SKS troubles...


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Howard64
December 2, 2004, 12:18 PM
Greetings everyone.

Some years ago, i bought an SKS CHICOM. It was and still is in nice shape. I have it all decked out, about the only thing now that im missing is th cleaning rod that goes under the barrel. Anyway onto my problem. When i try to fire ammo such as "Wolf" brand im lucky two get 2 round thru it, before the bolt seizes on me. Now if i fire cleanbrass thru it, it cycles beautifully. I have cleaned it within an inch of its life, checked the gas piston everything. Still, the steel rounds will not cycle. Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks!
Howard64

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Dave Markowitz
December 2, 2004, 01:18 PM
That's odd. I've owned a Norinco SKS since 1988 and ALL the ammo I've ever fed it has had steel cases, both copper washed and lacquered. Have you tried steel-cased ammo other than Wolf, e.g., Silver Bear?

Noban
December 2, 2004, 02:49 PM
There's a thread on AR15.com discussing stuck casings in an AR15. Seems that a live Wolf cartridge got jammed into a hot chamber by having the lacquer melt and reharden like a glue. Could be you are experiencing a similar sticky problem.

cslinger
December 2, 2004, 02:52 PM
I was thinking about the laquer issue myself but sounds unlikely after only a couple of rounds unless the chamber is really tight, especially for a SKS.

tommyt
December 3, 2004, 10:02 PM
How does the bolt get stuck? Does it chamber a round and get stuck with the bolt closed?

jojo
December 8, 2004, 04:41 PM
I had an Albanian do that just recently. Well a friend did anyway. What it was was the gas op rod sticking. I'm not sure if that is the correct terminology, but the gas system needed a good scrubbing and all was fine.
Hope that helps.

jojo

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