So I just got a 9.6v stick battery for my AK47. I was looking for a nice upgrade from the stock battery that came with my gun. Although, when it arrived, I found that it doesn't fit in my gun. It is one cell too long. Should I try to cut one cell out and tape it back up? Or Just send it back and hope I get my money back, or exchange for an 8.4 and hope that all happens before lioness? That's basically my issue here. I need a new battery before lioness. It seems like I'm pretty SOL right now though.
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If you cut a cell out you will be back to an 8.4. It will take a bit more than tape to get it back together.
What kind of AK do you have? More specifically, is it a TM style or a VFC style? If you aren't aware, a TM style will have 4 screws on the bottom, 2 near the front of the mag well and two inside the mag well. A VFC style will not have those screws and will have a big pin in the front trunion just under the rear sight.
I'm willing to bet you have a TM style. On the TM style AK 's the receiver is made of two parts. The rear half of the receiver has two tabs that lock into the front half of the receiver. Those two tabs are generally what gets in the way. You can use a dremel or file to remove some of the material for the battery to pass through. Sometimes there is a simple plug located behind the top hand guard that is intended to stop the factory 8.4 battery from sliding too far forward. Try removing your upper hand guard and taking a look.
If you have a VFC style body and you can't fit a 9.6, you may be SOL. The trunion on this body style is structurally important and could have any number of pins or levers blocking the way. Again I suggest taking off the upper hand guard and taking a look.