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11-29-2003, 04:17 PM
Im new at this, so any help Id appreciate. I got a vet bring back and the entire gas system is missing,from the from the sight to and including the piston stop bracket.Will any sks parts fit on the Vietnam model?
12-02-2003, 04:50 PM
any chinese parts should work for you. Albanian will not(they are longer) and am not sure about yugo parts...russian parts should work also. Good luck, I would love to have a verifiable VN bring back.
12-30-2003, 09:59 PM
Thanks for the info. What I got was a rifle that was missing the entire gas system. I used Chinese parts to replace them. The reciever has a star with a 1 in it. All parts match except of course the piston.The wood I was told had some shrapnel damage. It was reparied not very good about a can of wood filler.Most of the finish on the metal is gone,but it looks better that way. There is a bit of surface rust just at the wood line and a little on the reciever cover.Allin all Im very happy with it.
01-01-2004, 09:48 PM
I think that any SKS handguard will work to replace your missing one. I've never needed to remove the wood from an SKS gas tube, so can't help with the how-to.
I'd get the surface rust cleaned off, but not worry about the lack of finish. (As you said, it looks better that way.) You can keep it protected so it won't rust (well, depending on where you live: in Florida I had AKs rust within an hour from heat and sweat), and it looks like it could tell lots of war stories.
01-01-2004, 11:08 PM
doug, replacing the gas tube wood is fairly simple.the rear peice that slides down between the front of the rear has a small pin through it that is easy to drive out with a small punch. the pin is SLIGHTLY PEENED so use a punch around HALF THE SIZE of the appearent pin diameter.once the pin is is out the rear peice on the gas tube can be removed along with the wood. to reinstall the pin drive it back in and ive found a vise with smooth jaws works good to fully recenter the pin and also repeen it by clamping the rear of the gas tube in the vise .
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