Re: remove op rod from sks for ? manual bolt action?
Thats funny you posted this bc I just got one in the guy just bought complaining it didnt cycle. Op rod was gone. Hopefully your gas piston was removed too otherwise it just flies back into the rear sight housing and sticks there. The yugo SKS had a gas valve to turn the gun to single shot but it was only for the attachment of the grenade launcher. Some claim that the SKS is more accurate when in single shot mode. I don't believe that is the case. I think was it is the recoil is much reduced bc you do have 2 lbs of steel flying back at you. WO the op rod it will just vent out the hole at the bolt face but kinda close to your face.
Only cowards shoot with their eyes closed....