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Slightly loose gas tube

Discussion in 'SKS' started by Ziggy62, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Hello to everyone I have three SKS's the one is a 1964 M59 and the gas tube wiggled very slightly from side to side even the wood not just the tube itself. I am wondering if the retainer itself for the wood attachment to the tube itself. I have fired about 120 rounds in the gun it functions properly but my other Yugo was made in 1966 is tight as my "53" Tula. Is something I should not worry about it's not like I am shooting the gun all the time but I would like opinions on this and a solution if needed. Thank you Bill Z
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  2. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    Not sure about the SKS, but on an AR, if they get loose then they don't match up well to the BCG and then you get a lot of FTFs. I've replaced a lot of gas tube/gas block combinations.

    Sorry if this is irrelevant to your post
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    SKS NOOB G&G Evangelist

    If the wood is wiggling, and it's shooting fine, you have no worries. It would NOT cycle correctly if the tube was loose.
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  4. gsbuickman

    gsbuickman G&G Evangelist

    Yep, I've seen and had a couple different SKS's that were the same way but operated fine. it's commonplace for the hand covers to slightly roll left to right on the gas tubes, but the gas tubes themselves are seated in place.
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  5. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    I bet there's a lot of G&G members who have some loose gas tubes.
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  6. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist

    I see what you did there.
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  7. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Omaha NE
    BTW, welcome to the group Ziggy 62. I hope you come by often and join in the fun and sometimes foolishness that is Gun 'n' Game.
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