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    M72B1 Front Trunnion HELP!

    I recently bought a Yugoslavian M72B1 kit and I started to demill the cut up parts and I drilled out all the rivets in the front trunnion, when I went to go put the cleaned trunnion back in the box I dropped it and one of the little support feet broke off. now I think my build is ruined because the handguard won't fit properly (I like nice tight guns)...please help me out if you can. I posted a picture of the damage.

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    It will be fine.
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    broke mine off to during demill.will not hurt anything.you do not see it after gun is built,and the receiver keeps the handguard tight.

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    I don't see anything wrong with it if you are building an AK. if you are building an AR you have a problem.

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    Thank you very much, I just was working myself up because I'm somewhat new to building AKs

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    Worst case either weld back on the tab - assuming it can be found - or put a blob of weld where it was and file to fit.
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    ^^^ if don't have access to a welder, you might be able to accomplish the same with JB Weld, then dremel as needed. It's a hack, but supposedly JB Weld was used in WWII to fill bullet holes in engine blocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattonWasRight View Post
    but supposedly JB Weld was used in WWII to fill bullet holes in engine blocks
    That's ludicrous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    That's ludicrous.
    Google it, people are doing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattonWasRight View Post
    Google it, people are doing it
    Doing what? Fixing WWII bullet holes in engine blocks?

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    That tab can be welded back on, I've done it before. I just beveled it and zapped it back on, grind/file to clean it up and it was good as new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    That's ludicrous.
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    Oh god and his infinite wisdom would never have ordained that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    Doing what? Fixing WWII bullet holes in engine blocks?
    Well, I knew an old guy who died recently who, I shit you not, was using JBWeld to fix his teeth.
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    Fixed a hole in an aluminum radiator on a motocross race bike 8 years ago with jb weld. Was at the track last year and recognized the bike. It was on its fourth owner and when I looked, the jb weld was still there doing its job!

 

 

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