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(10/18/01 7:48:07 pm)
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How had is it to change the stock on an AK?
I cracked mine today while shooting at the range. It really is not too bad, but I know it could only get worse. I really like the black fiberglass ones. Has anyone ever installed one and how big of a job is it?

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(10/18/01 11:49:27 pm)
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ZD,

If it's a Pre-Ban stock remove the top receiver
cover and remove the recoil guide spring by
pushing it forward from the rear until it clears
the slot, then lift upward and slide out towards
the rear of the receiver.

Once you have done this you will see 2-screws
at the top of the stock where it is inserted into
the receiver, one of which is not visible unless
the top cover has been removed as stated in
step one above.

Next remove the 2-screws out from the tang
that the neck of the stock is sitting in.

After you have removed the 2-tang screws
you can try pulling on the stock rearward
while applying a little verticle movement
at the same time, you may need to use
a small wood block to help tap it out as
most are fitted in the slot pretty snug.

When replacing with the new stock you
will need to gently but firmly tap it back
in to the receiver also.



If this is a Post-Ban Thumhole model then
you would repeat step 1 only!

Next you would remove the pistol grip
stock screw from the bottom of the
pistol grip portion of the stock being
careful not to loose the stock screw
nut that will drop off inside of the receiver.

Next remove the tang screw(s) at the top
of the neck of the stock and the stock
should easily pull off.

NOTE: Before doing ANY of this MAKE SURE
the rifle is UNLOADED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The above applies to stamped receivers!

Hope this info helps!
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zombiedawg
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(10/18/01 11:53:25 pm)
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That sounds easy enough.
Any suggestion on what stock to get?
RANGE ME

Tac401
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(10/19/01 12:40:48 am)
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Another reason the Anti's didn't want folks
to have the traditional military stock was
it's very effective/strong when being used
to rifle butt an opponent whereas, a thumbhole
stock doesn't have the the support or the
metal butt plate(has rubber)and would more
than likely break off in that type of situation.

I prefer wood but a nice textured black poly
stock is appealing to me also.
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BlackGun
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(10/19/01 8:50:06 am)
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Try the Chote Dragunov skelatized Poly stock about $80.00 for for the three peice set. Pay special attention to the gas tube when ordering so you get the right length top forend! I had two Ak's one gas tube was about 2" shorter than the other when I install the Choate stock. They are also about 2" longer than the wodden stock to fit the American's longer arm span
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Edited by: BlackGun at: 10/19/01 10:35:54 am
 
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