Originally Posted by KRAGGY69
piston and gas tube assembly,complete bolt assembly,op rod and spring,recoil buffer kit
I replaced the gas piston & gas tube & operating rod on my Chinese SKS for 922 compliance (didn't have original stock & wanted to keep bayonet). Replacing the trigger group includes a countable part or two, as well.
Why was it punching out the primers, was the firing pin gunked up into the forward position er what? What was up with the gas tube? Were you using wolf or commie ammo, or did you buy better/American brands?
I didn't replace the bolt assembly on mine; that is a pricey piece.
If you & your friend decide not to make the repairs, i would be happy to buy the receiver cover from you, assuming it is OEM. Depending on the condition, i could use an extra gas tube/handguard as well, if it is the wood type.
I have heard both for & against testimonials for the recoil buffer. I added one to see if it would change anything; i've seen no impact so far, good or bad.
Good luck with it, regardless!