AK47 Slant Brake is not even

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    Question AK47 Slant Brake is not even

    I recently bought an AK47 and picked it up today. Its built by Lancaster on a Armory USA 1.6mm stamped receiver. After I put about 60 rounds through it, I realized the slant brake on the end is not "uniformly even". By uniformly even I mean the slant brake is not even on both sides when looking at the rifle from the side. If you are looking down the barrel, from the butt end, the top (shortest part of the slant brake) is actually at about 2 O'clock instead of the shortest part being at dead center 12 o'clock. The barrel is obviously threaded, and it has the retention pin on the front sight to lock the slant brake in, and the brake itself has a notch cut out of it to lock into this pin.

    This is my first AK47 so I do not actually know if its supposed to be canted to 2 o'clock or not. I would like to think it should be absolutely straight, with the top (shortest) part being at 12 and the bottom (longest) part being at 6. The only reason I can think that it might be correct at 2 o'clock, is that it works against the barrel twist, opposite of the rifling. (I originally meant this to pertain to the recoil, I would imagine [and i dont know for sure] that the rifling direction would torque the gun in the opposite direction)

    Let me know if I have a bad brake, or if its supposed to be canted to one side like mine has arrived today. If not I will probably need to look into a new slant brake, and I also could probably dremel out a notch further around so it comes to 12 if I have to although, I'll probably just purchase a new one.

    All input is appreciated.
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    It is supposed to be canted , The brake deflects muzzle gasses to counter recoil for a right handed shooter . On full auto firearms tend to recoil up and right for a right hander .
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    +1 to that, the brake is as it should be, canted.

    You can probably get the newer AK100 series installed if you do not like it.

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    Never set one up for an AK, but 1 o'clock works great for an AR, right handed shooter.

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    its supposed to be canted to one side
    Thus the term slant break...
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    Nice seeing you too Hotguns! haha. I thought the "slant" part was the cut of the brake itself. Which is indeed slanted.
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    Its also called a 45 degree slant brake. It sits at about 45 degrees and also has a slant cut to it front to back.

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    THIS IS THE WAY THE BRAKE IS ON MY YUGO. iT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THAT WAY FOR RECOIL.

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