Originally Posted by ccase39
So do i want slanted or not?
No, everything should be fairly straight when you inspect an AK.
If the front sight is canted too far you wont be able to zero it, or if the gas block is canted it can cause premature wear on the piston and block.
Most AK's will have a slight cant in the front sight or gas block, that is just the nature of them.
Slight canting is okay and wont hurt the rifle, anything where it can cause zeroing problems or unnecessary amounts of friction is bad.
One of the easiest ways to tell (if you can't visibly determine) is to hook a standard communist cleaning rod into the front sight via the little hole and lay it with the threaded end in the rear sight notch then inspect and see if the rod is at an angle or not.
I have a WASR10/63 underfolder that came with a canted gas block that made it rough to work the action, I had to pop the pins out and redrill then move the block until it was straight.