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Simple "bolt hold open" mod for AK-47 that anyone can do!
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...Even if you are limited on tools. A dremel works nicely for this, but if you dont have one, a simple file will do just fine.

Just stumbled upon a thread at Defensive Carry with a really simple, effective mod for a WASR-10.

This is NOT an "automatic" bolt hold open! In other words, it will not lock your bolt back after the final shot. The purpose of this mod is for situations such as a range or gun club that requires you to lock your action open during a cease fire. No more will you have to stuff a shotgun shell or a flag into the action to hold it open.

All you do is cut or grind a small notch out of the top edge of your safety lever, allowing you to pull back your bolt carrier and engage the safety, trapping the charging handle in the notch. It is hard to describe, but here is a link to the thread, it has very good pictures of the modification in post #1:

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/refe...ction.html
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snakeman21;47027 Wrote:...Even if you are limited on tools. A dremel works nicely for this, but if you dont have one, a simple file will do just fine.

Just stumbled upon a thread at Defensive Carry with a really simple, effective mod for a WASR-10.

This is NOT an "automatic" bolt hold open! In other words, it will not lock your bolt back after the final shot. The purpose of this mod is for situations such as a range or gun club that requires you to lock your action open during a cease fire. No more will you have to stuff a shotgun shell or a flag into the action to hold it open.

All you do is cut or grind a small notch out of the top edge of your safety lever, allowing you to pull back your bolt carrier and engage the safety, trapping the charging handle in the notch. It is hard to describe, but here is a link to the thread, it has very good pictures of the modification in post #1:

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...-open-mod.html

That link didn't work for me, but I bet it was supposed to go here.
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#3
OK, this is pretty neat. I just might have to try this out on the kids AK first. If it works, then I'll try it on mine.
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I did something like that to my Saiga. It is great to have at the range.
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Buy it here at Brownells. Salty though.
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John Fritz;47116 Wrote:[Image: l_713000147_4.jpg]
Buy it here at Brownells. Salty though.

Yeah, for almost $65... I don't think so. I'll cut my own first.
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mtbkski;47142 Wrote:
John Fritz;47116 Wrote:[Image: l_713000147_4.jpg]
Buy it here at Brownells. Salty though.

Yeah, for almost $65... I don't think so. I'll cut my own first.

My thoughts exactly. Why spend $65 for a functionality you can have for free.

TheWolff;47033 Wrote:That link didn't work for me, but I bet it was supposed to go here.

Thank you. Fixed the problem. Big Grin
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#8
I've seen one of these installed and they look and perform really well. They've got a nice feel to them and I would put one on one of my guns even at that price point. I just got hung up on the way it looks I guess.

But no, function-wise you aren't gaining anything over the mods which has been originally discussed here.
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If anyone wants to sell me an AK, I'll do this and take lots of pics for you.

Shamelessly trying to get the word out. Big Grin
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John Fritz;47148 Wrote:I've seen one of these installed and they look and perform really well. They've got a nice feel to them and I would put one on one of my guns even at that price point. I just got hung up on the way it looks I guess.

But no, function-wise you aren't gaining anything over the mods which has been originally discussed here.

The difference between the one pictured and the modified one is the one pictured has the extension with a shelf so you can flip the safety off without taking either hand off the gun. Modifying it yourself is great for ranges that require an open action but the aftermarket one is for manipulating the safety.
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