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Old 11-26-2011, 09:00   #1
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SKS Screw-up. Need some help

I was cleaning my Romanian SKS after a day at the range. I was at the point of taking off the gas tube when disaster struck. as I was lifting the lever by the rear sight, I sneezed and flipped it all the way, releasing the spring tensioned rod. Now I can't figure out how I can get the rod back in, short of cutting off the tube and piston and replacing them.

I tried removing the pin from the front "tower" that the gas tube connects to, but I couldn't move it to pull the tube off.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Am I screwed or is there a way to fix this?
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Old 11-30-2011, 18:48   #2
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Are you talking about the gas piston extension located under the rear sight with the piston return spring?
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:20   #3
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Wow... I have no idea.

Try asking on SKSboards.
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Lift the same lever and push the rod back in with a 16 penny nail, then return the lever to position.

SKS work is not rocket science. It was designed to be returned to usable by the rice farmer that did the same thing you did.
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Old 12-02-2011, 18:21   #5
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How can he get a nail into the gas tube?
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From my understanding he lifted the lever on the rear sight and the plunger and tube popped foreward out of the rear sight block. He is not going into the gas tube but pushing the plunger and spring back into the gas tube. That is the only lever blocking anything on the rear sight of the sks that I can remember.

If I am wrong my apologies, it has been 20 years since I worked on this system. We used to have the plunger pop out on a regular basis when we were removing, grinding down the rear sights and doing custom work on the SKS.

At any rate I will guarentee that anything he did to an SKS can be fixed with a hammer, nail and pipe-wrench.
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I was under the impression that his op-rod was released with the gas tube still on, making it impossible to push it back in, and also making it impossible to take off the gas tube.
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I just did this to one of mine to see the effect of what happens. The operating rod can't really go anywhere if you move the lever too far. It will be stopped by the metal endcap that covers the back end of the upper handguard. This metal cap has a small hole for the gas rod to go through but will not allow the operating rod to move out with the gas tube in place.

I would return the lever to the normal position for removing the gas tube and just use a little upward force to remove the gas tube and upper handguard assembly. Careful, the op rod may launch. If so, just push back into place and all is good.
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Thanks for all the replies. The answer I got over on the Survivalist forums that worked is this:

When you release that extension rod with the gas tube still on, it can't actually go anywhere. It has a beveled edge for just such a screw-up. If this happens, just place the lever in the position for gas tube removal and and slowly work the gas tube up. when it is part way up, either push the extension rod back into place with a screwdriver or nail, or do something else to prevent it from flying out when you get the gas tube off. Then proceed as normal.
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BTW, pretty much exactly what rugmar said...

The way I see it, it was a "learning opportunity"... lol
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Old 12-05-2011, 20:34   #11
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Glad to hear you got it fixed. Now go shoot it some more.
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Old 12-06-2011, 20:03   #12
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Glad to hear all is well YouTube has videos on this!
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that will happen

I guess it just goes to show sometimes it is okay to force it. I guess the hold was the little bevel on the gastube that made it seem worse then it was.
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