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Old 06-01-2010, 5:25 PM
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Default Someone please help me with my Draco

I have a canted rear sight on my Draco pistol and its rubbing on the gas piston. I believe that this is causing it to malfunction. Can someone please explain to me how I can fix this?, or is this something strictly for a Gunsmith?? I have posted two pictures below. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-01-2010, 6:06 PM
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Ouch. Was it bent out of shape, or built that way? If it was built that way, you will need to press out the pin, and hopefully it will be able to be tapped straight. If you "tap" it too hard, you can break it so be careful. If that does NOT work, you would have to press off all the pieces from the barrel, and press it back on straight. That usually is tricky, and needs to be addressed by an AK builder, or a gun smith that will work on an AK.
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Ouch. Was it bent out of shape, or built that way? If it was built that way, you will need to press out the pin, and hopefully it will be able to be tapped straight. If you "tap" it too hard, you can break it so be careful. If that does NOT work, you would have to press off all the pieces from the barrel, and press it back on straight. That usually is tricky, and needs to be addressed by an AK builder, or a gun smith that will work on an AK.
like turbo said was it like that when u got it or it becmae like that? you're going to have to press the barrel pin out and reinstall the barrel correctly, and possibly even have to use an oversized barrel pin to correct the cant issue
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I bought new like that unfortunately I didn't notice it upon inspection .
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Dose anyone know of a gun smith that will work on a draco in the LA area?
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like turbo said was it like that when u got it or it becmae like that? you're going to have to press the barrel pin out and reinstall the barrel correctly, and possibly even have to use an oversized barrel pin to correct the cant issue
He only said the rear sight block was canted, not the whole assembly. In this case, correcting the rear sight block could be pretty easy.
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He only said the rear sight block was canted, not the whole assembly. In this case, correcting the rear sight block could be pretty easy.
if thats the case then you'll need to press off and on the sight block correctly, then just redrill the notch for it and re pin it, you may need to go a big size notch
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if thats the case then you'll need to press off and on the sight block correctly, then just redrill the notch for it and re pin it, you may need to go a big size notch
If it was not an original barrel, the tolerances on "virgin" barrels are not always tight as factory. If that is the case, he may be able to to take the pin out, and see if he can tap it straight. If not, then yeah, he'll be popping it off and pressing it back on straight
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If it was not an original barrel, the tolerances on "virgin" barrels are not always tight as factory. If that is the case, he may be able to to take the pin out, and see if he can tap it straight. If not, then yeah, he'll be popping it off and pressing it back on straight
But I thought virgins were suppose to be tight? Haha

I know there is slight play in the pins so if there is a cant, usually a rubber mallet can take care of it. By the looks of the pictures, you might have to punch out the pins and redrill it.
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Which pin there's two right a large barrel pin and small block pin. IT sounds difficult.
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not difficult at all, its the smaller one attached to the rear sight assembly itself, not the barrel trunion, before you proceed, i suggest looking over a chart that has all the parts labeled for you in case you get them mixed up and punch out the wrong thing.
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Thanks for the offer caiman but Ill be working most of the day.
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If I take the small pin out and fix the block I think the front site will be canted after. Maybe? Sorry for the rookie questions the AK platform is new to me.
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Lock your gun into a vise and run a string across the top of it. Center the string with the rear trunnion and the center of the bore. The string shouldn't touch any part of the gun at all, and make sure it's tight. That will give you a perfectly straight reference point to line everything up with.

Do this first to see if your sights are lined up as is. If everything lines up you will need to pop the barrel and shift the whole thing, but that could throw off the bolt lock up.

If I take the small pin out and fix the block I think the front site will be canted after. Maybe? Sorry for the rookie questions the AK platform is new to me.
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If I take the small pin out and fix the block I think the front site will be canted after. Maybe? Sorry for the rookie questions the AK platform is new to me.
if thats the true case, then it probably means the whole barrel assemblies off, perhaps you should get instruction from someone who knows about them? see a builder in your area, they should be able to figure it out real quick
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send the thing back to where you got it, that will fix it..
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send the thing back to where you got it, that will fix it..
+ 1. Let them take care of the problem or you can call Century.
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