AK troubles

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by bmatt1, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. bmatt1

    bmatt1 New Member

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    i took my century arms wasr 10 to the range the other day to shoot it for the first time. it shot more accurately than i thought it would. the only issue is it would fail to eject the round or the bolt wouldnt go all the way forward after every two or three shots. it only has maybe 90 rounds through it. does it just need to be broken in more, do i need different magazines or ammo? anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    What ammo are you using?
     

  3. bmatt1

    bmatt1 New Member

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    im using Tulammo. cheapest stuff i can find. i found some wolf ammo for 5 bucks a box tho and i think im gona start using that. my dad has always used it in his sks and theres never been an issue
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Is it a new gun or used? And is it clean?

    When you rack the action manually does it feel like it sticks? And if you ride the bolt back into battery does it hang on the hammer? This is pretty common for WASRs and it should smooth out a little over hundreds of rounds. My WASR did this pretty bad when new, but never malfunctioned with live ammo, now that it's five years old the bolt and hammer mesh together pretty smoothly now but I can get the bolt to hang if I slowly ride the action back.
     
  5. bmatt1

    bmatt1 New Member

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    yes to all of your questions lol. im gonna try using higher quality ammo and see how that works out. but it does get hung up when i ride the bolt forward slowly.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Hopefully different ammo will help but an AK should work with the cheap stuff. You might want to polish up the contact surfaces of the bolt and hammer, it should help (and keep that area lubed). I never did that but have heard it helped some people.
     
  7. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    My first AK was a WASR10 & it felt like it was full of grit for the first 500rds or so after doing a little polishing of all the surfaces that showed any rubbing, it works fine now. The Golden Tiger & all the Bear brands work best in my WASR.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    Did you clean the pistol tube? Spring? Run hot water down the bore and gas tube? It is short stroking, usually due to a bit of crude in the gas block.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Does it have a rubber buffer installed? These can wreak havok on reliability. Sure looks like short stroking. Buffers can cause that as well as fouling in the gas system.
     
  10. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Chances are there's a burr that was left after port-drilling that WILL have to be pushed out somehow, that's a frequent Century complaint.

    If there's a brand new bolt, sometimes the machined "cam-lugs" can be sharp as hell and catch in the trunnion. I'd check all contacting surfaces in the action and smooth up where you think there might be a hang-up. All AKs need this at some point.

    I bet if you ran 250 rounds down the pipe it'd clear up, though.
     
  11. bmatt1

    bmatt1 New Member

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    thanks for all of the tips. im gonna take my ak apart and look it over thoroughly. there isnt a rubber buffer installed. its all stock internals. im just give everything a good look over. thanks guys
     
  12. bmatt1

    bmatt1 New Member

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    i took a close look and the bolt carrier catches on the hammer. im guessin itll just take some time for the spring to loosen or some of the metal to wear down for it to cycle perfectly