AK Build

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Feb 28, 2008.


  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I got a couple of kits in and the fun is about to begin. Tomorrow, we'll attempt to remove the trunions. I think this is a good reason to purchase that press that I have been wanting.
     
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You are going to need that press. Those barrel pins are a b*tch!!!
     
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Maybe you should advise me to purchase that spot welder I've been looking for an excuse to buy too?[beer]
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I had zero trouble with the pin on my Romy. The trunnion has a real liking to stay on the barrel, tho'. I'll get serious about it after the move. [booze]
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ask Magnus some time about all the fun we had with the barrel pins. Oh wait, found some pics of Magnus and the barrel pin fun.
    Magnus 4barrelpin (Medium).
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    And............
    Magnus and barrel retaining pin1 (Medium).
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    And....
    Magnus barrel ret[1]. pin 2 (Medium).
     
  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You need a flywheel puller, and some pennies.
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hmph. Ball peen hammer and a drift was all it took me. You guys buy a batch of rusty defectives? [troll]

    As far as the trunnion/barrel go, I've whacked on it, squeezed it with gear pullers and a stack of pennies (mashed a pile of 6, no damage to the chamber) and just about every thing I could think of short of parking the pickup on it, and there has been zero movement. After the move, I may have a try at finding another trunnion and cutting this one off. I'm not so sure a press would be worth the effort and expense to machine up a jig. [beer] Maybe I need a heavier duty puller, about destroyed the one I have.


    ETA Ahhh- Why didn't you tell me there are two pins that have to come out to pull the barrel? Shitohdear, I think I need a lobotomy, might improve my mechanical skills. (Just looked at it again.)

    ETA second time Ahhh -- Looked again. There is only one after all. Gotta remember to use my glasses. Jeez. I think I'll go get a haircut and leave this alone for a few months.
     
  10. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    No doubt! You know, a little work with a wire feed welder and you can make those spot welds look like rivets. Of course a spot welder and a wire feed welder is the way to go.
     
  11. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    i use a 24 ton press with a hydrapack and everything comes out ok only had 1 pin pop and I thought I stained my pants. I have the welder seacowboy I just havent modded the pinchers yet. also I will see if i can get more but i saw on the net a gb for rivets at 2 bucks a set and they are awesoem rivets.
     
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