View Full Version : how hard is it to change a gas piston?

12-20-2014, 07:24 PM
thinkin about switchin the one in the yugo.

6.25 inches correct?


1 Patriot-of-many
12-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Not hard, I remember changing one, had to grind a little to find the pin, punched it out no sweat.

12-20-2014, 07:49 PM
oh I can see the pin, both sides.

12-21-2014, 01:37 PM
When I replace the gas piston I like to drive a tapered SS pin through the piston/carrier until it is tight, then (for lack of a better term) smash the smaller tapered end flush with the carrier, smooth both sides flush with a file or dremel, and polish the entire assembly.

12-21-2014, 08:03 PM
gotcha boss man.