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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Da, Tovarisch Snayperskaya has the right idea! I'm a wuss and even I can manage to operate one of Snayperskaya's AK's with the spent case charging handle :good:


To be honest I took that pic off the 'net......my charging handles are as Tovarischi Kalashnikov and Dragunov intended! ussrflag

Hah, my memory obviously not the best, but in this case I have gained a few extra man points...

Is it literally just the tension from the spring which is making it difficult or are there some surfaces you could polish to help slide it back?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:58 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CYMA-AK-Char ... :rk:1:pf:0

These work great. I've got them on my AKM and my Armsan RS-S1. And get down the gym lol


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:23 am 
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Andy632 wrote:
You could always get a spare spring to practice with.
I had to lop some coils off my Walther G22 to get it cycle properly.
this thought was what led me to start this thread, seems I’d be the first one on here to try it, might have a chat with Oleg first....


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WelshShooter wrote:
snayperskaya wrote:
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Da, Tovarisch Snayperskaya has the right idea! I'm a wuss and even I can manage to operate one of Snayperskaya's AK's with the spent case charging handle :good:


To be honest I took that pic off the 'net......my charging handles are as Tovarischi Kalashnikov and Dragunov intended! ussrflag

Hah, my memory obviously not the best, but in this case I have gained a few extra man points...

Is it literally just the tension from the spring which is making it difficult or are there some surfaces you could polish to help slide it back?
there are things I could polish but overcoming the spring tension is the main thing.

The lower the effort required, the faster the reload, the less the disruption in position and the easier it is on the fingers.

I’ll have a little ponder :)


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Nelly2014 wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CYMA-AK-Charging-Cocking-Handle-Extension-for-AK47-74-Airsoft-AEG-GBB/122936542699?hash=item1c9f96c5eb:g:i2IAAOSwiqFabHjm:rk:1:pf:0

These work great. I've got them on my AKM and my Armsan RS-S1. And get down the gym lol


Thanks. They do look good. It’s not an issue with strength (I love the gym, gives me twice weekly quiet time to think about modifying firearms) it just seems like it’s harder than it needs to be. My straight pull 5.56 was like butter in comparison.


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First the solution: Wear gloves, make sure the chamber is clean and shoot it LOTS! The more you shoot the more compression the spring will get and easier it will be to run.

Next the issue: The OP mentions overcoming 'Spring tension', this sounds like a primary extraction problem. It might appear to be spring that is the issue here but you need to remember these military straight pulls lack the mechanical primary extraction of a bolt action and without the gas system in operation the energy to easily un-stick the case out of the chamber. You are not just fighting the spring but also the spent case as it is unstuck and ejected!

Once you have fired a round don't hang about with a spent case in the chamber and likewise a new round. With these military straight pulls you really need to get into the technique of shooting pretty rapidly.

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Just get an AR Straightpull charging handle modification done. It will transform it.

I did it on the Dragunov I used to have. Worked very well.

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Well I’ve got a brick of 1,000 rounds so that shouldn’t be a problem :)

Thanks all :)


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breacher wrote:
Just get an AR Straightpull charging handle modification done. It will transform it.

I did it on the Dragunov I used to have. Worked very well.


I would really like one of the Davis left hand charging top covers but they don’t seem to respond to emails.

I bet they’d be dead popular over here.


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breacher wrote:
Just get an AR Straightpull charging handle modification done. It will transform it.

I did it on the Dragunov I used to have. Worked very well.


Nooooooo!!!!..........you people are just wrong! :p


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