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AWO milled M64 bowed receiver.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by CAMc, May 21, 2014.

  1. CAMc

    CAMc Columbia County, OR Member

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    I have two milled Yugoslavian style AK receivers that I bought when Assault Weapons of Ohio were having their blowout sale.
    Anyway, when I finally got my hands on them, and my excitement wore off, I noticed that both of my receivers start to bow outward where the rails end. I assume this is from the heat treating, and the differences in the thickness of the steel in the area in which the rails end.
    While I am certain that this will have no effect on the functioning of the rifle, I would like, to at least, straighten them enough to make it less perceptible.
    So what can I do, I have contemplated wrapping the receiver in leather, and squeezing it gently with a large C clamp, or vise with blocks of wood.
    Here are some pics:
    IMG_20140521_212204_zps8bef5565.jpg

    IMG_20140521_212249_zpsf8280288.jpg

    This will be my first build of any kind.