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Old 06-06-2014, 08:37 PM   #11
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Yes, If the retaining pin is lined up perfectly the firing pin works fine. Now, My theory is that the force of the bolt being blown back and slamming forward caused the retaining pin to rotate as seen in the picture. when the retaining pin rotates the firing pin binds because of the misalignment of the retaining pin. I have yet to purchase a new retaining pin but I think that will solve the problem.

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Yes, If the retaining pin is lined up perfectly the firing pin works fine. Now, My theory is that the force of the bolt being blown back and slamming forward caused the retaining pin to rotate as seen in the picture.

I'm not sure about that theory. My dad's had an SKS for 25 years, and I don't think he's ever had problems with it.
My theory is that either the pin or the bolt is worn excessively, and won't retain it properly anymore. Have you tried removing it to get a proper diagnosis?
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I'm not sure about that theory. My dad's had an SKS for 25 years, and I don't think he's ever had problems with it.
My theory is that either the pin or the bolt is worn excessively, and won't retain it properly anymore. Have you tried removing it to get a proper diagnosis?
I forgot to mention that my Pin appears to be damaged or something and i think that is whats catching on the firing pin when the retaining pin rotates. Im going to order a new one and see how it all works. The retaining pin comes out fine. so perhaps it is overly worn.
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Seriously. You didn't believe me did you? Okay

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Hmm.. I'm gonna have to disagree with you both. I think you need a new firing pin retaining pin cross-flat bolt pin (listen to the other dude, good opinion)

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Yep, wrote it in post #4. The day was 1-1-14, and look we're almost there

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Once I get a new retaining pin I will post an update.

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I ordered a new retainer pin and am now waiting for it to arrive. Also, Does anyone know if it is normal for a sks Gas piston to stop in the gas tube about half way?

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I ordered a new retainer pin and am now waiting for it to arrive. Also, Does anyone know if it is normal for a sks Gas piston to stop in the gas tube about half way?

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Try to put the piston in the other way around
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Does anyone know if it is normal for a sks Gas piston to stop in the gas tube about half way?

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Yes its fine
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