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Thread: Swell neck rivet info

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    Thanks guys for your help and offers.Illya Kuryakin hooked me up with rivets (many thanks) so i'm good to go. Now i just have to learn how to get good results on the rear trunion rivet install. Regards!
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    I have never used the swell-neck rivets. They're a waste of time, and they will have zero effect on the function of your AK. You can trust me on this. I've built over 30 of them, and several of them have more than 5,000 rounds through them without any rivet failures. On full-auto fire or when launching grenades the extra friction might make a difference, but under ordinary single-fire conditions the swell-necks are entirely unnecessary. Hell, I even bump-fire mine all the time. So far zero failures.
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    Holy smokes!! Thanks for this old posting, I've found what I need!!!

    Thanks guys!!

    See, even old postings from the grave can bring back life!!!

    Hope who ever and where ever you guys are at that alls good with you!!!

    Thanks for the "HOT" link to brainard rivets.

    And in the immortal words of the Beatles, "Happiness is a warm gun"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMalteseFalcon View Post
    Holy smokes!! Thanks for this old posting, I've found what I need!!!

    Thanks guys!!

    See, even old postings from the grave can bring back life!!!

    Hope who ever and where ever you guys are at that alls good with you!!!

    Thanks for the "HOT" link to brainard rivets.

    And in the immortal words of the Beatles, "Happiness is a warm gun"...
    You could try and make your own rivets it's not hard. http://www.gunco.net/forums/f43/maki...utorial-64966/

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    What is the correct size/dimensions for the swell neck rivets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMalteseFalcon View Post
    What is the correct size/dimensions for the swell neck rivets?
    To make the swell neck you need a 45 degree countersink. You can make the head any size you like but originals are about .250"-.260" dia. and the body dia. is .177".

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    Great, thanks!

    I'm looking into buying some bulk rivets and making up my own. I'd like on my next build make it look as original as possible. This is a nice write up with lots of explainations.

    Thanks again.
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    Are the 5/32" (.156") Rivets being used or are the 3/16" (.188") rivets being used specifically for the front trunnion? Trunnion holes measured with a digial caliper came out between .165" and .170".

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