I am working on a build I fitted the front trunion and with the trunion in it looks like the one side of the recever must be a wee bit taller on one side than the other. I am using a Tapco flat with pre bent top rails. The jig I am using is a AGI with a home built outer jig. All the holes line up and the rivet holes all lined up except for two and a couple of passes with a rat tail they fell in. Any Help? Thanks Randy :neutral:
from experience...It'll work.....but It'll look like a blind monkey built it if it's too noticable. 1.38 vs 1.40 shouldn't be too bad, as long as it's not enough to raise your bolt carrier a bit to high for reliable feeding. also check to see if your rear is square, and If it is It'll look warped, Ie when looking down the rifle lawing on a table....... demilled one of my first builds with this same exact problem eventually got on my nerves enough to take a grinder to it........
Bent two more Tapco flats turned out ok. had to do a few mods to make things work. from what I could see the stamp where the mag hole is is not square I think. I finished my first recever and put the bolt and carrier in to check the action. It is a little sticky going into the front trunion. I think it will be smother when I put the barrel in and the gas tube where the carrier is centered. It did get better the more I worked it back and fourth. I hope to blast and parkerize it soon. I will build another one before that. Randy
- specially their flats. These have a long history of problems going back several years. The pre-bent flats have been spotty with issues like the rails being too high as well as inconsistent manufacture. When I started building I made two rifles on Tapco flats before I switched to AK-Builder flats. The Tapco ones stand out like sore thumbs now.