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Posted: 9/19/2005 5:26:50 AM EDT
Is there a trick or modification that prevents the selector from scratching the finish?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:32:31 AM EDT
Yep dont shoot it..Keep it in the safe..
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:35:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By robpiat:
Is there a trick or modification that prevents the selector from scratching the finish?



Dont use it. I dont
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:36:28 AM EDT
The selector scratch is to be expected,its designed that way.Remember,its an AK!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:36:35 AM EDT

Bend it outward.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:42:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 762minigun2:

Originally Posted By robpiat:
Is there a trick or modification that prevents the selector from scratching the finish?



Dont use it. I dont



Exactly!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:12:50 AM EDT
Always leave it on fire...or safe...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:13:47 AM EDT
Seems like this was a nonissue at battle, but could be easily remedied for collectors?

Could you replace the tip of the selector with something non marring...Am I compulsive
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:17:33 AM EDT
I think that the selector scratch is just another one of the AKs charms. It was meant to be there, don't fight it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:22:01 AM EDT
Nylon fishing line wound & tied around the selector. Kinda of ghetto tactical but it works.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:58:10 AM EDT
Ahh, just keep it Gangsta!!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 12:13:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By robpiat:
Seems like this was a nonissue at battle, but could be easily remedied for collectors?

Could you replace the tip of the selector with something non marring...Am I compulsive



I've seen a refinished MAK 90, the owner didn't want the "selector track mark" on the newly refinished receiver, he superglued a thin nylon washer over/around the selector detent nub. Thick enough to keep the detent nub from touching the receiver, almost 1mm thick, and small enough diamter you couldn't see if from looking at the side of the receiver. There was still enough "sideways" pressure from the selector against the wall of the receiver to keep it in position.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:24:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I think that the selector scratch is just another one of the AKs charms. It was meant to be there, don't fight it.



Yep. Just like brass residue on a AR-15 case deflector.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:25:55 PM EDT
oh please


LB
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:25:28 PM EDT

"Yep. Just like brass residue on a AR-15 case deflector."

Sweets 7.62 will take that off. Won't harm the Black finish either!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:34:07 PM EDT
Pencil eraser works wonders on brass "stains" ...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:35:43 PM EDT
I am glad that I don't own ANY safe queens so I don't have to worry about how to get the brass tracks off the brass deflectors or worry about the track that the selector lever leaves. If you are worried about appearance that much, put the rifles in a display case on the wall and buy a couple extra rifles to beat on use.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:45:02 PM EDT
Ony of my primary reasons for concern was that I don't have a setup to parkerize. some of my kits are built on OOW recvrs that are just painted. Figure its a likely worry that it may rust.

In the future I am going to buy parked recvrs.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:52:54 PM EDT
Don't take what I said in my last post wrong. There was no malice or ill will meant in it. I was serious as a heart attack about what I said. Seriously, if you want rifles that are pristine, then buy a display case, it's just that I don't have any rifles like that.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:26:21 PM EDT
O.K. this has gone too far, AK's were built for war, they're meant to get scratched ...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:36:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By robpiat:
Ony of my primary reasons for concern was that I don't have a setup to parkerize. some of my kits are built on OOW recvrs that are just painted. Figure its a likely worry that it may rust.

In the future I am going to buy parked recvrs.



Yo Ga Boy. Wipe your AK down with Break Free CLP and you will not get rust. Don't sweat the selector mark. It's the nature of the beast. Cheers WarDawg
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:59:06 PM EDT
I hear you, when their brand new I hate to do it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:46:09 PM EDT
Oh jeez.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:02:24 PM EDT
I rub rose petals on my brass deflector and my fiancee rubs "tulips" on my balls...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:31:00 PM EDT
work the selector about 100 times a day. Do this for a few months.

Then the scratch will turn into a groove, then no more selector scratch!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:41:57 PM EDT

What a great idea. I want a precut groove.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:19:00 PM EDT
JosephR and Darkest-all I can say is, fuckin' money guys!

Hey to each his own, but we're talking AK's here...not an antique Drillings or a $40k African Double Rifle. YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:34:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I think that the selector scratch is just another one of the AKs charms. It was meant to be there, don't fight it.


Yep. Back when I was younger (dumber?), and had an SKS, I thought "Who would want one of those AKs, they cant even design it to not scratch itself."

Glad I got better.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:08:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By clange:

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I think that the selector scratch is just another one of the AKs charms. It was meant to be there, don't fight it.


Yep. Back when I was younger (dumber?), and had an SKS, I thought "Who would want one of those AKs, they cant even design it to not scratch itself."

Glad I got better.



the SKS scratches itself too! look at the take down lever!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:25:59 PM EDT
Sell It

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:41:58 PM EDT
[runs to safe to move selector lever up and down a couple of hundred times] Ahhhhhhhhhh.....had to get it out of my system... [/runs to safe to move selector lever up and down a couple of hundred times]
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:59:59 PM EDT
I like the safety scratch, it looks cool.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 11:53:01 PM EDT
This is almost as bad as the idiot on the AR side who didn't like the color of the parkerizing on his bolt carrier , but not quite.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:44:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:51:00 PM EDT by ozzy_the_nuke]
Monk's brother.

Edit. No offense intended. I'm a little like that too. The first selector cycle after a new Molyresin/ Duracoat job is like fingernails on a chalkboard. After that, it is a badge of honor.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:08:49 PM EDT
Sell all your guns, your car, and never leave your bedroom in your mother's house.

This is almost as bad as those idiots that tape thier brass deflector on their AR and tape thier receiver on thier FAL.

It's a tool, be a man with it!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:07:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
The selector scratch is to be expected,its designed that way.Remember,its an AK!



+1
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:34:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 7:36:48 PM EDT by NonConformist]

Originally Posted By RiffRandall:
Nylon fishing line wound & tied around the selector. Kinda of ghetto tactical but it works.



+1 Thought I was the only one who did that, glad to know Im not the ONLY one It also makes the selector VERY Quiet (which is why I did it)
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