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  • Ernst-Stavro-Blofeld
Posted: Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:11

I inadvertently sawed off the threading to remove my WASR-10[s] muzzle nut. How would I repair this, so that I can use a TAPCO AR-15 flash hider. Secondly, where can I buy both screws and butt plate for my WASR-10? Thank you in advance.

Wow! When you say "Sawed off"

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:26

Wow! When you say "Sawed off" you mean you inadvertently shortened the barrel, or do you mean the thread got destroyed but the barrel end is still there? There are videos on youtube on how to thread a barrel, ( http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ak+barrel+threading&oq=ak+ba... ) and the tools seem to be available too: http://www.armslist.com/posts/1378284/seattle-washington-gun-parts-for-s...

Do you mean a butt-plate for the original stock? (that contains the trap door)? Here is a complete set if you need the trap door too but I think its a bit pricey... http://aa-ok.com/buttplate-and-trapdoor-for-wood-stocks.html for that price I would like a stock to be included :).

This is a better price for the whole assembly but these guys are out of stock...
http://www.k-var.com/shop/search.php?mode=search&page=1

Shortened barrel:

  • Ernst-Stavro-Blofeld
  • 10/08/13
  • Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:03

I sawed off the muzzle thread flat. Any way you can help?

AK-47 Re-thread

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Fri, 10/25/2013 - 22:37

Hi ESB,

Ewh... So basically you sawed the barrel off flush with the front sight post? In other words: there is no barrel extending beyond the front sight post anymore? Do you have a picture of this?

If the above is the case not all is lost: you can move the front sight post back a little:
- You need to punch out the two pins that hold the front sight post in place on the barrel.

- Slide the front sight post off. *This would be the hardest part of the process, unless you are pretty well fixtured for this.* I have done this to other AK-s (while building them) an I used someones press, which I don't imagine most people have sitting around. I am sure there are ways in which you can jury-rig this but you'd have to think that through, because that sight post is *REALLY* on there... It does not come falling off if you remove the pins if you know what I mean.

- Use the tool I posted in the link above to re-tread the tip to the barrel.

- Then put the front sight-post back on: (again you will probably need a press or equivalent)
+ Align the *front hole* in the sight post with the *rear indent* of the barrel punch the pin back in.
+ Now use a dill the same size of the rear hole and run it through the hole to create an indent on the barrel.
+ Put the other pin back into the rear hole and new indent.

- Screw whatever muzzle device you want back on.

NOTE: If you sawed off the tip of your barrel (containing the thread) you have shortened the barrel, possibly making your rifle an SBR (short barreled Rifle) which is not legal (http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/national-firearms-act-short-barreled-rif...).
This can be fixed by permanently fixing your muzzle device to the rifle, which extends the length of the barrel back to the compliant length (over 16").

Anyway, if you email me a picture (or even better) attach it to this post)I can give you better pointers (chris@wasr-10.com).

Anyway, all the above is all "if I understood you correctly" and "what I would do if it were mine"... I don't have a shop or anything so I don't do gunsmithing for others, but if you think we are on the right track here I don't mind writing up the above in some more detail. If you are not too comfortable with doing this (removing the sight post would be the worst part if you don't have proper tools I think) you can have a gun smith do this for you. For them it should be no biggie as they have all the tools and the process is conceptually easy.

In any case; I look forward to seeing some pics!

Chris

What was the outcome of this?

  • TACTICAL45
  • 07/03/14
  • Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:13

What was the outcome of this? If he cut it completely off, you gave him what I would consider good advice just short of replacing the barrel with a newer upgraded one. If he just messed up the threads, it would "seem" there would be enough left to still use them if he bought a thread chaser.

Sometime its hard to say what

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:54

Sometime its hard to say what to do based on the question. That's why I always try to insert many "ifs and buts" into my answers. Anyway I was hoping to hear some more on this but have not...:(