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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Stuck AK Windage Drum

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    SUCCESS!!!!!!!!! pretty happy right now. I've spent a lot of time trying to fix this.

    Heated it, put it back in the vice and applied an ungodly amount of torque using cheater pipes on the vice handle. I committed that I didn't care if I broke my vice. Sure enough I heard a very satisfying "crack" and all was right in the world.
    Good job. Pictures of your setup might help future people.

    Edit: is that video how you did it?
    Last edited by Gunsnwater; November 25th, 2019 at 10:22 PM.
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    Red face Re: Stuck AK Windage Drum

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    If it was a taper it wouldn’t work as windage.
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    Thumbs up Re: Stuck AK Windage Drum

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    SUCCESS!!!!!!!!! pretty happy right now. I've spent a lot of time trying to fix this.

    Heated it, put it back in the vice and applied an ungodly amount of torque using cheater pipes on the vice handle. I committed that I didn't care if I broke my vice. Sure enough I heard a very satisfying "crack" and all was right in the world.

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    Default Re: Stuck AK Windage Drum

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    Good job. Pictures of your setup might help future people.

    Edit: is that video how you did it?
    Yes, more or less. I used a 3/8" socket extension to push on the on the windage drum and a 12mm bit around the drum on the other side and cranked the vice handle with a piece of scrap pipe.

    Like I mentioned I'm not sure if it was the penetrating oil, tapping with punch, torch heating, or final application of torque that did the job or a combo of all the above.

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    Default Re: Stuck AK Windage Drum

    I got lucky with mine. The tool worked no problem.

    Last month I found my glock aftermarket sight tool had rusted the two pins it slides on, inside their holes. I went through all the options from soaking 2 days in nuts off to heat and hammer. Heat and hammer did it. Always afraid of wrecking stuff when it’s seized up and attempts escalating in force.
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    Default Re: Stuck AK Windage Drum

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    I got lucky with mine. The tool worked no problem.

    Last month I found my glock aftermarket sight tool had rusted the two pins it slides on, inside their holes. I went through all the options from soaking 2 days in nuts off to heat and hammer. Heat and hammer did it. Always afraid of wrecking stuff when it’s seized up and attempts escalating in force.
    Vinegar is a great penetrant, it just eats rust away.
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