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  1. I need a new brake on my S12. The recoil is just too much with a AK74 buttstock. I plan on adding a different buttstock with a recoil pas as well....but for now I want to focus on brakes. I am looking at CNCwarriors Firestorm brake. Does anyone have any experience with it? I would like and effective brake, but I'm not trying to ad a 6" 3 lb competition brake to this thing. What are yall using and how effective do you think it is? Thanks for the input - Egan
  2. Yours is very similar to mine....but I used aluminum. Wood would have been easier.
  3. I bought my S12 last year, a 2011 gun, 19" barrel with two ports. If I remember correctly the ports measured .076 or thereabouts. Before I even shot the gun I presses the gas block off and added a third port @ .082 dia. Took it out and shot it, it would cycle everything from the shoulder but had failures firing from the hip or if held loosely. I polished the bolt carrier, bolt and profiled the hammer. Shoots everything all the time now. The gas system is still seeing less gas than most and the gun works flawlessly, I believe most folks go with three ports at 3/32 though. If you are having
  4. Eganx

    Trigger Pull

    I welded a little tit to the front and back of the trigger to limit creep and over travel, worked pretty well. I played with the disconnecter and hammer engagement for a shorter reset, as well as the trigger/hammer engagement to make the brake/reset close together. Then replaced the rolled steel sleeve with a machined brass bushing, which didn't really do much. Its an AK, use a little common sense and ingenuity and you'll be good.
  5. I believe the trigger guards are actually hardened. When I was setting mine up to be riveted I noticed it was slightly crooked, the brakes in the steel weren't perfectly parallel. I gave it a good twist to see how hard it was, and it sprung right back to the original position. I figured it was only slightly off, and I was the only one that would notice it. I'm a machinist by trade so I like things perfect and I actually haven't noticed the imperfection or thought about it since the riveting.
  6. not fractional at those sizes.....numbered. There are fractional, numbered, and lettered drills. Numbered are 1-80 which is .228-.0135, they decrease in diameter from .004 to .001 per number depending on the drills. Look up a drill index and it will tell you the diameter for the numbered drills, lettered drills etc.
  7. We are talking about an AK variant. An AK variant is the most reliable firearm in the world. The receiver can be half full of sand and still fire(don't know about an S12, but damn sure a 7.62 can). If I Cerakote the inside of the receiver, I tighten tolerances but .0005" a side.....for the mathematically challenged that is 5 ten thousandths of an inch. Are you aware of what a normal oil clearance (max/min/nominal) tolerance is on a typical bearing/journal in an engine? I guaran-damn-tee you if the max to min window of oil clearance is over .0005 in an engine .0005 won't make two shits of a dif
  8. We need an education on finishing a firearm with a decent firearm finish and not thick paint such as duracoat So why would the factory finish the inside of a firearm if it hindered performance????
  9. I have "painted" the inside of quite a few guns.......not with durakote though. If you have a spray on finish that cures to .5mils(or.0005") in thickness there should be no problem painting the inside of most firearms especially an AK variant. If you sand blast the gun to refinish why would you not do the inside????? Does the inside not need protection from the elements as well? A few finishes today offer increased dry lubricity......an added bonus to finishing the inside of your firearm. The paint used on Saigas is garbage. It is not solvent safe, and is applied in a fashion I would
  10. So I was reassembling the S12 last night after polishing the hammer and sear. I was at work.......which is a decent sized machine shop. I had the BHO spring held with some needle nose pliers, I thought I had the axis pin through the loop in the spring so I let go with the pliers and the spring shot past my head and behind one of two CNC lathes. I looked for about an hour with no luck......of course all the metal chips around the shop didn't help. Man was I frustrated. I was afraid I wouldn't have one for the weekend when I 'll be shooting. I ordered two more last night......with the intention
  11. I measured mine with gauge pins and both were .076. Mine was a two port gun though. Also, when measuring make sure there aren't any burrs obstructing the holes So I added another hole @ .082. The gun is was still slightly under gassed, not cycling low brass if the gun wasn't held firmly. So from there I polished the friction points and reprofiled the hammer which solved the cycling problem.
  12. Nice......I got my 2011 a few weeks back. Only had two gas ports that were .076 in diameter.....so before I even shot it I converted it and added a third port at .082. took it out and it would cycle the cheap is you held it tightly into your shoulder, but if it was held loosely it would FTF. I fixed it with some polishing and reshaping the hammer a bit. Could you shoot from the hip or shoot with a loose grip and still have the gun function?
  13. They got them shits at Wendys yo
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    Oh Hell Yeah

    Oh. So he's talking about something like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_5RJNo_oF8&feature=youtube_gdata_player HA.....thats the clip I though about when I read the OP
  15. So I ordered my conversion parts a few weeks back......arrived pretty quickly. Saturday around 1AM I ordered a MD drum, russian style flash hider and a gas plug. Saturday afternoon it was shipped!!!! It is due to arrive tomorrow, just in time to go shooting tuesday. I'm pretty sure thats the fastest I have ever received anything ordered after a thursday. Good job guys.....keep it up!!!
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