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I recently got a kit and appon inspection I find one of the locking tabs with a deep cut in it. it goes allmost all the way to ware the face of the round sets. what do you guys think? should I fill it with weld? ignore it ? demand a replacement?
Also this bolt head spaces very well, do you think a replacement bolt should head space fine if I accept a replacement bolt. this is allready a miss matched #'s kit so I do not care about a replacement as long as it will space out ok.
this is the MOST expensive kit I have ever bought. My gut tells me I should at least get a new bolt.
please tell me if you think a replacement bolt will be a good fix.
thank you for any help
 

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the cut is not on the locking side of the lug it is on the front. it will not affect the lockup. it is however about 1/8" wide the thikcness of the cutting wheel, all the way down the face of the lug but then it cut into the bolt allmost the the face of the bolt. I honestly feel I should get a new one consitering what I paid for this kit.
I take it by "go with the flow" you feel it may not head space with a replacement bolt.
 

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yes that is how I do head space, I have guages from 1 up to 10, in 1/2 thousandth incroments. first one the bolt closes on is my space. works well for me and only cost 99 cent for a guage set to cut. I guess I need a new bolt.
Clearly another case of more money is not allways better, I paid a LOT for this kit and it is just plain ugly, mismatched , and now it seems fu--ed up. man all that cash and a cut bolt, the more I think about it I am getting pissed. thies guys prommised improved customer servise,, they better come through is all I can say!!
 

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my $29 cammera is a hunk of crap as showen by my last photos . it will never show something as small as a bolt. I have to take about six photos to get a fair one of an entire gun. sorry.
this is a russin ak47 7.62x39 ,, man It cost a lot. for what I got
 

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I don't hesitate to ask the seller (business) for replacement parts or a whole new kit for that matter. I'm paying for it so I should be satisfied. Remember it cost the same for a kit without this problem, so why pay for one with problems?

If they can't replace the part/kit, I say good riddance. Let someone else have the problem, it just wasn't meant to be. This is just my opinion.
 

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was this one of the joeken plo russian kits?
 

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sniper69.........

No, it was the KVAR Plum AK-74 kit ($190.00 for excellent condition, $170.00 normal price). And of course I paid the $190.00. But the replacement kit was in excellent condition, don't know why they didn't send that kit first.

Below is the thread concerning my kit. The post was just to let others know what to expect and what I did to correct the problem.

http://www.gunco.net/forums/showthread.php?t=878
 

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hotbarrel's kit, I believe was from "somebody" selling the PLO kits, and I also believe that it is, in fact, a PLO kit, and I also believe that the time it would take to make the "somebody" come good on it, they would have the AK-6152 self-aiming photon phazer, and that would be C&R.

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Just for shits and giggles, check headspace with a bolt from your polish kit, or whatever have you, just to see if there would be a big enough variance to worry about. It wouldn't be 100%, but might give you some idea of what you could expect, or at least hope for...
 
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