SKS bolt concern


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13A
September 11, 2004, 06:33 PM
I have a Yugo SKS that has about 600 rounds shot through it. While cleaning it today I noticed the bolt has made an impression on the left side of the chamber. This left side of the chamber is raised a little more than the right side.

The rifle shoots fine and is accurate enough at 100 yards (as far as I can shoot at the range I go to).

Is this wear normal? Is the bolt intended to "seat" itself on the raised part of the chamber?

Thanks

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Badger Arms
September 11, 2004, 06:53 PM
If the gun was new when you got it, it's probably just peening the rear of the barrel. This is really not a concern on a locked breach gun like the SKS so long as it doesn't obstruct the extraction of cases. The case head should be nearly solid at that point anyhow so it's not really a pressure concern. Check the locking lug engagement on the lug (rear of bolt) that is essentially a key in the receiver. If that's undamaged, don't worry about it. Check fired cases for swelling or other abnormalities.

13A
September 11, 2004, 07:33 PM
The gun had about 200 rounds fired over the years to check functionality. I got the log book with it. :)

Everything on the bolt and bolt carrier looks fine. Ejected cases look OK, no bulging or other abnormalities.

Thanks for the response.

krusty311
September 11, 2004, 09:27 PM
I bought a $99 shooter grade yugo at a gunshow a few months ago and noticed the same thing as you are describing.Check out www.sksboards.com they discuss nothing but SKS's.


krusty

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