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Posted: 1/2/2006 2:49:41 PM EDT
I was at the range yesterday and the recoil spring on my MAK-90 broke. I don't understand this. I've only put about 8,000+ rnds through it . I thought AKs were indestructable.I think I'm gonna just throw this POS away.

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OK , sarcasm mode off.
Anybody know of a place online to get a new spring cheap. I can get one at the funshow at the end of Feb. if need be. I'm just impatient and want to fix it as soon as I can.

Thanx
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:55:39 PM EDT
I think Copes Distributing has some.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:57:19 PM EDT
Me no speak Chinese ... ...

Try the EE or IM jeepcreep ... He might know
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:02:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 3:03:21 PM EDT by Jeepcreep]
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:14:29 PM EDT
Thanks for the info.


Now all I gotta do is find parts for the other stuff that broke/quit working yesterday



Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:38:11 PM EDT
tag.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:50:29 PM EDT
I'm gonna get it for saying this, but it is a well known fact (read most weapon literature - do some research) that the Chicom ak's are of questionable metallurgy.

That being because all the parts on chicom ak's are made in about 30 different outlying villages and sent to certain regional factories to be fitted and assembled. So you are never really sure how well village #12 was doing that month with the recoil spring metal.

#12 must have been going thru behavior modification the week your recoil spring arrived at the factory. hoo
cya
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:33:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By backblast:
I'm gonna get it for saying this, but it is a well known fact (read most weapon literature - do some research) that the Chicom ak's are of questionable metallurgy.

That being because all the parts on chicom ak's are made in about 30 different outlying villages and sent to certain regional factories to be fitted and assembled. So you are never really sure how well village #12 was doing that month with the recoil spring metal.

#12 must have been going thru behavior modification the week your recoil spring arrived at the factory.

anyhoo

cya




Thanks, I needed a laugh.

Considering the hell I've put my AKs through they have done pretty damn good.

Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:18:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By backblast:
I'm gonna get it for saying this, but it is a well known fact (read most weapon literature - do some research) that the Chicom ak's are of questionable metallurgy.

That being because all the parts on chicom ak's are made in about 30 different outlying villages and sent to certain regional factories to be fitted and assembled. So you are never really sure how well village #12 was doing that month with the recoil spring metal.

#12 must have been going thru behavior modification the week your recoil spring arrived at the factory. hoo
cya




+1

I was always of the opinion that spring quality on a Chicom AK was questionable. Work the mag catch on a Chicom AK side-by-side with anybody else's: the Chicom spring feels like a toy gun spring.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:35:39 AM EDT
Just send it to me I'll replace the spring, play with it awhile and give it to someone else to play with for awhile eventually it will come back home
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:50:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By backblast:
I'm gonna get it for saying this, but it is a well known fact (read most weapon literature - do some research) that the Chicom ak's are of questionable metallurgy.

That being because all the parts on chicom ak's are made in about 30 different outlying villages and sent to certain regional factories to be fitted and assembled. So you are never really sure how well village #12 was doing that month with the recoil spring metal.

#12 must have been going thru behavior modification the week your recoil spring arrived at the factory.

anyhoo

cya



I personally like the Chinese above all other AK's and have had less trouble with them than any other (except .223 Norinco's - every one I have had doubled when fired, and were promptly traded off). That being said, springs are one of the things Chinese aren't the best at overall. The springs in AK's are probably some of the best springs that the Chinese make, however any inconsistency in heat-treatment of the base spring stock will lead to premature failure. Your's failed at 8,000 rounds, that actually seems pretty decent. Most American-made commercial rifles won't even last that many rounds. See how many rounds you can put through a Remington 742 before it suffers from terminal failure.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:52:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 1:03:17 PM EDT
Back in the 80's I bought a few Chinese guns...their manuals said they were only rated for around 10k rounds before something would break...MTBF.

I remember the hammers being soft enough that they had to "work" harden - being too soft. The Legends had heat treated internals but the receivers were soft. Plenty of gun for the money - back then but I much prefer the Europeans.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:24:11 PM EDT
hey cave man when we got back home i found a rommie and a chi com recole spring i brought every spare part but that ther is a greensburo gun show comming up towards the end of the month and raleigh show too good luke with the part
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:07:39 AM EDT
Does anyone sell a reasonably priced ("cheap") replacement AK spring kit? (Recoil spring, hammer spring, disconnector spring, extractor spring, and magazine latch spring. That's it, right?)
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:48:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:49:46 PM EDT by caveman]

Originally Posted By copdills:
Just send it to me I'll replace the spring, play with it awhile and give it to someone else to play with for awhile eventually it will come back home



How do ya think I got it in the first place?

NO! You can't play with my toy!

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:52:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bgoodman762:
hey cave man when we got back home i found a rommie and a chi com recole spring i brought every spare part but that ther is a greensburo gun show comming up towards the end of the month and raleigh show too good luke with the part




Yeah, I dug around in my parts box and have everything but the spring.
When the Charlotte show gets here at the end of Feb. I'm gonna load-up on parts...and ammo of course.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:18:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HoratioAlgernon:
Does anyone sell a reasonably priced ("cheap") replacement AK spring kit? (Recoil spring, hammer spring, disconnector spring, extractor spring, and magazine latch spring. That's it, right?)


there's a kit from Falcon Arms and a kit with a little more from K-var
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:50:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kami211:
there's a kit from Falcon Arms and a kit with a little more from K-var


Thanks for the links!
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