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Posted: 9/26/2004 9:30:49 AM EST
Like the title says how were these brakes attached? Were they pinned and welded or were they silver soldered? Also If they were pinned and welded where is the pin located, top of the brake, bottom of the brake or left or right side of the brake?

The AK Brake has got to be the most obnoxious noise maker out there and I would like to replace it with a 5.5" flash hider. So if there is anyone out there who can give me some solid answers to the questions above I would really appreciate it.

Thanks
AKASL
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:46:38 AM EST
BTT Some one on this board must know the answer to these questions.

AKASL
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:51:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By AKASL:
Like the title says how were these brakes attached?

Thanks
AKASL



With Brake Pads!!!

But seriously folks... Before you start hacking into that, i would call Bushmaster tomorrow and see if you can talk to someone there. From experience, you may get an answer that is "Holy sh*t, its THAT easy" to "Well, I guess i'm stuck with it"
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 10:01:45 AM EST
i LOVE my ak brake, yes its not a flash hider, but it works so well! that I am going to keep it.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:11:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 11:11:44 AM EST by Headless_T_Gunner]
Actually the loudest most obnoxious noise maker out there is the Bushmaster Mini-Y-Comp. Sorry I can't help you in removing the comp.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:23:20 AM EST
Your right Headless,the mini "Y" Comp is much louder than the AK Brake on AKASL's Bushy..........He is just a wimp!!!....................................Just kidding Andy!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:13:50 PM EST
In case anyone wondersabout AK brakes on 20" Bushmaster rifles. Here's how I got the AK brake off my 20" Bushmaster.

I had to cut a slot over the hole for the cross pin with a Dremel to get it loose . Then I had to make another cut down the length of brake where it joins the barrel. There was a little radius of metal left in the cut where the brake meets the barrel, and I carefully broke that apart with a chisel. At this point the brake still on the barrel tighter than crap, so I pried at the cut with a screwdriver till the brake cracked open a little. A light wack with the hammer send the brake flying off.

From the looks of it the brake had been pressed fitted to the barrel (with Loctite). The barrel (smooth--no threads) is stepped down where the brake was attached; barrel .721, step down .700.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:52:41 PM EST
I like the Ak break, its one of the few that work good.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:39:32 PM EST
Look at the brake. You should see a finish flaw,thats where the pin was welded over. Dremel off that weld to reveal the pin. the pin will be a pin, or a screw. If its a screw, just back it out. If its a pin put the Brl in a vice, put a big wrench on the brake and wiggle the break back & forth just a little bit to loosen the pin until it will fall out. Its not difficult.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:22:04 PM EST
My Dissipator with the AK brake has the pin clearly visible on the underside of the barrel. Yeah, its loud...wish I could swap it out for a standard GI A2 comp since the whole purpose of having the Dissipator was to have the 16 " barrel and the AK brake adds an inch or two over the standard military comp, but being here in NYS, I am stuck with the state AWB.
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