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Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by SKS Ray, Aug 2, 2010.
Early Russian 1949-51 firing pin retainer.
Thanks so much for the help!!!
Having a hard time getting the pin out to remove the spring so he's asked me to send the trigger group back for rework. Says it'll go front of the line and mail it right back. He says he may have cut too many coils out of the spring. It currently has 9 coils. He's going to put a stiffer spring in. Have to say he stands by his work.
Great, glad he's standing behind his work. Seems like an easy fix. I also had a pin hard to remove on a buds Russian so I just put a 1/4 inch socket on the opposite side and used a small vise and it came out pretty smooth. Can't wait for an update
If you ultimately need to replace the bolt, you will need to replace the carrier, too.
Anybody have any leads on where to find a bolt and carrier that would work?? Seems the places I've looked are OOS...
I see them pop up from time to time on sites but not lately. If you replace it, you'll have to make sure it headspaces ok.
Thanks again for your help.
The guy at Murrays who makes the spring loaded firing pin mod might be able to help. https://murraysguns.com/sks-firing-pins/
Trigger group is back got it Saturday. I can tell just by installingit that the mag release latch has much more tension on it now. I'd say the trigger has a bit heavier detectable pull but it is still smooth and predictable.
Didn't realize that spring does two jobs......Sear and mag release latch.
Anyone have or know where i can get a 20 rounder sks mag the one with the star on it.
I found a very good cond one for 85.00 but waiting to hear back if interested?
Test fired it at the range on Sunday. Accurate. Great trigger feel. 250 rounds downrange not one malfunction. I'm not at all upset about having to send it back because the final outcome is fantastic.
That's great to hear, glad it worked out for you!
My sks is stuck in bolt action and I cant put it back into semi .. I lubed it but didnt help any suggestions
If it's Yugo, make sure the grenade launcher switch is off. Grenade launcher mode blocks the gas tube to give it extra power, disabling semi-auto.
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Yes i moved the switch to open the launcher now the switch is stuck in the open position
You can only flip when the button is pressed down; it's spring loaded.
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When I got mine it was slightly rusted in place. Press down on the button and tap it with something. It'll move.
Still no luck and ive had it lubed all day
Scratch that finally got it to work thanks for the help gentlemen
Hello, I just got a SKS 20" barrel with NO marks at all. Just the S/N on all the parts. I think it was build in 1988 and its Chinese. What do I have?
Sounds like maybe a commercial SKS for the civilian market
Just to be clear on the markings, the only markings are the S/N. Nothing else, no Caliper, No maker and No proof stamps. I never seen a firearm that way.
Does it have a blade or spike bayonet? If it's a spike it's probably a Chinese made commercial SKS for civ market.
yes sir Spike bayonet. Commercial SKS had no import marks
Pics would help. But it does sound like one of the scrubbed and restamped receiver rebuilds from the 1980s which were flooded onto the US commercial market.
recoil spring free length
Does anyone know what an acceptable free length for an SKS recoil spring should be? I have a well used type 56. I thought it might be prudent to replace the recoil spring. The original spring measures about 12.75". The unused surplus spring I got measures right at 14" and seems quite a bit stiffer. Maybe the original spring is really just THAT worn? New spring seems to fit ok but I havent shot it yet. I suppose I could just shoot the damn thing and see if it works. Whats the worst that will happen....bolt will short stroke?
I have a Chinese SKS w/ Bayonet that my dad brought home from Vietnam. He was stationed in Udorn, Thailand, flying Jolly Greens (HH-53) picking up shot down plots over N Vietnam and Laos. He traded his combat boots and sunglasses for the rifle to a Laotian Tribesman. The stock is engraved with a few kills. If this rifle could only talk!
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