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Posted: 5/16/2003 8:28:22 PM EDT
I like the look of the AK carbines -- has anyone ever shortened the barrel on an SAR-3? If so, does the gas system have to be adjusted for proper functioning? If you cut off a barrel with a cuoff saw, what kind of blade should be used and what would need to be done with the muzzle to keep accuracy from being affected? Any reason why the FSB couldn't be moved back toward the gas tube?


Link Posted: 5/17/2003 7:13:02 AM EDT
Unless you have lots of money to pay fines or some free time to go to jail for about 10 years. I would leave the gun alone.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 9:22:29 AM EDT
There are legal ways to shorten a barrel.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 10:00:46 AM EDT
I am not talking about making it an SBR -- I'm talking about shortening it and adding a welded brake so the overall barrel length is 16 inches or longer -- like a Bushmaster Shorty AK with a 14 inch barrel and 2 inch brake. Fully compliant with Federal law at that point.

The carbine look I am referring to looks like this:

I'm not asking about legalities, just the mechanics of shortening the barrel.


Link Posted: 5/17/2003 12:47:09 PM EDT
YOU can add a muzzle break and still be ok with the law.Just make sure you put another american part on it, not counting the break.
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