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Old 01-07-2014, 12:50 PM
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I have a Romanian G AK47 that I put together about 4 years ago. I've only shot about 20-30 rounds through it. When I shoot it, it will shoot and cycle correctly 3-4 times and then it will shoot, eject, and reload, but the hammer will not be in the cocked position. It has gotten a little better since I first shot it. It use to do it after every shot. I built 2 others and didn't have any problems at all. Does anyone have any idea as to what the problem might be? Any advice is appreciated.
And also, I replaced the trigger group with a new Tapco set and I've also switched recoil spring and bolt from another AK that worked fine and it didn't make a difference.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:55 PM
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:02 PM
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Another member suggested he start a new thread. Since the first post was piggybacked on a 5 year old thread, that's probably best in the long run.

I'll unlock it and delete the other duplicate.

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:37 PM
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Sorry. I posted on the old thread because on other forums I've heard people ***** about not using the search function and starting a topic that has already been discussed. I just followed the advice of another member.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:14 PM
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Did you make your own receiver? Sounds like the hammer or trigger pin holes may be off or your rail may be a little high. You could also try swapping your carrier (reuse the existing bolt) and see if that helps.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:05 PM
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Check to see if your hammer pivot pin is seated fully through the right side of the receiver.
If it is even just short, you can get wobble which will keep your trigger hook form reaching and catching your hammer.

Try a new pin retaining clip. Replace your shepherd's crook or your current retainer with something tighter and stiffer to keep that pin from walking back out.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:29 PM
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I put a whole new Tapco trigger group and hammer. It has an e-clip on each pin. That's what has me stumped. I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the receiver itself because I have changed everything else. I've built 3 others and owned several other AK's. I'm quite familiar with how they go together and how they work. Obviously I'm no expert or I wouldn't be having these problems. It just frustrating. I keep looking for something obvious. A buddy told me I need to just keep shooting it and see if it works itself out....
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:29 AM
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it seems like you are way more knowledgeable than me in firearms, but what I would do is try take it fully apart, and assemble it again. not looking for problems, just assembly from scratch... might find what was wrong. good luck
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:55 AM
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What brand receiver???
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:59 PM
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I agree with bsn that your axis pin holes may be a little too far apart.
If you have a calipers around you could compare the pin holes with one of the other AKs that shoots properly.
Hey AK guys join the AK Owners group where we can discuss the pro's & con's of AK ownership.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:51 AM
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" You could also try swapping your carrier (reuse the existing bolt) and see if that helps. "
Just to amplify what bsn said. I would try this first on the off chance one of your other carriers is a little deeper.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:02 PM
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If the bolt isn't going all the way reward to reset the hammer I would suggest checking the gas port for it being clogged or your recoil spring is too strong. Does the bolt carrier move freely in the receiver?
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