my first ak, my first 5 rounds the reciever cover flys off
i bought this ak from a gun shop last month i wewnt to shoot it for the first time yesterday. five rounds went threw no prob the sixth one the cover came off the end towards the front under the rear site. i said hs i put it back on and it did it aga in then i then i quit shooting any ideas what could be wrong thanks
I've had that happen before. It's not assembled correctly.
what do i have to fix this is my first ak or take it back.
Try putting the cover on the correct way. It should not fly off on its own.
there is only one way to put it on and i made shure the take down button on the back was sticking out threw the hole and the other end was seated properly what else do i need to do.
it is possible that the cover is too short, -try a different one, the gun shop you bought it from should help you with this.
or the rear trunion is too far back. does the back of the receiver reach exactly to the end of the trunion? if not, it cannot be fixed properly on that receiver, return it.
same thing applies for the front trunion, does your magizine fit properly? or does it have alot of front/back wiggle?
if a different dust cover doesn't work return the gun because it has to be rebuilt on a properly drilled receiver.
Take a couple pics and post them or email them to me.
These guys will just keep guessing and no one can give you the right answer without seeing it.
Take a pair of pliers and bend the Bottom rear of the cover out & back a cunt hair, reinstall & check the fit, repeat if necessary. That will take the slop out.
On some AKs it is possible to install the top cover in such a way that the button partially sticks through the hole as if it is installed correctly when yet it is not.
Pictures would help!
I had a similar problem with a rifle I used to own.
2 shots into it-the receiver cover would pop off hitting the bottom of the rear sight lifting the rear sight up a bit.
Bottom line is I could not shoot my new rifle.
Looking at it I found that the rear sight base was 1/8" away from the barrel trunion. It should be flush up against it or close. (thats what secures the front of the receiver cover)
The rear sight base pin machine groove was too far forward on the barrel .130" roughly a tad over 1/8" hence just catching the cover-under recoil it would pop.
Looking at it further, to compensate for the rear sight base being 1/8" to far forward the arsenal that built the rifle shortened the gas tube a 1/8"
It was funny because all the numbers on the rifle matched except for the receiver cover #s. It must have been lost and they tossed on another random cover.
I had 3 options -1st Get a new barrel with the correct pin machined slot dimensions (wasn't going to happen)
2nd Try to locate a longer reciever cover (maybe)
3rd Take a torch heat up the rear of the receiver cover and gently bend the lower rear portion of the cover outward just a little making it longer (a little rough for a brand new rifle)
4th The dealer took it back.
I don't know what your exact problem is, this is just what I experienced.
I hope this helps you.
mine is so hard to put in I have to slap it in, I tried to file the area where it hits on the rear trunnion and it goes in better, but I didnt want to screw it up so I stopped.
i had a similar problem on mine. it turns out the lever/button jobby wasnt sticking out far enough. i felt dumb.
The gun was not assembled properly for that length top cover. It may have fit fine on its original receiver. It may have been shortened to fit the original receiver. Now on a new receiver it may be too small. Combine that with an assembler who may have riveted the rear trunion too far back and there really is no easy repair.
in order of complexity:
Try a new dustcover.
add weld to the rear trunion to hold dustcover forward
Weld an extension on the existing dustcover.
remount rear trunion forward
move RSB back.