Need SKS advice.

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I just got off the phone with several different gunsmiths about headspacing an SKS. None had ever done it before and the last one said that it was unnecessary. He said that they are "so loose that as long as the bolt closes on a cartridge that it's fine." He then said that if it made me feel better he could look at it, but it was fine.

    So what am I to do here guys?
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Have my answer, Thanks
     
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  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    So, what was the solution?
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    My local class 3 gunsmith also said that it was fine. He builds AKs more than anything else and said as long as the barrel is original and has never been separated that it doesn't matter.

    He said when he builds AKs he checks the barrel but the bolt is always fine.
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Please be sure to clean all the cosmoline from the

    chamber and barrel, before firing.

    Hopefully, it's a used rifle, and you

    won't have to worry about cosmo too much...
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    In addition- and this is VERY IMPORTANT- remove and clean bolt. Use spray gun cleaner on the firing pin channel (wear safety glasses while using the spray) Cosmoline that gunks up the firing pin can cause it to stick in the forward position- resulting in uncontrolled AWCRAP full auto fire.
     
  7. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Will do guys, thanks.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I recommend a spring loaded firing pin when you get a chance. It's worth the piece of mind.