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wasr10 06-09-2011 09:08 PM

New gas tube
I just recieved a new gas tube for my wasr 10/63 but its shorter than my old one. When its latched in it barely touches the front part. I cant get it to pop off but im still worried that bad things might happen. ( sorry cant be more specific im an ak nub and i dont know correct terminology). Should I test fire it or return it and get a new one?

wasr10 06-10-2011 03:22 AM

update with picture
2 Attachment(s)
top one is the old one that fit fine bottom is the new one. Like I said I cant get it to pop off but its barely on there. Thank you for any advice

Ruzai 06-14-2011 05:09 AM

I have a feeling someone mixed that gas-tube up with a different model's gas tube. I'd return it and get another one. I wouldnt feel comfortable with that little of contact on the gas-block considering the amount of friction between the gas-piston and the gas-tube can be violent at times.
Just curious, where did you buy the gas-tube from?

wasr10 06-15-2011 05:24 PM

I bought it from numrich (spelling?) it is rough as hell to cycle so im thinking your right.

Ruzai 06-16-2011 08:05 AM

It wouldnt be the first time they picked out the wrong part. I just ordered a cylinder assembly for an old revolver I'm working on for a customer and they sent me one from a completely different model than what I told them. Got to return it and call to order next time so I can explain the part to them. Still, for the odd obscure part that's hard to track down or get a good deal on I usually end up going to them.

diggsbakes 06-16-2011 04:23 PM

Definitely get a new tube. I can think of a couple variants that use shorter tubes, so I'm sure it was just a mix up. Get a length on yours and tell them you need it to be (x) inches long.

wasr10 06-17-2011 03:54 PM

Thank you for the input

wasr10 06-17-2011 09:39 PM

does anyone know of an alternate dealer for gas cylinders?

Ruzai 06-18-2011 02:32 AM

kind of pricey, but Brownells sales one.
Gas Block - Brownells
Part #- 430-000-377

diggsbakes 06-18-2011 03:44 AM

I use APEX or Arms of America.

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