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Threading SKS

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by MJProjects, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. MJProjects

    MJProjects Member

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    Hi, I am researching threading a norinco SKS barrel that was cut just before the bayonet lug. I am curious if it could simply be threaded using one of the readily available kits or whether the 'new' muzzle may be a different size than the original muzzle before it was cut? Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. bainter1212

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    If the barrel is tapered, it will be tapered for the entire length. If it's not tapered (and I don't believe SKS barrels are) then the diameter should be the same as was originally at the muzzle, making it entirely possible to use one of the kits found with a google search. Good luck.
     
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    No, threading isn't "evil". For a long period of time they refused to allow any rifle to be imported that had a threaded barrel, because it "could" accept a flash hider. However, it's not on the 922(r) list, and now they've lightened up on that significantly. You're allowed to thread it and just install a brake.
     
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