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AK OWNERS! DETENTED BRASS GOT YOU DOWN?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by idRATHERbeOUTDOORS, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    I haven't tested this out yet but it seems like it should work and it doesn't look really cheesy or backyard mechanic ish.

    Just went down to the auto parts store asked for a small diameter piece of vacuum line. since I only asked for about 5 inches of the stuff they let me have it for free. Only other thing needed is some super glue and about 5 mins.

    I cut off about 2.5 inches of the line, ran my pocket knife through one side of the vacuum line, put a small amount of superglue on the edge of the dust cover that needed to be covered. Then I slid the sliced piece of vac. line in place and pressed it firm against the cover for a couple mins.

    You can see where some of the glue is showing around the edge of the vac. line. If I had been a bit more careful you wouldn't see any and the fix would look super clean.

    I'll try to get out and test it soon and report back.

    -lol I've had my camera for 6 years and I just found the macro setting-

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    _____________EDIT: V WRONG LOCATION V lol___________________


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  2. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is this for? What does it help?
     
  3. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    AK's are notorious for denting their brass and rendering it un-reloadable.

    Though a lot of AK guys shoot steel so it's not as big of an issue. However I have a .223 so brass is much more common for me to shoot.
     
  4. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    It will work.. A number of people have done it. The only other problem is that the charging handle tends to hit the brass as well, especially at the neck.

    You can also get clip-on brass deflectors for the Finnish Valmet from RTG Robert Gun Parts. These will clip onto any AK cover and are designed specifically for 5.56, but should deflect any other brass just fine.
     
  5. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've seen dented brass but what's "detented"?
     
  6. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Show me some pics of your brass and then I'll be a believer... ;)
     
  7. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pcs from my cousins .223 AK. I'll give him the heads up on the tubing. I'll post pics after if he goes for it.
     
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  8. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Spelling Nazi's make me fuhrerious.
     
  9. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Note: I just realized that I applied the vac. line to the wrong area. It in fact goes farther forward where the ejection port is not where the safety lever goes. I'll fix it and add a picture in the morning.
     
  10. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    The correct location. lol

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  11. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    hahaha...epic gunsmith. ;)
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LMAO... I was just sitting here looking at the first photo saying, "WTH?"... Then read/saw your second photo... made me LOL!
     
  13. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Don't laugh at me. I'm sensitive.
     
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  14. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Oh, and if anyone knows a trick to remove super glue residue, that would be awesome.
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Try some acetone.
     
  16. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    It is the one thing they can do, so why not prove it.
    Silver Hand