the fireing pin on the sks

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by 1911_monster, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. 1911_monster

    1911_monster New Member

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    I use heard the firering pin on the sks wears down pretty fast is there anybody who has shot one and experienced this??
     
  2. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Where did you hear this?

    I haven't found it to be an issue with either of mine, but my

    Russian did come with a replacement in the buttstock

    storage...

    Be careful to carefully clean your bolt carrier, because

    dried out cosmoline can contribute to slamfires.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, about 1967 I took a Chinese SKS from a fellow that was not going to be using it. I'm still shooting it. Firing pin has not worn out yet. That's 45 years- plus however much it had been shot before I got it.
     
  4. 1911_monster

    1911_monster New Member

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    Oh okay so i should have nothing to worry about if I ever want to buy one. Thank you both
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Ah, clean the bolt carrier and firing pin very carefully?

    Worry about that...
     
  6. aktommysks

    aktommysks New Member

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    firing pin

    I have never heard of pins wearing out, just keep them clean make sure they move freely back and forth and you should be good to go.
     
  7. 1stMarine

    1stMarine New Member

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    Even if it does need to be replaced its probably one of the easiest firing pin changes ever. Really cheap too.

    Never Forget.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I really like it when people throw out imaginary BS like this. The firing pin on an SKS is no more likely to wear out than an anvil is likely to wear out from making horse shoes. The early Russian models came with a spare because, A. it was easily changed and B. it was used in really nasty sub zero temps that could break them if they were made by peasant conscripts who had no understanding of heat treatment.

    And remember to stagger your gas rings when you reassemble your AR bolt carrier group. Putting a bb under the discopnnector of an AR will make it full auto. Clip a few coils off a spring in an AK and it, too will go full auto. Mercury in the hollow point of a pistol bullet will make it explode like a shotgun. Newton's third law does not apply to firearms. And, exploding bullets like Reagan was shot with can go off at any time endangering the doctors working on you.
     
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  9. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    That last part...the part about the exploding bullets is absolutely true...

    Why do you think Batman wears that suit? :)
     
  10. ak47dunner

    ak47dunner New Member

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    How many coils do you clip off?
     
  11. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    I don't know where you heard this but IMO it is "poppycock". If you have ever disassembled your SKS and inspected the firing pin you would see that there is nothing that would cause the FP to prematurely wear. The only concerns that you should have is that the FP channel is clean and free of lube/debris. Other than that you should have no worries.
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I figured his "special friend" Robin (androgenous name much) was into bondage and such; why do you think he wears it?



    Regarding the SKS firing pin crap: I have only heard of some wore-out Yugos with gunked up and possibly rounded out firing pin holes causing slamfires. There was some guy named Murray selling replacement pins with a return spring or something for the paranoid. SKS Owners
     
  13. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    One of my SKS's have that springy firing pin.. But the rifle was still packed in the cosmoline?
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    IIRC, the original Ruskie model had one like it.

    http://www.murraysguns.com/sksown.htm Check out his write-up.
     
  15. Tackleberry1

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    And for everyone watching the new GRIMM TV series...

    Dripping melted silver into your hollow points will create dual purpose anti people AND anti warewolf round!

    TACK
     
  16. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Sweet mines a '51, I guess the last year the Ruskies did it..
     
  17. orangello

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    Niiiiiice! You should post up some pics of your firing pin & such, though i must confess i don't have any pics of my SKS's pin just handy. I don't understand why they abandoned the springer; the firing pin would not seem to be the place to cheap out.
     
  18. 1911_monster

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    It's not random bs. I have heard from a couple of friends of mine and a well trusted family member who has experienced it
     
  19. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Do you recall the nationality of their SKS's? I'm betting Yugo.

    Honestly, if my firearm failed due to a nasty firing pin, i wouldn't even admit it to my cat.
     
  20. 1911_monster

    1911_monster New Member

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    I honestly couldnt tell you it was brought up in conversation.