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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/6/2005 2:31:27 PM EDT
When I unpacked to look at this kit I noticed that whoever drilled out the rivets missed. Is this going to cause problems?

See picture with green circles...


http://webpages.charter.net/17man/Polish%20AKMS.jpg
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:42:59 PM EDT
No problem. Might want to use swell-neck rivets and countersink to take up a little slack but even if you don't it will be OK.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:04:19 PM EDT
I just got mine from Dan's and it looks the same way. No biggie, I don't think it's anything to be concerned about. Build away!

Sudboy

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:59:49 PM EDT
I find that the Pols are not used to drilling. My rear trunnion has three rivet holes that closer resemble binoculars that holes. Ignorant ass bastids.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:13:56 PM EDT
Not a problem. I would expect the rivets to fill up (swell into) the oversized portion of the holes when they are crushed.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:27:37 PM EDT
Nope. Not at all.

SM
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:40:38 PM EDT
i just gotta throw this in there
its not a prob if you are doing a rivet build
but it looks like you have started drilling out the rivets for a screw build in wich case its a big prob
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:55:40 PM EDT
WOW. THE FINISH LOOKS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN MINE.

Mine looks like it's finished metal that has been colored black. yours looks like it has a coating already. Did you refinish yours?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:11:13 AM EDT
That is the finish that was on it. It is a grade 1 or grade A, it looks really good except for those holes that the polish or whoever drilled...
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:25:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 8:26:41 AM EDT by JosephR]
Mine's just not a charcoal/flat black finish. I got one step down from Collector's Grade, either A or 1, don't remember...

Mine doesn't compare in Finish but at least the rivets were BARELY drilled:



I think your left hole is great- they left a little rivet and the right looks like they realized just as they got into the metal of the front trunion then moved the bit to get he rivet...
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:35:17 AM EDT
that's normal for kits, even worse on the bulgy 74s
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