Questions: Dog Leg™ Scope Rail
Q: Will your Dog Leg
Scope Rail fit my AK variant?
A: The Dog Leg™ scope rail
was designed to fit most variants of the AK47 & 74 rifles.
Please refer to the variant compatibility sheet on our
Q: Will my product come with installation instructions?
A: All Dog Leg™ scope rail and Hand Guard kits come with
The installation instructions are also available on our
website’s support page.
Q: Will a gunsmith need to install my Dog Leg™ scope rail?
A: No, the Dog Leg™ scope rail was designed for easy
installation. The instructions included with
the kit provide a short
list of required
tools and detailed steps for proper installation.
Q: What are the specifications
of the picatinny rail on the Dog Leg Scope Rail?
A: The Picatinny rail
is manufactured at MIL-STD 1913 providing a standard mounting platform for
optics and accessories.
Q: Do your products satisfy 922R requirements?
A: Yes, our Hand Guard
counts as one 922r compliant part.
The Dog Leg™ scope
rail and the rear peep do not count as 922R compliance parts.
Q: Can your rail system accommodate a left charging handle.
A: No, our Dog Leg Scope Rail cannot accommodate a left side charging
handle without modification.
The rail can be modified, but the rear most one inch
(2.5cm) of the left side panel must be kept intact for stability.
Q: Can you ship international orders?
A: Yes, we can ship internationally. Products are
exported from the United States in accordance with ITAR and the Export
diversion contrary to United States law is prohibited.
Installation Questions: Dog Leg™ Scope Rail
Q: Do I need to
re-install the leaf sight spring at the end of the installation process?
A: Yes, re-install the leaf spring as it eliminates rattle and
improves accuracy and repeatability.
Q: I am having
difficulty installing the leaf sight spring.
What can I do?
A: If necessary, the
leaf spring can be slightly flattened to facilitate installation. Place the
leaf spring in a vise and squeeze the spring between
vise jaws until completely flat. When released, the leaf spring will have a
lost about 50% of it curvature making it easier to reinstall. Also,
a medium sized
C-clamp may be used to compress the front tab and spring. Use a rag to prevent
Q: Will I be able to
reinstall the original leaf sight?
No, the Dog Leg™ scope rail
attaches in place of the original leaf sight.
For a rear sight you may purchase the optional Basic Rear Peep Sight or
the Leaf Sight tab.
Q: Can I use my original
A: The cam action
release button included with the Dog Leg™ scope rail is essential for proper
Q: The Dog Leg Tab screws are vibrating out?
A: As stated on the
installation instructions, please use a thread adhesive on your tab screws. We
recommend Loctite Blue.
Q: I did not use thread adhesive
and I lost my Dog Leg™ tab screws. What size do I need to replace them?
A: The screw is a #8-32 x 1/4
socket-head cap screw and is readily available at most hardware stores. You
can also purchase replacements on our
Questions: Hand Guard
Q: Do you have side rails that can be used with your Hand
A: Currently, we do not manufacture side rails, but we recommend
the Magpul brand of side rails.
You will need to use different size screws. The screws
provided with the Magpul side rails will not work.
You will need to replace with #8-32 x 3/8 socket-head cap screws.
Q: The barrel clamps that came with my Hand Guard Kit do not
fit my barrel. Can I file them?
A: It is not advisable to file on the barrel clamps as
alignment is critical. They can however, be re-machined by a competent local
shop or sent in
to TWS for
machining to your specifications.
Q: What micro-dot sight
will co-witness with your rear peep and the front sight post?
A: At this time there
are three micro type red dot sights known to us that will co-witness with the
standard front sight and our rear peep sight &
-Primary Arms Micro Dot
-Bushnell Model TRS25
These micro-dots typically co-witness in the lower 1/3
of the sight window.
Q: How does your Dog Leg Scope Rail work with the Ultimak
railed guide tube?
A: The Dog Leg™ scope rail sits about 1/16th inch higher than
the Ultimak railed guide tube.
Q: How does your Dog Leg™
scope rail work with larger scopes?
A: The Dog Leg™ scope rail is a proven system when using
larger scopes. We have used scopes up to
16X on AKs chambered in .308 and 7.62 x 54.