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    What could I use to replace a missing bolt and carrier on a M76 kit and what all would be involved? Also if I cant find a bolt and carrier how hard would it be to use a PSL bolt and carrier and convert it to 7.62x54r? Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
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    I don't have an M76 so I don't know the exact measurements, but I will speculate that any "AKM" style bolt carrier will work... that is to say, the ones with the larger bolt hole (vs. the AK-74 style with the smaller hole). Hopefully someone with an M76 will be able to test with a normal carrier to confirm.

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    I have an M76 but its off at the builders right now. I have a barrelless kit though I would like to build up. Hopefully there will still be some ak47 bolts left after I get it back so I can test the theory.
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    The M76 and PSL bolts and carriers are longer and heavier than standard AK parts. The PSL bolt carrier will interchange with the M76 bolt carrier or at least is so close I can't tell much difference. There are commercial PSL's in 308 Winchester with trashy plastic magazines that break. The bolt and bolt carrier from those should work in an 8mm M76. The 7.62x54R PSL carrier is exactly the same, or course the bolt won't work in 8mm.

    To convert the barrels are almost the same diameter. The m76 barrel is the standard AKM diameter in the trunnion. I find that most PSL barrel are just slightly smaller in diameter. M76 = 23mm, PSL = 22.5mm(22.7mm), but you might find a PSL barrel that is a tight enough press fit in the M76 receiver and shorten the ejector.

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    The M76 and PSL bolts and carriers are longer and heavier than standard AK parts
    YEP

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    OK didn't know the M76 used the PSL style carrier. Good to know!

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    why not just get the 8mm M76 barrel for apex


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    Just trying to find a bolt that will work and cant seem to locate anything but a 7.62x54r bolt.
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    You could extend a standard 7.62 carrier,but you will sacrifice 2 carriers.Ditto on the bolt assembly,stay with a yugo 7.62 bolt.I think my old posts on how to do this is still here(check my profile),but its been awhile since I have been on the forums( building my house).gotsabot

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    if you go back into the old threads this subject was discussed in great length

    using a romak/drag bolt carrier and a 308 bolt ( k-var is out of them as we speak) rpk receiver
    sprat
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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