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AK Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .45&TKD, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. .45&TKD

    .45&TKD Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. garrett1955

    garrett1955 Well-Known Member

    yep. they are supposed to wiggle a little bit. my wasr does that too.
  3. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Mr. Kalashnikov designed them that way.
  4. .45&TKD

    .45&TKD Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
  5. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    yep. they are supposed to wiggle a little bit"

    hmm....they're tight as a drum on my romy and my saiga.:confused:
  6. aka108

    aka108 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    Saiga here too, it's tight. But pretty much any US piston can be used in a Saiga... so ???
  8. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    If it's not broke, don't fix it.

    Yes is the answer to your question.
  9. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member

    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
  10. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Well-Known Member

    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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