Im going to likley use one hole in the nut for a pin type tool . I will be able to spin the tool 360 degrees so I should be able to get away with a single hole . I might o two just in case on strips out or what ever .
I also had a idea for a barrel like wrench with a dowel pin protruding that clamped on the the nut like it would on a a barrel but have the advantage of a pin in a hole in the nut
I can mill a slot just as easy how ever .
I could likely set head space an pinthe nut to the barrel an just use a barrel wrench also . once the head space is set its not likely to need to be readjusted if the barrel is R&R as long as the torgue specs are repeated .
as mentioned before not all barrels will have nut some will have a shoulder to tighten up an just like a bolt action .
I need to get the Z mount figured out an the gas tube an other things I want to test . Im pretty bussy with summer stuff right now .
I got this back on the bench Im looking for a 300BO reamer an a few other things
I'm way out of my league on this one. And I'm probibly completely pissing in the wind,,,,,
But I'd noticed mention of a interrupted thread design with a lock. The Browning 22 take down semi autos had that type set-up, could that be an option, a simple 1/4 turn interrupted thread and slide latch ?? Not having a trunnion in hand sense I've never built a AK platform I may be pissing in the wind here. But I do remember those Brownings being a quite simple design and they worked well and it may just be an option to do something similar with out it turning into something that looks like Rube Goldburg may have built it !!
That Browning was quite simple,,and it worked well without requiring tons of machine work . So just kicking that one out there for shits. That may address some of the other issues I saw brought up too, hand guards,, needing tools to change out, ect.
there is a company who introduced a ak with a interupted barrel thread a couple years ago i havent ever seen one or heard any more from them since the release at the shot show .
Im mainly doing this to be able to change barrels with out major work . Accuracy is my main goal here so the barrels will be torqued in an will need tools to remove .
Im sure I could build a quick change set up if I needed to but I have no problem unscrewing a inch of threads if needed.
I'd was just wondered about something like that sense I believe Sauer, and Browning both have had them in the past.
I have considered a quick change or take down version also an its definitely doable.
a interrupted thread could be cut Im sure . I could alos likely make a threaded bushing to go into one of trunnions I have that would take a ar style barrel nut an then use a barrel that has a shoulder like a ar .. those ar 7 or what ever those survival 22lr were that had a n hand tightened nut .
the RSB would need to be rmoved or mdofied so it does not hang over the trunion . something with a galil style gas tube would likely work.
Maybe some day ill build a james bond type suit brief case rifle . like were the sniper sets up his gun on a roof top . an every thing just snaps together in seconds an soem how holds zero for a 1000 yard shot LOL
maybe there is way to do a folding front trunnion then ad a folding stock an it will all unfold to make rifle in 30 second . HMMMMMMMMMMMM :) It would not be that hard . 16" over all length folded HMMMMMM really jsut need a hinge for the trunnion a a latch hMMMMMMM