GUN AK/WASR crew: muzzlebrake and stock questions

sp00n155

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Jan 30, 2006
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I like the overall look of the AK74 style brake better but I'm hearing the "slant" style is more effective? I'm going for function over form so which works better? Also are the threads on a WASR-10 14mm/1.0 left? And have they always been up over 30 dollars for a tiny chunk of threaded metal, or is it just Obamamania? :ugh2:

I really like the fold away solid stock featured on most Arsenal AKs (pic for reference http://www.arsenalinc.com/slr107cr/slr107cr_1.jpg )
Is this available via aftermarket for a non-folding AK? I've seen those lame skeleton/metal tube style ones and I think they look (and shoot) horrible.
 
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sp00n155

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Jan 30, 2006
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oh and does anyone have any not Obama priced 30+ round AK mags? I only have one and need to snatch some up before I can't get them anymore.
 

TL1000RSquid

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Haven't price them lately, I think centerfire use to have them on the cheap though. Get whatever one you like better, but keep in mind the 74 brake is rather loud.

To use the newer bulgie/ruskie sidefolders you would need to change out your rear trunion. I've never seen any sort of adaptors to make it work on a fixed stock trunion.
 
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sp00n155

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Jan 30, 2006
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Huntsville, AL
Haven't price them lately, I think centerfire use to have them on the cheap though. Get whatever one you like better, but keep in mind the 74 brake is rather loud.

To use the newer bulgie/ruskie sidefolders you would need to change out your rear trunion. I've never seen any sort of adaptors to make it work on a fixed stock trunion.


noise level isn't really a concern. I'll just get the 74 style unless someone else has input on it.

What exactly is involved with changing the trunion? hard to do for someone with little gunsmithing experience?
 

2L Bunny

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May 18, 2001
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I've only used slant brakes and the AMD brake on my AMD65. Both make big differences over not using one. The AMD works very well, but is a bit big.
 

phrozenlikwid

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Jul 13, 2007
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Hmm.... I guess I'll be the guy to go against the grain here.

I personally found the slant brake to not really do anything. The '74 brake was much better, in that regard. I had a AK concepts brake, and it trumped the two above hands down.
 

TL1000RSquid

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noise level isn't really a concern. I'll just get the 74 style unless someone else has input on it.

What exactly is involved with changing the trunion? hard to do for someone with little gunsmithing experience?

drill out old trunion, fill holes, drill holes for new trunion, rivet.

Can't help ya on the 74 brake on a x39 rifle, i've only used slants on them. Noticed slight difference. I've used 74 brakes on 5.45 but didnt notice much difference then again they dont have much kick or rise with a bare muzzle :mamoru:
 
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sp00n155

sp00n155

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Jan 30, 2006
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Huntsville, AL
drill out old trunion, fill holes, drill holes for new trunion, rivet.

Can't help ya on the 74 brake on a x39 rifle, i've only used slants on them. Noticed slight difference. I've used 74 brakes on 5.45 but didnt notice much difference then again they dont have much kick or rise with a bare muzzle :mamoru:

alright to hell with the sidefolder then.

thanks for the info guys. feel free to post any sites with lots of AK parts, cheaper than dirt and brownells are downright ripoffs right now with the impending Obama doom.
 

Keesh

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Oct 26, 2003
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I've found the AMD to work the best, some of the US made 74 style brakes designed to fit 14x1LH do not have an expansion chamber, which pretty much negates any compensating ability so make sure you know what you're buying. Slant brakes are ok, but the 74 style brakes are better IMO.
 

Keesh

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Oct 26, 2003
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alright to hell with the sidefolder then.

thanks for the info guys. feel free to post any sites with lots of AK parts, cheaper than dirt and brownells are downright ripoffs right now with the impending Obama doom.

Romanian and E. German wire sidefolders will fit on a standard Ak, they aren't as nice as the triangle folders though.
 

prior

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Jan 6, 2005
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some of the US made 74 style brakes designed to fit 14x1LH do not have an expansion chamber, which pretty much negates any compensating ability so make sure you know what you're buying. Slant brakes are ok, but the 74 style brakes are better IMO.

:werd:

you beat me to it.
 
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sp00n155

sp00n155

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Jan 30, 2006
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Huntsville, AL
They aren't so bad. I'd stick to a full stock though, they are the most comfortable to shoot and look the best IMO.


noted. I'm looking for a nice set of 74 style furniture (polymer or wood) now. The wood on this WASR I got looks like it was crafted at the bottom of the ocean :rofl:
 

Keesh

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Oct 26, 2003
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noted. I'm looking for a nice set of 74 style furniture (polymer or wood) now. The wood on this WASR I got looks like it was crafted at the bottom of the ocean :rofl:

Hoss got a Polymer 74 stock set from K-var. Paging now to get in the thread to tell you what he thinks of it.
 

Paul Revere

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May 19, 2003
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i think the polymer looks good. i havent taken it out of the plastic wrap yet - im just gonna send it all to the smith.

i'll be sure to post pics when i get it back.
 
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sp00n155

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Jan 30, 2006
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Huntsville, AL
i think the polymer looks good. i havent taken it out of the plastic wrap yet - im just gonna send it all to the smith.

i'll be sure to post pics when i get it back.


you're sending an ak to the smith just for a furniture swap? it seriously takes like 20 seconds to strip an ak. thanks for the feedback on the k-var set though.
 

TL1000RSquid

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noted. I'm looking for a nice set of 74 style furniture (polymer or wood) now. The wood on this WASR I got looks like it was crafted at the bottom of the ocean :rofl:

Sand it down good and refinish it, the romy stocks clean up suprisingly nice.
 

jeepilot

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Aug 12, 2005
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I've had both an AK74 brake and a birdcage flashider. The 74 muzzle brake actually reduces recoil by some, but it makes it pretty loud to people on both sides. It also throws flame out both sides, which is why I decided to replace it with a birdcage flashider. Te '74 piece is also a bit long.
 

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