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Old 01-01-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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I have cleaned my sks and as I was doing a function test I noticed the firing pin was not rattling. So I took it apart and found the pin that holds the firing pin in is imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1388620339.437585.jpgstarting to rotate causing the firing pin to bind. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Is it causing misfires, or it it just something you think might make it misfire?

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I haven't shot it yet because I'm afraid it will slamfire. If I push on the pin it will go back and forth but it takes some force.

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I have cleaned my sks and as I was doing a function test I noticed the firing pin was not rattling. So I took it apart and found the pin that holds the firing pin in is Attachment 131441starting to rotate causing the firing pin to bind. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Fixing is possible but it's delicate work. I wouldn't do it. People have attempted to flatten the retaining pin "head" so it sits tight, with mixed results. Better just replace the retaining pin. It is possible that it mismatches the firing pin (not original) There are at least two variations of the SKS floating firing pin, not to mention the 1st generation spring loaded firing pin. I don't remember every detail, but the problem is totally endemic to the SKS rifles and is well known.
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Thanks for the help. I will replace the pin and see how it works.

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Send it to Murray's and be done with it.

http://www.murraysguns.com/sksown.htm

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Send it to Murray's and be done with it.

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Just saw this post. I had a similar problem with my SKS. No rattle. I disassembled the bolt (easy to do) and removed the pin. I soaked everything in brake cleaner for an hour and then used an air compressor to blow dry everything.

The bolt is caked in cosmoline and even though I cleaned the cosmoline I didn't get the bolt good enough. It runs great now and no slam fires even slamming the bolt closed to chamber the 1st round.

The odd thing is that the accuracy feel off a little. I know SKS's aren't known for great accuracy but this one is (was) very accurate out to 120 yards. It's still good for an SKS but not as consistent as my AR's

Good Luck and very fun range rifles !!!

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Just saw this post. I had a similar problem with my SKS. No rattle. I disassembled the bolt (easy to do) and removed the pin. I soaked everything in brake cleaner for an hour and then used an air compressor to blow dry everything.

The bolt is caked in cosmoline and even though I cleaned the cosmoline I didn't get the bolt good enough. It runs great now and no slam fires even slamming the bolt closed to chamber the 1st round.

The odd thing is that the accuracy feel off a little. I know SKS's aren't known for great accuracy but this one is (was) very accurate out to 120 yards. It's still good for an SKS but not as consistent as my AR's

Good Luck and very fun range rifles !!!
The OP said he had cleaned the rifle, but then found the retaining pin head to come loose and bind the firing pin. That's a problem different from yours.

I can't see how the accuracy can be impaired by a cleaner bolt. Not to dispute the fact, but the problem is likely outside the bolt carrier.
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I would think the pin is turned too much to allow the firing pin it's free-floating status. Can you take it out and hammer it back in for the right fit?

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