Thread: TDP for AK?
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:07 PM   #12
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IMHO, this is the primary reason to avoid buying US made Kalashnikov rifles.
American made kalashnikovs (C-39 in particular) are beautifully machined and have great fit and finish when unfired compared to comblock kalashnikovs. (Compare a c-39 bolt carrier to a combloc carrier, notice the lack of tool marks where the bolt rides in the carrier on the c-39).
But when it comes to metallurgy, US manufacturers decide to go with whats cheap and available instead of whats durable and battle proven.
I think it's reasonable to assume that the reason American trunnions and bolts deform after a few thousand rounds is because American manufacturers are deviating from the battle proven alloys used in combloc factories.

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