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Posted: 12/21/2005 12:10:49 PM EDT
I'm going to cut down a Romanian barrel down to about 9 inches and i want to install a combo gas block/front sight. Will this bulgarian one fit? McM
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:42:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 12:44:03 PM EDT by Quarterbore]
There is but one man you need to know and his name is slamfires....

Go to ak-47.net and search for his old posts and you will learn more about how to shorten an AK then any other person has ever shared.... And no, this is NOT a joke....

ETA: Sure, that should work but there is more to it then just adding a new gas block...
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:09:29 PM EDT
Even if the barrel diameters are the same I would think you would need to redrill the gas port in the barrel. Your original Romy is more than likely 45', that gas block/sight base is 90' I beleive.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:27:20 PM EDT
nice to see you back on the board josh

as for the gb you will need to turn down the barrel alittle
and redrill the gas port

but its fairly simple and easyly doable
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:01:58 PM EDT
What size do you need to redrill the gas port? I was thinking of the same front sight/gas block for a future build.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:23:49 PM EDT
its like 9/64 iirc
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:00:34 PM EDT
ACE Ak products makes a front sight, gas block combo that I was looking at for my pistol build..you might want to check it out
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:21:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 6:22:55 AM EDT by maxxx93]
That's the exact same one I used on my pistol build.
It works great, but as mentioned above, the barrel must be turned down.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:55:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By maxxx93:
That's the exact same one I used on my pistol build.
It works great, but as mentioned above, the barrel must be turned down.



Do you have a pic of your pistol? Did you use a Rommy kit as a base for the build? Thanks fellas, I'm gonna order one today. McM
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:44:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:48:16 PM EDT by Droog]
I use a #31 or #32 bit for the gasports. You could really go alittle smaller as these are so overgassed to begin with.I know of a guy who goes as small as #42 and has had no problems.I got 2 of those gasblock combos right infront of me know waiting for the guy to send me his 2 barrels for assemblely. They will be 8" long.I really like those blocks but Im glad somebody else is paying for them .
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:25:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 11:27:00 PM EDT by motorcityman]
Droog, I'm using that block because i saw your post over on Gunco, you do some amazing work and that combo block looks badass on those short barrels. Are you still offering this service for guys? How much to cut and crown and to install this combo block? McM
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:45:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motorcityman:

Originally Posted By maxxx93:
That's the exact same one I used on my pistol build.
It works great, but as mentioned above, the barrel must be turned down.



Do you have a pic of your pistol? Did you use a Rommy kit as a base for the build? Thanks fellas, I'm gonna order one today. McM



Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:57:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 3:57:52 PM EDT by motorcityman]
sweet

Edit: That was my evil post
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:13:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Droog:
I use a #31 or #32 bit for the gasports. You could really go alittle smaller as these are so overgassed to begin with.I know of a guy who goes as small as #42 and has had no problems.I got 2 of those gasblock combos right infront of me know waiting for the guy to send me his 2 barrels for assemblely. They will be 8" long.I really like those blocks but Im glad somebody else is paying for them .



Talked to Ken yesterday and they are ready to go. As for the cost, the way I figure it, I'm not likey to make another one in my lifetime so make it right the first time and I wouldn't have complaints in the future wishing I would have done it different.

That said, I'm glad I bought the FSB/GB combo and ship them to you last week before my trunk blew it engine this week!!
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