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sks light primer strikes

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by greyling22, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    my brother's norinco sks has a lighter trigger pull than mine. it also has a bit of a problem with light primer strikes. I have no idea if either trigger has been worked on, they are both used. he's shooting wolf black box ammo, and some cheap stuff in a red and blue box from cheaperthandirt bought a decade ago.

    any ideas on how to get his sks working 100%? new springs? polish something? bad ammo?
  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    I would try new Wolf springs. Also look at the ammo. I had some surplus .308 that had hard primers, took two tries to get the to fire in my FAL. First time there was a very shallow dent in the primer, second try they fired just fine.
  3. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

    The sks hammer springs wolf have are reduced power. I have had problems in the past their sks springs with light primer strikes. I would just get a standard sks hammer spring. You can probably get them at e-gun parts. Mark
  4. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    taking appart the sks trigger group is possible, have a press, a vice, some punches, rubber mallet, and some patience.

    First I would try cleaning everything really well (Before spending any money). If it hasn't been mentioned try using brake cleaner (non-chlorinated). In my experience is works well, damages nothing, and cleans parts really well. Of course, test it on a hidden are to make sure it doesnt damage the finish, and oil well afterward. I have used this on many guns with no problems, including a norinco SKS.
  5. tunnug

    tunnug Well-Known Member

    my sons friend brought his chi-sks to go shooting with us and tells me that he needs to replace the firing pin because he gets a lot of miss-fires (mostly light strikes) so I take it apart and hit it with crud blaster (same thing as brake cleaner), then CLP, we take it shooting and he doesn't have a single light strike, more than likely still had cosmoline in the firing pin channel.
  6. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member


    Be sure to clean that floating firing pin really well also! You dont want any slam fires:eek:. "The firing pin should move freely and not stick forward, Its best to use military surplus ammo, as it has "Harder" primers." - I learned that here on THR. :)
  7. Cmdr. Gravez0r

    Cmdr. Gravez0r Well-Known Member

    If you still have problems with it, check out the location in my sig, they have all the answers.

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