Zoul762: I use the all thread method to re-install the barrel. If you go to
gunco.net & do a search for " Allthread barrel install kicks azz". It will
show how to use a piece of 1/4" grade 8 all thread to press the 7.62 barrel
back into the trunnion.
agumon12: @Zoul762 Yeah, i bought myself the romanian barrel from arms of america,
it's taking forever to ship. I wasn't too happy about the price, but
*shrugs* lesson learned, next time, buy yugoslavian or an AK 74. lol.
xjaywitax: @comblock2 put the barrel in a freezer for a few hours and put the trunnion
in the oven for a little while. Easy peasy.
jopit78: does anyone know if a yugo 7.62 barrel will work with a romanian kit?
Zoul762: I use the allthread method for pressing the barrel back into the trunnion.
Just Google Allthread barrel press, & you will find the way to build your
own barrel press.
Zachary Taylor: hmmm this will save me money when i tape the barrel pin to the front sight
haha my wife found two barrel pins under the couch i dont know how they got
troopcom: I need to demill my AK 74 variant, but the front trunnion is spot welded to
the receiver. What should I do?
brandonion1985: Can you reinstall the barrel using the same method?
Zoul762: @agumon12 To get a low cost Romy barrel go to arms of america.com And for a
good deal on a Bulgy 74 kit check on AK Builder.com
Zoul762: @troopcom if it were me I would use an angle grinder to delicately grind
the welds off. Be sure to stop before you break all the way through the
side of the receiver stub and just peal it back, then use a file to smooth
out the trunnion. If they welded over the rivet holes you will need to
Mike Warlong: That is a good idea of taping the barrel pin to the rear sight. I have lost
more than one just dumping the removed parts in a box. Great idea, that is
the way I'll do it from now on. Thanks!
agumon12: @Zoul762 I like how you think. :D alrighty, i'll just get a bulgy kit or
something similar. Though I am having the most difficult time trying to
find a Romanian type barrel for my AK. I really don't want to spend $100
Dan Gerard: What size brass nut is that?
Zoul762: @agumon12 You can convert a 7.62 to a 5.45, but by the time you buy the
parts to do the change over. You will have paid out enough to buy a 5.45
kit. So it would make more 'cents' to just buy a 5.45 kit & build it the
way you want it. You will end up with one of each & two is better than one.
comblock2: how do you press the barrel back into the trunnion without a press?
Zoul762: You can use a 3/8x4" or 5"steel bolt with one steel nut & one brass nut to
protect the barrel. Or a few brass washers will work too.
xjaywitax: Reminder that heat expands metal, while cold shrinks it...
agumon12: @jopit78 I have no idea dude, nobody seems to want to answer anything
related to barrels or converting a 7.62 to a 5.45 versions... I'm getting
so fed up with this "Secrecy" crap.
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