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Better Trigger for SKS?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CGRifleman, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. CGRifleman

    CGRifleman Member

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    Does anyone make a drop-in upgrade trigger/trigger guard assembly for a Chinese SKS?
     
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    Bill Springfield did the trigger on mine. At first I noticed no difference. Then after a couple hundred rounds, wow!
     
  4. trueg50

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    Kivaari!

    He does a ton of work for the folks on the big SKS forum; sksboards.com, he has a section there filled with testimonials and his webpage proves he is capable. He also makes your SKS trigger safe, especially important with the chinese models.

    My SKS trigger should be in his capable hands yesterday or today. :)

    Ammo prices are crazy, ammo is hard to get, so instead of buying more ammo, I splurged and sent off my trigger so I can hit more with less ammo. Tech-Sights are also a massive help in that department.
     
  5. Cee Zee

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    Kivaari did a trigger job for me. It was amazing how much better he made it. He does replace a spring or two. He also cut my group sizes in half. It's well worth the money to have it done.
     
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    I believe Kivaari uses Wolff sear/hammer springs, but I thought he might have stopped doing that due to light primer strikes.
     
  7. GJgo

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    My Kivaari trigger + the Murray firing pin gives light strikes on the cheap mil-primered ammo, so I just use the stock pin for that & I'll save the Murray pin for handloads with normal primers. P.S. his trigger work is great.
     
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    I did a trigger job on my SKS with the usual polishing, etc. as seen on some YouTube video, which I can't remember the source. I also installed a Wolff hammer spring and sear spring. I get occasional light strikes on steel case commercial Russian ammo. Because of that I have it on my list to put back in the original hammer spring.

    The trigger does feel better after the polishing and re-springing, but I need it to fire all ammo like it did before. It's not like I expect my SKS to have as nice a trigger as a nice hunting rifle. Although, I did hope that would be the case. :D
     
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    Kivaari -- best money you can spend on an SKS. Excellent crisp 2-stage feel.
     
  10. CGRifleman

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    Definitely leaning towards Kivaari... anyone know what his general turnaround time is on a trigger job?
     
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    He takes his time. Mine was a couple of months. Put the trigger group in a padded envelope, send it to him, it comes back 6-8 weeks later. Look at it this way. All he is doing is the hand-fitting that the factory didn't think was worth the time involved.

    Kivarri+Tech-sight+thinner front post = doubled accuracy.
     
  12. GJgo

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    Mine was 6-8 weeks as I recall. It'll be back when it gets back.
     
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    read his site a long time ago, good article on what he does and how he does it, and how NOT to mess the trigger up
     
  14. esque

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    I believe Kivarri was using the 27.5# hammer spring
    that was causing the light primmer strikes and is now
    using the new Wolff 31# spring, eliminating the light
    strikes. The original factory spring is 34#. As others
    have stated, best money you can spend on your SKS
     
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