well, here is your dilemma. yes that rail looks like it would except sights, or optics just fine. however its so far forward you will need to really consider what you want. a red dot or eotech is probly going to be your best bet. you can also look into a scout style mount and scope. that should work just fine also. as far as open sights. it would be like trying to shoot a pistol, short sight radius and far out from your eye. id stay away from that.
something like this for a scope.
check google for photos of ak's with eotechs.
as far as being pinned or not there is always a way to take things off.. but your best bet is to have a certified gunsmith do the work if it is pinned... i could be wrong but i would imagine you would be able to unscrew it yourself if it is not pinned.
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to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
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