Originally Posted by JazzyTman
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.