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williamsbrass@hotmail.com

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Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« on: October 27, 2009, 11:09:54 PM »
Hi, I am new to this board. I have an interesting project that I thought up dealing with a Yugo SKS Receiver. My project is to adapt an MP44 Magazine to the SKS Receiver. Re barrel it to the caliber of 7.92 x 33mm Kurz. I also want to make it easy to  change barrels out and adapt a piston type gas system similar to the SVT 40 and G43. I have just started the project and I am in the process of altering the magazine well. I am a disabled Vet and it will take a lot of time to do the project. My next step is to mill the bolt so it will work with the magazine. I can use the bolt from my Model M SKS as a sample to copy. Now my question to all that are interested in following this project is what would be the best way to open up the bolt face to accept the rim of the Kurz case? Which is the same rim diameter of the .308 Winchester case, or should I machine a new bolt? Thanks for any ideas and assistance in advance.

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 11:42:10 PM »
WOW! that is a quite a project! my question to you is what do you gain from a Kx33 round? looking forward to the pics and results. Good luck.
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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 01:53:04 AM »
The reason I pick the K33 cartridge is I have been wanting to have a semi-auto to fire it and reload the cartridge. I really would like to get a STg44 but I can't afford one. So I will take my ideas and do it myself and try to solve any problems that come up.  William

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 02:30:38 AM »
and also with you. keep us posted

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 02:01:27 PM »
I've considered a 6.5 Grendel

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 06:00:17 PM »
I have always had 5.45x39 in the back of my mind.

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 12:39:29 AM »
The 5.45 x 39mm and the 6.5 Grendel are both very interesting cartridges to consider for an SKS conversion. But I wanted to play with the 7.92 x 33mm Cartridge and use this attempted conversion as practice and information gathering and sharpening of my gunsmith skills. Next year I would like to take a second SKS Receiver and convert it to magazine feed for the .308 x 1.5 inch cartridge which was developed in the early 1960's. There is a lot of potential in the SKS action. When I get finished I will have a Rifle that doesn't look much like a SKS. That is what I am shooting for...parden the pun. Look at it this way...in the end I will have either a interesting rifle or scrap steel to be thrown away. More later. Peace be with you!....Bill

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 09:20:03 AM »
i had a uy i workedw ith years ago did a 7.62x54r into and sks i never fired it but he brought it in once, it was kinda cool...



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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 08:22:13 PM »
O.K., I need some help. I have been trying to figure out how to upload some photo's. Is there a simple way to accomplish this task for this site? Step by step would be preferred. Peace be with you!...Bill

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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 08:28:20 PM »
I use photobucket, copy and paste.
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Re: Rebarreling the SKS with another Caliber
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 08:36:22 PM »
O.K., I need some help. I have been trying to figure out how to upload some photo's. Is there a simple way to accomplish this task for this site? Step by step would be preferred. Peace be with you!...Bill

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