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SKS bayonet attachment removal?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by subman681, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. subman681

    subman681 McMinnville, Oregon Member

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    I've recently replaced the "2x4" looking stock that came with NORINCO SKS 20+ years ago with a TAPCO stock. I was to cheap to purchase the stock that would allow me to retain the originial "spike" bayonet, so now am asking for any information that would help me in removing the bayonet attachment on the barrel.

    Also, what would be the best way to removed the cleaning rod attachment portion on the bottom of the sight base, as I've managed to collect some nice gashes from the rather sharp edges.

    Thank you for any assistance.
     
  2. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    A bandsaw, like a portaband is recommended here..

    http://www.midkiff.us/sksltr.pdf

    I have that tecsight rear peep, in combination with a front firesight, and really like the combo better than the stock setup.
     
  3. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Former Batfish sailor?
     
  4. subman681

    subman681 McMinnville, Oregon Member

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    That is correct. Both Batfish and Tunny ('75 - '81).
     
  5. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good man. SSBN 640, SSN 698, SSBN 730 ('74 - '93).
     
  6. subman681

    subman681 McMinnville, Oregon Member

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    Good job and thanks for your service!

    Yep, I served from '74 to '83, ending up at Point Loma for staff duty. Those were the days.

    Into the deep dark depths of the watery voids.
     
  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not having the spare cash for a portaband I would use a hacksaw and files to dress it up and perhaps a dremel and cold chisel.
     
  8. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Ack! More bubbleheads! Everywhere you turn...

    Keith (Boston, Flasher, Guardfish)

    Edit: Might I ask, why is it necessary to remove the lug? You've already removed the bayo.
     
  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    You are dealing with a bubblehead. Telling him will not work. He must have a NAVSEA or Subron or command approved procedure un hand to proceed.
    Now me being a skimmer you can just share your insight and I will understand and do it.

    Fresh Sea Air, Fresh food and sunshine. The way bluejackets should live.
     
  10. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    You know of course that there are only two kinds of ships, right? Submarines and targets.

    Keith
     
  11. subman681

    subman681 McMinnville, Oregon Member

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    "Death from Below" Bubbleheads forever! You know, fresh air and food are over rated anyway!

    As for the bayonet lug being removed, I've managed to grab at that end way to often and have ended the shooting day with bloody hands. So I decided that cleaning up those sharp edges was the answer for me.

    Back to those two types of ships, I've seen way to many of those targets bobbing around in those nor-east storms. Not for me.
     
  12. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You need to remove it to remove the receiver cover. How effectively does it keeps its zero?
     
  13. subman681

    subman681 McMinnville, Oregon Member

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    Well, I've never benched it, but from standing free hand it shoots pretty durn good. If it's off, it's only due to my lack of stability.
     
  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I much prefer two minute showers and an oil film on the surface of my coffee :) .

    Keith
     
  15. subman681

    subman681 McMinnville, Oregon Member

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    Keith, when were you on the Guardfish?

    Thanks for you service!

    Man, as AB use to say "those were the days", or something like that.
     
  16. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I decommissioned the Guardfish after its last North Run in '91. I think I was on it a total of just under two years before I got out.

    Keith
     
  17. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    What would happen if you took it to a 'machine shop' and had them remove it and 'clean-up' the lug site? It may be cheaper than buying a tool you would use once.