Turning a shovel into a AK

    Inspired by the infamous shovel-AK photo, a member of the Northeastshooters forum converted a $2 shovel into an AK rifle!

    The barrel is made from a $30 AK barrel blank. Boris did not bother machining it down to the standard AK profile, instead he just cut it down to 16.25″ in length and drilled a hole for the gas block (which he then welded on). The end result is a rifle which would look the part in any post-apocalyptic movie. To quote the Old Testament …

    Cut your ploughshares into swords, and your spades into spears. Let the weak say: I am strong. Joel 3:10 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

    [ Many thanks to everyone who sent this in. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!