Friday, October 12, 2007

Putting glass on my SKS

Right after I bought my SKS, I decided to mount a scope on it.
My first attempt was with the $50 SKS package that comes with a 4X scope, the mount and 10 stripper clips. I didn't like it at all - the mount replaced the stock bolt cover in the back, so every time you have to clean it, the mount cover has to come off and you have to rezero.
Witness my second attempt:




A little research on the web led me to these guys and I ordered the mount for the SKS... $60 plus change w/shipping, and I got it today! So, I got right to work...

First off, I removed the original rear sight, by pushing down on the front and pulling it toward the rear. There's a leaf spring underneath providing tension, and this needs to stay in place.


Installing the new sight base: almost the reverse of the removal above, but there's a pin to push in on the side - flat spot up, so the tightening screw will depress enough to get out of the way of the notch that runs the length of the base. This notch can serve as a rear sight in a pinch... a feature that I like, so I have both options immediately available.
Next step, push in the rail and fasten in place by way of four screws...
Add a red-dot sight, adjust to ensure the ammo can load correctly, and you're done! 10-15 minutes tops, no drilling, no tapping, no gunsmithery... If I can do this, anyone can. Now, I'll have to get it to the range and sight it in. Oh darn; more shooting...

11 comments:

Hammer said...

Cool setup!. Somone gave me a rear cover mount and it seems to work pretty good within the limits of old Chinese SKS accuracy.

Kevin said...

Thanks, Hammer! Course, I'll see how cool it works out after taking it to the range...

Mushy said...

That looks great on there...I might have to consider getting one.

Did you re-do your stock? It looks sharp too. Mine is the original orange looking wood.

Kevin said...

Yeah, I had my friend redo it. The picture doesn't show too well, but the grain really pops on this old girl...

Julie said...

Looks good, and yes, I think you have a pretty cool friend who brought out that pretty wood grain for ya...

Anonymous said...

Sweet but does it work and that gun looks sharp!

phlegmfatale said...

WOOHOO! That woodgrain looks pretty.

DirtCrashr said...

That looks NICE!

bjbarron said...
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bjbarron said...

I found a gas-tube cover with a picatinny rail on it for mine. Stuck a red-dot on it in the scout position and it works great.

http://www.the-trainer.com
/blog/001925.html

Nate said...

That is the first time I have seen that mount for an SKS and I like it over all the others I've seen. Pretty slick. I'm happy with the rear mounted peep sight I have on mine but if I ever need to add glass, I might have to have one of those mounts.

Thanks for sharing.