Please school me on how to set up a SAR-1 for a slant brake.


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benEzra
October 20, 2008, 09:09 AM
I have a 2002 model SAR-1 with a bare muzzle. I shoot USPSA with it and would like to add an AKM-style slant brake.

Questions:

(1) Do I have to use a U.S.-manufactured brake to avoid 18 USC 922(r) issues?

(2) Where do I get a brake that will fit the SAR-1's barrel? (I understand there are different barrel diameters?)

(3) What thread specs does the barrel need to be threaded to?

(4) How is the brake secured? Spring-loaded pin? I don't want it permanently attached in case I decide it increases muzzle blast/flash too much.

(5) I was planning to have a local gunsmith thread the barrel, but how hard is this to do yourself, out of curiosity?

Thanks!

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TIMC
October 20, 2008, 12:29 PM
(1) Do I have to use a U.S.-manufactured brake to avoid 18 USC 922(r) issues?
They are available, it all depends on what you do to your rifle, you must stay under the 10 parts rule.

(2) Where do I get a brake that will fit the SAR-1's barrel? (I understand there are different barrel diameters?)
They are available here http://www.tapco.com/proddesc.aspx?Id=1443d0cd-1be6-46e4-ac59-055f322563c1 I used the AK-74 style brake on my SAR-1 that was also made in 2002.

(3) What thread specs does the barrel need to be threaded to?
With the brake listed above it is the standard AK thread pitch of 14 x 1 LH.

(4) How is the brake secured? Spring-loaded pin? I don't want it permanently attached in case I decide it increases muzzle blast/flash too much.
Yes, I bought mine from here http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=101ZzAK47

(5) I was planning to have a local gunsmith thread the barrel, but how hard is this to do yourself, out of curiosity?
It is very easy to do yourself, kits can e purchased here http://www.shop.preciseinnovationsllc.com/product.sc;jsessionid=33EE94552048F2358207EF28785CB845.qscstrfrnt02?categoryId=1&productId=75

Here are pics of mine before and after.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/Copy5ofAKwood.jpg?t=1224519978
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/AKdayshift.jpg?t=1224520055

nalioth
October 20, 2008, 12:35 PM
You can rent a barrel threading kit from Dinzag (http://www.dinzagarms.com)

Here in Houston, there are a number of gun shops that will thread the barrel.

The one I use charges $20.

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