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AK side mount rail?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Rix, May 19, 2011.

  1. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Is this something that is easily done, or is it something that has to be done during assembly of the flat?
    I mean the nice welded/spot welded, permanant rail for mounting the side mount.
     
  2. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I would figure any competent welder with a TIG setup could do the work without damaging the firearm.
     
  3. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    NOOOOOOOOoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!


    they are riveted on when built, there are screw on versions out there as an "add on"

    https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/cPath/21/products_id/1837
    Rivit on for reference...


    DO NOT WELD ONE ON


    another option, which will work WELL if you're planning on a red-dot:

    AK-47 Scope Mount, Stocks, Mini-14 Scope Mount, M1 .30 Carbine Scope Mount

    I'm running the Ultimak with a Primary Arms dot on my SLR-107. Awesome combo, works well for me.

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  4. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I'll double check when I get home, but I'm failry sure my PSL has the thing spot welded on.
    I'm really kinda set on the side mount.
     
  5. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Go down to BullsEye in Tacoma and ask Frank to attach a side mount. Get a good side mount and scope and let him have at it.
    Dave
     
  6. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I will check on that.
    Any suggestions on which rail to get?
     
  7. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    get a leapers utg 5th generation quick disconect
     
  8. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I'm not worried about the mount, I need the rail on the receiver.
     
  9. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Why not? It would be cheaper and faster to have someone align and TIG the mount to the weapon rather than having someone drill and rivet it. I specifically said 'TIG' welding since it is a much cooler process than a MIG and won't have a chance of warping the metal. With the combination of a heat-sink paste there is no danger of ruining the gun.

    My opinion isn't based on reliability since a weld can break from repeated stress just as easily as a rivet, I was merely thinking of expediency.

    EDIT: I find it funny that this was me 666th post...EVIL REPLY!!!!!!
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    DO NOT LISTEN TO BOO!!! He shoots Southpaw, and you know how those types are!

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  11. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Yes that is correct. A PSL side rail is spot welded on.
     
  12. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I put one on my RPK After I built it. Drill 3 holes and rivet it on. It's not hard. It does help if you have the right tools. The rivet press I use is from AKBuilder.com and works great for this.