- Installs the front/rear trunnion rivets and centering supports
- Solid design
- Forms uniform, precise rivet heads
- Allows inspection of rivet head during formation
Are you ready for a completely new riveting tool? This is based on Plinker's original riveting jig as well as Power Custom's own design.
The large round ram and the ram arm are made from 4140 alloy steel and heat treated. There is only one ram that presses the rear of the rivet and it is captured so it won't pivot left or right. The ram will reach the rear rivet on the underfolder/sidefolder trunnions.
Power Custom has designed the rivet head supports and dimpling tools after the parts made in the aircraft industry. The dimple tool is stepped so that if you press it in too much it won't leave any marks that will be visible after installing the swell neck rivet.
The rivet support is rounded off to keep from having a dent put into the receiver from using small rectangle blocks with indentions for rivets.
This AK-47 Rivet Tool uses the same basic design as Plinker's long rivet jig. The rivet centering and head forming tools are basically the same, but will be modified slightly. With this tool you can install the long rivet on the front of the Yugo/RPK bulged front trunnions. The Rivet Tool will even let you look at the head as it's being formed so you can see what it looks like before removing the receiver from the jig. The key to having a nice rivet head is centering the ram over the rivet before forming the head.
The long rivet jig is the best way to set the center support rivet - regular jigs have a tendency to crush the rails around the center support. This Rivet Tool focuses all of the energy in a straight line down into the rivet and will consistently outperform any other method. The tool may not be as fast as just hitting the rivet with a hammer, but it will form a much nicer rivet head.