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Posted: 9/16/2004 4:23:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 1:37:17 PM EDT by echap]
I am way behind you guys, in the fact that I just built my first Ak on a Vulcan receiver/Centerfire systems AMD63. I have ran a few hundred rds thru it and the ejector is wearing quickly.

I think I should try to harden it before it’s gone. Can I heat it up with Mapp gas and pour water on it? Will this harden it? Or should I try and get someone to tig weld it? The rifle is now built and I don’t really want to disassemble it.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:09:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By echap:
.... I have ran a few hundred rds thru it and the extractor is wearing quickly....


It's ejector not extractor, and yes you can have someone tig the tip, then file to fit.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:39:43 PM EDT
It's still there, well at least 97% if it, so I think that if I can harden it, it will be fine. I don't have access to TIG welder, so hardening would be a better fix at this point.

Will Mapp gas get it hot enough to harden?

SRI about the ejector/extractor mixup. I knew that and must not have been thinking when I typed the original post. It has been edited to be correct for future searches.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:00:53 PM EDT
I used mapp gas on 2 of mine and was able to get them cheery red, then poured some motor oil over it.

After a couple hundred rds there is only a very small ding on the upper leading edge of both ejectors which appeared during the first mag and has not gotten worse.
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