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Posted: 10/11/2008 6:30:42 PM EDT
I disassembly my AR bolts after every range trip.  How about an AK bolt?  Any links w / pics on dissasembly?
Link Posted: 10/11/2008 7:48:38 PM EDT
[#1]
Full translated Sov armorer's manual here: www.box.net/shared/cu2djae1zb

Manual basically says to break down the bolt when your unit armorer tells you to do so. Since you're not in the Soviet Army, you get to decide when your bolt is dirty enough to need cleaning of the extractor and firing pin. I probably do mine every 3 months or so.

BSW
Link Posted: 10/12/2008 8:18:36 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/12/2008 6:30:42 PM EDT
[#3]
Link Posted: 10/13/2008 2:15:11 AM EDT
[#4]
Thanks guys.  I did notice that an AK bolt does not get near as dirty as a DI AR bolt!  And shooting Wolf, the chamber looked very clean after a couple of hundred rounds.
Link Posted: 10/13/2008 9:52:06 AM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
Thanks guys.  I did notice that an AK bolt does not get near as dirty as a DI AR bolt!  And shooting Wolf, the chamber looked very clean after a couple of hundred rounds.



DI AR bolt?
Link Posted: 10/13/2008 10:47:34 AM EDT
[#6]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Thanks guys.  I did notice that an AK bolt does not get near as dirty as a DI AR bolt!  And shooting Wolf, the chamber looked very clean after a couple of hundred rounds.



DI AR bolt?


Direct Impingement AR bolt, as opposed to a gas piston AR bolt.
Link Posted: 10/14/2008 5:45:31 PM EDT
[#7]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
Thanks guys.  I did notice that an AK bolt does not get near as dirty as a DI AR bolt!  And shooting Wolf, the chamber looked very clean after a couple of hundred rounds.



DI AR bolt?


Direct Impingement AR bolt, as opposed to a gas piston AR bolt.


Ah.  so a fancyschmancypantsy way of saying "normal".  
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:15:22 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:
Step by step video on youtube


That video is no longer available, but this one is:

[Disassembly of bolt]

He dosen't say if the firing pin and / or extractor can be assembled upside down though.  Looks to me like they can though because of the ridges where the pins hold them in place?

[link edited]
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:27:58 PM EDT
[#9]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Step by step video on youtube


That video is no longer available, but this one is:

[Disassembly of bolt]

He dosen't say if the firing pin and / or extractor can be assembled upside down though.  Looks to me like they can though because of the ridges where the pins hold them in place?

[link edited]


Nope, the firing pin and extractor only fit in one way: If it requires force to install you're probably doing it wrong. Shake the bolt after you install the firing pin retaining pin to ensure it's in place. The FP should move freely back and forth w/o falling out. The extractor is a little more obvious, it'll fall out if you don't get it right.

BSW
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:14:56 PM EDT
[#10]
had a typo - should've been "Looks to me like they can't though because of the ridges where the pins hold them in place?"

Thanks BSW.
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