SKS Droopy Bayonet--What causes this?

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

  1. firstchoice

    firstchoice New Member

    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

    May 8, 2012

  3. firstchoice

    firstchoice New Member

    Sorry, it is a spike.

    Thanks, firstchoice
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    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

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    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!

    Attached Files:

  7. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    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

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    :D:D:D Me too.