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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:40:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 9:40:32 PM EDT by Vexer]
I'm still learning to use my drill press. In the process, I buggered up a few of the holes on the front trunnion. Nothing too serious, just "ovaled" out a few holes. Is this a problem? Will the rivet conform to the shape of the hole & keep things tight? Thanks in advance for your help!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:19:19 AM EDT
You're OK.

It was very common for the trunnion holes to be egged on the Bulgarian AK-74 kits that K-VAR had.

Why they had their demilling crew drill into the rivets to remove the cut front part of the receiver, instead of merely grinding the heads off, is a mystery to me. If the bit is even slightly off, you're buggering the parts up.

The K-VAR AK-74 parts set I built up had considerable damage to the trunnion holes, but the rivets squashed to fill them up very well and everything's rock solid.
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