AK gas piston pin broken

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Steviepc7, May 23, 2011.

  1. Steviepc7

    Steviepc7 New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Somehow my gas piston pin came lose and broke off while I was at the range yesterday. Can I just buy a new one and slip it in? It looks like it has to be pounded in and sanded down in a youtube video I saw. Anyone else have this issue. What can I do>>

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Davo45

    Davo45 New Member

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    I would THINK that you should be able to use a brass hammer and tap a new pin in from the other side until it has pushed the old pin out. It's been so long since I had to take an AK down I don't remember if the pins are tapered or not, if so, then you'll have to use a punch to push the old pin out first, then push the replacement pin in IF the old pin is broken off on the small end.
     

  3. Steviepc7

    Steviepc7 New Member

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    the old pin fell out. Im just wondering if a new pin just slides in or if it has to be pounded in and then shaved down.