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Posted: 3/19/2006 10:47:12 AM EDT
theres a small pin on the rear of the gas tube that i need to get off in order to replace the handguard...this thing is impossible if anyone has done this b4 plez tell me what trick i need to do
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:35:20 AM EDT
This IS the single hardest job of the Yugo SKS rifle...............and many people here talking about replacing there stocks as if it is a simple task are in for a rude awakening.

To remove this pin is a two man job........... one person has to hold the wood forearm in place over a steel vice, while the second person BANGS away on the PIN. It might take as long as 30 minutes hitting this damn thing to get it to budge........but once it breaks free, you are OK.

Most people opt to buy the metal hinge with roll pin....to install new on there new stocks......that's why you will find these two parts "sold out" on all the websites I have checked. They are claiming to get more in..............we will see.

Good luck----------- but I can't say for certain how much you will need !

JF.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:32:36 PM EDT
One side of the pin is flattened(flared) out...you need to drive it from the unflared side. Its really pretty easy to do. From the sounds of it you have been hitting the wrong side and have flattend both sides of the pin. Use a 1/16 inch punch and get it out. You can replace it with a cutdown small nail. Ive did quite a few of them.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:30:47 PM EDT
or just buy a new gas tube and save yourself alot of bruised tumbs
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:50:31 AM EDT
I'll stick with the punch...much cheaper than buying a gas tube with a handguard on it. Its Chinese so use Chinese parts.
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