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CombustibleLemon
February 29, 2012, 04:41 AM
This is my second AK. I have the Century Arms AK-47 and it functions well, so I figured I would pick up a second one because it was a deal (about $425!). The problem is when I shoot the new AK, it has a lot of FTF and FTEs. I notice that the bolt gets hung up a bit when I throw it back, and in some cases if I let the bolt up slowly and take my hand off of it then it stays open. The slide of the action is not very smooth at all, and feels sort of "grainy" or rough. I am not very experienced with this firearm, and I was wondering if someone could please give me somewhere to start with how to fix this weapon. Any useful posts would be very much appreciated. Please do not troll. Thanks.

bejay
February 29, 2012, 05:44 AM
FTF is that fail to feed or fail to fire, have you took it apart and cleaned it maybe apply some oil to see if it helps?
a better description of what its doing might help, would definatly take it apart and try to find out whats causing the bolt to hang up remove the top cover and cycle the bolt see if you see anything obvious you can remove the carrier and bolt look at the uper and lower receiver rails, are the lower rails lined up with the front trunion? reinstall the carrier without the bolt see if it still binds with just the carrier.

tobnpr
February 29, 2012, 03:48 PM
Ditto...

Did you field strip and clean the gun, and re-assemble?

If not, that's the first step...

Could be something as simple as shipping debris or other crud in the action...

Then grease the slide liberally. ALWAYS let the bolt slam home to chamber a round...

Is there a difference if it's the first round from the mag, or semi-auto fed?

mwal
February 29, 2012, 04:24 PM
My son's wasr work's great his friends jammed alot so he bought a new action spring at Midway. Now it has been flawless.
Fun Gun
Mwal

Dfariswheel
February 29, 2012, 10:57 PM
Most all AK's will allow the bolt to "hang" open if you ease the bolt forward slowly.

All that is is the bolt carrier getting hung up on the hammer which is pressing up on it.
As the rifle breaks in this will reduce but it'll still hang up if you ease the bolt forward.

As above, field strip the rifle and clean it thoroughly, then lubricate it. A thin coat of grease often makes a firearm operate smoother.
Apply a THIN coat of grease to:

The bolt locking lugs and bolt body, especially the "tail" of the bolt.
The cam area on the underside of the bolt carrier.
The grooves in the bold carrier.
The rails in the receiver.
The front face of the hammer.
Anywhere else you see wear in the finish, which indicates a friction point.

If the jamming persists, return it to the importer or where you bought it.

CombustibleLemon
March 6, 2012, 10:47 PM
Thanks a lot for the help. The gun was lubricated in some sort of thick oil more akin to used motor oil. I just cleaned all this off and put my own lubricants on it. The main problem was the tension in the hammer spring I think. And FTF meant Failure to Feed. I think this rifle is newer than my other AK as the more I shot it, the more reliable it seemed to get. I think it just needed to be broke in. I feel really stupid now because I thought the gun was more used than it is due to the low price but I found out it had hardly ever been shot. I really appreciate the responses! Sorry, noobie mistake.