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Posted: 1/15/2006 7:18:44 PM EDT
I nicked the endge of the trunnion (right side) with a grinder. Filed off a small bit, perhaps 1/4. Did I just ruin the trunnion? It's the rear corner....

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:24:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:26:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:


Do you mean the grinder hit the trunion and removed some metal, or did you take an inch off of it?


If you hit it slightly, you have nothing to worry about.



Yes, I tapped it slightly with the grinder, taking off a 1/4 at an angle on the corner of the trunnion.

*WHEW*.

This is the one good kit I want to build-NIW 1986 Romanian AKM. Unfired. Beautiful.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:34:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:37:27 PM EDT
Post some pics for a more detailed answer.

It its only a 1/4" on the lower corner you should be be ok, but we need a pic to be sure.

FREE


Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:


Do you mean the grinder hit the trunion and removed some metal, or did you take an inch off of it?


If you hit it slightly, you have nothing to worry about.



Yes, I tapped it slightly with the grinder, taking off a 1/4 at an angle on the corner of the trunnion.

*WHEW*.

This is the one good kit I want to build-NIW 1986 Romanian AKM. Unfired. Beautiful.


Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:46:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:


Do you mean the grinder hit the trunion and removed some metal, or did you take an inch off of it?


If you hit it slightly, you have nothing to worry about.



Yes, I tapped it slightly with the grinder, taking off a 1/4 at an angle on the corner of the trunnion.

*WHEW*.

This is the one good kit I want to build-NIW 1986 Romanian AKM. Unfired. Beautiful.



must be one hell of a grinder to take off 1/4 inch with just a tap!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:01:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:14:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
Post some pics for a more detailed answer.

It its only a 1/4" on the lower corner you should be be ok, but we need a pic to be sure.

FREE


Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:


Do you mean the grinder hit the trunion and removed some metal, or did you take an inch off of it?


If you hit it slightly, you have nothing to worry about.



Yes, I tapped it slightly with the grinder, taking off a 1/4 at an angle on the corner of the trunnion.

*WHEW*.

This is the one good kit I want to build-NIW 1986 Romanian AKM. Unfired. Beautiful.





Working on the pic. I'm meeting another ARFCOMer tommorow so I'll show it to him and ask him.

The rear corner of the trunnion was nicked by a grinder and a 1/4 inch section of the trunnion was grinded to an angle.... Yes, confusion. About the best description I can give without posting a pic.



Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:09:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:40:09 AM EDT
My guess, without seeing it, is that it will be OK safety-wise. The chamber and bolt face should contain the pressures of the round; I think the trunion is just a way to hold the barrel into the receiver.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:06:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DDiggler:
My guess, without seeing it, is that it will be OK safety-wise. The chamber and bolt face should contain the pressures of the round; I think the trunion is just a way to hold the barrel into the receiver.




Actually the trunnion has the locking lugs. If you cut the locking lugs, its hosed.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:21:59 AM EDT
Good point.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:16:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DDiggler:
My guess, without seeing it, is that it will be OK safety-wise. The chamber and bolt face should contain the pressures of the round; I think the trunion is just a way to hold the barrel into the receiver.



It didn't touch the locking lugs. Those are fine.

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