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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:16 PM #1
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SKS, Slamfire Fix

I have an old SKS (Russian, I think). It is probably 35 or 40 years old and has not been fired in the last 30 years. In doing some research online I've discovered that some of these old SKS rifles have a possibility of "slamfire". There is a company here that makes a fix for this potential issue...

http://www.murraysguns.com/sksown.htm

What do people think about the fix? Anyone ever had it done?

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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:19 PM #2
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I had it done, and I have had some light strike issues with Yugo ammo. I am not necessarily sure that the mod is responsible, as I still have a fair bit of cosmo gunking things up, but be aware that it's not a perfect fix.
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I had it done, and I have had some light strike issues with Yugo ammo. I am not necessarily sure that the mod is responsible, as I still have a fair bit of cosmo gunking things up, but be aware that it's not a perfect fix.
What is a "Light Strike" issue?
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dont buy that. Just clean the bolt well. I have never had a slamfire
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I have an old SKS (Russian, I think). It is probably 35 or 40 years old and has not been fired in the last 30 years. In doing some research online I've discovered that some of these old SKS rifles have a possibility of "slamfire". There is a company here that makes a fix for this potential issue...

http://www.murraysguns.com/sksown.htm

What do people think about the fix? Anyone ever had it done?

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If you properly clean the channel the firing pin slides in (sorry do not know the technical term) you will not experience slam fires. If the pin rattles you are in good shape. Just keep it clean and you are good to go. I have shot properly cleaned SKSs for a while and have never had the dreaded slam fire...
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I agree with Yellowsled ... the extra spring is just something else to go wrong. Learn how to remove the firing pin and clean the channel internally occasionally ... keep the rest clean all the time.

I had a Murray spring loaded pin, the spring didn't last a year or 500 rounds ... when it broke, the pin was sticking out - so it would have been causing what it is supposed to cure.
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Clean it good and as long as the firing pin rattles when you shake the bolt your good to go.
Shoot away I have never had a problem with a properly cleaned firing pin.
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I have more than 3 sks's. Of those, 2 have murrays and 1 does not. All function fine, but none are my go-to for home defense.
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Clean it and when you think its clean - clean it some more.
The firing pin should free float.
If you hold the stock up, you should be able to easly push the pin in and it will return. At least mine does.


   
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