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Posted: 10/13/2005 8:01:23 PM EDT
So I'm examining my new Romy (1st one for me) and i see that the muzzle appears to be threaded and has the spring loaded locking-pin. Then I flip it over and see that it's welded in place. So my question is if I dremel away the weld, would it be removeable? And moreover, is it legal to? I know that the 22mm threads are "legal" beacuse of the unavailability of suppressors, and i assume that this would have the 22mm.... There is no "c" marked on it, either..... if it's a go, what are my options for change-up? (i.e. slant brake, 74 brake, etc....)

Oh, also, can this one accept a bayonet? I've never seen what AK bayonet lugs look like...
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:03:20 PM EDT
Yes, it is removable. However, the last two I've removed have NOT had threads. Oh, and be careful with the dremel because you could end up worse off than before.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:05:26 PM EDT
No threads? look at the first photo. It looks like its possibly threaded and there's equally spaced detents on it for that locking pin... also, worse off in what manner?
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:43:23 PM EDT
Didn't really mean anything specific, just to be careful. If the diameter of the end is too small to thread in 14x1, you can always go 1/2x28 and put an adapter on.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 9:26:05 PM EDT
After a good while working the dremel over that spotweld on my WASR I reavealed...!!!!!


No threads!
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 9:56:10 PM EDT
no threads, at all?!? are they just slipped on and welded?
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 10:21:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By simplemitch:
are they just slipped on and welded?

I can only speak for mine, and in my case that is correct.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 11:12:57 PM EDT
if its brand new its not threaded
if its an older sar id say it is

most of the new 1's dont have threads just a tacked on press fit slant
cause your has a barrel nut im guessin its threaded

BTW if it is threaded its 14x1 LH not 22mm
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 11:39:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 12:51:22 AM EDT
The only model Romanian rifles that were imported with threaded barrels were the WUM-1 and Romak-1 rifles. All other models were not threaded except the WASR-GP which was threaded after being imported.
To remove the muzzle nut a Dremel tool and a Dremel #409 cut off wheel are needed. Make sure to cut through the weld on the muzzle nut side of it. That way all that is needed is a little file work on the front sight and some cold blue to make the spot weld look like it was never there.

Once the muzzle nut is off the barrel can be threaded 14x1mmLH if the diameter of the barrel is
.551" +/- .010" or threaded 1/2-28 if it is .500" +/-.010".
As you can see the AK-74 front sight block is threaded 22x1.5mm for the AK-74 muzzle brake and it also has the bayonet lug on it too.
All Romanian rifles chambered for 5.45x39mm are a semi auto version of the AK-74 rifle but don't have a AK-74 front sight block. They all have a AKM front sight block on them.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:31:07 AM EDT

BTW if it is threaded its 14x1 LH not 22mm

if thats the case, is it legal to leave it unwelded, or are there "naughty" things available for that threading?
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:42:04 AM EDT
Thought of another question. If I dremel it off and it turns out it's NOT threaded, what kind of money do you estimate it would cost to have it put back on and refinished? (ballpark, i know gunsmiths have their own rates....)
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:43:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By simplemitch:

BTW if it is threaded its 14x1 LH not 22mm

if thats the case, is it legal to leave it unwelded, or are there "naughty" things available for that threading?

At 14x1, it's legal as long as you keep your part count good per 922r
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