SKS Droopy Bayonet--What causes this?
I have a friend that has a Chinese SKS that's in great shape, other than the fact that the bayonet hangs open at the tip about 2 inches. He has tried replacing the collar spring, and the collar. He even tried stretching the old spring to make sure it wasn't simply a tension problem. Nothing worked.
I remember a discussion about this problem some time ago, but don't remember the details. His SKS is Chinese. I can tell it has had the bayonet off, possibly when sold, and then "a" bayonet installed. No idea of what nationality the current bayo is.
If I remember correctly, the Russian collars and Chinese collars have some differences? Anyway, I know some collars have straight-sided notches for the bayo latch and other collars have a diaganal cut side on one side of the collar.
Anyone have a recollection of this problem and the remedy? Thanks for your replies.