Simonov SKS Disassembly Return to SKS Carbine



Unload the rife and make sure it is clear


At the rear of the receiver rotate the lever up and pull it out as far as it will go


Remove the top receiver cover





Remove the recoil spring


Pull back the bolt carrier and bolt


Remove the carrier and bolt


Inside view of the receiver


Using a cartridge rotate the lever on the sight block up to the first stop





Lift up the gas tube/top wood by the rear end


Take out the gas piston


Rotate the lever past the first stop to release the second piston


Take care to catch the spring loaded piston


Apply the safety catch


Using a cartridge press in the locking stud behind the trigger guard


The trigger group hinges down and can be removed





The magazine now drops out


Remove the barrel and receiver from the stock


Field stripped rifle