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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by benEzra, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    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!
     
  2. TIMC

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    They are available, it all depends on what you do to your rifle, you must stay under the 10 parts rule.

    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.

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    With the brake listed above it is the standard AK thread pitch of 14 x 1 LH.

    Yes, I bought mine from here http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=101ZzAK47

    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.
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  3. nalioth

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    You can rent a barrel threading kit from Dinzag

    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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