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12-22-2012, 02:08 AM #1Gold+ Bullet member
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- Dec 1969
Spring-loaded firing pin on early SKS - how common?
A few years ago, I bought an all-matching 1950 SKS (I think Tula, but my bad leg and a flight of stairs are between me and the rifle) with a spring loaded firing pin. Got it for a very low price because the firing pin was either broken or missing. Was able to get correct parts and reassembled.
From time to time, I've wondered about how uncommon this configuration is. Would appreciate any comments or insight.
12-22-2012, 02:42 AM #2
Spring loaded firing pin will reduce chance of a slam fire. If you have the original firing pin, place it in the cleaning kit, or stock. As far as bad leg and stairs. You will need to purchase a weapon for the other level in your home.
12-22-2012, 12:49 PM #3
Sounds like you have a Murray's Firing pin? Do you have a photo?Looking for USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN 633 items.
12-22-2012, 12:52 PM #4
I thought the same! I would not fool with them either,since they can also mess up!
12-22-2012, 04:08 PM #5Senior Member
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- Jul 2012
- Tallahassee, FL
I was under the impression that the '49 - '51 or '52 had the spring and it was absent from ther later models. May have the dates off a bit but please correct me if i am wrong.
paulI felt much better after 11/6/2012
12-22-2012, 04:18 PM #6
12-22-2012, 07:37 PM #7
I've got a 50 with SLFPHappiness is a warm barrel, plenty of ammo, and the smell of gunpowder in the air!
"Keep your powder dry!"
12-22-2012, 07:40 PM #8
I've only seen it on 49 and 50 models but it was an original feature of the Russian guns.When your smiling the whole world smiles with you
12-22-2012, 09:31 PM #9
Just bought a 1950 Tula SKS and it had it in it. My 54 does not.RIP Jason
See you on the other side buddies.
12-22-2012, 10:50 PM #10
Hence why I asked for a photo...Looking for USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN 633 items.
12-23-2012, 01:52 AM #11Silver Bullet Member
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- new mexico
the 1949 and most of the 1950 russian sks had the spring loaded firing pin and the extra locking lug on the bolt carrier and accompanying bolt to accomodate the extra locking lug. sometime late in 1950 both the spring loaded firing pin and extra lug features were dropped.a 1950 non spring loaded firing pin with matching numbered bolt is rare in a 1950 dated tula made SKS.
Last edited by sksguide; 12-23-2012 at 09:55 AM.