Parts For SKS

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Sgt_Skrb_25, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Just got a SKS(Chinese) ,
    I'm already ordering a new stock kit. Are there any other upgrades that are available. I'm new to this platform. Have not shot it yet , but already know I would like to mount a scope. I know I need a receiver rail mount to go over bolt cover. Are there any internal upgrades worth looking in to? I.E , firing pin, bolt, springs ect.?
     
  2. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Also what kind of glass are people running on their SKS? I only have one scope, but calibrated for 223.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Receiver cover scope mmounts are almost universally recognizd as junk. They either do not hold zero or break with dramatic regularity.

    A scout type mount over the gas tube may be a better option. There are several available, but I have never tried one.

    The SKS is a platform that does not lend its self to optics very smoothly. You can turbo charge a Model T, but it will give you trouble.

    Ventillated handguards, aftermarket stocks, high cap (duck bill) magazines, muzzle devices , etc are accessories commonly used on the SKS. A good fixed 20 rd mag and perhaps something to increase the length of pull are about all you really need.

    To prevent slam fires, I took out my firing pin, deburred and polished it. It will not bind in the bolt now and slam fires have never been an issue. I shoot a bunch of handloads through my SKS and the primers are way more sensitive than the typical ComBloc ammo
     
  4. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They are becoming more and more collectible, there was only a limited number imported. I would keep it original if I was you. At a minimum keep all the original parts and try not to permanently alter anything.

    Most scopes are mounted by replacing the rear cover with a cover that has a built in mount. The replacement cover must be fitted tightly to the mating cover to be worth a crap.
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    J&G Sales, Midway, Sarcoinc, and BuyMilSurp.com...:cool:
     
  6. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Has anyone tried the recoil buffer? Does it help?
     
  7. fnzeee

    fnzeee New Member

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    Murray's Gunsmithing.
     
  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Is that like Murray's Bagels on 8th Av. & 23rd street in Manhattan?(I'll take a Pumpernickel Raisin with light creamcheese)
     
  9. sigman84

    sigman84 New Member

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    I had a trigger job done on mine. Much smoother now!
     
  10. earl1412

    earl1412 New Member

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    And when you want to blow a couple hundred on some cosmetics, try SGWorks for a bullpup kit.
    This has been an interesting work in patience to get it done, and if you have a Norinco make sure you machine down the ejection port to allow shells to eject more toward 2 o'clock instead of almost vertical.
    It'll keep things way less interesting, even if you only put a scope on top.:D
    earl
     
  11. RUT

    RUT New Member Supporter

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    >>The SKS is a platform that does not lend its self to optics very smoothly<<

    Sad but true. And don't waste your money on recoil buffers.