After hearing about this from a guy on another board, I'm wondering how common it really is:
There is a slight modification to the AKM bolt and carrier design: the AK-74 bolt has a small flat catch, and the carrier has a nib, which interacts to prevent the bolt from falling free of the carrier during disassembly of the weapon. The AKM extractor is prone to breakage, so, for the AK-74, it was substantially enlarged and strengthened.
Obviously, with the harder extraction of shorter gas systems....I would *think* there would be more broken extractors on AK47 (7.62x39) pistols than on 16" rifles.....but I plan to ask there as well.
Anyone have a broken extractor on their pistol? What was the round count? (If you know).
What about those of you that own rifles as well....any broken ones there? What's your current round count without changing the extractor?
Do you guys buy spare extractors or complete bolts JIC of a failure? I hadn't planned on it, but now I may....if it's an issue.
Sorry...new to AKs and want to be set up for SHTF with spares if necessary.
Not on mine. I have just one Mini Draco and have only run about 1,200 rounds through it so far but nothing broker, extractor or otherwise.
Ya, I only have like 500 or so through the fullsize and less than 200 through the mini with no issues. Someone on the XCR forum stated that they were "prone to breakage" which got me wondering about spares.
Thanks for the input.
If anyone else would like to participate here, I'd love to hear from ya. :)