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I just picked up this carrier and it has a fluted gas piston, and a small hole on the foward underside of the carrier about an inch from the gas piston.







What country uses/used a fluted gas piston, and why is there a hole in the carrier?
 

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The Russian first model (Type 1 Receiver) had them and a few spilled over a little into the second model (Type II receiver). I am not sure who else made them I have not seen any in any Russian AK made after 1952 though.
 

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Nice part.

You've found a bolt carrier for the Soviet Type 1 and early Type 2 AK-47's.

By 1954, at least, they had decided that the flutes were unnecessary and gone to the common round piston, since that's what is in my Type 2 kit.
 

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Oh that's cool!!

Thanks for the info guys.
 

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That's just cool enough that I would use a different 922(r) part to keep it.
 

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Anyone know what the purpose of the hole on the bottom of the carrier is?

What is the value of a carrier like this, I don't think I have ever seen one forsale from a retailer?
 

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Donka said:
What is the value of a carrier like this, I don't think I have ever seen one for sale from a retailer?
dont even think about it.

I would imagine that this would be one of those *Really* damn rare items that you ought not part with.

regular russian military stuff is going for absurd prices...that would go for more.
 

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10Gauge said:
Donka said:
What is the value of a carrier like this, I don't think I have ever seen one for sale from a retailer?
dont even think about it.

I would imagine that this would be one of those *Really* damn rare items that you ought not part with.

regular russian military stuff is going for absurd prices...that would go for more.
I really like the style of the type 1 piston. Now, after looking at it for a while, the later type 2's, 3's and AKM pistons look weird to me. I definitly want to hang on to it.

What I would like to do is clean it up and "display" it in my safe. There is some old "black/grey stains" on the part of the carrier that is seen when installed in the rifle... How can I bring back the luster? I tried some CLP and a tooth brush, but it didn't come off.

That is a beautiful kit you have there fred_ex :smile: Where did you guys find the T2 kits??

Here is a pretty cool page I stumbled upon, check it out :wink:

http://browningmgs.com/T2T3/Kalashnikov.htm
 

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I forgot to put in my first post the hole is a "bleed" for air, excess oil and probably water.
 

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KMFDM said:
I forgot to put in my first post the hole is a "bleed" for air, excess oil and probably water.
Very interesting, thanks for the info.
 

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I have one. Northridge sold a bunch a few years ago.
 

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I have one. Northridge sold a bunch of kits type II a few years ago.
 

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I have one. Northridge sold a bunch of kits type II a few years ago.
What condition was the kit you got from them in and what did they charge?

How many Type 1 & Type 2 parts kits do you guys think were brought into country?
 

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Donka said:
TheRealSundance said:
I have one. Northridge sold a bunch of kits type II a few years ago.
What condition was the kit you got from them in and what did they charge?

How many Type 1 & Type 2 parts kits do you guys think were brought into country?
My kit was in pretty good condition overall, lots of finish wear but a great bore and all the parts were in working condition. Made a great rifle.

The type 2 kits were $199 or $249 for a early kit with the fluted gas piston. I have no idea how many Type 2's came in.

Here is my kit, built on a ORF receiver.


and here is the fluted gas piston.
 

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What a Deal for $199-$249

Your build is Awesome too

Nice kit you have there TRS :twisted:
 
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