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Posted: 2/9/2012 11:41:26 AM EDT
what size bit and what kind of bit to install the fsb and gb pins in a saiga conversion?  ive tried a 3/32 regularbit and it just snapped off

its the last step i have to do

thanks in advance
Link Posted: 2/10/2012 6:10:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/10/2012 10:52:21 AM EDT
I will check when I get home. I have a bunch on my workbench, they break, and when they do, you have extra pins
Link Posted: 2/10/2012 11:04:23 AM EDT

I've never converted a Saiga, but I think the AKs I've build have had 3mm pins for the FB and front sight, and 4mn for the rear sight block.

Link Posted: 2/10/2012 12:46:23 PM EDT
Whenever I do sight and gas block work, I always drill and reinstall with 1/8th inch pins. They are just very slightly over the size of the originals and have never given me problems.
Link Posted: 2/10/2012 2:04:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:46:30 PM EDT
So it sounds like some of you are using the same exact diameter drill bit and pin?

I thought you had to use a pin that was slightly larger in diameter than the drill bit so the pin won't work itself out?

Please correct me if I am mistaken about this?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:57:05 AM EDT
well that was my thought too. I broke a drill bit though and decided to see how the fit was with using it, for future reference. It punched in just as hard as a regular pin. I've only shot a few hondo out of it, but it hasn't moved.
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