SKS Gas Chamber won't come off... Advice?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by JazzyTman, May 11, 2010.

  1. JazzyTman

    JazzyTman New Member

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    Recently inherited my stepfathers Chinese SKS, and when i field stripped it to clean off all the storage gunk i found that the gas chamber isn't coming off when i raise the operating rod. i've tried maintaining upward pressure on the chamber and moving the op rod around, nothing is working. would love some advice.
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. You might get better results if you pop in the intro threads and say hi first :)

    I have a Norinco SKS that was a little hard to get out. Pretty much had to manhandle it to get it out. Went back in nice though.
     

  3. JazzyTman

    JazzyTman New Member

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    ha alright i'll do that. so i don't have to worry about breaking anything? i've been putting a flathead screwdriver between the chamber and the barrel in front of the handguard and trying to pry it off, but i don't want to destroy the gun either.
     
  4. JazzyTman

    JazzyTman New Member

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    should the handguard bring the gas system out with it? i can't get that to move either. i'm sure this whole situation has a very simple solution, but a noob like myself has yet to find it :/
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    My handguard did. I found i had to swing that little lever on the rear sight block around a bit to find the spot that would free the gas tube without launching the operating rod at my face (seriously, safety goggles the first time). Have you checked Youtube for a demo vid? They have them on many different things, some VERY different.

    http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/carbine/index.asp
    Start looking at #15. It isn't a vid, but it has lots of pics for people like me.
     
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  6. JazzyTman

    JazzyTman New Member

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    yeah i've looked at almost every youtube vid i can find, but they all have their F***ing hand in front of the lever when they get the gas toob (spelling error intended) to come out. i can see it has a lot of residue and crap around the point where the gas tube comes out.