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Old 05-06-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default SKS recoil spring free length

Does anyone know what the standard free length for an SKS recoil spring should be? I got a new replacement for my well used chinese type 56. The old spring measures about 12.75". The new spring measures right at 14". It seems to fit and cycle (havent shot yet) but it is quite stiff. Maybe the old spring is just THAT worn out. Interesting though, both springs have about 73 coils +/-1
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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I just opened a new/unused spring from my kit and it measures at 13 inches.
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I'm glad I could help!
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