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Old 01-27-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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I was looking at SKS parts. 1977 Yugo. I am thinking all I would like to do is put a red dot on a Tapco or other brand gas tube with rail. The other is an extended mag release.

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Old 01-28-2018, 06:00 AM   #2
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I installed the extended mag release and it saves my finger tip from a beating.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks NC. I see the gas tube listings has a specific one for the Yugo. Not all sellers list them. I don't want to do anything I can't reverse. Don't want to get a part that won't fit.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:30 AM   #4
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Tapco should "work fine", and yes, Yugos are proprietary.
If it is hard to install all the way, there are 4 little nubs on the bottom of the handguard that are fitted to the stock to make a snug fit.
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Why are you putting an extended mag release on an SKS?!?
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:14 PM   #6
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Why are you putting an extended mag release on an SKS?!?
Because the box mag conversion was done before I bought it. If the mags work? It will be a nice thing.
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Because the box mag conversion was done before I bought it. If the mags work? It will be a nice thing.
Here's to hoping they work for you, but knowing deep inside it's not a matter of if they fail, it's a matter of when they fail. And then a nice reliable 10rd fixed mag rifle has now become a single shot jammomatic with a cool extendo magazine

The tapco gas tube rail does not fit very snug. Mine had at least 1/4" of wobble which is quite a big deal at longer rangers.

I too did not believe all of the people who told me not to venture into the bubba sks world but I did not listen and it caused me a lot of frustration
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:37 PM   #8
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Zero SKS mods. Just load, shoot, repeat
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I would like to put a low power optic or red dot on one due to me aging eyes.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:49 AM   #10
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I would like to put a low power optic or red dot on one due to me aging eyes.
I will be trying mine out someday. Shoulder surgery in 6 days. We'll see how I do with the factory irons. It is probably going to be an infrequent toy. I do okay with MBUS sights on my AR's.
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Why are you putting an extended mag release on an SKS?!?
to release my 40 round mags quicker..see it is a half inch longer then the orginal
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Ive run those extendo mags with no issues whatsoever.
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Because the box mag conversion was done before I bought it. If the mags work? It will be a nice thing.
What kind of "mag conversion?" The kind that uses red AK-style Cobra mags and an internal adapter, or one of the recent "cut the bill off your Tapco mag" with an aluminum internal block kind of conversions?
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What kind of "mag conversion?" The kind that uses red AK-style Cobra mags and an internal adapter, or one of the recent "cut the bill off your Tapco mag" with an aluminum internal block kind of conversions?
Only mod on the gun was the bolt. It has straight up Tapco's.
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Only mod on the gun was the bolt. It has straight up Tapco's.
Ah, so it has the bolt shaved so you can insert the mag with the bolt closed. You're still better-off getting a stock, 10rnd fixed-box, in the long run.
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Ah, so it has the bolt shaved so you can insert the mag with the bolt closed. You're still better-off getting a stock, 10rnd fixed-box, in the long run.
Still attached! It will still be around. Why destroy the classic looks?
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I see Brownell's has a steel mag release. Not the Tapco plastic https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...prod70930.aspx
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Since the SKS has been deemed C&R by the ATF, I believe any mod to the original design would require you to go all the way to 922R.
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