlike most parts kits the pin holes didn't get egged out redrilling gas block, sight blocks, and barrel pin holes. The bad part is a few very cheap parts that made assembly a bit difficult and prolonged assembly while replacing. Both levers for the rear sight block gas retainer and lower hand guard retainers shattered when I tried to peen them over using a small ball peen hammer for one and trying a ball bearing for the other and the selector is so soft you don't get a positive lock in any position. I did like how the front sight block and gas block had drill locations manufactured in for drill placement, just wish the rear sight block did as well. Overall a good kit that looks very nice and is fun to shoot, maybe a little overpriced for what you get.
I took the not headspacing path my front trunnion only had 1 hole and the barrel I had was a bit to big to press so if you like to work or love a good project it’s a great kit for the kids to learn on
New and fresh. 4 of the front trunnion holes aren't drilled but overall great kit.
NEW KITS CAN'T WAIT TO FINISH MY BUILD WISH I HAD A FEW MORE.
Haven't had time to put it together and I still need to buy a barrel, but this looks like a great kit for anyone wanting to build a modern/tactical AK. Everything looks to be good quality. Shipping and processing order was quick. Would be glad to do business or buy another one.
Heard people say that the parts are cast, too my eye and a few others I have asked. I can say it is forged! To clear that up ASAP. Will say some parts are weak and are CAST, not all. As well I’m kinda upset I got the GEN 1 kit instead of the 2 as stated. Overall tho I am very satisfied for what it is and the price! Maybe $30-$40 cheaper.
This kit is fun and easy to build. The only extra tool that I needed to purchase was a 25/64 reamer to install the front sight barrel. Beautiful and fun to shoot kit when done.
I have built one of these kits before without the modifications that AoA makes and many of the critical parts are so inexplicably off of AKM specs that it's basically impossible to assemble this kit with an AKM receiver and barrel without extensive modifications. AoA has not only addressed the problems in their description, such as reaming out the trunnion and drilling the gas block, they also give you extra, standard AKM parts of their own for all of the other weird out of spec parts such as the selector stop plate. The have clearly actually built these kits and know what it takes to make them work, and I would under no means have purchased one again if it wasn't for the extra work they put into them.
Great looking parts kit. Very complete for a brand new kit. Only criticism is that some of the new components don't have dimples to locate holes for drilling.