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Why is it always something? Forgive me guys, I am going to vent.

I got a fixed and an underfolder Romanian AK kit from I/O. The sales people were nice and I got the email special price. I decided that I?d re-handguard the underfolder. I thought that it would be nice to make a Romo/E. German fixed stock using the supplied plastic furniture.

I realize that the parts kits were mis-matched but the price was right. Besides the bolt and front trunion headspaced perfectly. I can?t remember the number of problems I ran into but this was the most annoying build so far.

I ran into a sticky rear trunion problem when I tried to drill out the rivet stubs. The front rivet was no problem but the rear stub broke the tip off a drill bit that then dulled every other bit I tried. It?s a good thing I bought a bunch of Harbor Freight bulk drills. After I finally got that one fixed I had to massage the rear trunion to rear receiver fit. (I used a Vulcan).

I tried to use a replacement shepherd?s hook from FSE. The flat clip looked great but the directions said to remove the selector switch with the hammer and trigger installed. I have not be able to do that on any build! I finally learned to install the selector first, then the hammer, then the trigger assembly. Oh well, I want to keep my FA shepherd?s hook so I used doubled 7/32? e-clips on the trigger and the hammer pins.

HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS AND DOES IT WORK OVER THE LONG HAUL?

The last pains involved the plastic stock. Of course it got stuck halfway in and after almost wrecking it I got it out and trimmed it to fit. Okay?

Lastly, the recoil spring assembly did not fit in the rear trunion. It fit in several other rear trunions but not mine. I had to deal with more Dremeling.

The really last straw was the nice ?feldgrau? E. German sling I bought. It wouldn?t work. The rear sling swivel was too small to accept it. ??.no problem I thought, I have a couple extra.?

The stock does not accept the standard inch plus swivel. Okay, I can deal with that. I may put an SKS sling on it and forget the ?authentic? look my counterfeit E. German AK.

Overall, the kit was worth it and the finished rifle is nice and tight. Next step, the range.
 

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ok how much was this email price!!!! I just got one out of sgn and pain 119 for fixed and mismatched like new.
 

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F-Troop said:

...I tried to use a replacement shepherd?s hook from FSE. The flat clip looked great but the directions said to remove the selector switch with the hammer and trigger installed. I have not be able to do that on any build! I finally learned to install the selector first, then the hammer, then the trigger assembly. Oh well, I want to keep my FA shepherd?s hook so I used doubled 7/32? e-clips on the trigger and the hammer pins.

HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS AND DOES IT WORK OVER THE LONG HAUL?...

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I ran into the same problem. Solved it, by useing a small 3-corner file to take off just enought of the selector tab to clear the hammer. You only take it down where the tab contacts the hammer back, NOT the full width of the tab. The right side of the tab is the contact point on the right trigger leg, so don't alter that portion if you've already fitted it to the trigger. Had to do this to all my AKs, but now I can put in the selector last and use the plate on all of them. Works great and does not effect the operation of the FCG.
 

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In regards to the broken drill bit, I found that if you go ahead and buy cobalt or carbide drill bits your will be a lot better off. Harbor Freight has some good deals but when it comes to drill bits and taps, go first class and buy the better grade products.
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ok how much was this email price!!!! I just got one out of sgn and pain 119 for fixed and mismatched like new.

hotbarrel, I/O had fixed stock Romanians with plastic E. German furniture for $99. They had underfolders with the same plastic handguards for $109.
 

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I ran into the same problem. Solved it, by useing a small 3-corner file to take off just enought of the selector tab to clear the hammer. You only take it down where the tab contacts the hammer back, NOT the full width of the tab. The right side of the tab is the contact point on the right trigger leg, so don't alter that portion if you've already fitted it to the trigger. Had to do this to all my AKs, but now I can put in the selector last and use the plate on all of them. Works great and does not effect the operation of the FCG.


Texxut, Thanks for the tip. In the past I just Dremeled off the FA coil spring portion of the shepherd?s hook. I still have that Red Star Arms pin retaining plate and may use it on the underfolder I still have to build.

I was wondering if anyone else had good luck with the 7/32? e-clips as pin retainers. I found that two on each pin seem to fit snugly. I?ll field test the rifle and see how well they stay in.

Jack=> thanks for the sympathy.

Big Daddy=> thanks for the advice?you make sense, even to someone as cheap as I am?

 
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