Sks 7.62 dragonof sniper

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by whiplash316, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. whiplash316

    whiplash316 New Member

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    I was replacing the old stock on my sks rifle, when I noticed that the threads had '"washed" out on the piece that clips the magazine to the upper receiver, I don't have a problem with re tapping the hole, my problem is I can not find any shallow taps. Any ideas I am all ears
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  3. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    you need a bottoming tap. those taps have no taper to them and are designed to get into shallow holes or to thread to the bottom of a blind hole.
    for a little bit of future knowing you have taper taps to start, plug taps and bottoming taps. the bottoming tap should do the trick.
     
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  4. whiplash316

    whiplash316 New Member

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    thank you guys for the help, I got lucky and only had to replace the bolt.
     
  5. primer

    primer New Member

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    U can make a bottoming tap by grinding the end off a taper tap. Don't let it get too hot, or it will lose its temper.