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AK muzzle detent pin stuck

chopper_man

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Hi all,
AK, WASR 10/63, ya ya, was unbastardizing the welded on muzzle thread protector. Got that off without a hitch however now my detent pin is stuck in. I can feel it with my nail, tried a razor, mild heat, rapping with a mallet from all sides, doesn't want to seem to budge. Any suggestions from the trust? I did find online about getting a pin press and pushing out the front pin. Any other options? I don't have a pin press, not fond of using a drift pin. Might try throwing a couple 100 round thru it to see if that has any effect (except on me!).
Thanks!
-Brian

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Sometimes when the brakes are welded it collapses the detent spring, heat it a little with a propane torch and then spray some kroil penetrating oil on it and see if it frees up. Worst case pull the sight unit off and replace it
 

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Like above said but if no avail it may be corroded to the pin and might have to press it out and replace the detent and spring which are avail

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I have had several that were stuck. I just tap on them with a punch and usually they will free up. Yes there is a chance it will get stuck, but everyone I have had (several dozen) have always come free.
 
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