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So being a newbie... I'm figuring this is the right place to ask.. heh...

I've looked on the web for the answer to this question, but I get too many odd results so I'm going right to the source.

What IS the difference? If any...

Thanks for taking it easy on me... I've owned an AK-47 for a while now, but other then shooting it, I know extremely little about it, and figured it was time for me to get my feet wet and go back to gun school!


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To the best of my knowledge the double hook triggers were the early ones, and were mostly used in the milled receivers(there are a few exceptions). The AKM (sheet metal receiver) had an anti bounce device added on one side that resulted in only one hook being used. You can open up the slot (just go slow and be careful)for a double trigger on your single hook trigger receiver if you wanted, as the semi auto trigger group does not use the anti bounce parts.
 

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Trent summed up the history nicely, so I'll just add this.
For all practical purposes it does not matter which you use, I have built rifles using both types and find no discernible differences.

If you are starting with a finished receiver and it has two notches at the front of the trigger opening you can use either with no modifications.
If it only has the notch on one side, and you really want to use a double hook, a couple of minutes with a small rat tail file is all it takes.

If you are starting with a bent blank, you can take your pick and build accordingly
 

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two hooks on the trigger that hold the hammed down or only one hook on the trigger holding the hammer down. either way the hammer is held down till you pull the trigger.
Honestly I do not think you could tell by fireing the gun, only by looking.
 

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Painthappy said:
So being a newbie... I'm figuring this is the right place to ask.. heh...

I've looked on the web for the answer to this question, but I get too many odd results so I'm going right to the source.

What IS the difference? If any...

Thanks for taking it easy on me... I've owned an AK-47 for a while now, but other then shooting it, I know extremely little about it, and figured it was time for me to get my feet wet and go back to gun school!


Painthappy

Good to have you as a member. Don't worry no one flames anyone here. Ask as many questions as you can think of, there will always be someone to help you. There is no such thing as a stupid or beginner question. Jack
 

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what Scubadve said!!! without you new guys with questions and new ideas it would be dull. so again Ask away. we will help as much as we can.
 
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