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    Thread: The Great Kalashnikov - Official AK Thread

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      04-22-2010 08:35 PM #106
      oooooh,I like this thread,I found a few 30 round mags and 2 drums in a house we were flipping and wana get my hands on one.
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    2. 04-22-2010 09:00 PM #107
      Just a heads up, depending on the type and condition of the drum - those can go for as much as $250...you might have a little investment there.

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      04-22-2010 09:30 PM #108
      Yea but I cant legally sell them in MD,or even give them to anyone.I figured I'd hang on to them for the zombies
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      04-23-2010 01:12 AM #109
      Quote, originally posted by Elbows »
      The bolt will rotate around in the carrier...it should be slid forward (if this is like a normal AK) and just push the carrier down into the receiver and slide it forward. I'd check YouTube, there should be plenty of videos.

      a friend of mine tonight helped me file down some edges and pulled out a little bit of the dust cover. izhmash makes it too tight straight from the factory and i was babying it (forgetting that it can take it) by not using enough force to force it in. it definitely takes some time getting used to, so need to break it down and put back together repeatedly tonight until i get the hang of it

      thanks elbows

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    5. 04-23-2010 04:32 PM #110
      Yeah, it takes a bit to get used to it - the rifles Ive had are varying "tight" fits...but with a proper application of punching...it all works.

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      04-25-2010 01:00 AM #111
      took it to the range yesterday, sights were only slightly canted and had to readjust after shooting left and low. first time shooting a .308 after a lifelong experience with .223, did not expect that, felt like a 12 gauge. overall, i like, now it sits in storage for three months until i come back : (




      Modified by nevermas at 12:03 AM 4-25-2010

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      04-25-2010 02:13 AM #112
      What's with all the canted sight references. Is their QC really that iffy?
      It seems the government is currently saying, "While we're conducting this unspecified, unwarranted surveillance, we're totally thinking about how to not violate the 4th Amendment that we're currently violating. Because terrorism."

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      04-25-2010 02:17 AM #113

      Quote, originally posted by DonL »
      What's with all the canted sight references. Is their QC really that iffy?

      i have a feeling a lot of the canted sights happen either during shipping or handling. in either case fixing a canted sight is easy. all you need is a drift punch, mallet, and dental floss. it takes probably 5-10 minutes to fix and then you're good to go for the next hundred years or so.

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      04-25-2010 04:34 AM #114
      i used the front sight adjustment tool made by tapco

      http://www.tapco.com/products/...Id=15

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    10. 04-25-2010 06:29 AM #115
      Nevermas, when you get back - get that rifle sorted with proper AK kit...makes me sad seeing these rifles in their "hunting" guise.

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      04-26-2010 06:01 PM #116
      ^that's the plan, well, first i need to save up for a scope / scope mount.
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    12. 04-26-2010 06:09 PM #117
      If that uses a normal AK scope-mount (ie. side mount) and you choose to go that route, let me know. I have a spare K-Var built model laying around somewhere. I also have a TWS dogleg rail optic mount, but not sure if the .308 is different than a normal AK layout concerning the rear leaf site.

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      04-26-2010 10:40 PM #118
      that tws rail mount looks pretty interesting from what i gathered from their website. on the saiga 308 the rear leaf sight is 100,200, and ends at 300 meters. it appears to be the same type of sight (ladder sight) as all the others.

      the rifle that i have is a short barrel, so i'm not exactly going for crazy range here, and instead, focus mostly on magnification like a simple reflex sight. also, when i was at the range the other day, my front sight was completely blocking the target at 100 meters.

      haha maybe i need to bring a target the size of a posterboard instead of on A4 sized paper

      thanks for the offer elbows

      say, anybody know a website for cheap .308 ammo?

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    14. 04-28-2010 04:55 PM #119
      Quote, originally posted by nevermas »


      Modified by nevermas at 12:03 AM 4-25-2010

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      04-28-2010 08:12 PM #120
      Quote, originally posted by Obin Robinson »
      a true military AK is a thing of beauty.

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      05-04-2010 01:54 AM #121
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2eaJTqUnA

      i didn't know about the multiple uses of the cleaning kit, informative video

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    17. 05-04-2010 02:51 PM #122
      Yessir, the little cleaning kit (they actually vary from rifle to rifle sometimes) can be used for just about ANYTHING on your rifle.

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      05-04-2010 04:35 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by DonL »
      What's with all the canted sight references. Is their QC really that iffy?

      I think its blown up due to forums. Two people can have a problem and thread is 10 pages long. After reading so much about it I thought my front sight was canted. The forums made me crazy. I finally took a lazer line out and got it all line up and everything was fine.

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    19. 05-04-2010 04:38 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by CO Boy »

      I think its blown up due to forums. Two people can have a problem and thread is 10 pages long. After reading so much about it I thought my front sight was canted. The forums made me crazy. I finally took a lazer line out and got it all line up and everything was fine.

      it's a real problem. i know a few guys (i the real world, not online) that had an issue with canted sights, not to mention 1000's of other in the fake world. mostly on wasr's and romak's built by cai monkeys.

      it's not just forum hoopla.


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      05-18-2010 09:05 AM #125
      I was specifically speaking towards Arsenals products not CAI and Lancaster which are known to have all sorts of issues.

    21. 05-18-2010 11:26 PM #126
      It is an issue...its also something which is very easily fixed by any gunsmith. :-)

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      05-19-2010 09:37 AM #127
      So lets get back on the topic of actual guns. For some reason I want to own every variant of AKs, but I have gotten fixated on the Polish Tantal. Anyone own one? I have done a ton of research on them and have quite a few magazines that have articles on them.

    23. 05-19-2010 07:39 PM #128


      Like this? I'm selling it - but its not particularly cheap (its a Kreb's Custom Rifle) I would comment on it, but I've only fired maybe...120 rounds out of it.

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      05-19-2010 09:32 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post


      Like this? I'm selling it - but its not particularly cheap (its a Kreb's Custom Rifle) I would comment on it, but I've only fired maybe...120 rounds out of it.
      I believe we IMd regarding this a while ago and it was out of my price range, but damn nice! Who made the receiver?

    25. 05-19-2010 10:04 PM #130
      Not sure, I'll check it out sometime and let you know.

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      05-20-2010 09:58 AM #131
      Just picked up a copy of the Gun & Ammo Complete Book of the AK-47 from the newstand....

    27. 05-21-2010 05:58 PM #132
      I received a phone call this morning...my other baby is on the way. :p

    28. 05-26-2010 07:35 PM #133
      Boo. Yah.


    29. 06-06-2010 12:25 PM #134
      AK-74 vs. AK-47. Also Tokarev TT-33 makes a guest appearance:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TruV3sxS9Zw

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      12-26-2010 07:41 PM #135
      Ok so I got a WASR 10/63 and want to check for canted gas block but I'm really not sure what to look for or HOW to look for it.

      Can someone explain to me how to go about looking for canted gas block?

      Thanks

    31. 12-26-2010 08:19 PM #136
      A canted gas block won't really affect your rifle - as long as it works with the gas port in the barrel. Now if you're referring to canted sights --- easy, lay the rifle on a flat table, and you'll be able to see if the front sight post is canted to one side or the other. Some front sight posts use screws, some use pins...I am going to fix one of mine here shortly.

      Also...I normally adhere to big-boy rules...if the front sight block if a little canted, but you can zero your irons...then who cares? As long as it works, and is solid...don't worry about it.

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      12-26-2010 08:27 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      A canted gas block won't really affect your rifle - as long as it works with the gas port in the barrel. Now if you're referring to canted sights --- easy, lay the rifle on a flat table, and you'll be able to see if the front sight post is canted to one side or the other. Some front sight posts use screws, some use pins...I am going to fix one of mine here shortly.

      Also...I normally adhere to big-boy rules...if the front sight block if a little canted, but you can zero your irons...then who cares? As long as it works, and is solid...don't worry about it.

      I've read a lot of things about how a canted gas block isn't good for the rifle. I googled "gas block" and figured out its the part that protrudes up between the upper hand guard and the front sites but I'm still a little perplexed about how to check to see if it's crooked. Maybe I'm making nothing into something but I'd like to be sure. I just don't know HOW to check.

    33. 12-26-2010 10:17 PM #138
      Yeah, I'm not sure exactly how to eyeball a gas block...but all of mine haven't been an issue.

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      02-07-2011 01:04 PM #139

      Been kicking around ordering a bulgarian century arms ak-74. Convince me already!

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      02-07-2011 01:44 PM #140
      Buy a century VZ58.. it's lighter and only $359!!

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