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DI conversion for AK?
« on: September 10, 2016, 01:33:14 AM »
I like the ergonomics of the AK, but the long stroke piston causes too much shift of sight picture.  Then, there's the tendency to bind up in the gas block due to corrosive ammo and crud.  Has anyone ever developed a DI conversion to fix the inherent flaws of a long stroke piston?
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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 11:27:28 AM »
I'm sure it could be done but the engineering involved to redesign not just the gas block but the whole bolt carrier & bolt assembly would be significant.  If you really want a DI 7.62x39 then you'll just have to suck it up and get an AR variant or something like a Rashid (Rasheed).
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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 11:30:30 AM »
I went internet crawling because I was curious-
no. no they do not. you're not the only one who's curious though. most of the time it's met with picking on the OP and people bosting links to 7.62x39 ARs
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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 12:10:14 PM »
Da, is design.

I have make the Automatic Russkiya, year before this one, but my old friend Mikhail, he is ...  Not know american word, pisdyet?

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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 01:27:45 PM »
Motherland?  :scrutiny

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The whole AK/AR changing things has always seemed funny to me.

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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 01:40:12 PM »
Why do I get the feeling that Mad Mike is trying to troll us?

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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 08:20:36 PM »
Why do I get the feeling that Mad Mike is trying to troll us?

(makes a frantic run for the bunker before Mad Mike can decide which weapon he wants to use to utterly destroy me)

 Because he is?   If he would just get with the mystery oil all these problems would go away. Baby Harp seal oil mixed 50/50 with old PCB's drained out of transformers will allow any AK to run without any other maintenance for 60 years.  This has been proven with  secret Russian labs.  Only black labs, though, the golden labs, for some reason, did not develop the opposable thumbs from the radiation treatment, so testing was incomplete.

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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 08:36:22 PM »
Because he is?   If he would just get with the mystery oil all these problems would go away. Baby Harp seal oil mixed 50/50 with old PCB's drained out of transformers will allow any AK to run without any other maintenance for 60 years.  This has been proven with  secret Russian labs.  Only black labs, though, the golden labs, for some reason, did not develop the opposable thumbs from the radiation treatment, so testing was incomplete.

 :facepalm  :rotfl
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Re: DI conversion for AK?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 12:02:19 AM »
Because he is?   If he would just get with the mystery oil all these problems would go away. Baby Harp seal oil mixed 50/50 with old PCB's drained out of transformers will allow any AK to run without any other maintenance for 60 years.  This has been proven with  secret Russian labs.  Only black labs, though, the golden labs, for some reason, did not develop the opposable thumbs from the radiation treatment, so testing was incomplete.

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2016, 08:13:48 AM »
Because he is?   If he would just get with the mystery oil all these problems would go away. Baby Harp seal oil mixed 50/50 with old PCB's drained out of transformers will allow any AK to run without any other maintenance for 60 years.  This has been proven with  secret Russian labs.  Only black labs, though, the golden labs, for some reason, did not develop the opposable thumbs from the radiation treatment, so testing was incomplete.

 :rotfl   
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