Sks Assault Rifle

The SKS Rifle consists of 11 Main Parts. (Figure 1)

1.

Recoii Spring Assembly

2.

Receiver Cover

3.

Receiver

4.

Bolt

5.

Gas Tube/Handguard Assembly

6.

Bayonet

7.

Stock

8.

Trigger Group

9.

Magazine

10.

Barrel

11.

Cleaning Rod

The Basic SKS Accessories. (Figure 2)

1. Cleaning Rod Head

2. Drift

3. Brush

4. Oil Can

5. Accessory Case

6. Muzzle Cap

7. Gaspo ri C lean i ng Tool

8. Clip

It will be helpful to refer to the parts described and shown on these two pages when following the instructions in this manual.

(Page 18-19 lists all available parts,)

Instructions for Loading

(ALWAYS REMAIN CONSCIOUS OF MUZZLE POSITION!!)

1. Flip the safety to the "ON" position. (Figure 3)

2. Pull charging handle on bolt carrier back until the action locks open.

3. Load with either single rounds or stripper clips. (Figure 4)

4. Again, remain conscious of muzzle position.

5. Pull charging handle back and let the bolt carrier fly forward to chamber the first round.

6. Your rifle is now loaded.

Figure 3 Figure 4

Instructions for Firing

(ALWAYS REMAIN CONSCIOUS OF MUZZLE POSITION!!)

1. Aim rifle downrange.

2. Release the safety.

3. Place finger inside trigger guard on the trigger.

4. Pull the trigger back.

After Firing

(ALWAYS REMAIN CONSCIOUS OF MUZZLE POSITION!!)

When the gun is fired, gas pressure is extracted from the spent cartridges, and they are ejected. New rounds are then automatically fed until all the rounds are gone, or the shooter stops firing. When finished firing, lock back the bolt and always engage the safety before unloading unused cartridges.

Instructions for Unloading

(ALWAYS REMAIN CONSCIOUS OF MUZZLE POSITION!!)

1. If bolt was locked back, rifle should be unloaded.

2. Visually inspect the magazine and chamber to confirm that gun is empty.

3. If unsure whether empty, immediately place the safety in the "ON" position.

4. Release the magazine cover by pulling back the magazine cover latch. (Figure 5)

5. Any unexpended rounds will now be freed from the magazine.

6. Now, lock the magazine cover back in place.

7. Next, pull back the charging handle to the rear and extract and eject the live round in the chamber. The bolt stop will automatically lock the bolt carrier back. (Figure 6)

8. Again, visually inspect the weapon.

Figure 5 Figure 6

Figure 5 Figure 6

Make a safe examination of the rifle to be certain it is not loaded before stripping. Open the magazine cover, draw back bolt and look into magazine and chamber to be certain they are empty.

Instructions for Disassembly/Assembly

1. Take out all accessories. With a finger, press in the cover of the accessory chamber on the butt plate and take the case for accessories out of the stock. (Figure 7) Open the case and take out the accessories.

2. To remove the cleaning rod: swing the bayonet outward from the muzzle of the rifle and remove the cleaning rod. Then, fold the bayonet back down to a "march position."

3. To remove receiver cover and recoil spring assembly: hold the small of the stock with your left hand, pressing with your thumb on the rear of the receiver cover (Figure 8); rotate with the right hand the receiver cover retaining pin arm upward to its verticle position and pull the pin out to the right as far as possible. (Figure 9) Allow receiver cover to move backward 1/2" and remove by sliding to rear. (Figure 10) Remove the recoil spring from the rear of the bolt carrier. (Figure 11) (Be certain to reinstall recoil spring with C Clip end forward.)

Figure 7
How Dismantle Sks Assault Rifle

Figure 9

Figure 8

Figure 9

Figure 12 11

Figure 10

Figure 11

4. To remove the bolt: pull the bolt back as far as it will go, and remove the entire assembly. (Figure 12) When reinstalling bolt, be certain magazine cover is not latched.)

Figure 12 11

Sks Handguard Pins How Remove

Figure 13 Figure 14

5. To remove Gas Tube/Handguard Assembly: use a pin punch to pry the lever located on right of rear sight base into the position where the camming surface located at the front is completely verticle (Figure 13). CAUTION: Further movement will allow operating rod and spring to escape.

6. Now remove theGas Tube/ Handguard Assembly , raise the handguard assembly and rock it slowly from side to side until it can be pulled away from the gas block. (Figure 14)

Figure 13 Figure 14

7. The gas piston can now be pulled out of the gas tube/ handguard assembly.

NOTE: The seven steps listed are sufficient to field-strip the rifle for cleaning and regular maintenance.

ASSEMBLY REQUIRES ONL Y THAT YOU PREFORM THE ABOVE

STEPS IN REVERSE ORDER.

Make a safe examination of the rifle to be certain it is not loaded before cleaning. To clean, begin with the rifle field-stripped (Instructions on Page 10.)

Instructions for Cleaning the Rifle

1. Attach the bore brush to the cleaning rod.

2. Saturate the bore brush with gun solvent and push through the length of the barrel. (Figure 15) If using corrosive primer, this step is very important to remove the corrosive residue from the barrel of your rifle.

3. Make at least 10 passes through the barrel from the muzzle end. The cap of the accessory tube can be used to protect the crown of the muzzle from damage during cleaning. Use a cleaning jag or slotted tip and push a clean dry patch through the bore. Now pass a clean patch soaked with solvent though the bore. Alternate this procedure with wet and dry patches until the patches come out clean.

BEFORE FIRING, CHECK THE BORE FOR OBSTRUCTIONS.

Figure 15

4. Dry the bore with a clean dry patch, and then apply a thin coat of oil to the bore with a final oil soaked patch.

5. While cleaning the bore, you should also give the chamber area a thorough brushing as well. Use the same technique with the patches, alternating wet and dry until the chamber is clean. Do not leave oil residue in the chamber.

6. Clean the bolt, bolt carrier, piston, recoil spring and receiver. A toothbrush can be used effectively for cleaning these parts. Wipe them dry, and then coat the bearing surfaces of the bolt and bolt carrier with a thin coat of grease. Do not pour oil into the receiver indiscriminately.

7. Clean the gas port and gas block area. (Figure 16) Remove the gas piston from the handguard and gas cylinder assembly, and clean thoroughly with solvent. Remove all carbon fouling, dry with a clean rag, then apply a light coat of oil. (Gas Port Cleaning tool is normally not included in basic cleaning kits, but is available from SKS parts dealers.)

Sks Assault Rifle Accessories
Figure 16

TO RE-ASSEMBLE REVERSE THE TAKEDOWN PROCESS.

REMOVING

TRIGGER MECHANISM/MAGAZINE

Prior to start, be certain rifle is not loaded.

1. Place the safety in the "ON" position.

2. Release box magazine cover.

3. Use a pin punch to strike the trigger mechanism retaining button at rear of trigger bow. (Figure 17)

4. Once released, the trigger assembly can be pulled back from the stock assembly.

5. With the trigger mechanism removed, and the bolt locked in the open position, the magazine can be taken out of the stock by simultaneously pulling the magazine down and to the rear. (Figure 18) When reinstalling magazine be certain front of magazine is engaged in lug on receiver.

Figure 17 Figure 18

NOTE: Foreign material in trigger group is a major cause of SKS "Doubling" or "Slam Firing". Trigger group should be cleaned and lubricated regularly.

ATTHIS TIME, RECEIVER BARREL STOCK ASSEMBLY MAY BE REMOVED.

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