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Posted: 2/8/2006 2:23:08 PM EDT
I just finished my AK 104 build about an hour ago...

Took it out for test fire, and it wouldn't cycle...

I think I must have pushed the gas block back too far. I was going to push the pin back out and try to move the block back forward...drill the gas hole, and put the block back.

Broke my punches tring to get the pin out. I realy don't think I could get the block back off if I did get the pin out.( I had to pound the shit out of it to get it on...)

Heres the question..tell me how stupid I am..

I was thinking of just drilling through the bottom of the barrell and up into the block..(there is a guide hole there already) then I was going to weld the hole back up and refinish the rifle.

Or would I be better off trying to drill out the pin,heating the barrell and trying to get the block back off...

What should I do??????
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:39:37 AM EDT
I drilled the gas block pin out, and still couldn't get the block off.

I heated the whole unit, and still no dice.

I was thinking I would drill through the barrell, tap the lower portion of the barrell...and fill the hole with a torQ screw...or similar.

Any help is appreciated..

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:49:59 PM EDT
No way brother, did you try removing it with a press, take it to someone with a press. You never want to weld a barrel of any sort. If all else fails send it to a gunsmith for the repair.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:17:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:01:43 PM EDT
Did you use anti sieze upon re assembly??

if your upper gas tube fits you have to be close.

maybe it is blocked.

try plugging one end of the barrel and putting some ccompressed ar in there. listen by the gas block to se if you hear anything.

maybe it just has to be tapped back or forth.

good luck
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:48:22 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies..

I didn't have access to a press.

I heated the barrell and tried to get the block off for about two hours..no dice

Tried some heavy duty pipe clamps(4 feet long)...no dice

Finally drilled up through the barrell, against advice

Tapped the lower hole in the barrell, and put a set screw in with loctite..

Works like a charm...no problems yet.

Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:32:50 PM EDT
you need to weld it up now

you have made it possibe for a flying problem
now if it did fly out chances of it having any real force are slim
but you never know it could be the fluke that takes off your big toe lol
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:39:26 PM EDT
Should I just put a small spot on the bottom of the set screw..

I like my big toes
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 4:24:59 PM EDT
lol yea i thought you might
i would tig weld it if you can
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