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    Trigger guard rivet length?

    I'm getting stuff together to build a SAR. Last piece of the puzzle is rivets. From memory the normal rule of thumb is 150% longer than diameter. Does this still work on the Galil or is there too much meat on the receiver?

    This is my first milled build.

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    I've never seen Galil trigger guard rivets for sale. On a lark, I wonder if AK rivets would work.
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    "regular" AKs tend to be stamped these days. Different receiver thickness is possible.

    How much rivet do we want sticking up to squish?

    The actual trigger guard rivet has a smaller head but not a big deal.

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    I'm told a milled AK-47 trigger guard rivet will work for Galil.

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    What is the length of that rivet?

    It's way cheaper to just order 100 at $6-8 vs $5 for 6 rivets from AK-Builder, plus, I'll be building several.

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    Don't know length or have one to measure.

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    I'm curious about this myself! I don't think 'regular' milled AK rivets are correct, as the AK-47 uses a pin as a selector stop and the Galil has an AKM-style plate.

    Eli

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    5/32 x 1/4 work good

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    Thanks man! You rock!

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    Standard AKM trigger guard rivets work fine.

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