Originally Posted by Josh1158
Not being able to put a mag in with the bolt closed is a pian in the butt
EXACTLY RIGHT! that is the purpose for the mod, makes the sks a safer functioning rifle when using detachable magazines and does not alter the operationnal functionaality when using original mags with stripper clips so doing the mod is a no brainer if you use High capacity detachable mags.
if you use the original mag thwn the mod is unnecessiary.
this mod can be done with all SKS rifles, the Yogos, Romanian, E German, N Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese ect. are all exact copy's of the Russian Simonov version so any mod that can be done on a Chinese SKS can be done on any other variation they are all the same with the exception that some have threaded barrels and some are pinned.
most parts will interchange also
the most important thing to remember exchanging a part is when changing the firing pin bolt block for what ever reason is that it needs to have the chamber gauged with go and no go gauges to make sure the head space is correct with a new firing pin block the best thing is not to inter change parts if it is not necessary for the number one reason that when you exchange original parts with aftermarket parts your gun is no longer original and can take away from the value of the fire arm in a lot of cases especially if the firearm has any recorded historical significance.