Why Fowler Arms

My mission is to build extremely high quality AK (Kalashnikov) style rifles from parts kits that are eminently functional, precisely built and accurate in detail and performance.  I will be reliable, professional and helpful.  I will always strive to do my very best work and not cut corners.  If you are not satisfied with my work, I will do everything in my power to correct the situation, at my time and cost.  I strive to have good communications, respond quickly to contacts and provide as much information as possible to the client before and during the build process.  Thanks for considering Fowler Precision Arms.  You won't be disappointed!

I strive to build very precise and accurate AK (Kalashnikov) pattern rifles. They will function flawlessly and can be relied upon when the chips are down. I utilize high quality equipment in the process of completing my builds.  I ensure that all rivet holes are precise and properly dimpled where required.  Rivets are all seated flush with the receiver and long rivets have well formed and flush heads.  Barrel journals are measured and compared to the component that is to be pressed on to ensure a proper fit.  Anti-seize grease is used to prevent galling and all pins are properly set.  All barrel components will be straight and aligned with the rear sight block, which is aligned perpendicular to the top of the receiver rails.  Headspace is checked with proper GO and NO-GO gauges whenever a barrel is pressed on and after the barrel pin is set.  Tilt tests are performed to ensure that the bolt carrier assembly moves freely and smoothly in the receiver.  For those that want to bring the most accuracy out of their AK pattern rifle, I can cut precision 11 Degree Target Crowns on barrels if requested.  This process is performed exactly as it would be on a precision rifle build, with a 60 degree primary bevel at the rifling with an 11 degree crown after being indicated from the bore to within 1-10,000 of an inch runout.  Please see below for more details pertaining to Kalashnikov build services.

Fowler Precision Arms will build a rifle from a parts kit that you as the client have provided.  For a small fee of $50 I can make the process very easy for you, as I can source all other parts required to build the rifle, including 922R compliance parts.  If you already have them...that works too.

Build services involve making a complete, and functional rifle from a parts kit provided by the client.  It includes building, headspacing, function testing and test firing.

All rifles will be headspaced utilizing proper gauges, function tested and test fired. I will use extreme attention to detail and the proper tools, gauges and jigs in order to produce a rifle that is very precise in it's manufacture and tolerances. This will result in a Kalashnikov pattern firearm build that you can confidently rely on for duty, self defense, competition or just having fun with while exercising your Constitutionally protected civil right to keep and bear arms!

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No AK style rifle will leave the shop unless it functions absolutely flawlessly in the Kalashnikov tradition.   Your satisfaction is guaranteed.  If a product I produce is not functional, precise and accurate due to a manufacturer's defect, I will do everything in my power to make it so, at my cost and labor. Thank you for considering Fowler Precision Arms for your next rifle build. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


All costs related to the service provided will be determined prior to any work being started. There will be absolutely no surprise bills or price hikes upon completion! AK pattern rifles come from many different countries with varied levels of quality and manufacturing standards. It is not uncommon to discover a problem or additional work that may be required that was unexpected.  All unsuspected work/costs discovered during the build process will be discussed with the client prior to commencing the work.


P.O. Box 393 Wilsall, MT 59086     fowlerprecision@gmail.com     (406) 792-5851