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Old 10-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Tisdel Tisdel is offline
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Default Rivets

Since this is an AK building thread, it seems like an appropriate place to ask a question about the riveting of AK's.

Is there a wide variation in the quality of the rivets used to build AK's? Are the rivets heat treated or tempered in any way?

I'm asking this because I've just returned 2 AK's where the rear trunnion rivets bent backwards bad enought to cause the rear trunnion to separate slightly from the receiver.

This occurred on the IO Inc CASAR. Twice--on 2 separate rifles.
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