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2. "RE: Gun of the Week: SKS"
In response to message #1
 
   >It is my understanding that Simonov designed the SKS with a
>spring-loaded firing pin but the arsenal people thought it was too
>complicated and substituted a cone-shaped pin going into a cone-shaped
>hole -- which can cause the firing pin to lock even if it isn't dirty.

It did seem a curious oversight in such an otherwise clever design. Particularly the part where you can reassemble it wrong and not realize it until all hell breaks loose.

>Anyway a spring-loaded firing pin upgrade is available.

I may have to track one of those down. It seems a more sensible user modification than, say, adding the capability to take AK magazines.

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   RE: Gun of the Week: SKS Willard May-10-16 1
     RE: Gun of the Week: SKS Gryphonadmin May-10-16 2
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              RE: Gun of the Week: SKS MoonEyes Apr-21-17 14
              RE: Gun of the Week: SKS Gryphonadmin May-06-17 15
   RE: Gun of the Week: SKS jonathanlennox May-10-16 3
      RE: Gun of the Week: SKS Gryphonadmin May-10-16 4
   RE: Gun of the Week: SKS BZArchermoderator May-10-16 5
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