Several people have emailed me about getting the front sight drum to move on there AK's so I thought it was time to post this.
There is a cheep tool out there that is designed to do this but twice I've tried to use one and they just bent both times. There is a good tool made by B-square that works here's the link, http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=623495
For those that don't want to spend 20 bucks for a tool that you will only use once there are options. First soak the drum in penetrating oil, Kroil is best but WD 40 will most likely work as well. You may have to let it soak over night. At this point I use my 12 ton arbor press but I know most don't have one of these. So you will need a solid surface, a vise works well, you will need to put something under the sight to lift it off the surface to keep from bending the sight ear and to provide a place for the drum to move, a socket works well for this or maybe a large hex nut. Now you need a punch or steel rod close to the diameter of the drum and your BIG HAMMER, I think you get the rest, don't hit your finger. :p
If it is not cooperating you may need to heat it with a torch, once it breakes loose it should move easilly.
Sounds caveman but hey it's an AK. If anybody has a better idea please chime in.