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Posted: 10/29/2010 3:07:05 PM EDT
Would an AK function fine with a rusted or pitted gas tube? Seeing how it just guides and protects the piston.
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 3:27:57 PM EDT
yes it will. but just take steel wool and bore it as clean as you can and the spray it with brake cleaner and shoot it with black engine paint and you'll be gtg.
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 3:42:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 3:47:34 PM EDT
I’m having the same problem in both of my AK. After shooting corrosive ammo I clean whole rifle with hot water. A day later there were rust in the gas tube, so I clean it again and sprayed plenty of Rem oil into it. But a few hours later there rust in it again!
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 5:34:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Coopmandu:
Its more of piston guide then a gas tube....An AK will function without the tube in place.

The first round perhaps.

Link Posted: 10/29/2010 5:43:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 5:44:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 6:59:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gundam999:
I’m having the same problem in both of my AK. After shooting corrosive ammo I clean whole rifle with hot water. A day later there were rust in the gas tube, so I clean it again and sprayed plenty of Rem oil into it. But a few hours later there rust in it again!


Spray the barrel and gas tube inside and out with household ammonia or Windex.

This will neutralize the corrosive salts , then clean with hot soapy water.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:07:28 AM EDT
Home depot sells the brushes for cleaning dryer vents. I shorten and reglue than handles . Use them for AK gas tubes among other things.

Try blowing dry with compressed air or blow drier after washing.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 9:44:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:44:42 PM EDT
12 guage bore brush.
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