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    Real Life(tm) interrupted the build for a while. Never fear, I'll be posting some updates soon, assuming I don't break any more bones or get the Martian Death Flu again...

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    I am making my Beowolf build to look like a regular AK with a fat barrel. Here is how I'm doing the gas block. I made up a fixture to hold the parts exactly paralell & square:
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    Turn & bore a barrel sleeve:
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    New sleeve & sliced & diced gas block:
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    The fixture rods were turned for a snug slip of parts & also pressed into fixture:



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    Also have to keep the bore centers the same distance apart as original.
    This build hurts my brain, but I believe I have most of the hard thinking part behind me.

    brad
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    Go, Brad, go!

    The bore centers on the gas blocks I've measured vary about .030". With the loose joint on the gas piston and the clearance between the carrier and rails, I guess it doesn't make any difference.

    Now show us the after-the-weld picture! I'm still planning on making my gas block in one piece since my welding bites.

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    I was all set to mig weld it until I spotted some gas welding rods at our local feedmill store. I have not gas welded since junior high school in the sixties. But I thought it would be fun to re-learn. With all the new modern welding processes, I kinda forgot about Oxy /acetelene welding. Need to dust off my nozzles! Heh...Heh

    And YES I am putting the bayonet mounts back on! Can't have a Zombie killer rifle without a bayo can I????
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    hmmm you do reliaze a RPK gb has about a .807" bore right?????

    i just bought two for a heavy barrel build my self.

    Your going to see some serious warpage of the the bored part when you weld it. Trust me I have tried this exact same thing your doing. I was able to over come it by having a milling machine an being able to bore the hole last after welding it. i also could have made the sleave extra long to fit in the lathe an bored it an then cut off the extra when done. doing these is a pain inthe ass as you have stated its also why my varmint stuff was made out of a solid block on a mill I was in a super hurry.

    I like your jig Id have made the bore smaller initaly a longer to allow you to true it an final size it after welding an then removed the extra part there for chucking in the lathe .

    what is your barrel od BTW????????

    how are you guys getting around the barrel pin running so close to the chambers if not in it ???????? I had planed on threading the trunion an screwing a barrel in or using a virgin rpk trunion on a large bore build. I didnt go back an read the whole thread.

    RPK block cleaning rod hole no zombie bayo lug though.
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    I'm going with .906 or 29/32 at the gas block.. I have plenty of time & material to find a way to get it right.. Even if it is welding first & boring second.. I'm just a bit scared of things flopping around in the lathe! Hehh..Heh.
    Like you say, that's why I have a horizontal mill. Really just having fun with tool toys & learning from mistakes.
    I recently bought some MT2 drills & reamers for my lathe. I like better than my 5/8 drill chuck in the tailstock.

    I'm going with the virgin rpk trunnion & a smaller barrel pin. Yugo style heavy bent blank/ shell, Weiger .223 mags
    " Save a tree...........Eat A Beaver!"

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