Yep, we're officially into crack season.
I spent the weekend installing three inserts into the top joint of this Loree AK.
This evening, I'm putting on a last bit of polish for the blend before changing the pads and calling it done.
I thought these came out decently well so here's a few shots for the old portfolio and website.
Loree AK -- Crack Pinning
The crack in this particular Loree top joint seems to be especially problematic and unstable, so the decision was made to add a few more carbon fiber pins for additional support.
Hopefully it'll stay sealed this time. I'm still fairly impressed with the carbon fiber rod (for pinning usage) and how easy it is to get a nice finish on the exposed pin ends without too much effort or special tools.
I deliberately posed and blew out the flash / highlights on a few of these pictures so you can see the pinning locations and then took a few more with the highlights not directly on the pinning holes.
You can see nicely they wind up hiding in between all of the hardware under normal lighting. For all intents and purposes, they're just about 'invisible'.
If you want to see the installation without any trimming or blending of the rod...scroll down one post.