Mine is the same way. It was that way with the old fire control parts and it's that way with the Red Star parts. Much improved with the Red Star fire control, but still firm. It's caused by a combination of the hammer spring tension and the friction of the bolt sliding over the hammer to cock it. Some are stiffer than others. To make it easy to charge, I think you would need to install a lighter recoil spring, which I do not advise. That can cause the other problems. It's an AK. It's never going to run as smooth as an AR.
Originally Posted by Ironbarr
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