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A friend is doing a build based on a 1973 Bulgarian reweld. The receiver has the normal safety, but instead of one FIRE position, it has two. I have tried researching this, to no avail; except I found a reference to 2 holes vs. 3. Three holers being capable of full auto ops. Friend says his Bulgarian has SAFE, semi-auto, and SINGLE. Anyone care to educate me?


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I had a long response typed up and then I noticed the most important word "reweld" in your description. The original receiver was destroyed by cutting into pieces so it could be imported. A skilled welder can bring them back to life creating a "new" receiver. Unless it's a post sample the hole for the auto sear should have been welded up.


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Thanks Hizzie.

It appears that you are saying the rifle in question is NOT capable of full auto operation without this 3rd hole.

Where does the 3rd hole normally appear?


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For clarity's sake- here is a Bulgarian AK with identical markings. I count 3 pins and 1 rivet.



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The third pin hole is for the auto sear which allows FA.


Stamped vs milled but shows the difference. http://www.southernoutdoorlife...s/mak90web/mak90.htm


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Your idea of single MAY be where full auto would be if the part was installed , without it the hammer MAY be following the bolt home , resulting in a single shot . Easy way to find out is to look at the chambered round that doesn't fire , look for a very light strike or the hammer is not cocked .
3 holed receivers are machineguns .
 
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