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Hakim Rifle Questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AethelstanAegen, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a Hakim rifle that I found in a local shop for $300. The rifle's in great shape except that it's missing the front barrel band/bayonet lug. I'm not worried about it as it's not necessary for the gun to function, but it would be nice to find something to put on there. Does anyone know of a source for Hakim parts? Numrich is sold out. Would the front band from an AG-42 Ljungman work? If nothing else, I have a barrel band from an Enfield musket that looks like it might work, but I'm open to any suggestions.

    Also, if anyone else has any good tips for a new Hakim owner, feel free to post them here (gas adjustment, not getting fingers caught in the action, etc).
  2. Ash

    Ash Well-Known Member

    Have a care when you mess with the safety and rack the action, it'll bite hard. A gas system wrench can be made easily from a cheap nut-driver by grinding out a notch in it. I don't know if the front band from a Ljungman will work, but a Swedish bayonet can be modified to work on a Hakim so it's possible.
  3. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    For sure! When I found it in the store, they had the action open but the safety switched off...they're lucky someone unfamiliar with the design didn't mess around with the action and hurt themselves.
  4. bobinoregon

    bobinoregon Well-Known Member

    Be prepared for muzzle blast. Hakim is in a class of it's own
  5. you got a real steal if the gun is 80% or better.
  6. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    I sure thought so. I haven't seen a Hakim go for $300 in a long time so I jumped at the chance, even with the missing the barrel band. I think I'm going to have to find something that just works for now in the role and keep my eyes out for parts at a gunshow or something. I won't be able to make a range trip for a few weeks, but if everything works out with the gun in firing, then I defintely did well.
  7. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    Here it is.

  8. itsa pain

    itsa pain member

    I remember when they were in barrels in woolworths for 60 bucks. had two of them and hate to say it they were more accurate then the MI garands I had
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Very cool guns. Nice pick up.
  10. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Walkalong. I'll just have to keep an eye out for the forward bayonet lug.
  11. Big Matt

    Big Matt Well-Known Member

    You might try Sarco for the barrel band. I think they have some Hakim parts so maybe they have that.
  12. lencac

    lencac Well-Known Member

    Be sure to check headspace before you shoot it and DO NOT use Turkish surplus ammo.:scrutiny:
  13. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

  14. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately Sarco and Numrich are both sold out of the parts I need. They were good suggestions (those were the first places I looked).

    What's the thinking behind this? I know the Turkish stuff is hotter than normal, but that seems like the perfect time to use the handy-dandy gas adjustment system. This is purely hypothetical as I don't have any Turkish surplus but am curious anyways. I still have a good bit of Romanian surplus.
  15. lencac

    lencac Well-Known Member

    Turkish is extremely hot (I believe the powder in that old ammo is no longer stable) and the type of action the hakim uses, a tilting bolt is not the strongest. The action was originally designed around a 6.5x55 cartridge.
    I shot my hakim with commercial 8x57 ammo, no problem, I shot it with handloaded 8x57mm ammo, no problem. I even shot it with surplus ammo from South America, no problem. THE VERY FIRST SHOT with Turkish 8x57mm ammo .............. IT BLEW THE FREAKIN RIFLE UP:eek: And that ain't no <deleted>. Shattered the stock, blew the magazine to smithereens, <deleted> flyin everywhere and speckled my face with tiny shrapnel and hot powder. Glad I had glasses on.
    It destroyed the rifle:fire:
    That's why I say DO NOT SHOOT TURKISH AMMO :what:
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 16, 2013
  16. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    I won't risk it for sure, that does not sound good. Thanks for the head's up.

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