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    Default Drilled center support rivet hole too big

    I am building my first AK 74. I drilled my receiver using the Ace Arms AK 47 template, which called for a 0.200" hole for the center support rivet.

    The center support rivet that I have for the build has a diameter of 0.148".

    Oops.

    Does anyone know where I can find a center support rivet and bushing that will fit the 0.200" holes that the Ace Arms template called for? I would like to think that they're out there somewhere, if the template called for that diameter.

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    I can't believe that, that old dimension was still listed. That size goes back to the old days when we were using 3/16 rivets before 4mm became readily available.

    The correct rivet size is 4mm (.1575) You will need to step up to a 5mm or 3/16 rivet or mig them up and re-drill
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    Thanks for the reply. I'll try to find a larger rivet...looks like I'll have to order them by the box. Oh well...live and learn.

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    If you want to go with the 3/16 rivet I will send you some. Just PM me your shipping addy. you will need to come up with a sleeve though. We had some success using brake line tubing back in the day. You want something @ 1/4" OD.
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    PM sent...I think. We'll see if you got it!

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    I forgot that you were new here. You need at least 10 posts to be able to PM.
    shoot me an email. aksmith (at) gmail.com
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    Drill out a rod to make a center support. Make or buy a rivet to fit.

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    7.62--email sent.

    1biggun--I'm going with the 3/16 rivets...and will be looking for brake line. My drill press isn't bad, but I wouldn't trust it to go as straight as I would want do drill through a rod.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Got your email. I'll pop a few in the mail tomorrow.
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