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Thread: Has anyone tried a left-handed AK?

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    I feel for you guys being a lefty with left eye dominance.

    So how about a selecter lever with a tab that hangs down low enough for a lefty to hit with the thumb of the left hand ( it would be on the right side )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt762x39 View Post
    I feel for you guys being a lefty with left eye dominance.

    So how about a selecter lever with a tab that hangs down low enough for a lefty to hit with the thumb of the left hand ( it would be on the right side )

    That is do-able, but you end up with the common problem with these converstions: You need to 'pull' the lever to get from safe to fire. It is difficult and awkward

    I have renotched a few of my muzzle brakes, and can tell a difference.

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    From another thread here on metal pistol grips:

    http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/...T;f=24;t=18891

    He built an AK with most of what you're asking for except left hand ejection. Looks pretty cool, and he lists a LOT of what he had to do to accomplish it.
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    Thanks, homegunsmith, for ignoring VZ58's PM to an admin, and for restricting what I can see because I registered as you asked. I can't see what's at THAT link, or almost ANY link at homegunsmith SINCE I registered. At least before registering I could see the threads once in a while.

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    Cass

    Now you did it you got me thinkin
    how about something like the Galil has?

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    As far as the firing ports on the BMP, I saw them in a recent top ten show on the military channel. From what I recall the ports were ingenious in that the front sight of a regular ak barrel could be passed through a horizontal keyhole type slot and then returned to vertical locking the barrel in the ball turret and still allowing the use of the iron sights through a small window in the turret.

    I have pondered the left handed AK as a way to get my lefty father interested, but the mirroring of the bolt and carrier seemed to be the real challenges. The other details: ambi safety lever (galil), charging handle, mirrored rec'r cover, rail ejector.... seem workable compared to getting the bolt to eject to the left.

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