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Old 12-08-2010, 01:55 AM   #21
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I have the Tapco Compliance kit. Worth every penny. You won't be sorry with the T6. I can also vouch for the Tapco 20 round mags. I have 3. They work great. I also have a metal 30 round mag that somebody gave me. It sucks. Stick with Tapco. You can't go wrong with them.
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Just had a friend stop by and I bought a chinese sks for a $150. I figured I can't go wrong for that price. I however don't know anything about sks's. Please educate me on the SKS. It has chinese markings with a a triangle marking that looks like a number 606 in it. The stock is heavily worn, but the mechanics seems sound. The bolt will hold back with an empty clip, but will slam shut as soon as I remove the clip. Is this normal. Also I cannot get a new clip to seat unless I hold back the bolt. Is this normal. Shouldn't the bolt hold back to receive a new clip? Can someone tell me about this. Thanks in advance.
Totally off topic but does it have a spike on it?
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Mine in a Tapco T6 stock
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The Chinese SKS has 2 barrel configurations. One is a threaded barrel and the the other is pinned. You can identify a threaded barrel by the flat surfaces on top & bottom of the the barrel where it meets the receiver. There are also milled & stamped trigger groups.

That steel detachable magazine pictured is for a Russian or Yugoslavian SKS.

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thanks for all the replies. I just ordered the t6, a new gas piston tube with the weaver mount, the extended mag release and a 20 round tapco magazine for 120 bucks. Not a bad score if I do say myself.

It did not come with a bayonet, the the stock has a low relief cut. I assume it is for a spike not a bladed bayonet.

It is has a threaded barrel and the trigger guard and disconnecter looks to be stamped. Everything else looked to be milled. Also back sights seems to be original but it has a milled windage blade on it. Doesn't look like any of the ones I have seen on line at least that I have found.



I did hear about slam fires. does this occur with the safety on. How do I remedy this.
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Also back sights seems to be original but it has a milled windage blade on it. Doesn't look like any of the ones I have seen on line at least that I have found.

I did hear about slam fires. does this occur with the safety on. How do I remedy this.
Odd, i don't remember a windage adjustment on mine.


Take your bolt out & shake it; if you hear the firing pin rattling, you are probably safe. There was some cat in TX with a fix, lemme look.

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=66263.0 thread with a video, by the Murray guy who has the fix (other than strict cleanliness). http://www.murraysguns.com/sksown.htm
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I took the bolt apart and pulled the firing pin out. it looks really good, no rust, nor corrosion. It rattles back and forth without any effort. I am an avid gun cleaner almost to a fault, so I hope I will not have an issue with slam fires.

Here is a pic of the back sight of the sks. I couldn't find anyone else that had this setup. It looks very original to the rifle.
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here is another view of the rear sights, model. I pointed an arrow to the windage screw. Check out the post on the front sight. I painted it with a layer of pearl white than a hunters orange fingernail polish from Clairs. It is the brightest orange I could find. It literally seems to glow even with a little bit of light. The picture is a little misleading since it is glowing from the reflection of my phone camera, but is it is still very, very bright. I use this on my 45 and 38 as well.
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Check out the post on the front sight. I painted it with a layer of pearl white than a hunters orange fingernail polish from Clairs. It is the brightest orange I could find. It literally seems to glow even with a little bit of light. The picture is a little misleading since it is glowing from the reflection of my phone camera, but is it is still very, very bright. I use this on my 45 and 38 as well.
Like Rudolph's nose! How seasonally festive can you get.
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good score ....they will probably keep rising in value ..i wish now i still had mine ...damn good guns ....3 billion chinese cant be wrong .if i ever get another one ..i want the fancy polished up one used by....i guess their version of the honor guard..see them on tv ..chinese army on parade .if they are even sold here?
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