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Posted: 10/1/2004 9:12:11 PM EDT
I finally got around to drilling out the rivets in the kit. The rear trunnion on this kit is different than my AK-47. There is no other side to the rivets. It's solid between the rivets on either side. Am I missing something here? Do I just drill through until it comes out the other side?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:49:54 PM EDT
Do you really need to get the rivet heads out of the front trunnion? Once the shank is drilled, couldn't you just leave the head in there and tap the hole?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 5:27:24 AM EDT
Yes, it is ok to leave the shank in the original holes. I Just drilled my "screw" holes about 1/8" + away from the rivets. Then tapped 'em and screwed 'em up tight. I have yet to do it; but will add some 2 part epoxy when I am ready to "finalized" my build.
Good Luck.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 8:31:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:22:38 PM EDT
Yes, you can just drill all the way through the rear trunnion if you want. Then just tap both sides for the screws and you're good to go.

Alternative: figure out how long you want your screws and just drill to that depth.

Many people just figure that the screws might as well just be as long as possible and touch the screw on the other side. This brings us back to the drill all the way through method again.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:38:36 PM EDT
I drilled my AMD 63 rear trunion last night. I just went all the way through. I figured that there was no reason to stop mid way and leave anything in the middle.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:35:21 PM EDT
I have drilled all the rivet out on the front trunions so the tap will thread to needed depth and I drill the rear trunion rivets out enough (1/4"+/-)so I can tap to needed depth.
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