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Old August 13, 2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Anybody using a G3 or HK91 rear sight on your AK??

I saw a recent episode where Red Jacket installed a G3 rear sight on the receiver cover. It piqued my interest so much that I bought a G3 rear sight and want to go about getting this thing mounted on my Romy. My question is what's the best way to attach the sight to the rather thin stamped sheet metal without distorting it out of whack?

Brazing? Welded? Rivets?



If these were commercially available and the price was reasonable, would you buy one?
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Old August 13, 2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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If you look at the HK sight base, there's not much "meat" there. You can drill and tap the base for screws... but most folks get it welded.
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If these were commercially available and the price was reasonable, would you buy one?
One already exists. You can get a AK top cover with 1913 rail and a genuine HK drum aperture sight already installed for $75 from akpartskits.com.

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Old August 13, 2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, Creeper!
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Old August 13, 2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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No sweat RC. Pretty good deal ain't it.

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Old August 13, 2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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I wonder how well it holds its zero.. The price sure is right

http://akpartskits.com/cart/index.ph...products_id=18



Looks like it's attached with screws and nuts
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Old August 13, 2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Genuine HK sight, so no issue there... but with most any removable, stamped steel dust cover type rifle you're going to get some level of movement no matter what you put on it.

Here are some dust cover movement videos that I "borrowed" from another forum post. I've not watched them. I'm lazy... what can I say?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sNDTdKQNVU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeeeF...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3O6...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE494...eature=related

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