Would This Yugo M70 Part be Compatible With an AK-74?
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    Would This Yugo M70 Part be Compatible With an AK-74?

    I can't seem to find an East German AK-74 gas tube locking lever anywhere. This Yugo M70 version looks closer than anything else I can find. Are the dimensions the same as its counterpart on AK-74 rifles? Would it work in an AK-74 rear sight block, or no?


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    Yugo and type 3 style RSBs are like 1.5 mm wider than the AKM AK74 RSB. So the lever, too, is 1.5mm wider. I suppose it is possible to make one work with a little filing.

    RTG has east german and polish AKM levers in stock right now. https://www.robertrtg.com/store/pc/A...AN-35p1664.htm
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    The one I am looking for is basically just flat like the one I posted above. The one RTG has in stock looks different than what I am trying to procure. I'm trying to find one like this:



    Here's the one from RTG:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunspot View Post
    Yugo and type 3 style RSBs are like 1.5 mm wider than the AKM AK74 RSB. So the lever, too, is 1.5mm wider. I suppose it is possible to make one work with a little filing.
    You think I could file 1.5mm off the non-lever end and make it work?

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    You will end up removing the " dished area on left side.
    You could drill that deeper and then proceed to shorten the stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBLUE View Post
    You will end up removing the " dished area on left side.
    You could drill that deeper and then proceed to shorten the stem.
    Would it be best to use a ball end mill or would a regular drill bit be OK to use?

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    Either/or as long as it is the correct diameter to leave the outer rim for peening.
    Basically shortening the width and restoring the inverted area.

 

 

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