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Posted: 12/19/2005 5:10:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 5:12:54 PM EDT by cms81586]
I just noticed when cleaning my SLR-105 that the gas piston wobbles about 2 mm at the end when holding the bolt carrier. It has the crosspin in it and it doesn't move more than that. Is this normal? I had a WASR before and it didn't move at all. Thanks,


Edited b/c I can't spell...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:23:53 PM EDT
Normal, some wobble is OK.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:24:22 PM EDT
It's absolutely normal for the piston to wobble ...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:49:23 AM EDT
Asked this A while back.
And yes.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:36:40 AM EDT
I've got a copy of The Official Soviet AKM Manual, translated by James F. Gebhardt (Paladin Press, Boulder, CO: 1999).

Under "Procedure for inspection of the rifle by officers", in Section 72, subsection 3) (p. 49), it reads:

"3) During inspection of the bolt carrier pay special attention to the attachment of the gas piston. A slight wiggle is permissable."

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