>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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