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So I cleaned my horribly dirty/rusty Yugo M70 today. While taking it apart, I lost the spring clip that holds in the pins that hold in the trigger group and the hammer. So, that's gone. I have a habit of doing that, I lost probably 4 detent pins when building my AR. Anyways, I put it back together to make sure everything functions, seems good.

Anyways, what works best? The retaining plate or the spring? About the same? My other idea is just some 5mm c-clips.
 

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I keep forgetting about Krebs. They're about 40 minutes from me.
 

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Get the E clips from Ace Hardware. That is what I run in my Norinco, and they are much easier that either the spring or clip.
 

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I believe it. Pretty sturdy? About how many rounds you got through it with those clips?
 

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Get the E clips from Ace Hardware. That is what I run in my Norinco, and they are much easier that either the spring or clip.
Wouldn't it be harder to remove? It's tight in there and the retaining area is very close to the wall of the receiver.
 

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There should be zero responses in this thread beyond the word "plate". $15 from a decent company, quick to remove/install, won't fail like a spring will (heat cycles in a spring will eventually break it after so many thousand rounds). Get the plate and never look back. No need to cheap out.
 

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There should be zero responses in this thread beyond the word "plate". $15 from a decent company, quick to remove/install, won't fail like a spring will (heat cycles in a spring will eventually break it after so many thousand rounds). Get the plate and never look back. No need to cheap out.
Agree with easy removal/install. Disagree with failure after thousands of rounds. What? How? Of all the springs on an AK, the retaining spring has the cushiest job of them all. Weakening due to rust maybe.
 

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Agreed, it does get the cushy job of the bunch, but heat and corrosion will take a toll on any spring. Besides the first time you have to remove/replace/reinstall a shepherds hook spring...you'll buy a plate.
 

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I made my Norinco 922 compliant 2-3 years ago by adding Ironwood Designs walnut stock, Tapco trigger group, and SAW grip. I thought then the shephard's hook spring was a pain, so I put in the e clips, I probable have a case of ammo through it with no problems. The clips are secure, cheap and easy to get in & out. How many times do you take apart your AK anyway?
 

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I made my Norinco 922 compliant 2-3 years ago ny adding Ironwood designs walnut stock, Tapco trigger group, and SAW grip. I thought then the shephard's hook spring was a pain, so I put in the e clips, I probable have a case of ammo through it with no problems. The clips are secure, cheap and easy to get in & out. How many times do you take apart your AK anyway?

That is a nice looking gun, how much did you pay for that stock set? And its black walnut correct?
 

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Yes, it is Black Walnut. The cost if I remember correctly was about $120, maybe a little less. That is one of the MAK90 thumbhole AK's, and the new stock set & trigger group made all the difference in the world. I also threaded the barrel for a flash hider. I got it a trade for an FEG Hi Power clone, but didn't shoot it much because of the ugly uncomfortable stock, not it is a favorite!

Google Irownwood Designs, they make many different stock from different wood for most AK variants.
 

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I made my Norinco 922 compliant 2-3 years ago by adding Ironwood Designs walnut stock, Tapco trigger group, and SAW grip. I thought then the shephard's hook spring was a pain, so I put in the e clips, I probable have a case of ammo through it with no problems. The clips are secure, cheap and easy to get in & out. How many times do you take apart your AK anyway?
I remove the trigger assembly about every 500 rounds or so (about 2-3 range trips). I shoot a lot of milsurp ammo with that red lacquer seal. Those things get into every nook and cranny behind the receiver.
 

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I'm probably going to end up having to take the gun down more often that I would like until I run out of this surplus corrosive stuff. That being said, I'm going to call up Krebs tomorrow and hope they have a plate in stock. May as well start making upgrades.
 

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Ran up to Krebs today unannounced. Hooked it up with a KCI plate, ground it to fit, installed it, all in 20 minutes. Tiger blood and winning.
 

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Curious why it had to be ground to fit? That's a bit weird. One of mine takes a bit of finesse to slide in since I had the side-rail replaced with blank rivets, but the plates have simply fit into all of my Arsenals and Saigas. Either way you're good to go.
 

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Curious why it had to be ground to fit? That's a bit weird. One of mine takes a bit of finesse to slide in since I had the side-rail replaced with blank rivets, but the plates have simply fit into all of my Arsenals and Saigas. Either way you're good to go.
not all are the same. I had to fit some on NDC, GT, and ChiComs...
 
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