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Taking the sks apart

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by esmith, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. esmith

    esmith Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. pdowg881

    pdowg881 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. gunnerh

    gunnerh Well-Known Member

    Pushing hard with large punch works well. These gun are tough , strong hunks of old fashoned steel don't baby them.

    ROMAK IV Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    I will agree with everyone else and say that you don't have to be delicate.
  6. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

    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
  7. Ech0Sierra

    Ech0Sierra Member

    The SKS can take a lot of manhandling, I went from punch to cartridge to screwdriver before my Chinese trigger group would pop out.
  8. MMcfpd

    MMcfpd Well-Known Member

    That trigger group can be even harder to get back in. I recommend the cheap(~$2 at Academy) SKS Trigger Group Reinstallation Tool:
  9. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    I second the suggestion for the "SKS Trigger Group Reinstallation Tool".
  10. Limeyfellow

    Limeyfellow Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. jrfoxx

    jrfoxx Well-Known Member

    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....
  13. Wolfgang2000

    Wolfgang2000 Well-Known Member

    The Saftey Has To Be "on" To Remove The Trigger Group.

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