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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 2/18/2006 8:21:37 AM EDT
What are you guys using to attach your US made pistons to the carrier?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:25:28 PM EDT
I just use a piece of round stock that I cut a little longer and then hammered it with a piece of steel bar as a backer then filed off the excess

BLM
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:21:47 PM EDT
16d finish nails fit perfect
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:46:04 PM EDT

rivets

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:47:33 AM EDT
yeah, this brings me to the question-

How the hell do you remove the old one?

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:42:18 PM EDT
With a drill press
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:11:02 PM EDT
Killer 1, have contact info to where those can be bought?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:33:04 PM EDT
no, i mean how to remove the piston!

I can't find a pin. I looked for one. Maybe I need to look harder.

Maybe I should just buy a US Slant brake and trade off the SS piston I bought...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 2:54:30 PM EDT
Look under a bright light you should be able to faintly see it. WHen you find it center punch it and drill away. If you can find it in the light, start to lightly sand until it reveals itself.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:49:05 PM EDT
AK-builder has a free downloadable video on replacing an AK piston. He also sells the rivets for installing the new pin. You have to register to access the "downloads" section where the instructional video is (it's free).

www.ak-builder.com

With good light and close inspection you should be able to make out the pin. I might try using a sutty flame over the area where the pin goes and rub the sutt around to help find the pin, idea being that the sutt will deposit in any depression made by the edge of the pin.

Fairly easy job to do.

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