Finding a Russian SKS receiver cover


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ThatGuyHank
January 30, 2013, 12:33 AM
So I picked up a 1952 marked Tula built SKS (it has had it's first set of serial numbers stamped out so it was refurbed at some point), for an amazing deal and in part i got the price because the previous owner kinda ruined it by mounting one of those picatinny rail receiver covers on it and didn't fork over the original when he sold it.:cuss:

So now I have a great rifle with a not so great sighting set up. I was wondering if anyone knew of a place where I could get a plain receiver cover. It does not have to be original or anything like that but I would like one without the ugly rail blocking my sights. From my understanding there ARE differences (but very minor) in the covers of the rifles depending on country of origin. If anyone can recommend and point me in the direction of a good, plain receiver cover I would be ever so grateful.:)

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BBBBill
January 30, 2013, 12:51 AM
Start your search on www.gunbroker.com , www.gunauction.com , www.gunsamerica.com , etc.

Lucifer_Sam
January 30, 2013, 01:35 AM
https://www.buymilsurp.com/receiver-cover-sks-rifles-p-258.html

Prolly one here, too, if you can figure out how to search the site. I can't.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/

Maj Dad
January 30, 2013, 01:32 PM
Check out Sarco (don't have web address handy, just Google it). They have tons of stuff, too.

ThatGuyHank
January 31, 2013, 12:03 AM
I checked the websites you guys listed and recommended (thank you by the way) and have found quite a few Chinese covers. Nothing specifically says that they won't work with a Russian made gun and they're cheap enough that I'll be buying one to see if it is compatible.

karlsgunbunker
January 31, 2013, 07:38 AM
Try the SKS Boards.

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

Some one over there might have one.

EMC45
January 31, 2013, 10:32 AM
I think I have one at the house just sitting. I'll check tonight.

mookiie
January 31, 2013, 02:47 PM
Here:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/SKS-33493/5966-41999/PartsList-34151.htm?page=2

35 bucks

Maj Dad
January 31, 2013, 05:39 PM
The Numrich (Gun Parts Corp) part # for the rear cover is the same for all the rifles listed - Russian, Yugo & Chinese so if you can find one locally or for less $, go for it.

EMC45
January 31, 2013, 06:33 PM
I have one in my hand I will never use. PM me with info if you want to buy it.

GCBurner
January 31, 2013, 07:44 PM
It's not a precision-fitted part, so a receiver cover from pretty much any SKS should fit.

ThatGuyHank
February 1, 2013, 11:39 PM
I have one in my hand I will never use. PM me with info if you want to buy it.

Thank you for the offer however, I have found that the Chinese cover fits just fine. That was a bit easier than i expected, thank you all for the information.

PoisonBullet
February 6, 2014, 11:18 AM
EMC45 I sent you a PM in regards to the receiver cover

boom boom
February 8, 2014, 01:11 PM
FWIW, Russian SKS receiver covers indicate the arsenal and date. A lot of replacement (usually Chinese) do not and are unmarked.

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