GUN Having problems with my AK, can anyone help?

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  1. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    I got a new AK74 a friend of mine built me a few weeks ago.

    Took it to the range, and it wasn't ejecting right. Kept throwing brass into the internals and locking the bolt up.

    I talked to him and he walked me through taking apart the bolt. The bolt and the part that ejects the spent shell had a bunch of carbon buildup in it, and we figured that must have been the problem.


    Took it back to the range today, and again same problem. It even threw one on top of the bolt and popped the dust cover off and into my face. Scared the fuck out of me.

    Any ideas as to what I could try next to fix it? I plan on asking my friend for a new bolt and see if that will do it, but I don't see anything wrong visibally with this one.
     
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    sprite Active Member

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    Not really knowing a lot about AK's I'd guess that your extractor is working fine but your ejector is bent, broken, or otherwise fucked up.
     
  3. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    well is the ejector long enough and in the correct spot?
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    Yeah, everything lines up just fine. The ejector slides into the slot on the bolt and has the same amount of clearance as it does on my AK47.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    ejector must be in the wrong spot or something. who made the receiver
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    ITM arms.

    Like I said, the ejector lines up with the bolt with the same tolerances as in my AK47.
     
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    just because it lines up doesnt mean it is in the right spot forward and backwards. an AKs ejection system isnt exactly complicated.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    FWIW, most Ak recievers for build kits are made with AK74 ejectors that are then cut to work on AK47's. I'd check the dimensions and see if there's some extra material.
     
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    Ok, I see what your saying. It could be ejecting too early, and not hitting the ejection port.

    Any way to adjust it?
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    It IS an AK74.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    not really, its part of the rail which should be welded to the receiver. can you take pics?
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    Give me 2 minutes
     
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    pull some bullets out of some rounds, chamber them and see if you can eject them properly.
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    Yes, that works fine. I went through several mags like that trying to get it to jam ejecting by hand.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    where does the casing end up in the gun
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    Between the reciever and the bolt, backwards.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    on the side? top? bottom? where in the receiver
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    Everywhere. Sometimes it goes left, right, up or down.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    maybe you need a new extractor. perhaps it cannot hold the round at the high speed that the gas moves the bolt at, but can hold it when you do it at a lower speed by hand.
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    The extractor is the part in the bolt that holds on to the rim of the casing, correct?
     
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    My friend that it could be that too. I will ask him to send me another bolt.
     
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    thats really the only other thing it can be
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    I think we may have it figured out.

    Bent reciever cover.
     

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