Norinko SKS

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by goofy, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Now I had this dam bolt in my hands for a week and could not tell it's from a AK not a SKS.
    WOW!!!!!:eek:hmygosh:
    I need a break.:banghead:
    Mike
  2. ShawnDow

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    Sadly, I wanted to originally ask you if it was a drop breach lock or a rotary lock type bolt... but I figured you knew what you had.... oops! take a vacation Mike! Sounds like you need it!
  3. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    I should have known.
    Just reading what he wrote and not thinking when I saw what was wrong with the bolt I just put it down and went on to the next thing and well
    I screwed up is all I can say.
    Mike
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    I ONCE called a "Moisin"...a "Nagant" and did'nt hear the end of that for about 3 months:)
  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Now that I know what I have :rolleyes:
    I have a question.
    As you can tell I am not that familiar with these guns.
    So here is the question.
    This AK needs a new bolt so far all I can find is a bolt with the floating firing pin style the one I have is the spring loaded style.
    Are they interchangeable? can I use the floating pin style in this gun?instead of the spring loaded style.
    Mike
  6. ShawnDow

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    Mike, I'm not 100%, but with the SKS... The "spring" firing pins vs. the "floating" firing pins, was an after thought, the spring style was to prevent "slam fires". The SKS bolt and firing pins were tapered, and some times the firing pin got "stuck" protruding past the bolt face causing.... Barrrrrrrp!
    I would ASSUME the AK has the same thinking!
    Also.... The spring and floating for the most part are interchangeable on the SKS... I'm sure there is an exception somewhere.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Mike, I did a little digging, and yes... the "spring loaded" bolt assemblies are "interchangeable" or "good idea" replacements (head space fit / check required) and came about because the softer primers on the non mil-surp type of ammo. So, change bolts (fit and check), and fire away!
  8. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! :)
    I appreciate all you have done for me.
    I just got the gun in yesterday.So will be working on it to get it right.
    I still can't believe I could not tell it was a bolt from a AK not a SKS.
    :banghead:
    Got to slow down!!
    Mike
  9. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    I'm confused, are we talking AK or SKS. The SKS has been around for a very long time, long before the invention of the 5.56X45 caliber round. Not only that but to my knowledge the SKS was manufactured only in 7.62X39, as was the AK47. Even when the Russians downsized the caliber in the AK74, they went with their own unique 5.45X39 rather than 5.56X45.

    Might you be dealing with a Saiga? That's an AK style rifle that is available in several calibers including the 5.56X45/.223.
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    Oh crap, I'm sorry, didn't look closely enough at the picture. I'm really baffled now. I never knew Norinco chambered anything in 5.56X45. Maybe it is an aftermarket conversion.

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