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