i have the same prob and what i've come up with is the muzzle of most ak's are 14mm and the step up on the mini's 13.9 so i might try a kit that has a brake, 14mm 1.0 left hand thread die. the kits are 12.99-18.99 and thread alignment tool is recomended for 13.00. if you want to see them i found them at where else? brownells under dyna systems. the brakes are the krinkov style,slant style and the sinus rocking ak-74. not sure if this will work i have to talk to a couple of people but i'll let you know.