the replacement barrel I ordered for one I was having rebarreled was not drilled, I had to do it myself. The block is a lot different on the AK is is basically a block of steel with a hole drilled in it at an angle that allows the gas to expand into the cavity to push the piston. It is no where close to being machined as precise as the AR gas block is.How do you plan to block the gas port? It would seem to be the best and easiest way to get a straight pull AK. On an AR type I think it would be a bit simpler - there is already a pin through the block that holds the gas tube, so you can just pin in something solid into the block. On an AK, the piston rides inside the tube, and the block is pinned to the barrel (like the AR in most cases). Seems like it is going to take some modification of the gas block on the AK to get the gas shutoff. Just wondering how this is usually done.
Pretty close. It is a little different because of the pistol grip. I have built some straight pull ARs with the side charging uppers.As far as rapidity of fire is concerned, I've thought that doing this with an AK would make it similar to the straight pull Swiss K31, no?
Well aren't you Mr. Positive?Stop dreaming like a fool. ATF says, "Once a full auto, always a full auto." NYS takes the same approach to semiautos. My local gunshop in Guilderland, J&J, was put out of business because they were turning noncompliant AWs into compliant AWs. If they can even begin to screw you for some imaginery infraction, that is nothing more than a fanciful legal construction of the gun laws here in NYS, you will spend a great deal of time and money to get out of it, while they spend your tax dollars sticking it to you. BTW They will have many great nights out having dinner on your dime and yukking it up, while you wonder how you're going to pay your legal bills. Jack's Oyster House on State St in Albany does a huge business on your tax dollars. We have scum for government in this state, and it's our own fault.