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Posted: 6/29/2003 8:29:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/29/2003 8:32:57 AM EST by dadman]
While shooting the AK at Bulletfest, the muzzlebrake went downrange after the bullet. It was an AK-74 type installed by previous owner. Was attached by 3 set screws secured with Loctite, and told that the brake was installed over a bushing. The bushing was installed over the barrel due to the muzzle threads being turned down9barrel at muzzle end is .50 outer dia.). Judging from the dimples in the barrel, the setscrews went through the brake, bushing, and into dimples in barrel.

Any suggestions for a replacement?

Was looking at this 74 type brake and adapter for the plain barrel:

How about the slant brake from Arsenal?
Will this work with the previous linked bushing?
Would brake A-278 work on a turned down Maddi?

What are some of the methods for securing brakes to AK's?
Due to current legislation, would the adapter(threaded) have to be attached permanently to the brake?
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:38:22 AM EST
As a brake, the AK103 parts have been fine on my SAR1. They come unfinished, and my next one will eventually be paint over parkerizing since my Alumahyde job is not standing up.
Just put the adaptor not on, then the brake, align, and tack weld to the front sight base. It goes nowhere until you choose to dremel to weld at the sight base, leaving the bbl unmolested.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 1:17:55 PM EST

someone walked up to me when I was shooting my AK and asked me if "I was the one looking for the muzzlebrake that got shot off"

where you on the very end??
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 6:37:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/29/2003 8:08:12 PM EST by dadman]
Was it a -74 look alike?
Are the screws loose?
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