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    Rivet question, Romanian AIMS-74 build

    Hi guys,
    I recently purchased a Romanian AIMS-74 prebuilt, and looking at one of the front trunnion rivets, I can see a little light coming in maybe a quarter of the way from the edge. I know light under the rivet is bad, but is this just something inherent to the rivets or is it something to send my rifle back for?
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    I've tried to capture it in an image for you but this is the best I can manage.
    Any answers appreciated!
    -TacticalTactician

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    I can't make it out in the picture.
    Is it more that just the sort of rounded under cut edge?
    Or is it where the rivet surface is flat and should be against the receiver?
    If it's either of the front 2 rivets the barrel probably would need to come out to fix it.
    If it's the rear can just squish it easy
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    It seems to let some light in under where it appears flat to me, but not all the way in to the middle of the rivet. It's the top front rivet on the trunnion.

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    Thanks for the response BR7.62, I also after some searching found this thread https://www.theakforum.net/forums/14...-receiver.html
    The creator of that thread has a much more noticeable gap, and I'll likely just keep an eye on my relatively minute one to make sure nothing goes awry.
    I also talked to the builders of the AK, very helpful. Aside from using a new (I believe Polish?) style of rivet they said it oughta be fine, as I said before to just keep an eye on it is enough.
    I think I have all the answers I need!

 

 

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