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Old 08-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default gas block front sight combo?

is the bolton gas block my best option?
i have also seen the DIY version
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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What is it you're trying to accomplish?
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a gas block front sight combo
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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is the bolton gas block my best option?
i have also seen the DIY version
I think the Bolton has some short comings.

It doesn't use a standard AK sight and it screws on rather than being pinned, for this reason I didn't get one.
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Do you have a press to remove the other components? Have you thought how the barrel will look sticking out from the GB/FSB?
Post a pic of what you are trying to clone. What kit or rifle do you have as the donor/start?
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a gas block front sight combo
no shit! Why?
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I think the Bolton has some short comings.

It doesn't use a standard AK sight and it screws on rather than being pinned, for this reason I didn't get one.
the new ones have the option of being pinned
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no shit! Why?
to lighten up the front make it quicker into action and to be different
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #9
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Do you have a press to remove the other components? Have you thought how the barrel will look sticking out from the GB/FSB?
Post a pic of what you are trying to clone. What kit or rifle do you have as the donor/start?
yes i have press.... i bought a saiga .223 and the guy was half way thought the conversion process he already presses the fsb and gb off so i have to put something back on... im thinking about the bolton instead
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Well, if you just want to be different, then there is no arguing it - but I guarantee you you would be unable to tell them apart if blindfolded. And it shortens the sight radius, thereby making it harder to shoot accurately. If you were going to make an SBR out of it, and sacrificing accuracy for length, that would be one thing. But if you are keeping it as a Title I firearm, you really gain nothing by substituting mediocre, non-standard parts.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #11
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picture of my Bolton FSB on my saiga conversion, Its a great for what it does.
If you want it go for it. Your really not going to see a loss in accuracy.

Sorry for the cheap hotel room carpet pictures, I took these pictures while I was on the road for work, I had my rifle with me on that road trip because I knew I'd be near a semi decent out door range to shoot it at.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #12
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Could always DIY:

[howto] make your own AK combo front sight gas block
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:29 AM   #13
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the bolton gas block is the perfect add on for a screw built ak.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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Cut,weld, machine/grind away every thing that does not look like it belongs .



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Pat is the man! I wish I had a shop like his
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nice fixture.
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Nice work on the copper... That is the longest gas cup I've every seen
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #18
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Krebs also makes a FSGB combo unit which is very nice, if you can find anyone with an extra for sale.

I regularly see posts by people wanting one of their units. I guess Krebs is dependent on someone else to supply the part and/or material(s) to manufacture them because I havent seen any for sale in quite a while.

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #19
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Here's some combos in stock.
https://www.texasshooterssupply.com/...9efe125e903d4b
The enclosed sight looks similar to chinese FSB
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Here's some combos in stock.
https://www.texasshooterssupply.com/...9efe125e903d4b
The enclosed sight looks similar to chinese FSB
those are 45* gas ports you can drill them to 90* guy over at saiga 12 forums used one on his build.
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the bolton gas block is the perfect add on for a screw built ak.
your issue is what with the bolton gas block? its clamped and pinned.

there isn't anything wrong with it.
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It is a USA made non-chromelined gas block. They are made by InterOrdnance fir their STG clones. 45 degree block ad require a shortened gas tube if used n an existing gas port drilled barrel. They used to sell fir about $59 but have gone up. Centerfire has unfinished seconds for cheap but they would take a crap load of work to mill out etc.

One I used here. I opened up the sight globe.>>
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That is nice machine work going on there !
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THAT is bad ass.
Now I want to try it.
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It is a USA made non-chromelined gas block. They are made by InterOrdnance fir their STG clones. 45 degree block ad require a shortened gas tube if used n an existing gas port drilled barrel. They used to sell fir about $59 but have gone up. Centerfire has unfinished seconds for cheap but they would take a crap load of work to mill out etc.

One I used here. I opened up the sight globe.>>
I like the Galil micro stock conversion you did. Did you modify a pistol trunnion?
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I like the Galil micro stock conversion you did. Did you modify a pistol trunnion?
Thanks., micro Galil stock with an AMD pivot block welded onto it. Rear block/trunnion is stock AMD65. Adjustments to clear selector and charging handle extension were needed.
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Great idea -hadn't thought of that approach...
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Cut,weld, machine/grind away every thing that does not look like it belongs .

Did you manage to retain the muzzle detent on the 90* one?

If so... impressed.
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