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    Unhappy sks gas piston problem

    On a new to me yugo SKS I'm cleaning, the gas piston slid right out. I cleaned the piston and the tube, now the piston doesn't want to go back in freely. I didn't drop it or bang it with anything. I'm at a total loss now. HELP

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    Default Re: sks gas piston problem

    did You move the gas tube?

    what position is the spring in?

    (Yup...had both happen. was ready to lose my shit)

    in a pinch, betting on an appropriate YouTube vid.
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy - Dante.

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    Default Re: sks gas piston problem

    Great post (vid). Thanks!

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    Default Re: sks gas piston problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Great post (vid). Thanks!
    Your welcome!

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    Default Re: sks gas piston problem

    Thanks fellows, the piston came out real easy, but wouldn't go back in. I had a brainstorm, what if maybe there so much carbon in there, this will only fit in a certain direction. I took the piston and rotated it about a 16th of an inch and kept doing that until it fell right in. I then took some pretty worn out P220 sandpaper, scuffed it about 2 inches deep, now the piston falls right in. Thanks again, Joe

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