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Old 10-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #11
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Save all of your stock original parts in case this whole thing goes wrong, so you will at least be able to have a working rifle in stock form.

The plastic handguard should rotate into the grooves of the sheet metal on the ends if the gas tube. So you would set the handguard, basically upside down and then rotate it until it is line up properly. Sometimes some material has to be filed off of the handguard to get it to fit in the grooves. Do not file on the metal if it can be avoided for installing the handguard onto the gas tube. If the gas tube needs to be fitted to the rifle, then you can file a bit off of the gas tube assembly, but don't file the rifle. The basic rule is file the most replaceable part.

My personal rule with SKS rifles is to keep them as close to stock as possible.
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I've got all the parts but I think I can manage filing it down but it would be very very slow
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I've got all the parts but I think I can manage filing it down but it would be very very slow

Took me about 30 min. You have to be very slow and careful, file a little, see if it fits, file a little more, etc. This is a very common problem with these Tapco POS gas tubes. They are all like that. There are tons of Vids on Youtube about it
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If all of the tubes are like that why don't the fix it?
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If all of the tubes are like that why don't the fix it?
Thats what I cant figure out.
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Because you. need a tight fit. All parts are not drop in.
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Wanna sell the original gas tube?
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Wanna sell the original gas tube?
No I am putting my original furniture back on. I went shooting yesterday and all the magazine did was jam. I have seen plenty on ebay.
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Did you do the piston test that could case failure to feed
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Did you do the piston test that could case failure to feed
Enlighten us lol. I'm always up for learning
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