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JazzyTman 05-11-2010 07:14 PM

SKS Gas Chamber won't come off... Advice?
 
Recently inherited my stepfathers Chinese SKS, and when i field stripped it to clean off all the storage gunk i found that the gas chamber isn't coming off when i raise the operating rod. i've tried maintaining upward pressure on the chamber and moving the op rod around, nothing is working. would love some advice.

DrumJunkie 05-11-2010 07:16 PM

Welcome to the forum. You might get better results if you pop in the intro threads and say hi first :)

I have a Norinco SKS that was a little hard to get out. Pretty much had to manhandle it to get it out. Went back in nice though.

JazzyTman 05-11-2010 07:19 PM

ha alright i'll do that. so i don't have to worry about breaking anything? i've been putting a flathead screwdriver between the chamber and the barrel in front of the handguard and trying to pry it off, but i don't want to destroy the gun either.

JazzyTman 05-11-2010 08:21 PM

should the handguard bring the gas system out with it? i can't get that to move either. i'm sure this whole situation has a very simple solution, but a noob like myself has yet to find it :/

orangello 05-11-2010 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazzyTman (Post 283671)
should the handguard bring the gas system out with it? i can't get that to move either. i'm sure this whole situation has a very simple solution, but a noob like myself has yet to find it :/

My handguard did. I found i had to swing that little lever on the rear sight block around a bit to find the spot that would free the gas tube without launching the operating rod at my face (seriously, safety goggles the first time). Have you checked Youtube for a demo vid? They have them on many different things, some VERY different.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/carbine/index.asp
Start looking at #15. It isn't a vid, but it has lots of pics for people like me.

JazzyTman 05-12-2010 02:56 AM

yeah i've looked at almost every youtube vid i can find, but they all have their F***ing hand in front of the lever when they get the gas toob (spelling error intended) to come out. i can see it has a lot of residue and crap around the point where the gas tube comes out.


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