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Posted: 12/25/2003 4:06:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 4:07:51 PM EDT by SC-Texas]
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I received my GT SSR-85 back from the shop a few weeks ago.  I am sure everyone remembers the post I put up about problems I had with the rifle.

WELL, they are just as bad and now, my rifle seems to like shooting 2 & 3 Rd bursts about twice a 30rd cmagazine!  That would be nice but I fwwl like I am traveling with something that an intrepid JBT Nazi stprmtrooper in our govt's employ could claim was an unregistered Machinegun!

This is so fucking annoying.

I thought it was the magazines causing the failures so I niubered all 11 30rd mags, bought a case of wolfe & grabbed my uncle and his MAADI.  We headed for the New Mexico desert and commenced to shooting.

Guess what happened.  Two round bursts in each mag.  Then three rnd bursts, ususally followed by a loaded round being chambed, but a failure to reset the trigger.  Or, the bolt would fail to strip a loaded round from the chamber.  I also had a couple of stovepipes, failures to eject, Double feeds, etc.  All the shit it was doing before.  WTF!

Pics will be posted in a few days!

About the two and three rnd bursts, I originally thought I was inadverdantly bump firing the rifle when firing from my shoulder, but they happened when shooting from a rest.  

Oh well.  To eliminate the mags as a problem, we loaded and shot them through my uncle's MAADI.  No problems! We have shot over 600 rnds.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:09:13 PM EDT
I can't believe you're still messing with that piece of shit rifle.  Get your money back and buy something worth while.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:39:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 4:41:49 PM EDT by AW4EVER]
This sounds like a typical hammer and disconector problem. I had this same problem with thier G2 FCG.
To fix it all I did was mill .015" off of the engagement surface of the hammer at a slight andle (about 2 degrees). This cured the doubles and the ocasional hammer follow when bunping.
It may also be nessary to polish smooth the transitions on the bottom of th bolt carrier to a radius, rather than the sharp angle that is usualy there.
As for the feeding problem check to see if the top of your mags are paralell with the lower rails. If the back of the mag looks low it can be fixed.
The spacer between the trigger gaurd and reciver will need to be ground down a little or bent in a little or both.
Once the mags are inserting the proper amount the mag catch will need to weled up to take up the slack.
I realise this is a lot of work to do to a new gun that shouldn't have these problems.
I think if it were me and had bought a new gun from them with all these problems they would defenitly get it back.
HTH
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 7:12:46 PM EDT
Having seen several people on these boards go through this same thing I'd recommend sending it to a reputable AK-smith and having them make it work... and maybe put a bake on finish over the bare park job as well.  

The reason I recommend this is that at this point Global is likely to get very uncooprative with you.  That always seems to happen when shoddy work comes back to bite them one too many times as in this case.


Link Posted: 12/25/2003 7:16:17 PM EDT
sell it at the next gun show and buy a Colt AR15.  they never jam.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 4:54:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2003 4:54:39 PM EDT by SC-Texas]
Mike,

Its going back to the guy I bought it from and he is going to pawn it off on some poor unsuspecting bastard at the next gunshow.  Actually, I am sure the guy who sold it to me is going to take it back to Global Trades and shove it up their ass if they don't give him his money back.  

I could not pawn it off on some poor bastard as I now have ZERO confidence in the rifle's fire control mechanism.  

I'm going to buy some stuff for my MAC 10.

I'll post osme pics on Sunday.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 5:13:22 PM EDT
My 2000 SAR1 did the same thing until I put a RSA fcg into it (thanks BFest!). To check to see if it is the fcg and not the holes out of place, can you borrow anybody's fcg to try a swap and see if it behaves?
If the gun is otherwise good, I'd rather spend $40-80 on a Gordon-RSA set than walk it at a show. Not that it should need new parts but...
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 5:34:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RS39:
My 2000 SAR1 did the same thing until I put a RSA fcg into it (thanks BFest!). To check to see if it is the fcg and not the holes out of place, can you borrow anybody's fcg to try a swap and see if it behaves?
If the gun is otherwise good, I'd rather spend $40-80 on a Gordon-RSA set than walk it at a show. Not that it should need new parts but...



Thats what I would do. Buy the best FCG on the market (RSA), slap it in and be happy.

Link Posted: 12/27/2003 6:43:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 9:54:23 AM EDT
It speaks volumes when a manufacturer can not consistently produce one of the most reliable weapons on the planet!
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:46:15 PM EDT
And thus the night of the FrankenAK begins....

...be very afraid!....muwhahahahah!
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