View Full Version : First attempt at fabricating a press and pinned front sight
10-24-2008, 04:34 PM
Here's first attempt at putting together a pressed and pinned AK front sight for my Saiga 12. I used a AK-74 FS and Tig welded it to a correct ID piece of tubing stock. I'm going to probably abandon the spring loaded retainer pin idea or go with a AKM style sight for the next attempt. The pin retainer pin location of the prototype using AK-74 FS is too high while keeping the FS at the overall correct height. Also want to add a bayonet lug for coolness. Bottom photo for reference where I'm going with this.
10-24-2008, 05:49 PM
very nice!! an excellent piece of metal work!
10-24-2008, 07:28 PM
Real nice work!:)
10-24-2008, 10:17 PM
looks factory to me nice work. I need some gas block made like that for varmit barrel builds. Id use a very light press fit as Shot gun barrel is a lot more delicate than a rifle. (im sure you knew that)
10-24-2008, 11:01 PM
ooh -- that's nice!!
10-25-2008, 12:01 AM
Dang, that looks like it was one piece from the get go.
10-26-2008, 12:25 PM
Good work! Hopefully the one I'm making for my 45-70 will look as nice.
10-26-2008, 07:55 PM
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10-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Great job Illya. It looks like it was born like that.
02-24-2009, 01:14 AM
03-30-2009, 08:15 AM
im a new member and that ak front sight is awesome
do you think you could use a couple of small set screws on the bottom to
hold it on intead of a press fir or both maybe?