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Old January 25, 2013, 02:12 PM   #1
Lt. Skrumpledonk Ret
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AK replacement bolt

I just ordered a complete bolt for my SAR1 from Apex. I stored the old one in my range bag which was taken out of my truck. What are the odds that I will need to adjust the headspace?
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Old January 25, 2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Too many variables to guess at what you'll have.
That's why you have to check head space when installing a new bolt in most any gun.
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Old February 8, 2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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I put the bolt in the carrier and I can't force it forward all the way. I suppose that qualifies as 'no go'. It seems the bolt face hits the breech 3/4 of an inch early. Any ideas?
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Old February 8, 2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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If the bolt is contacting the breech face 3/4" before closing, I'd suggest you REALLY got the wrong bolt.
3/4 of an inch is WAAAYYYY out of line, or something else is going on.

I'd take out the bolt and bolt carrier and try to fit just the bolt into the trunnion by hand.
If it won't even start to rotate into the locking lugs, you simply got a bolt from some other type of AK or other type rifle.
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