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Posted: 11/2/2004 9:05:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 9:05:45 PM EST by coffeeman]
How much "wobble" does my gas piston need to have? I just installed a US gas piston in my PMKMS kit. For the new pin I used a nail. It was fine with the nail just sitting there but when I pounded down the ends of the "pin", the piston lost some of it's wobble. It still has a little wobble, but I don't know how much it needs. What purpose does the wobble serve?
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 1:46:44 AM EST
That's fine..infact, some US built AKs have no wobble at all.

take care,
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 10:05:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By coffeeman:
What purpose does the wobble serve?

The wobble, I've been told, serves to give you some 'wiggle room' when you build your own AK, in
case the gas cylinder isn't lined up exactly right. If it's slightly offcenter, the wiggle gives your
bolt-carrier movement enough to cycle without binding.

My Norinco has zero play at all, for what that's worth....
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 10:20:50 AM EST
Don't worry. It will wobble a little bit more after you shoot it.
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