Anyone with a 12/20 ton shop press?

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Anyone with a 12/20 ton shop press?

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Just got approved for an SBR stamp, did a cut & crown, but I need to press off a front sight gas block on my AK, and wondering if anyone near the 85233 (Gilbert) area can lend a hand before I go buy one - problem is I don’t have the room for one at the moment so I was hoping someone would allow me to use theirs - TIA


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Would it just need to be as tall as the barrel is long? Would you have whatever is needed to hold the barrel?
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XJThrottle wrote: August 5th, 2022, 11:26 am Would it just need to be as tall as the barrel is long? Would you have whatever is needed to hold the barrel?
The barrel is still in the receiver/trunnion, and has already been chopped & crowned at 8.5”
- I don’t have the brace or anything that goes with a press, and was hoping someone had them - if I need to I’d get whatever is needed for it to happen
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Az_Gunner wrote: August 5th, 2022, 4:40 pm
XJThrottle wrote: August 5th, 2022, 11:26 am Would it just need to be as tall as the barrel is long? Would you have whatever is needed to hold the barrel?
The barrel is still in the receiver/trunnion, and has already been chopped & crowned at 8.5”
- I don’t have the brace or anything that goes with a press, and was hoping someone had them - if I need to I’d get whatever is needed for it to happen
Looks like you need a somewhat specific fixture.

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Hit up Lee Armory.
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Thanks for the info guys - I had a member reach out who lived 5 minutes away, and was able to get the block pressed off, then drilled out, and pressed back on - spent $3 at Ace Hardware for a jig to press the barrel off of the gas block - it came off very easy
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Az_Gunner wrote: August 6th, 2022, 7:11 am Thanks for the info guys - I had a member reach out who lived 5 minutes away, and was able to get the block pressed off, then drilled out, and pressed back on - spent $3 at Ace Hardware for a jig to press the barrel off of the gas block - it came off very easy
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Doc wrote: August 6th, 2022, 9:51 am
Az_Gunner wrote: August 6th, 2022, 7:11 am Thanks for the info guys - I had a member reach out who lived 5 minutes away, and was able to get the block pressed off, then drilled out, and pressed back on - spent $3 at Ace Hardware for a jig to press the barrel off of the gas block - it came off very easy
AZS for the win!
Yes sir! 💯

Much thanks and appreciation to Brlux for allowing me to use his press 👊🏼
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Whatcha doin with the gas block ya took off?
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Mini14 wrote: August 13th, 2022, 5:16 pm Whatcha doin with the gas block ya took off?

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Mini14 wrote: August 13th, 2022, 5:16 pm Whatcha doin with the gas block ya took off?
The slr107ur are known to have a restrictor on the GB port not allowing the gun to cycle properly when cut from 16” to 8.5” - after cut & crown, mine ran well with a can, but wouldn’t cycle without it, even after using a booster - so I had it pressed off to allow me to drill the gas port up, allowing gas to flow properly without the can - she runs like a champ now
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Az_Gunner wrote: August 16th, 2022, 5:38 pm
Mini14 wrote: August 13th, 2022, 5:16 pm Whatcha doin with the gas block ya took off?
The slr107ur are known to have a restrictor on the GB port not allowing the gun to cycle properly when cut from 16” to 8.5” - after cut & crown, mine ran well with a can, but wouldn’t cycle without it, even after using a booster - so I had it pressed off to allow me to drill the gas port up, allowing gas to flow properly without the can - she runs like a champ now

Yea I overlooked that you put it back on. I’m always on the hunt for parts.

I’ll Probly have to do that to my krink when I stamp it. I think I might do my 107cr first though. Debating on the next stamp, a dedicated 556 can is sounding good right now.
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Mini14 wrote: August 17th, 2022, 6:58 am
Az_Gunner wrote: August 16th, 2022, 5:38 pm
Mini14 wrote: August 13th, 2022, 5:16 pm Whatcha doin with the gas block ya took off?
The slr107ur are known to have a restrictor on the GB port not allowing the gun to cycle properly when cut from 16” to 8.5” - after cut & crown, mine ran well with a can, but wouldn’t cycle without it, even after using a booster - so I had it pressed off to allow me to drill the gas port up, allowing gas to flow properly without the can - she runs like a champ now

Yea I overlooked that you put it back on. I’m always on the hunt for parts.

I’ll Probly have to do that to my krink when I stamp it. I think I might do my 107cr first though. Debating on the next stamp, a dedicated 556 can is sounding good right now.
I just finished my 107cr recently after getting my 107ur done - picked up a 106cr a few weeks ago and my prints were received today so that’ll be next on the chopping block



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Very nice I’m about to get going on my Saiga 105 conversion. Need to source a 5.5 folder set up then I’ll get it stamped and that installed.
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Did your 107cr have the restrictor also?
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