SKS Doesn't Cycle Bullets

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by RKING9090, May 24, 2009.

  1. RKING9090

    RKING9090 New Member

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    Hi all just needed some help with this. I shoot it doesn't cycle so I have to cock it back every time that's just pure bull **** I have no gas valve switch/grenade switch so it cant be that. Um If needed i can post up a few pics help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Gas port might be clogged. Piston may be sticky, corroded or gummed up. That's a start.
     

  3. karlsgunbunker

    karlsgunbunker New Member

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    First thing to do is go to surplusrifle.com and find the disassembly guide fior your rifle.
    Take it apart and clean it well, especially the gas system.

    Reassemble it and see if that fixed the problem.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Did it ever work for you? What has changed? +1 on thorough cleaning. That seems to solve over 50% of all firearms problems.
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    +1 on crudded up gas system. Clean it. Some SKS's came with
    a reamer in the tool kit just for cleaning the barrel port. Pipe
    cleaner, drill bit (gently) will work. Gas tube and piston can get
    so mucked up that they stick together. Soak in penetrating
    oil to free. Been shooting any corrosive ammo?