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Posted: 9/4/2004 5:39:30 PM EST
Howdy,

I've got my first SKS (a Yugo) and I've FINALLY got all the cosmoline off it. Mine didn't come with a spring on the large piston, and I guess I sort of expected it to have one. Should it just be in there without a spring? Seems odd to me...

Appreciate any help,

Thanks,

Larry
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:10:29 AM EST
No the spring is on the operating rod. If you turn the lever you used to remove your gas tube up another 1/4" after you take your gas tube off the operating rod and spring will come out. It's probably covered in cosmo too.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:56:55 AM EST
MM,

Thanks a ton. You saved me some real frustration!!


Larry
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:12:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mouseomatic:
No the spring is on the operating rod. If you turn the lever you used to remove your gas tube up another 1/4" after you take your gas tube off the operating rod and spring will come out. It's probably covered in cosmo too.



Be careful when doing this, or the "operatign rod" aka gas piston extension, will come flying out.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:06:51 AM EST
Yeah, the best way i've found to do it is to take something like a screwdriver, or even your finger if you can get enough pressure on it, and press in on it pretty hard, then turn the little lever and gradually let off the pressure, letting the operating rod come out gradually.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:34:38 PM EST
You guys are no fun. Half the fun is looking for the rod and spring after it flys out!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:46:19 PM EST
Mine had so much cosmo that I had to pull it out after getting past the latch.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:48:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 2:49:09 PM EST by twonami]

Originally Posted By Mouseomatic:
You guys are no fun. Half the fun is looking for the rod and spring after it flys out!


How are they gonna learn about guns if they don't lose parts?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:34:38 PM EST
Heh, I learned my lesson after the recoil spring and the cover for it went flying across the room the first time I tried taking the cover off. I had the bolt locked back and didn't even think about the compressed spring in there. I flipped the lever and pulled it out and boom, there they go flying about 10 feet across the room to hit my cousin in the leg. After that, I tried to be more careful about things.
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