point your rifle toward a human being, including yourself. Always
comply with federal, state, and local
regarding use of firearms.
all firearms as if they were loaded and keep all firearms under lock and
key thus away from children!
you can prevent firearm accidents..."
large screw going through the mid portion of the wooden stock - left to
bolt) does not get removed or tampered with
to disassemble the SKS rifle.
not pound or pry on any part of the rifle! - tapping
these simple steps for complete disassembly and/or cleaning:
the safety on and unload the rifle!
(Safety must be in the on position to properly
remove and reinstall parts without damaging the rifle - especially the
Clean the exterior of the rifle using WD-40 and toweling. (WD-40
will not damage the
wood on the SKS so use lots of WD-40 (Follow instructions on the can!))
Disassemble entire rifle - don't let this concern you - the entire rifle
can come apart in
less than one minute if done properly (the first time, the
rifle will be tight - go real
slow and familiarize yourself with the rifle.)
must be in closed position - remove receiver
cover by turning lever near the
receiver cover counter-clockwise and then pull outward - remove bolt carrier,
and spring. Clean thoroughly with WD-40.
Take rifle and prop the muzzle of the barrel on the floor - making sure
the safety is on
or damage will occur! With a Philips Head screwdriver or blunt tool,
push on the
small indentation behind
the trigger guard until
you hear a click or trigger housing
lifts up slightly.
Now remove the trigger group
as one assembly by lifting it out of the rifle. Clean out
any foreign matter (including grease) thoroughly with WD-40.
Remove the standard magazine in the same manner as trigger group - it's
necessary to unlock anything as
the magazine removes at this stage by pulling
downward. (Bolt must be open if still left
in rifle) Clean
all thoroughly with WD-40
to remove foreign matter.
Remove barrel and receiver from stock (bayonet
unlocked) by pulling upward on
receiver at the rear until barrel and
receiver are at a 10 degree angle - then push
slightly forward toward the front of the rifle.
(Magazine must be removed before
removing rifle stock) Make sure all foreign
matter is cleaned out of the barrel! Use
Remove gas tube and gas piston
by rotating lever on rear sight block clockwise to
the 12 O'Clock position. Lift upward on the gas tube assembly from
the rear without
forcing it. (wiggling can help) Remove the gas piston from tube and clean
The second piston (operating rod) (located
in the rear sight housing) is removed by
rotating the same lever to approximately the 1 O'Clock position with your
covering this area - as the rod is spring loaded and will launch it's self
off the table or bench. Clean with WD-40.
Assemble rifle in reverse order, taking
note that the large screw going through the
mid portion of the wooden stock (Cross bolt) does not ever get removed
with. To reinstall trigger group, set rifle
on flat table or bench up side down - position
trigger group and once connected forward (safety
must be on!) - "straight arm" push
downward on trigger guard until you hear or "feel" it click into position.
Do not pound or pry on any part of the rifle! - tapping
is permissible! The rifle may be
new - and may be very tight. Take your time and clean thoroughly
YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE WD-40 WITH A SUITABLE OIL BASE CLEANER -
Read all instructions and warnings before using chemicals -