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.45&TKD
August 11, 2007, 12:28 PM
Is it normal for there to be some play where the gas piston connects to the bolt carrier? In a Yugo AK47 full stock in particular.

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garrett1955
August 11, 2007, 12:45 PM
yep. they are supposed to wiggle a little bit. my wasr does that too.

nalioth
August 11, 2007, 12:52 PM
Mr. Kalashnikov designed them that way.

.45&TKD
August 11, 2007, 01:12 PM
Thanks guys!

MIL-DOT
August 11, 2007, 02:37 PM
yep. they are supposed to wiggle a little bit"

hmm....they're tight as a drum on my romy and my saiga.:confused:

aka108
August 11, 2007, 05:11 PM
Gas piston is firm in my Saigas and has a great deal of movement in the Arsenals. Don't really know why the difference but all are 100% reliable so quit wondering why.

MD_Willington
August 11, 2007, 05:55 PM
Saiga here too, it's tight. But pretty much any US piston can be used in a Saiga... so ???

nalioth
August 11, 2007, 06:11 PM
Saiga here too, it's tight. But pretty much any US piston can be used in a Saiga... so ??? If it's not broke, don't fix it.

Yes is the answer to your question.

JWarren
August 11, 2007, 10:39 PM
This is actually a new one to me.

One the following Rifles that I've owned, they have been VERY tight, and the rifles have been reliable:

Saiga 308
Vector Polish underfolder
Century SAR-1
Home-built Romanian "G"

Maybe I have a way of attracting tight rifles.... :)


-- John

MudPuppy
August 12, 2007, 12:36 AM
I read somewhere "official" that wiggle is fine, many of mine do have wiggle and others are tight. They all go bang. :)

If its working and a "little" loose, you should be fine.

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