In July I received my Chinese SKS, I love it and even with the following issue, I still love it. The SKS shoots great, very little recoil and Using only front and rear sights, I had good groupings. This issue I have is as follows, I will explain the mod's I did first.
Over the last month and a half, I have added a return spring to the firing pin (Kelly's Gunsmithing, great product) and installed a ATI Strikeforce stock. All this was easily accheived, the only trouble encountered was when I removed the gas tube to remove the wood stock and install the composite stock. I was finding it hard to push the lever back in place that holds the gas tube in place (Succeeded after gently tapping on top and pushing on lever at the same time. The problem I am having, is after I have fired 4 or five rounds, the lever pops up and I have to use the above procedure to re seat the lever. Is anyone else encountering this and if so what can be done to remedy this. I am for the short term going to lockwire the lever in place using .25 inconnel lock wire and attach it to the accessory lugs included in the stock kit.
If anyone has any information or better idea's Please respond to my thread.