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Ok, I took my barrel off a few days ago to clean my gun top to bottom, every little piece, but when I put the barrel back on their is a little play between the gas tube and gas block, that dint look right so I went to my manual, it says to have them flush, so I loosend the barrel pushed it deeper and tightened, but its still the same thing and yes I tightened the barrel plenty with out over doing it. How do I get it to stay flush after tightening, I feel like a moron. :'(
 

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The manual telling you it should be flush is a bit strict. It really should say "About flush". It's really quite normal for there to be a little play between the gas tube and gas block. Up to a centimeter is even acceptable. Your gun is fine, it's normal. Don't worry too much. :-*
 

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Great thanks a ton ;D
 

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The play is what makes the barrel "fully floated" The gas tube should be able to be moved just a bit or loose. On AK-47s, the gas tube is tight. As the AK-47 heats up, the accuracy is affected because the expanding parts move the barrel just a little.


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The manual telling you it should be flush is a bit strict. It really should say "About flush". It's really quite normal for there to be a little play between the gas tube and gas block. Up to a centimeter is even acceptable. Your gun is fine, it's normal. Don't worry too much. :-*


I know this has been here for a while, but I think you meant to say "a millimeter." A centimeter is about half an inch. A millimeter is about the thickness of a fingernail.

(Mine does the same thing and I searched for an explanation before posting a new topic. When I read "centimeter" I had to say something.)
 
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