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Old 12-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Zastava M77 scope rail mod for the AK mount.

Mark.
M77 rail 3

Cut.
M77 rail 6

M77 rail 7

Check fit.
M77 rail 8

Cold blue.
M77 rail 11

Done.
M77 rail 10

You will be cutting aproximatly .789" of the end of the upper rail for the Saiga AK scope mount bracket to fit flush at the front of the rail for full engagement of the bracket lock mechanisim.

Needless to say a stady hand is needed when cutting the rail.

Notice there are two marks in this picture the one towards the left is from the SVD scope and the one to the right is for the AK bracket cut.
M77 rail 5

I did ended up cutting a little at at time till proper fit/flush at the front of the rail.

This mod has to be done on the rifle rather than on the scope rail bracket so the scope bracket stops on the rail solidly and will not let the scope bracket ride forward on recoil.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Looks like a good solution. I did a similar mod to build a PSL in 7.62x39 but did not think of it for this rifle.
Nice work.
I have a mount that works already but I may go for this mod., as I live fire test the various optics.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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You might have clamping issues with the AK compatible mount brackets if the rail is left as is from the factory.

The best compromise when using a AK mount would be a AK/SVD hybrid (if such thing exist), it will have the square body of the AK mount with the SVD mount locking mechanisim.

It seem to me that the AK mount is made for a wider rail where the SVD is narrower.

Notice how the Saiga AK bracket ends up with a sad face after it is tightened down.

M77 rail 10
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The rails SVD and AKM are the same width. Not sure why you have all that flex in the clamp area.
My Izhmash as detailed in the optics post I made is forward set vs the one you show above. It does not require any real mod and you can see it is not center flexed as yours shows. Dunno??
As seen in my post here from a few days ago>>

http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169490
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:20 AM   #5
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Jaimenv, could you post a wider angle pic of the rifle and scope/mount? I'm interested in seeing how your set up looks overall.

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Stacking tolerances. His rail could be a little bit small while the clamp is slightly too big.
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Jaimenv, could you post a wider angle pic of the rifle and scope/mount? I'm interested in seeing how your set up looks overall.

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