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Bubacus
October 24, 2015, 22:00
First and foremost I appreciate the help on the bent piston...Now that things are running well, I have another question. I live in a ban state (thanks to Mitt Romney for keeping the Clinton Assault Weapons ban alive in MA). The prior owner soldered the slant brake to my VZ 2008. It is not even correctly set as the pin in the center of the sight assembly is still compressed as it is incorrectly "timed." I am going to remove this brake and put on a Bone Steel Arms Slovinian Brake Copy and attach it per Clinton Era Ban regs: http://www.bonesteelarms.com/AK-Slovakian-Style-Muzzle-Brake-CNC-24205.htm

Any suggestions on how to get this old brake off? No luck with mere propane heat to the solder:

http://i59.tinypic.com/sc3zgy.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2u5uufa.jpg

SPEEDGUNNER
October 24, 2015, 22:07
Whoa, that's ugly! You may have to use a dremel or a hacksaw to get that slant brake off. Front sight assemblies are available from Czechpoint, you can then replace yours that is buggered up from the solder. Good luck

rbgonoles
October 24, 2015, 22:18
I suggest buying the same brake from CNC Warrior. You'll get it in a week and be able to communicate with the seller if there's an issue. Bonesteel is known to be slow.

http://www.cncwarrior.com/Knurled-Compensator-M14-X-1-RH-p/23263.htm

lostmybearing
October 24, 2015, 22:33
I suggest buying the same brake from CNC Warrior. You'll get it in a week and be able to communicate with the seller if there's an issue. Bonesteel is known to be slow.

http://www.cncwarrior.com/Knurled-Compensator-M14-X-1-RH-p/23263.htm

I second that suggestion!!!!

Bubacus
October 25, 2015, 09:54
I was wondering if MAP gas would melt the solder a bit. I didn't want to fool with potentially harming the barrel though. Thanks for the tip on CNC warrior. Looks like they are out of stock right now, but I'll order one when they are back in stock.

12v71
October 25, 2015, 11:27
I suggest buying the same brake from CNC Warrior. You'll get it in a week and be able to communicate with the seller if there's an issue. Bonesteel is known to be slow.

http://www.cncwarrior.com/Knurled-Compensator-M14-X-1-RH-p/23263.htm

Thanks for that link. Now I know why my brake wont fit.:facepalm: I'll be getting in touch with them to see if I can get them to rethread it for the "century threads".

Bubacus
October 25, 2015, 22:18
The work starts at the 3 minute mark....Looked a little to drastic for the work I'd like to do:

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MilsurpMonkey
November 02, 2015, 10:42
Thanks for that link. Now I know why my brake wont fit.:facepalm: I'll be getting in touch with them to see if I can get them to rethread it for the "century threads".

Did you have any issues with your bolt carrier? Had a couple of these when century did the AK threading on the barrels, both had the " gremlin" now I have a later production with the original threading style and no issues. Wondering what century changed.

Bubacus
November 06, 2015, 22:32
Can't wait until they get them back in stock...performance looks great:

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Bubacus
February 15, 2016, 17:53
So in the depths of a deep freeze in MA, I finally got the silver solder off my poor VZ 2008. Looks better. I'm just about to order a new brake from CNC Warrior, but here is the problem. The slant brake pictured on the left threads on nice and easy counter clockwise when standing in front of the gun. I tried to put on the VZ 58 (on the right) cleaning adapter and no dice. Won't even thread at all. I am wondering if I have a gun with the "larger than standard" threads or I have a gun that Century might have threaded to an AK pattern. Any advice appreciated before I order.

http://i63.tinypic.com/1oqah5.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/346x36o.jpg

jam762
February 16, 2016, 09:23
CAI threaded them 14x1 LH I do believe.

So in the depths of a deep freeze in MA, I finally got the silver solder off my poor VZ 2008. Looks better. I'm just about to order a new brake from CNC Warrior, but here is the problem. The slant brake pictured on the left threads on nice and easy counter clockwise when standing in front of the gun. I tried to put on the VZ 58 (on the right) cleaning adapter and no dice. Won't even thread at all. I am wondering if I have a gun with the "larger than standard" threads or I have a gun that Century might have threaded to an AK pattern. Any advice appreciated before I order.

http://i63.tinypic.com/1oqah5.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/346x36o.jpg

Bubacus
February 18, 2016, 06:59
Thanks Jam, after a bit more poking around, the gun has a LH thread. I placed an order for the CNC warrior Slovakian brake in LH thread.

raubvogel
February 19, 2016, 21:57
You could measure to be sure

Bubacus
February 21, 2016, 10:05
I tried out a few other AK muzzle devices (blank firing adapter and a muzzle brake) with 14x1 LH threads and they went on easily. I saw on another board that Century did LH threads on earlier models of their VZ2008 to give owners a wider range of choices for AK style muzzle devices. They just wound up making things more confusing.

Jimbeaux82
February 23, 2016, 10:52
Had the same issue with mine. So I actually sent CNC the slant protector that I took off and had them check and match the thread with a replacement birdcage.

Bubacus
February 23, 2016, 20:31
Got the brake yesterday. Went on without a problem at all. Looks great and adds some weight to the front of the gun. Can't wait to try it out!