Taking the sks apart


November 3, 2007, 10:44 PM
Okay im trying to get the trigger assembly out of my yugo but i am encountering trouble. The switch that you press in behind the trigger guard will move but not enough to where its supposed to release. Does the safety need to be on to do this?

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November 3, 2007, 11:18 PM
I used the point of a screwdriver and gave the screwdriver a whack. You gotta push it pretty good. I wouldn't worry about hurting anything.


It reccomends to cock the rifle and put it on safe when doing this.
Does anybody know why? I can't remeber if I've ever dissabmbled it uncocked.

November 3, 2007, 11:43 PM
Pushing hard with large punch works well. These gun are tough , strong hunks of old fashoned steel don't baby them.

November 4, 2007, 12:40 AM
Don't use a screwdriver, use a punch or a drift. The tip of the punch will fit into the little hole, and yes put the safety on and have the hammer cocked back as well. Be advised, geting the trigger assembly back in can also be tough as well.

November 4, 2007, 12:52 AM
I will agree with everyone else and say that you don't have to be delicate.

November 4, 2007, 01:16 AM
Safety has to be on. Lay the rifle flat, trigger group up on something solid like a carpeted floor or a bench with some towels under the rifle Take a phillips screwdriver and put the tip of it in the dimple behind the trigger guard. Smack the screwdriver with your hand and the trigger group should pop out. Mark

November 4, 2007, 12:37 PM
The SKS can take a lot of manhandling, I went from punch to cartridge to screwdriver before my Chinese trigger group would pop out.

November 4, 2007, 01:54 PM
That trigger group can be even harder to get back in. I recommend the cheap(~$2 at Academy) SKS Trigger Group Reinstallation Tool:

November 4, 2007, 02:22 PM
I second the suggestion for the "SKS Trigger Group Reinstallation Tool".

November 4, 2007, 09:20 PM
Like others have said just put some welly into it. If you are really lucky it might even go back into place without leaving your hand a bruised mess, or in the case of one of my SKS it requires a small clamp.

chris in va
November 4, 2007, 10:00 PM
I do seem to remember the safety having something to do with it. When I went to reinstall, it wouldn't go on until I flipped the lever.

November 5, 2007, 08:16 AM
Agreed with the recommendations to use a med. phillips, and for the rubber mallet (I don't own one, but I would have liked to have one for my sks's, thats for sure!:)).The release thing on all 4 sks's I own or have owned required me leaning on the philips with most of my weight to get it out....
They can be a little tough....

November 5, 2007, 11:57 AM
The Saftey Has To Be "on" To Remove The Trigger Group.

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