rotating the lever in the same direction until the
tab is above the FCG, by now the lever should be
able to be removed by guiding the U
shaped tabbed area out of the receiver through the
special designed hole on the right side (ejection
port side) of the receiver.
the safety lever removed take the needle nose pliers
and grab the small bent part of the Shepard's hook
(crook) and push it forward until it is removed.
The hooked part of the Shepard's hook should pop
out by the hammer axis pin against the left side
of the receiver, grab it and pull it out in the
direction shown. The Shepard's hook is used to keep
the axis pins from backing out of the rifle while
it is being shot, thus we must remove it to remove
the Shepard's hook (crook) has been removed the
rest of the disassembly should be easy. Now take
your punch (or what ever your using) and place the
rifle on a flat surface with the right side facing
up (ejection port side) and tap out the hammer axis
pin (b), leave the trigger axis pin (a) alone for
the hammer pin removed you should be able to reach
in and grab the hammer and pull it out. Make sure
to un-attach the pieces of the hammer spring from
the trigger. This can be done by just pushing down
on them and moving them to the side.
With the hammer removed place the rifle back on
its side with the right side (ejection port side)
facing up. Tap out the trigger axis pin, make
sure to watch the disconnector and trigger carefully,
because once you remove them, the little disconnector
spring might fly off and you could lose it. If
you haven't done so already, once the trigger
pin is removed, remove the trigger and disconnector.
And that's it, you have just removed your AKs
FCG. Now installation is a different story. Click
the link to Page 3 below for instructions on installation.
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