SKS Firing pin

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    SKS Firing pin

    Is it just me or does the SKS firing pin not come out? I did my first detail on it yesterday and for the life of me I could not find a way to take the firing pin out. Is there something I am missing?

    It seems like most guns have a pin or something holding it in, I couldn't find such a thing with the SKS.

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    A sks does have a firing pin bolt on the bolt body
    you may have to use a punch to get it out
    they get jammed in there pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Is it just me or does the SKS firing pin not come out? I did my first detail on it yesterday and for the life of me I could not find a way to take the firing pin out. Is there something I am missing?

    It seems like most guns have a pin or something holding it in, I couldn't find such a thing with the SKS.
    There is a retaining pin you have to remove first:

    Collecting and Shooting the SKS Rifle - Bolt Disassembly and Reassembly

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    Here is a web site that has assembly/dis-assembly manuals for most small arms.
    page7b
    Just scroll till you find your model. Hope this helps
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    Its in the side of the bolt.

    Also, consider replacing it with a spring loaded replacement pin, to prevent slamfires. its a cheap and easy replacement.

    SKS Owners

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    Totally agree with Saint77 on replacing the pin
    to help prevent slamfires. A double shot slamfire
    happened to me with my 9mm rifle. Very dangerous

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    Mine already has the spring. I think with all the cosmoline and oil gunk up I couldn't get it to budge, gave up and thought that wasn't it. I was pushing on that pin and it didn't move.

    I'll have to give it another go tonight. Maybe I could soak the whole thing in some gun scrubber and that will get the pin loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Mine already has the spring. I think with all the cosmoline and oil gunk up I couldn't get it to budge, gave up and thought that wasn't it. I was pushing on that pin and it didn't move.

    I'll have to give it another go tonight. Maybe I could soak the whole thing in some gun scrubber and that will get the pin loose.
    My Yugo was thoroughly encased in cosmo when I got it, and the bolt was packed full of the stuff. I ended up boiling the bolt after dis assembly to get all that junk out. My pin came out decently easy though. And, just for kicks, I soaked it in oven cleaner for about 30 minutes.

    The wife wasnt to happy

    I would boil it. the heat should expand the metals and allow for the pin to loosen up. gently tap it with a pin punch and small hammer.

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