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Posted: 10/21/2003 2:34:48 AM EDT
If I was gonna make my AK my only rifle to get lost in the woods with, and planned on using it in any life threatening situation, what spare parts should I pick up----springs, firing pin, etc----anything more prone to breakage than others???
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 2:42:19 AM EDT
I've had over 30 AKs over the years.....and not once did one them ever break, nor did I have to replace any parts.....

Should you stock a spare firing pin, hammer spring, etc......sure why not. Will you ever need them? I doubt it very seriously....

KF
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 3:28:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 6:10:09 AM EDT
No parts expert, but 500 rnds of 7.62x39 is within 1lb of 750 rnds of smallbore AK ammo (per bathroom scale about 18lbs if I recall). Big deal if your survival mode is mobile.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 8:18:42 AM EDT
in all my years of shooting the AK, I recently had my first problem. It was a Pierced Primer(Watch soft primer ammo in AK or SKS) and a tiny piece got in the fring pin channel and I couldnt free it . Went to my gunsmith who freed it. Firing pin , however , was NOt damaged at all. It was a Maadi Pre ban. But waht Campy BOb said about spares would not hurt.
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