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    Default Help removing SKS stock cross-bolt

    I bought a "shooter" grade 59/66 from J&G and I'd like to remove the stock. I'm keeping the gun original, but I want to try Duarcoat (or BBQ grill paint) to match the color of the receiver and cover to the barrel. I want to be able to degrease and inspect the underside. The receiver has changed to a brown patina and the cover was so speckled with corrorsion that I had to emery it down to the white. Can I use a snap ring plier for a cross-bolt tool? Any tips on taking it out and reassembly? I like my AK, but breathing life into this old SKS has been great fun. Any help is appreciated. Great forum.

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    i see no reason to remove the stock bolt. you take the trigger pak out and the upper can be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKfan View Post
    I bought a "shooter" grade 59/66 from J&G and I'd like to remove the stock. I'm keeping the gun original, but I want to try Duarcoat (or BBQ grill paint) to match the color of the receiver and cover to the barrel. I want to be able to degrease and inspect the underside. The receiver has changed to a brown patina and the cover was so speckled with corrorsion that I had to emery it down to the white. Can I use a snap ring plier for a cross-bolt tool? Any tips on taking it out and reassembly? I like my AK, but breathing life into this old SKS has been great fun. Any help is appreciated. Great forum.
    Snap ring/circlip pliers have worked fine for me.
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by highestangel View Post
    Snap ring/circlip pliers have worked fine for me.
    Michael
    I got the nut out. The screw seems stuck. Does the screw turn out or is it drifted out? Thanks

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    The screw doesn't turn, the other side (the nut with the 2 holes) turns. Just pop out the trigger group, remove the mag and the action will come out, there's no reason to remove the cross bolt.
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    Just take a punch that is a little larger in diameter than the threaded part of the cross bolt, and tap it out with a small hammer, if you feel the need to remove it. I assume, maybe you are going to refinish the stock. Other wise, as Mriddick noted, there's no real reason to remove it.
    Michael

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