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  • AKMike

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    Ive been fitting the Kvar stock into my AK I had to remove a large amount of material near the front screw hole to get it to sit even close to flush, and now theres not enough material to drill.

    Recon just having the rear screw is enough, or do I need to find a longer screwand make it work for the front?



    Also I screwed up and made the botton of the tang slot too wide on one side. Any idea on how to add material? its just for looks, but I don't want it to look like a complete hack job. I didn't have a small dremel drum, and the wide was the right size, but it wandered to the side a bit on me.
     

    shortround

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    You don't want to hear this --- stick with the original stock. No aftermarket stock should ever take that much effort unless the seller told you up front it would have to be "tinkered with."

    Good luck on your project.
     

    majormadmax

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    Even original stocks take some "fine tuning" to fit on different rifles. AKs are intentionally built to some rather loose tolerances, and I would suggest investing in a rubber mallet and a Dremel tool if you don't have either as you'll find them to be very handy. When I put the Bulgarian stock set on my Centurion, I had to do quite a bit of sanding and shaving on it to get it to fit...
     

    AKMike

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    I have a 1.6mm receiver NO stocks that are easily available fit.

    Yeah I got it to work, but it looks like shit. I have a dremel and mallet...Im regretting the dremel I accidently hit the speed adj and it walked to the side so I have a random gap next to the tang. Im not proud of it by any means but its on..lol

    I even got both screws in, but I doubt the front screw will last long.
     

    shortround

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    Even original stocks take some "fine tuning" to fit on different rifles. AKs are intentionally built to some rather loose tolerances, and I would suggest investing in a rubber mallet and a Dremel tool if you don't have either as you'll find them to be very handy. When I put the Bulgarian stock set on my Centurion, I had to do quite a bit of sanding and shaving on it to get it to fit...

    Max. I will say this real slow. Anytime you swap stocks, they are no longer original.

    An original stock is the one that was first fitted to the action.

    Be well.
     

    AKMike

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    Its worse than it looks lol
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    AKMike

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    Max. I will say this real slow. Anytime you swap stocks, they are no longer original.

    An original stock is the one that was first fitted to the action.

    Be well.

    Mine didn't have a stock fitted to it that's why I changed the stock it has a pistol type trunnion with some POS choate BS stock that wrapped around the receiver
     

    Jakashh

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    Even original stocks take some "fine tuning" to fit on different rifles. AKs are intentionally built to some rather loose tolerances, and I would suggest investing in a rubber mallet and a Dremel tool if you don't have either as you'll find them to be very handy. When I put the Bulgarian stock set on my Centurion, I had to do quite a bit of sanding and shaving on it to get it to fit...

    Yep. Had to use a mallot and dremel to put the stock on my builds. Also had a hell of a time taking the wood stock off a WASR once.
     
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