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SKS Droopy Bayonet--What causes this?

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by firstchoice, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. firstchoice

    firstchoice New Member

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    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.

    Regards, firstchoice
  2. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    spike or blade?
  3. firstchoice

    firstchoice New Member

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    Sorry, it is a spike.

    Thanks, firstchoice
  4. carver

    carver Moderator

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    Don't have a clue, but the first thought that came to my mind was viagra!:eek:
  5. 45Auto

    45Auto Active Member

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    That's the first thing that came to mind when I read this post. :D

    Seriously, I think to find a real cure for this bayonet will require some images of the locking system. It may be a combination of the wrong parts.
  6. ShawnDow

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    Here are some pics of my lock for my Chinese SKS.. pre import. Although my bayo is a replacement (original was lost). This is a 13 Million S.N., so I believe 1969 ish...
    Hope this helps.... Like Viagra!

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  7. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

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    Oh.. and if any one has a "spare" cleaning rod that they can manage to part with... thats about all I need to finish completing my SKS...
  8. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    :D:D:D Me too.

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