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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Ha I like the analogy. I have done many restorations before mostly on surplus rifles or older shot guns but this is by far the worst yet. Hopefully I can source new springs and other parts and when I blast the receiver there is still enough metal left to legally call it a firearm.
    Are you gonna blast with soda or a real abrasive?
    http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/sks-gas-tu...handguard.aspx
    http://www.tapco.com/products/index....&productId=203
    Last edited by Gunsnwater; November 5th, 2016 at 01:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    If you need a rifle, wouldn't it be easier to shoot someone and take theirs, like on The Walking Dead or something?
    Bringing this back from the dead just for the Hell of it. The SKS is a fine rifle but on the bottom of my short list for SHTF.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    Thanks for the links I will probably head down to Sarco next week sometime to advantage some parts if need be. I don't think soda would put much of a dent in some of the parts like the mag box or barrel and front sight base so it's looking like aluminum oxide but before I do that I'm going to research it a bit more. I've had a few guys tell me good things about crushed walnut but I think it might be to soft for this. There's ways glass but it's pricy and I've never come across it locally.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Bringing this back from the dead just for the Hell of it. The SKS is a fine rifle but on the bottom of my short list for SHTF.
    You've see some of the work I've done and I'd love to work on that SKS.

    That citrastrip would cut through that stuff a lot.
    As for the bolt and gas pistons I recommend a Dermal and these buffer wheels. I got real good results on some pistol bbls I just referbed.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco the Iroc View Post
    You've see some of the work I've done and I'd love to work on that SKS.

    That citrastrip would cut through that stuff a lot.
    As for the bolt and gas pistons I recommend a Dermal and these buffer wheels. I got real good results on some pistol bbls I just referbed.

    I have a fordom tool with the same attachments. I will definitely check out the citrastrip.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    before you blast I'd put it through an electrolysis bath so it will get the rust out of the bore and impossible to reach places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ADeB6V1rQ

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC3531 View Post
    before you blast I'd put it through an electrolysis bath so it will get the rust out of the bore and impossible to reach places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ADeB6V1rQ
    I use an electrolysis bath like that and it works great for rusty parts. It dissolves only the rust and does not harm the "good" metal.

    But before you use this on a firearm you need to read up on "hydrogen embrittlement". Under electrolysis hydrogen gets incorporated in the steel and can make it brittle. I think this can happen under the derusting conditions so check. It can be reversed by baking the part but you need to be concerned with the temper and it adds complexity.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    Well it's almost two years later and I am now getting back to this project. The rifle was cleaned of all cosmo fully disassembled and I replaced the springs and a few other small parts that were shot. I put it all back together today to test fire and after an hour or so of trouble shooting using parts of my working SKS rifles I know that I need a gas piston and gas tube.

    The good news is the bore is in excellent condition and after sitting for almost 2 years it doesn't look any shittier then it did when I 1st started.

    Anyone out there have either of these two things laying around for a reasonable price or trade please LMK.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

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    Default Re: Check this turd of an SKS out! Full restoration coming soon.

    I never knew Hodgie was into scuba diving and found someone’s SKS that they lost at the bottom of the lake. Good luck with your project.

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