My first post on these boards and I've got a problem...
I recently purchased my first SKS (a Norinco Sporter model from the 1980's, though the actual rifle was, according to its production number, made in 1966) and took it out yesterday for the first time. Everything worked beautifully for the first few loads. However, after about 45 round, the trigger stopped working properly. Here's the symptoms:
- When the bolt carrier is forward with a round loaded (or to be dry fired), the trigger will not got back the entire distance of its pull, much as if the safety is on, yet the actualy safety is down. The trigger does pull back a little farther than if the safety is actually engaged, but not very much.
- When the bolt is pulled back and locks, the rifle ready to be loaded, the trigger has full play on it.
So I ask: Can anyone tell me what is going on and if so, how can I fix it?