March 26, 2009, 01:54 AM
I just received a new WASR 10 from Classic Arms. I got the one with an extra mag, accessories, and a slant muzzle brake for $579.00. This is cheap compared to any of the other new WASR AKs that I have seen. This AK looks great!! However, the muzzle brake seems to move a little. Is this a problem that will affect accuracy or cause a problem when shooting? Is this it supposed to be a little loose? If I push in the little catch button; the muzzle brake will make about half a turn; but then the muzzle brake is upside down. Any of you AK experts please advise.
March 26, 2009, 01:57 AM
I'm no expert but I had two WASRs and both the MBs would "wobble" a little --- shot hundreds of rounds thru them with the MBs never getting any more wobble to them.
March 26, 2009, 01:58 AM
Don't worry - mine does it, too, I've shot about 2000 rounds through it with no ill effects.
March 26, 2009, 02:23 AM
That's normal. That's the whole point of the catch button: to index it so it can't spin off. If you don't like it, you can always put a little bit of blue Loctite on the threads. That'll tighten it up nicely. Notice I said BLUE Loctite. Not red. You can break blue with physical force; red has to be heated to 300 degrees.
March 26, 2009, 02:32 AM
Yep, some looseness is just fine; that's why the pin is there. Much easier to design in a locating pin like that than to try to get QC good enough that all the brakes index just right when tightened all the way down.
March 26, 2009, 03:38 AM
kicking a dead horse, youll be fine...
March 26, 2009, 06:41 AM
Im' shocked that the brake is the only thing that rattles. Enjoy shooting it.
March 26, 2009, 11:46 AM
I have an ak74 arsenal break and it wobbles a bit too, and the stock slant did as well.
March 26, 2009, 12:24 PM
Some of them are pretty loose and there are others that are tight enough they cant be removed by physical force (by hand, with no assistance by a pair of vice grips or such)
I wouldn't worry about it. Shoot it and enjoy it.