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AK Parts needs
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:17:05 PM »
In the series of spare parts needs I wanted to add our beloved AK rifles. This one is very simple because it's a simple rifle.

#1 Recoil spring (if the gun has one then it gets lots of use and is automaticly on our list)

#2 Trigger kit. Tapco has a very nice trigger parts kit but it doesn't include springs. A hammer and disconnector spring will top this list off. A spring kit is available at K-Var.com. It includes 1 Recoil Spring, 1 hammer trigger Spring, 1 Mag catch spring, 1 extractor spring, 1 Disconnector Spring, 1 plunger pin spring, and 1 pivot pins retainer spring. 

#3 If anything else wears out any time soon you are abusing the weapon.

I did say it would be simple. Next is the H&K series of rifles...not so simple.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 09:40:43 PM by Gundoctor »

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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:28:17 PM »
How good is this tapco trigger group.  You also said it doesn't come wit the springs?  Where may one purchase these springs?  You were right, it was simple. :clap
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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 09:37:08 PM »
How good is this tapco trigger group.  You also said it doesn't come wit the springs?  Where may one purchase these springs?  You were right, it was simple. :clap

We use the Tapco triggers in our Saiga conversions. It's a good quality trigger and only aprox $40.I changed the original post to include what's in the spring kit. Here is the link directly to it.  http://www.k-var.com/shop/product.php?productid=16922&cat=0&page=1


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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 12:55:44 PM »
Tapco's G2 trigger group is outstanding. It is not as adjustable as the RSA trigger, but it is simple as a rock and about as tough. A friend of mine who is an AR snob was fiddlign with my SAR1 a few months back and he said, somewhat surprised, "Wow. That's a REALLY good trigger." Tapco G2, all the way.

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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 02:02:55 PM »
AK's need spare parts? I thought they just wore barrels out after 10,000,000 rounds ;) On a serious note all the springs are specific AK springs except the disconnector spring. I got all of mine from a spring assortment I bought at HOME DEPOT. I've used some of the springs in AR's aswell. They work flawlessly for thousands of rounds on both rifles. As a rule of thumb a spring is a spring as long as the deminsions are the same even if you have to cut to length and you check to see that the tension is atleast close. Oh yeah I've taken two springs and wound them inside each other to get the tension right a couple of times and again they are still working thousand of rounds and years later but I always fire the first 100 rounds through any rifle I Jerry Rig. If I think it's a safety issue I don't do it at all. ;D

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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 10:24:10 PM »
Alright, I need to clear this up, can you buy a legit Russian AK with funswitch from before 1986?

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009, 02:10:10 PM »
Alright, I need to clear this up, can you buy a legit Russian AK with funswitch from before 1986?

If you can find one for sale, it's legal in your state, you can afford it, you can pass the background checks, etc; then yes you can buy it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009, 02:13:19 PM »
Yahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 02:57:25 PM »
They aren't cheap though.  There weren't a lot of them being imported back then.     The last one I saw was a short barreled model for $10,000.  That was at least 7 or 8 years ago too.   
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009, 04:17:07 PM »
Well, I'd better start saving then.  ;D

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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 04:47:08 PM »
So...what happened to the H&K series of rifles that are supposed to be next?  It's past due for that list.
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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 05:37:52 PM »
So...what happened to the H&K series of rifles that are supposed to be next?  It's past due for that list.

Forgot all about it. To tell you the truth replacement parts are very difficult to get. Recoil spring, extractors w/springs. They're simple enough and built like a tank.

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 06:59:21 PM »
Replacement parts from HK?   :rotfl  :banghead   :rotfl
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 01:00:30 PM »
Well, with a possible Crusader built roller-lock rifle this is a good time to put out a list.  Parts kits are getting cheaper and more plentiful (93/33 kits have been available from Sportsman Guide & Apex for some time and for under 400.00).  Built like a tank?  That's what they said about the Titanic  ;D

Forgot all about it. To tell you the truth replacement parts are very difficult to get. Recoil spring, extractors w/springs. They're simple enough and built like a tank.
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 03:48:01 AM »
I never got the "AKs don't need maintenance" myth.  That piston will bind in a rusty gas block until you need a big mallet to loosen the bolt carrier.

Hey, I don't see where you mentioned the necessary rails and scope mount.  :neener
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Re: AK Parts needs
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 10:22:22 AM »
I never got the "AKs don't need maintenance" myth.  That piston will bind in a rusty gas block until you need a big mallet to loosen the bolt carrier.

That's not a problem.  Just shoot a random peasant counter-revolutionary lackey spy collaborator at least once a month, you're good.
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 11:01:05 AM »
That's not a problem.  Just shoot a random peasant counter-revolutionary lackey spy collaborator at least once a month, you're good.

...we can do that? :clap
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 07:36:49 PM »
Do "Occupy Wall Street" people count?
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2011, 09:01:22 PM »
That manuver is called a "kick start" and all is required is to place boot to cocking piece an imagine that you are starting a dirt bike  ;D

I never got the "AKs don't need maintenance" myth.  That piston will bind in a rusty gas block until you need a big mallet to loosen the bolt carrier.

Hey, I don't see where you mentioned the necessary rails and scope mount.  :neener
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