I started the process of building the my AK-47 today. I managed to strip off all of the ugly laminated wood stock parts and grind the rivets down and pry off the cut receiver stub. The hardest part was getting the rivets out of the damned trigger guard... Which coincidentally I see I have laid backwards in the above picture. There really wasn't a good way to get in to the flattened rivet stubs with all of the melted steel in the way. The hero of the day was my set of diamond grinding wheels for the Dremmel from Harbour Freight Tools! Now I have to wait for the receiver blank to show up before I can proceed.