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Posted: 1/22/2006 6:29:29 AM EDT
I posted this over on General Discussion, but Jeepcreep suggested I try here:

How difficult is it to change out the magazine catch on an Bulgarian kit built AK-74 ?

Does the entire trigger gaurd need to be removed ? Does any rivetting need to be done, or is it a simple as removing a specific pin ?

Anyone know of any online guides that show how to do this ?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:41:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JHaines:
I posted this over on General Discussion, but Jeepcreep suggested I try here:

How difficult is it to change out the magazine catch on an Bulgarian kit built AK-74 ?

Does the entire trigger gaurd need to be removed ? Does any rivetting need to be done, or is it a simple as removing a specific pin ?

Anyone know of any online guides that show how to do this ?

Thanks.



What's wrong with the one on the gun now?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:03:06 AM EDT
The current one on the rifle is a round 'paddle-style' release, and I want to replace it with an original Bulgarian release.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:16:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 7:17:07 AM EDT by Richard-ar15]
No need to remove the whole guard.

See the long pin between the spring and the 5 rivets? You can use a punch to push it out. The ends are flared to keep it in place.

Putting it all back together takes 3 hands, though.


Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:51:14 AM EDT
Putting it back together is similar to giving 2 cats, a python and 4 gerbils a bath in kerosene...at the same time.

I would try it and if you get lucky, great...if not spend some time making a tool that will compress and hold the spring.
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