Steph 5 Posted November 4, 2017 Report Share Posted November 4, 2017 (edited) Always tinkering and modding my S12, I wanted an additional receiver dust cover to ruin. I searched the forum and found that OEM covers were priced at about $70 and no one actually had them. There was inconclusive discussion about whether an AK rifle cover would work. Soooo... I purchased an "NC Star" AK cover with a picatinny rail for $18.90 from Optics Planet. (If you aren't familiar with NC Star, they sell "economy" gun parts probably made by grade school kids in Taiwan, and IMHO, quality ranges from trash to 'pretty decent for the money') The cover was not bad, good gauge of metal, and judging by the effort to cut and grind it, fairly hard steel, design and manufacturing seemed solid. Naturally, it would not fit. After all, an AK and an S12 receiver are two different sizes! Duh. I approached the problem as I believe an Izhmash engineer would -- I threw back 2 shots of 'wodka', and grabbed the Dremel and a hammer. (note: if Thomas Edison had a Dremel, we'd be driving our flying cars by now) I am here to report that with not much effort, this cover can be modified (forced?) to fit, and seems to work just fine with a few test shots (shells, not vodka). It ain't pretty. It ain't MOA. But now for $19 I have my HK rear sight, and can use a red dot. Edited November 4, 2017 by -S. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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