Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AK & SKS Discussion > Unusual Barrel threads?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2010, 03:07 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AK-47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fort Collins,CO
Posts: 14
Default Unusual Barrel threads?

Ok... I have an Armory USA Bulgarian AK in 7.62 and the threads on the barrel aren't the regular 14-1 left or the larger 24mm x 1.5 They are a right hand thread that NOBODY I have talked to can seem to identify including my gunsmith. I took the flash hider that came on the gun to various hardware stores and auto places and it doesn't match up with any fine thread or machine thread in standard or metric.


So the question is... Is there some rare little known right hand thread pattern for AK's that nobody seems to know about or is my gun just a mutt?



__________________
-----BULLETS CHANGE GOVERNMENT FAR SURER THAN VOTES-----
AK-47 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-09-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
skullcrusher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ohio,Ohio
Posts: 10,949
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts

Default

How are you measuring the pitch and lead? If you can find a machine shop with real thread gauges, you will find out. That is unless someone here knows for sure.

Hint: just pulling standard arabic and metric threaded screws and bolts from the general hardware store won't give you the answer you seek if it is not a popular thread.



__________________

From C3Shooter:
Skullcrusher, you are evil, sick, demented, twisted- and my hero!


Quote:
Originally Posted by pandamonium View Post
...without the Second, we cannot protect the rest!
skullcrusher is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 04:44 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AK-47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fort Collins,CO
Posts: 14
Default

I had one guy at local Napa that actually know his s#it use a digital thread gauge on it and he said it was registering between 13 and 14 mm. Im stating to think they might have messed up the threads at the factory and just made my flash hider close enough to match it since nobody can think of any thread patterns between the 14lh and the 24rh

__________________
-----BULLETS CHANGE GOVERNMENT FAR SURER THAN VOTES-----
AK-47 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 05:33 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BillM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Amity
Posts: 959
Liked 176 Times on 94 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

You need the outside diameter of the thread (called the major diameter) plus
the pitch of the thread---the number of threads per inch or the metric distance
from one thread to the next. Also LH or RH, and the thread type. Most standard
threads are 60°. There are also 55°, acme, and other weird stuff.

The major diameter is easy. Micrometer, cheap pair of calipers, whatever.
The pitch is easiest to measure if you have a set of pitch gauges. They look
kind of like a set of feeler gauges, but each blade has a different thread cut into
it. Check with both metric and standard gauges---there is no guarantee that the
thread is metric. It's easier to check pitch on outside threads (barrel) than inside
threads. Find a job shop machinist, or a gunsmith that does lathe work. They
will have thread pitch gauges.

9/16-32 is not an uncommon thread fror flash hiders. It's what FAL's use, but on
them it's a LH thread.

__________________
BillM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Some unusual antiques here... seamjay Curio & Relic Discussion 0 06-27-2009 01:30 PM
Unusual Antique guns.... seamjay Curio & Relic Discussion 0 06-27-2009 12:39 PM
No gunsmithing threads dynastyofnext The Club House 9 05-04-2009 05:11 AM
threads xd man General Handgun Discussion 7 08-13-2008 01:30 AM
What happened to the threads? bkt The Club House 6 04-19-2008 06:09 AM