Originally Posted by JayCody
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 131441
starting to rotate causing the firing pin to bind. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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.