Hey, guys, it's, Alex c with BTV for today's field trip, we're going to be stripping, an SKS rifle. The SKS was definitely the 90s surplus darling. I mean, you could buy these for thirty and forty dollars out of giant barrels at pretty much any gun show. And at that price point, they really were a great value. However, today a nice example, would set you back over five hundred bucks, which to me is just absurd. And the value is no longer there. I really don't know why you buy one of these at that price, but.
That's kind of its point. This is a Chinese SKS they're, actually, worse than commercial SKS is made in the 90s, but maybe that's for another episode of BTV. So let's, go ahead, make sure this thing is empty by checking the chamber see there's nothing in the chamber of the magazine. Next up to begin the field stripping process, pull this little lever up, 90 degrees and then pull out this will allow you to remove the dust cover from the rear at this point, you can pull the carrier to the rear lift and. Out and separate the bolt from the carrier you'll, notice, it kind of looks like a stg44 bolts care, bolt and carrier arrangement from here on out you're going to grab this little doohickey here and pull it up I actually use the firing pin to help, because they can be a little stubborn. Sometimes people use a bullet tip or a flathead, but I've always found. This is a pretty easy to do so pull that up and then pull the top hand guard off and pull the piston out from the front and set those aside for.
Cleaning now again, with that little lever, grab it and pull it all the way up, then you can pull the op rod out from under the rear sight and separate the spring from the abroad. Now there you go, you have a fully field-stripped, Simon, carbine or SKS rifle as they're sometimes called these are fun. Shooting guns. I, remember, when 760 by 39 was very cheap, and it was imported from China. I mean, it was the business. These things were like I said earlier a terrific value.
However, it's its, just not the case. Anymore, unfortunately, they're not being imported anymore, they're still, quite a good buy in Canada where there is no 89 and subsequent Orinoco import banned. But yeah, it is what it is here in the states, and it kind of sucks, but anyway, hope you enjoyed this video, and we hope to see you next time.
Dated : 18-Apr-2022