THOMAS EDISON: I made a hole in my reloading table. it makes it quite easy to remove this pin.
samerickson89: Do you think using a bench vise to push the retaining pin back into place would be a little easier/less likely to bend the pin? Works like a charm for removing the taper pins on an AR15 front sight base.
Don VW: Just curious, would a brass mallet be safer, as well as less harmful to the metal pin? As a former and happily retired mechanic/machinist, I always found the brass mallet to be one of the most valuable tools in the tool chest. Haven't done much gunsmithing yet so I thought I'd ask. Thanks
Doc Tari: No problem bringing in parts like this into Canada. shovster67 mentions that you can't spend more than $100.00 or there is a lot of paperwork to fill out. However, this is classic duty and excise tax information that is now automated if you ship using any large courier company like UPS or FedEx. They do all the paperwork and then you pay the taxes and duty when they deliver it to you. It's much easier these days.
Pat m: This thing is a piece of garbage. I put roughly 300 rounds through it and the spring completely came apart within the bolt. Now the firing pin no longer free floats because of the damage done to the bolt. I thoroughly cleaned the rifle after every shoot.
steven cates: The customer reviews I read had a few of those where the pin broke of the spring lost it's tension. It seems to be within a couple hundred rounds usually. I suppose it's a crap shoot (pardon the pun).
Betrayed Vet: I learned a trick in the Army that I sware by. Take a gallon sized ziplock bag and put all of your small parts in, and then spray shaving cream into the bag. kneed the bag to push the shaving cream into all the cracks and spaces. Let it sit for an hours and clean with a tooth bruch while running it under hot water, dry the parts the best you can with a towel and let then air dry and apply a light coating of oil and you will have the cleanest parts ever. Sounds crazy but works.
jtzgt40: hammer hammer, clang clang, and if that doesn't work, get a bigger hammer right????
TheBeaver Eh: When installing the firing pin, you have to hold it in all the way while you hammer in the retaining pin - there are ridges in the pin that block the hole if it isn't pushed all the way in past those ridges. Otherwise, you will not be able to hammer in the retaining pin as you do - bending the retaining pin and probably the firing pin too. "Hammer Hammer Clang Clang well you get the point" is not a very good how to video. Should delete this video and try again so you don't screw-up peoples' SKS.
rusty keller: I think the cause of slam fires is probably one of three things. Dirty pin (cosmoline), rusted pin, or dry firing, which drives the firing pin forward with no cartridge primer to stop it, so it jams in the front of the bolt. Next cartridge chambered slam fires. For firing pin removal/installation. Use two wooden blocks to rest bolt on, and protect bolt. Don't use a carpenters hammer (ball peen). Don't install retaining pin with a hammer. Use a brass mallet, punch or drift to avoid damage to pin.
chrismc410: or some gun scrubber does a very good job getting it out too, especially the small straw
chrismc410: Don't most Russian designed weapons in general have free floating firing pins? The SKS has one, most AKs as you state, the Makarov does, I dont know about the Tokarev, I think it does, not sure on that one.
CJ Grisham: @chcknhawk retaining pin was difficult to get out and i thoughr i was doing something wrong. i didnt want to beat on it too much, but it looks like thats how some are.
CJ Grisham: thanks for the video. my firing pin retaini.
squirrell7226: get permission from you spouse if married!! (trust me) and run the metal parts (all of them) thru the dishwasher... it'll get rid of all traces of cosmoline.. worked for me and never had a problem... put a murray's pin in anyway tho...
squirrell7226: dont do it.. the bolt assembly is not designed to put up with the stresses of full auto nor is the overall design.. if you want to break the law do it w/a platform that is actually available in full auto (AK for example...) but its a waste of ammo and the cool factor isn't worth the prison time if you get caught...
cloud819: Thanks for making this video, could I suggest investing in a dead blow hammer. It took me years to buy one and now it is one of my most used tools.
MarvelousSeven: Also taking a hammer to your bolt isn't wise. Use a rubber or wooden mallet. At the very least use a punch.
MarvelousSeven: Clean the firing pin channel of all the cosomline and slam fire isn't a problem.
Lile the SKS, the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M14, M16, M4 as well as most AK pattern rifles have free floating firing pins. None are known for slam fire issues.
Save your money, clean your shat.
Salt Factory: To be honest if you take care of your rifle and clean it properly you will not have slam fire issues
Murray's firing pin installation for the SKS rifle5
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