The Rule of Scary AK Mods…

…is twofold:

a) It’s an AK. There’s a simple way to do it.

b) 10,000 geeks on youtube are panting to bend your ear about it. Approx 90% are full of shit.

Therefore, when looking for an AK procedure on youtube, initially disregard all those involving more than a 2-pound hammer. But don’t completely dismiss the possibility that hammers will become involved at some point. Because it’s an AK.

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I wanted to replace the rear sight on the World’s Ugliest Carbine with a rail. This is not as simple as it looks if you’re not strong like Andre the Giant. I got it done, but hammers were (gently) involved.

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While looking at many red-dot sights on Amazon I got to wondering how much laser boresights cost these days. Turns out a very simple one (turn it on by inserting the batteries) is reasonable if not as cheap as a kitten-toy pointer.

So with the red dot turned on and a frickin’ laser beam coming out the end of the barrel, I could dial the sight in to minute of bedroom wall in no time.

Tomorrow I’ll set up a paper target and pop some caps. Still getting over some back issues today.

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4 Responses to The Rule of Scary AK Mods…

  1. Mike says:

    I’m glad the mod went OK but tomorrow will tell the tail. Watching install videos on YouTube and following the instructions of these home grown “experts” is always a little sketchy. I found this out last fall when I did an upgrade to my SKS. I modified it with a Magazine Adapter to use AR mags in 7.62X39. After watching around 8 or 9 videos I dragged out the instructions and had at it. The “simple” procedure took almost 5 hours of machining before everything fit and worked properly. Of the 8 or 9 videos only 1 was of any use and it was sketchy. Next time I have a want to do any upgrading to a firearm my first stop will be to see my friendly gunsmith for some advice.

    Tomorrow ,one thing you can do to speed things up is to start by bore sighting the rifle. Simply take off the rear cover and the breach block assembly so you can shoulder the rifle and look down the barrel. Put the gun on a stand of some sort then look through the barrel at the target then look at the target through the red dot and adjust as required. Doing this will make using the laser bore sight a lot easier.

    Oh almost forgot, here’s the AK-47 manual just for you… l.

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/AK-47_Operator%27s_Manual

  2. Unclezip says:

    Joel, you’re being much too kind with the 90% figure. There’s a Bubba behind every tree.

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  4. Lyle@ultimak.com says:

    You know you can bore sight a rifle by sighting though the bore? An AK is no exception.

To the stake with the heretic!