15 responses to “RAS47 2500 rds Later – Livin’ on a Prayer”
I purchase my first ak in January, unfortunately it’s a RAS47. I’ve put 500+ rounds through it and have similar wear on bolt and bolt carrier. I still like the platform, but I guess you get what you pay for.
I’m new to the AK rifle platform, I recently bought one of these (RAS47) as a value home defense firearm. Serial number is 25k+ and even has the “X” mark on my bolt carrier (updated heat treating). Wondering if the RAS47 in this video series is an earlier/later model?
Either way, if the damage on the bolt & carrier group reaches absolute failure… can simply replacing these parts increase the life of the RAS47? Also, what kind/brand of bolts & bolt carriers are recommended for best performance and durability? Thanks for any advise guys.
If you replace the carrier you will need to check and probably adjust head space. If you are lucky you can grind a little off the carrier. Otherwise you would need to re set the barrel. At that point you would be so invested in parts and labor you could go buy a wasr. I have a collection of bolt and bolt carriers if you live in las vegas id be happy to let you check them for fit. Any mil surp parts will be hammer forged I believe. You can check apex, rtg, or kvar. I buy most of my parts from apex.
hmmm…..the rifle is beatign it self apart. if I am not mistaken most damage is located at right abd low. Could it be binding on the bolt carrier that excerts such a force?
Can you check rail height and/or bolt carrier rail slots allignment. especially regarding alignment with the piston?