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4b1t 12-31-2005 09:54 AM

Romanian/Norinco Parts Compatibility
 
Will a Romanian front trunnion fit a Norinco receiver? I have read various threads on receiver thickness, but nothing specific to this combination.

If it is not a direct fit, what mods to the trunnion or receiver would make it work? Or is this too much trouble to attempt.

Thank you, 4b1t.

Etek 12-31-2005 11:02 AM

I'm looking at a WASR and a Norinco underfolder right now and the biggest difference is the rivet placement so you must redrill the receiver and you will have an extra hole. Otherwise it 'should' fit but why are you thinking about doing this mismatch?

1972Doug 12-31-2005 11:49 AM

Romanian/Chinese norinco
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Etek
I'm looking at a WASR and a Norinco underfolder right now and the biggest difference is the rivet placement so you must redrill the receiver and you will have an extra hole. Otherwise it 'should' fit but why are you thinking about doing this mismatch?

The difference is the wall thickness of receivers, the Chinese use receivers of wall thickness of 1.5MM where as the eastern block version use the 1.0 mm , you will have to have the front trunion reduced in thickness.

Doug

Etek 12-31-2005 03:27 PM

Doug,

So how would that affect the inner dimensions of the receiver? Both measure the OD of the trunnions the same. I've pressed 1.00 flats, 1.05 flats and 1.5 flats and the trunnions all fit fine. I know that commercial/aftermarket 1.6 mm receivers require the trunnions to be milled but we are talking a ready made Norinco which measures the same OD of the trunnion as the Romy.

Are YOU looking at a Romy AND a Norinco right now as I am? Or what? I'm just trying to answer the guys question.

4b1t 01-01-2006 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Etek
I'm looking at a WASR and a Norinco underfolder right now and the biggest difference is the rivet placement so you must redrill the receiver and you will have an extra hole. Otherwise it 'should' fit but why are you thinking about doing this mismatch?

Norinco has a shot out barrel, have a really nice Romanian from a kit. I thought it might be easier to replace barrel/trunnion as an assembly to maintain headspace. Plus I have been told that a direct barrel swap is not possible since the Norinco and Romanian barrel shank diameters are different.

Thanks for the help, 4b1t

Etek 01-01-2006 05:35 PM

New barrel
 
Personally I'd go with a new barrel as the Romy barrel is different in several details such as gas port holes on gas block on Romy as opposed to the holes being in gas tube on Chinese etc and the handguards will not interchange without a bit of fitting and the front sight hood is different and many other minor details. A new Poly-Tech barrel is less than $80.00 and will fit perfectly.
Try http://polytechparts.com/

Best of luck.


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