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3 years 16 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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AK-47 Slant Brake?

Which direction should the slant be facing on an AK? Mine is facing to the left of the gun........I'am asking because my AK recoils very hard to the right, and thought this might have something to do with it. Any thoughts?

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:08 PM

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never owned one,but i belive it should face tr8 up.do you have a crush or peel washer behind it?or a jam nut?

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:16 PM

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http://www.ak-47.us/AK47_Parts.php

Also a PDF on different weapons

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

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No.........

It's just the way I bought it.......It's my first AK so I'am not sure.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

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On the link I posted, it goes just how it is displayed in the list of brake types...

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:31 PM

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i dont wana eat my words later,but im pretty sure you should have a washer for proper"timing"www.carolina shooterssupply.com has crush washers for $4 if you are interested.like i said im pretty sure it is suposed to point straight up,but you may want to crush the washer only a little and let it point to the right at first and slowly tighten it down testing to see where it works best.just remember once you crush it its that size forever so go slow and test is what id do.good luck

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:50 PM

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folowed the link isd made.it looks like its porting gases upward to me.my mistake on tightening your brake down though i said start with it facing more tward the right,but i forgot its a left hand thread.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:53 PM

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I sat trying to get the damn brake off my 74 for a few minutes before I remembered that...

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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haha.ya i dont get why they did that.its not like they thread everything to the left over there,and there is no practical reason to do it.musta just been some drunken rusky engineer i guess.lol.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 2:56 PM

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With extra recoil it means you slant is not working like it should. the opening should be facing up BTW.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:40 PM

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With extra recoil it means you slant is not working like it should. the opening should be facing up BTW.

Incorrect, the slant break is to the right for a reason. In full auto the break slant to the right keeps the right in your left hand of the handguard. It is always to be toward the right.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 12:08 PM

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I apologize if I am wrong. However, The 2 that I have shot, there opening appeared to be up, but may have had a slight orientation to the right. But mostly the appeared to be facing up. I am not the expert on AK's so if this (facing 90 degrees to the right) is the only proper position than I appreciate the correction.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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mine is the same way, look close at it, there is a spring loaded plunger on the sight,that fits into a groove on the break, push the plunger in and hold it and you should be able to unscrew it, it will be very tight,, there is no washer on mine either, and cant be with this design,

3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:45 PM

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The slant break will not have a washer and will not fit tight all the time. It is NOT necessary to be tight, only the the pin holds it in place. The slant should face to the right hand side in order to push the gun into the left hand.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 4:51 PM

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Shakleford wrote:
Which direction should the slant be facing on an AK? Mine is facing to the left of the gun........I'am asking because my AK recoils very hard to the right, and thought this might have something to do with it. Any thoughts?

I need to see a picture if your break. I have never seen a left facing slant break.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:47 AM

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I'll have to mess with it some and see what happens........Nitris, I have to get a new camera before I can get any pics up. If you are holding the gun, the bottom of the slant is on the right side leaving the slant going to the left. If that makes any sense?

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 9:33 AM

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Shakleford it should look like this.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 12:11 PM

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uh huh

This is the way the break was facing on the ones I shot. Up with a slight turn to the right, if any. So why is up wrong? Wouldn't "right" be wrong as well. If this is proper than it would be a 45 degree turn to the right, making it both up and right.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:35 AM

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sytasyn_syn wrote:
This is the way the break was facing on the ones I shot. Up with a slight turn to the right, if any. So why is up wrong? Wouldn't "right" be wrong as well. If this is proper than it would be a 45 degree turn to the right, making it both up and right.

That slight turn to the right is what matters. It's NOT up it's to the right, if you tell someone it's up they generally get confused. When explaining always make sure to explain the direction of the slant. The reason is for full auto only, NOT semi. Most individual who have never had or owned an AK understandf less about the break and the reason for it, that is why you must stress the direction of the slant to the right not up because many in my pass have been confuse as to why when the pin is out it's to the right....................er..............yeah and. It just helps to explain that the break is not striaght up but at a slant to the right. make sense??

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:11 PM

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Thanks Nitris!

Mine is on wrong then.......will fix it and give it a test run! Hopefully that will help with the recoil!

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

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this is kind of a scary perspective to be looking at even in a picture!

lol...

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 12:21 PM

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yes but no mag in weapon

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 1:57 PM

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even so

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yes but no mag in weapon

Didn't think there would be. But even so, looking into the bore and the rifling is thought provoking.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

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so, being a lefty

on shoulder fired arms. I dont want an AK? Or I would want to remove the brake? Yes? No?

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:37 AM

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If you don't own one buy one or twenty. Ak's are great but be aware of what you buy and who built it.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:47 PM

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being a lefty

Actually, AK's are great for left handed shooters and as for the standard muzzle-brake... That's personal preference.

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 5:15 AM

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The slant break is only affective during full auto as Nitris said. Semi auto there is no real difference.

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3 years 15 weeks ago, 6:47 PM

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that supressor threads are left handed, so the gases following the grooves in the rifle don't cause the muzzle brake to loosen should the pin fail. Maybe not, but if I'm wrong that's fine. I'll just go and cry into nitris's dog's fur as I make love to it with him recording it all.

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You're wrong. AK's are like Chuck Norris... they simply cannot fail. They would never design any part of it with the possibility of failure in mind. Now make sure to use you're gag ball, that mutt has been getting testy

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Mine works fine, as stated Nitrus! for full auo reason, other than that adjust the forward sight!

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