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I got my part today (gas valve) for my SKS, the fit was excellent, better than expected. My gas tube fit perfectly as well, not too tight, not too loose. The gun fires better than ever and cycles perfectly. I just wanted to thank you guys for doing such a great job with the product and shipping it out fast as well. Its obvious the people at Murray's are really on their game, keep up the good work. I will be recommending Murray's to everyone at the range and look forward to buying more of your excellent products.
Hi Ben , just writing to you to let you know that you have excellant service i am very pleased and i will order from you again. I will be spreading your web site info to all my SKS owner friends and hopefully will bring you more customers. thanks again
Dear Ben - I am amazed by the level of customer care of your company. I am extremely grateful and happy for your swift action. This is the spirit that is sometimes missing on the old continent. Thanks for the popped primer, though I've never had such problem at all. I'm using old Czechslovakian milsurp ammo, and sometimes new Barnaul ammo (newly made russian ammo, steel case layered with laque or zink, very good quality vs price ratio). Barnaul ammo works pretty fine, accuracy is OKay for me, it's mostly the shooter anyways... I got a 1 inch diameter accuracy from 60 yards with SKS, iron sights, using bipod, I think it's OK for me. I attach a picture for you, I don't know if you have such Barnaul ammo in USA at all. Ammo prices are crazy high in Europe, by the way. The steel case Barnaul ammo costs 45-50 US cents per piece (!), the brass case ammo costs double at least! Brass is having an extra special tax on it as "rare material", so the price is soaring ever higher. Therefore I've never fired brass case 7,62x39 in my entire life! I see that you can buy ammo at half our prices in the USA, must be lovely to shoot twice as much with tha same buck! Hope you are all fine, and in good health. Best regards, have a nice day- Yesterday I got the package (the SKS pin set), all righty! I think this was pretty quick and all is well. You can add "Hungary- been there, done that" to your customer's list :)! Once again, thanks a lot for your help, kindness and professional sales service! In case you ever visit Hungary, let me know, I buy you a beer (we got excellent pubs, by the way, and the country is beautiful!). I wish you and your family strength and health!
Ben - I fired about 200 rounds of the Berdan primed ammo this past weekend with the new trigger\new firing pin and 31 lb hammer spring installed without any malfunctions. Trigger felt Great. No double fires, No Slam Fire. Seems it does a good job at igniting Berdan primers as you didn't mention any misfires. (Nor have other customers) :) It's amazing how a correctly configured trigger makes all difference on this SKS. I never had a slam fire but the potential was there with the design of the free floating fire pin. Installing your firing pin gives me peace of mind because I know it is Safe. Money well spent. Thanks again for the wonderful customer service. I will update you if I have any issues but all is working great. Thanks again for making this SKS as safe as possible and fun to shoot.
I wanted to let you know that I received the trigger group. I had a chance to take it out to the range this weekend. The feel and pull of the trigger was outstanding. The difference was like night and day. Although, I encountered some light primer strikes, there were drastically less than before; two or three per 20. That is still so much better than every other round. I will try different non-wolf ammo and see if that makes a difference. Thank you!
Ben - My son and I went shooting. We put 50 rounds of golden bear ammo through it no misfires. You installed the 27.5 lb hammer spring. I think it was because you did a great job. I will continue to keep track of any misfires. Happy Easter
I received the upgraded firing pin and spring for my SKS today. I can't wait to get out and shoot the gun. I can see what a difference the spring will make and I appreciate the mod to the pin hole. Now I can keep shooting that cheap ammo without fouling. Thanks for the hat. I appreciate it and will gladly be your billboard :-) Thanks for the quality work!
Okay, success. I got the new spring and hammer back in as you suggested, what a bear. Then I went to the range. I fired 40 rounds in quick succession, 20 each of Wolf and 20 of some milsurp marked 04 65. Not a single misfire. Obviously the 31lb spring solves the problem. (by the way, I've never had "popped" or perforated primers as you describe on your website…not yet anyway) I did not notice any increase in trigger pull, although there must have been a little. I've never measured the trigger weight with a scale, neither before nor after I did the trigger job. It all seems fine to me. Many thanks for your help. Cheers
Ben - I finally got to the range with the 31LB hammer spring. I fired 120 rounds of:
I did test it and found that it did not fire the heavy Burdan primers so I put the 31# spring in and all went off as should be. If and when I run out of the Burdan primer rounds I will go back to the 27.5# spring for the Boxer primed rounds. Hope this helped.
Hello sir, first I would like to say thank you for your service I am so happy. Well I have fired all my old old ammo no problem as well as some newer tule and some brown bear fired all of it perfect. The old ammo was pretty ugly looking with some corosion on primer but thought I might as well try it was Wolf ammo ate it up! feels good shoots great! Thank you.
I want to share how pleased I am with your SKS firing pin upgrade. I just purchased my first SKS last week and, having read about the potential for "slam" fire, I immediately ordered your kit. It was obvious from the first look that this is a well crafted, quality replacement. It took me a mere 15 minutes to remove the original tapered firing pin, install your upgrade, and reassemble. I took it to the range today and it devoured ammo flawlessly. To me, the piece of mind is well worth the price -- it's cheap insurance. Thanks again for the great product.
I just wanted to commend you for your excellent product (Yugo gas valve) I was very skeptical as to wether a couple thousandths on OD and a few thousandths on OAL would make enough difference to cycle my yugo which was about 75% under cycled as far as my eyes could tell but it worked perfectly it now cycles 100% of the time. My biggest compliments are to the fact that you must have done some good research and development prior to offering this product which would require testing on several injured Yugos. Thanks again.
My new SS firing pin went in about five minutes start to finish. I am very pleased with the quality, fast shipping and a product that really works. Thank you
Add me to the list of overwhelmingly satisfied customers! I ordered the SKS SS firing pin/spring on Christmas day, went out of town until today, found it in the mailbox and it now resides where it belongs. I'll be ordering again. Thanks Murray's!!!
Hi ben, I just wanted to thank you for the great service upgrading my bolt! the quality of work is beyond expectation. I have not yet had the chance to shoot the rifle, but looking at the bolt I know it will work perfectly. 30 years fixing,modifing car repairs, I see what you have done. I believe its best to have the master do the repair and see how he did it, I am glad to have had you do this mod. I could do it now, but I see how I could have damaged something in the bolt. Thank You Very Much for this service!
I JUST got back in the door from my first range trip using the x39 AR 15 MGI bolt which you relieved the sharp firing pin hole edges. I am pleased as punch to say that around 200 rounds were fired, all brass collected... and not ONE of them have a hole! I was waiting on a Caldwell Brass Catcher so I could be sure of reviewing all the spent brass from the Wolf ammo. This is the same batch of ammo that gave problems previously. Sometime in the next few days I will take some photos of the brass. The primer has a bit of a "cratered" look to it such as one would expect to see on over-pressure rounds, but I am sure this is just a side-effect of the recessing job you did on the bolt face, and not an indicator of over-pressure on this standard factory ammo. I can certainly live with that! Thanks very much for the EXCELLENT INSIGHT into the issue and the super job you did and so affordably as well. Never would have figured this out without your posting on the internet. Thanks again and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Mr. Murray - Hello and Merry Christmas! This past weekend I drove to another city to visit a friend and go to the range. Over two days, we put 400+ rounds through my x39 AR with the modified firing pin hole edge you did for me. The rifle functioned perfectly all weekend, not a single malfunction. Just wanted to give you the follow through... your fix worked! Take care and happy holidays to you and yours.
It took exactly 7 minutes start to finish to replace the pin. I had my 14 Year old son do it. The punch we used was a 1/8th. Very easy to install. The made in USA on top to ensure proper placement was genius. I feel much more secure. Great product..
The SKS spring loaded firing pin that you sent worked flawlessly, I had it in my rifle and was firing rounds ten mins. After opening the package, I received my order three day's after placing it, and I am more than satisfied with the performance of your product.... Thanks Mr. Murray for your excellent workmanship and fast delivery. I am looking forward to ordering a trigger group from you very soon.
I just received the vent rib tool today 9/3/11 and put to use immediately. First was on an 870 barrel with more of wave than a dent on the rib. I fixed it in about 5 minute and it looks great. The 2nd was on a 1957 870 magnum. I just bought the gun on the internet and it was described as having a "small dent in the rib". It was actually smashed flat against the barrel in the 2nd segment from the end of the barrel. When I bought the gun I wasn't too worried about the rib because I have many extra barrels in good shape that I could have installed. Upon inspection I realized that the early magnums had a matching serial no. stamped on the barrel. The early magums are at least unusual if not rare so a matching serial no. barrel is meaningful. I considered having it shortened with screw in chokes installed or the installation of a poly choke which I could do with a shortened barrel. Both options are expensive and diminish any collector value. I had seen your tool advertised and thought I had nothing to lose to try it. Your ad that says it will pay for itself on the first job is correct. I did have to use vice grips to sqeeze the jaws under the rib but after that I was able to restore the rib to great condition. I won't say it looks new but very close to it. It would take a keen eye to notice any irregularities in the rib. The Murray vent rib tool is one of the slickest little gadgets I have ever seen and eveyone who tinkers with guns should have one. Your shipping was very promt and I am really glad I bought one. I am a very happy camper right now and thank you for coming up with the vent rib tool.
Hi and thank you so much. I purchased directly from you by picking from the shopping cart. Please add me to your testimonials with the following quote "Fast, professional and courteous service. Trigger assembly really improved the functioning of my sks.
J L H
I just received trigger and bolt,.....great job. I am very please and would highly recommend this to anyone who has a sks. It's like driving a large Mercedes in the way it feels in your hands...solid and smooth!
Ben, Finally had a range day with the SKS. The pull is still a little heavy for smaller hands and we did have four misfires out of our first box of surplus ammo but the photos speak for themselves. The kids love it and I couldn't be happier. As for the misfires. The box was dated 1979, I'm not surprised. The next box (vintage 1979) all fired just fine so smiles all round. Thanks for the excellent work.
i have been meaning to get back to you concerning my purchase and the installation of an sks firing pin for my yugo sks rifle.The botton line on it,is that it works just great!! Just thought you might like to know,The system is flawless, a rpund fired evry time without even a hint of problems.Thanks very much for your great work and service, it is greatly appreciated.
I can't believe to was on my doorstep this afternoon ! If everyone in our country were more like you, we'd be awesome once again!
Thanks for the great service and the quick turnaround.
Gary K, AIA, LEED AP, CDT
Thank you so much for the super fast delivery of my ska firing pin, and ease of installation. This is by far the best thing have have done to my rifle and it's a must for any sks owner. This firing pin is well worth more than the list price. Thank you again
I installed the firing pin and did the face stoning and countersink procedure as well as polishing the ejector face. Wow what a difference! No more sticking pin and no more popped primers. Every hit on the primer is even and positive. I will soon be ordering the stainless gas valve to finish my reliability modifications. Thanks for manufacturing great products.
Received my kit today. I would like to commend you and your employees on the excellent service and quality merchandise. As a retired machinist I can appreciate quality workmanship. Keep up the good work.
The package with the FP SKS is just arrived this morning, no one problem, all ok,i have already assembled it on my bolt,it run just like a Ferrari!
Thank you,good job and lots of luck!!!!
All I read about you is true, hope that doesn't come as a disappointment, but I still cannot believe it. Received confirmation my order was shipped thursday and it arrived saturday. TX - ME. Swapped the firing pins in moments and on target at the range without a hiccup.
Have increased level of confidence handling rifle especially when loading and releasing bolt at a busy range. THANK YOU for FAST service and a good product.
Glad to do business with an outfit that delivers.
Glad to be an advocate of your product as my honest assessment is it works and fits like it was made to. You have my OK to let my vote be seen.
So simple and very high quality. Phenomenal night and day difference. I watched your video on You Tube before I purchased my SKS. After evaluation of the bolt when I received the gun I wanted safely insurance on the gun. Your solution has made me very satisfied with my purchase. I recommend everyone with a SKS watch your video, buy your fire pin upgrade, and install it for peace of mind. Thank you for providing a upgrade that truly is the most important one a SKS owner can purchase. Even if you are a purist collector, you should make this upgrade for Safety sake.
Thanks for the fire pin!
I recently bought two new firing pins with springs for my SKS’s from Midway products. I was having a problems with one of my stubborn SKS’s I recently purchased ( I am a fan of Simonov, the man who invented the SKS). At first I thought it was the firing pins. I got the old one out and replaced it with the new Murray spring edition and had the same results. After taking the bolt assembly apart for the umpteenth time, I discovered little pieces of primer were actually jammed solid the firing pin area. After some time, I remembered your web site about the popped primers. I followed the directions to the letter, and this last Sunday I took the rifle out to the range. Even though I still had a few popped primers (completely out of the cartridge) it had nothing to do with the bolt face cutting the primer. After examining the spent Wolff ammo 7.63 X 39 mm cartridge after firing, I found the primers was completely gone. This is an ammo problem, not the same problem as the bolt face cutting into the primer. Well I shot over 250 rounds though this SKS, not one stoppage. This particular rifle would stop shooting after 100 rounds on several occasions. I almost put it in the “experimental” category in the gun safe! Lucky for me I remembered the instruction card that came with the firing pins and the web site printed on the card. The rifle is now in the trusted side of the vault. Thanks to your article and your web page, you came up with a great idea.
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate what you have done.
Thanks a ton!!
Just got back from my first trip to the range since installing the bolt assembly with your SS firing pin replacement kit in my Yugo 59/66A1. I am absolutely thrilled! Performance was 100% flawless. Went through 120 rounds of just about everything under the sun (including Wolf MC) without a single slam fire, failure to fire, failure to feed, or failure to eject.
Thanks again for your great product, professional work, and outstanding customer service.
Bill D - (Ratpacker04 on sksboards.com)
Thank you for the sks valve my yugo sks is now working .. I had replaced it with a original and it still would not cycle. Now it works as good as new with your's .. I will tell everyone who needs one to get one from you!!
I appreciate the ability to quickly fix something that is otherwise a hazard.
I just wanted to pass on to you how happy I was with your product. I purchased 2 firing pins one for my sks and one for my fathers sks. They have made a difference and I have a lot more confidence when firing and most importantly loading my sks. Thank you again and I look foreword to doing business with you again.
In conclusion my rifle now functions flawlessly!!! It is still a long pull but smooth as butter. Your parts resurrected my expensive, useless junk. I’m very pleased with the result.
Thank you and God Bless!
I would recommend you to anyone needing SKS help.
Thank you very much!!!!
i ordered a gas valve for an old Yugo i have that would not cycle the rounds right...after installing your SKS vale my Yugo spited out shells like crazy thanks..... and now to order a firing pin for it thanks for a very good product
FYI, I was lucky enough to get one of the most recent productions of Murray's FCG, "Made in the USA" hammer, sear & trigger. The parts are of the finest quality and finish and are marked "USA". I needed to get a Franken-Bubba SKS sorted out and Americanized (922r compliant). Murry's FCG got me well past the required number of parts, on a Yugo SKS to make it legal.
I ordered the parts, confident that I could replace the original parts with the new ones, well that was my first mistake. I have the necessity tools and workshop to do things like this, however two of the pins in the trigger assembly did not want to come out. So now I get to the point my pin punch is mushrooming, then it happened I bent the safety and it broke off when I tried to bend it back. At this point I knew that those pins (that had been in 40+ years) were not coming out by my hand with out lots of collateral damage. Well this SKS has maching numbers and I wanted to keep it that way, so I decided to let the professional take over. I sent my FCG and the new parts to Murray's and they installed them and repaired the safety, at a really fair price. I am 100% happy with the parts and the service. So to anyone that may want the compliant FCG form Murray's I would say just send yours to Ben for a no problem install at a fair price.
Yacht Master (at SKSBoards.com)
The kit did the trick. No more slam fires even with the soft R-P 61/2's. Now, if I can make myself keep the pressure down, (reduce loads) I think I'll be ok.
Thank you for a well thought out and manufactured product, and quick ship to boot!
I received my pin today. Thank you for your incredibly quick shipping. I must compliment you on the ingenious nature of your product's design. Incredibly effective. The quality is peerless and the performance flawless. I look forward to now being able to enjoy my firearm without the fear of slamfires.
I wanted to thank you for your recent work on my SKS bolt. I have a really beautiful Russian Tula, all matching and in new condition. The bolt face was nicely but gently polished, and the recoil spring and new firing pin fit, look and function perfectly. I've put about 500 rounds through it since your work, and everything is perfect. I have a lot more confidence with the gun knowing that the potential for slam-fire and other bolt/firing pin issues have been eliminated with your work.
Thanks again. SKS owners really appreciate your service.
The following in an excerpt from an article by Massad Ayoob, that was originally printed in the March/April 2009 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine (www.backwoodshome.com)
One downside of the SKS is found in the area of safety. The firing pin tapers somewhat in its channel, and when the gun gets dirty or old lubricant “coagulates,” it can get stuck in the forward position. This can result in “slamfires” in which the rifle goes off when the bolt is dropped on the first live cartridge loaded in, and it can also cause the gun to “go full automatic.” Sergei Simonov saw that coming, and he originally equipped the gun with a firing pin return spring to keep that from happening. This is one reason that Soviet military production SKSs from 1945 through 1950 are particularly prized by gun enthusiasts. This feature was left out as a production economy in later ComBloc iterations of the SKS.
If you own one of the latter—and you probably do, since they are by far the most common —you would serve yourself well to get a replacement parts kit from Murray’s Guns at www.murraysguns.com.
I've tried your SS Yugo gas valve for about a year now. It works flawlessly. No more gas leaks. The rifle functions in semi-auto, no more single shot.
Thanks for a great product.
Hello, Just wanted to let you know that I received my SKS bolt back and made it to the range today. The rifle performed flawlessly with the new firing pin and spring system you installed.
Thanks for the very prompt service. I will spread the word.
Just recieved your firing pin today,already installed on my Yugo and I love it.Seen you on that tv show Mithbusters talking about you SKS firing pins so I had to order one.
great product and thanks!
I have owned nine SKS carbines to date; a Murray's spring-loaded firing pin is a no-brainer for these rifles. It costs very little, does nothing to detract from the performance or value of the rifle (as you can keep the original parts it replaces), increases reliability and durability, and provides an extra measure of safety that just might prevent a truly unfortunate occurrence.
I recommend one of your firing pins to every SKS owner I know.
You can thank Mythbusters for this one. I have been an SGN subscriber for at least 10 years, so I have seen your add many times, but it took Kari, Grant and Tory to get me off my butt to order!
Hey, I recieved the valve awhile back, but i finally got a chance to try it out. Before I had the valve my SKS was stovepiping every other round, was unusable in semi-auto, now with your valve and a new gas piston I put 300 rounds through it without a single misfire, misfeed, or failure to eject!
Thanks for a great product!
Thanks. I have a short story about this...I was trying out a new Zytel mag in my SKS, that has only had maybe 50 rounds shot in it; I noticed that the primer on the milsurp round I hand-cycled through the rifle had a very small dimple in it....scared the hell out of me! If it'd been a commercial round, I have little doubt it would have fired and made a nice hole in my office floor...
So I did a search for SKS firing pin, found you, and the rest, as they say, is history....
THANKS FOR HAVING A SAFE ALTERNATIVE!
Ben, just wanted to let you know that your pin is awesome! No more slam fire issues or worries. Great fast service,clear and to the point instructions, and the extra spring is a very nice touch. I will recommend you to anyone I run across with an SKS.
Thanks very much,
P.S. Looking forward to your appearance on Mythbusters!
First of all I want to thank you for the service you performed and the springs. Took the Russian SKS to the range Sunday 29 March 2009 and it performed without a single flaw. I even did a rapid fire without a single hitch. All the primers looked normal and not one popped. I will certainly put out the word on your firing pins and bolt face machining. I'm certain my SKS will perform in any contest that may arise in the future. NOTE: I would put out on your add on the main page w/o a foot note that the bolts MUST be honed and beveled with this installation. Great work and research in the problem that existed with the SKS.
Your a dying breed in the art of gunsmith machining and a good and honest man to boot. God bless you and yours.
I just installed the pin and it fits great, was easy on my 1954 Russki, used a blank plastic bench block i customized for support, a couple of good whacks with a hammer and pin punch and it came out easy.
First rate product!, cant wait to try it out soon.
Hi, Ben I just wanted to drop you a line on how the firing pin kit did after installation. My SKS does not slam fire at all anymore and shoots surplus, wolf and American (Remington UMC) ammo now without any problems.
Thank you for a great American made solution to my favorite formerly defective commie firearm.
Received the SKS firing pin/spring. Arrived in two days first class mail.
Pin and spring went in slick as oil. Cured the slam fires and failure to fire. 100% reliable. Does it really say " made in the USA"? You got them from China, right????
I received my new firing pin today and installed it this evening. Perfect fit and works flawlessly. You have a great product and EXCELLENT shipping. Thank you many times for such a great transaction and a quality, safe product.
I look forward to doing business with you again and will VERY HIGHLY recommend you to anybody and everybody who needs great products in a timely manner.
The firing pin arrived today and I installed it in about 15 minutes. Seems to work well.
I had put about 300 rounds through my SKS without a slamfire, but when one occurred, I was glad for the option you provide.
I just received my three replacement firing pins in this morning's mail and, of course, couldn't wait to install them. I replaced one pin in a Chinese SKS and another in a Yugo model (the third one is a Christmas gift for a son). Fitting your new firing pins with return springs was a piece of cake in both guns. I now can shoot with fewer worries about slam fires. What really worried me most was going out hunting and spooking game with a slam fire or double when I loaded the chamber. I never worry about shooting myself or someone else since I know where the muzzle is at all times, but running off that big buck, hog, or even armadillo because of an accidental discharge would ruin my day.
Incidentally, I would recommend that anyone replacing their firing pins pay careful attention to how the originals came out. My Chinese and Yugo guns had entirely different pins, and I stored them in your parts bag and wrote down detailed replacement instructions - just in case.
Thanks for your quick shipping and a well-made, safe product.
I wish all SKS owners would take advantage of your kit. It has brought new life to my SKS.
Shot 120+ variety of ammo with your bolt with zero - F.T.F Even pulled the bolt and showed it off to another SKS owner. He had no idea he was smacking every primer and the risk of full auto. Use me as a reference if you wish
Let me start by saying you guys are great. I've had an sks in the family for a long time and now it is mine so the first thing i did was a re-blued it, put a tapco t6 stock and red dot scope on it. Looks great now, but recently bought a 1000 rounds of wolf ammo and guess what, nothing but problems now. Switched back to some older ammo but still acts up every 10 rounds or so. With the wolf ammo I get either a failure to eject or stovepiping about every 5 rounds or so. I ordered the new firing pin from you guys and installed it with no problems, glad i don't have to worry about slamfires. I ordered a new gas valve from another cnc company that guarentees it will solve 99% of sks problems but it actually made my problem worse. Instead of every 5 rounds I now had problems every round. Sometimes it would not even cycle the next round so i wrapped a white towel around the gas valve and fired 5 rounds and needless to say the shirt is no longer white. I ordered you stainless steel gas valve and installed and guess what, ABSOLUTELY NO MALFUNCTIIONS. 40 Rounds straight with 0 problems. How owesome is that, my sks looks and now acts like a brand new gun. Will last for 40 more years of fun. But thats not all, I have plenty of other guns that i have modified for performance and etc, so i have ordered alot of parts from other places and suppliers but never have i had the level of customer service as with you guys. Your orders are quick, straigh forward and what i like the most is the directions that come with the part. Your installation directions are as close to idiot proof as i think you can get and very detailed, which is something you just can't get from large distributers. I look forward to doing more business with you for all my future sks needs and just wanted to say thanks for being owesome. Oh yeah and sorry for being long winded!
Got my sks bolt back today.
Very fast service!
Very pleased with job!
Haven't got to test fire yet, but I'm not denting primers now when I load my weapon.
I received your Trigger/Hammer/Sear and spring-loaded firing pin last week and installed a set this week on a Russian SKS- they look and operate perfectly- I especially appreciate the engraving that is visible while the trigger group is still assembled to show that they are US-made parts!
Thanks for such a fine product!
The Bad News:
A few days ago I received my order for your SKS FP mod. I field stripped my SKS and proceeded to attempt to remove the drift-pin from the bolt. After beating on my brass punch with a large hammer until the punch folded over I decided to quit. I took the new FP to a local gunsmith who quickly removed the pin and installed the new FP.
The Good News:
I haven't reinstalled the bolt, as I am doing some other work on the rifle, but I get a nice warm, fuzzy feeling just feeling the spring-return action of your product. That, and the knowledge that I have eliminated a source of potentially dangerous slam fires are well-worth the price of your product
I received my bolt back in the mail yesterday. I was very impressed at the new FP. Great work! Fits perfectly and cycles without a hitch!
Thank you for the great and fast service.
I just had to email you to let you know I receive the firing pin and (believe it or not) I got it installed. I was within 5 minutes of packing the whole bolt and new pin to ship to you to install it for me. But I decided to give it another go and I’m glad I did. When I first started researching an SKS and learned about the “floating firing pin problem”, I was turned off and had about decided against an SKS. Then I found your website and read about your product. I knew that I would be ordering the firing pin from you.
My son will be shooting this gun along with me and have a little more confidence that the gun is safe is worth a million.
Mr. Murry, I received the FP kit yesterday. Installation was easy, and it appears very well made. I have only fired a few rounds with it, and it seems to work fine. Nice to have a little extra peace of mind as I have had my SKS double before.
Thanks for the outstanding service and product.
Just wanted to write you a well-deserved epilogue to a story with a happy ending. I went out and shot my SKS with your improved bolt assembly yesterday, and put 70 rounds through it with zero failures, after a nasty history of malfunctions. I swear that extractor was throwing brass d*** near twice as far, but maybe it's just my beaming satisfaction :)
Thanks again for the great work, you can put me in your testimonials any day!
Just to let you know I installed your new firing pin in my SKS. The fit was perfect like a factory part. I took the rifle to the range today and all the slam fires, and repeat shots were now a thing of the past.
The rifle performed great, I am very happy.
Received the firing pin kit. It dropped right in and immediately increased my confidence in the SKS about 80% "GRIN".
Thanks for the prompt service
Recieved the new pin and gas valve. They both work GREAT!!! My Yugo fires perfectly now, no jams, misfires or shortcycles. Thanks for putting out good parts at a good price. I've sung your praises on Surplusrifle.com forums. Hopefully more new owners will be coming your way for parts.
Thanks once again for everything!
To all at Murray's,
Just an email to let you know how much I appreciate the outstanding service and SKS Firing Pin. It has been quite a while since I had a such friendly and helpful sales interaction.. The pin arrived extremely fast, as promised, and works far better than I had hoped. No more slam-fire, and not having to break down the bolt at the range to tap out the seized pin is a dream come true.
Thanks a million.
I'd just like to thank you again for fixing my bolt problem, and for doing it so quickly. I received the repaired bolt assembly last friday and plan on trying it out this week, I don't expect it will give me any problems.
I wish I could find a gunsmith of your quality and with your willingness to help customers in my neck of the woods.
I wanted to tell you that your firing pin and gas valve work great. I went to the range two weeks ago with the old style pin still in my sks. I fired about 100 rounds and it started to misfire. Every third or fourth round would not fire. I looked at the rounds and saw that the firing pin was not hitting the primer hard enough. I pulled the bolt out and found that the firing pin was stuck to the rear. This was good because I didn't get slam fires. I packed up and went home. The mail man had come and your pin was there. I took the bolt apart and replaced the pin and gas valve, cleaned the weapon up and packed it away. Last weekend I was back at the range and fired off about 250 rounds. I went home pulled the weapon apart and the pin was still freed up and returning like it's designed to. You're a good man Mr. Murray!!! I'll be sending you another money order for a pin and valve. Look for it this coming week.
I'll tell everyone I know that they need to get your pin kit.
Well, didn't think I'd be needing your services again....one SKS seemed enough for anyone. Little did I know they'd start to look "pretty".... Anyway, just wanted to confirm prices...couldn't tell if the web site had been updated recently..... I would like to send my bolt for disassembly and installation of a new SS firing pin and spring. With the prices listed, I make it out to be $41.00. It's sitting in the box waiting for your confirmation. By the way, the one you did for me last year continues to function beautifully after hundreds of rounds.
Thanks for allowing me to shoot commercial ammo!
Spent the day at the range, and just wanted to let you know that I went through about 300 rounds with my SKS (with your new firing pin system installed) with absolutely no FTFs. Used ammo made by Wolf, UMC, Sellior and Ballot, and some unlabled mystery stuff.
I installed my new firing pin today, and took it to the range. Just wanted to let you know the new firing pin is "AWESOME"!!! It works perfect. I'll be sure to tell as many sks owners as I can meet about your kick*** firing pin.
Thanks a million.
Received my new firing pin for my SKS. I have been looking for something like this for years. It installed perfectly.
I just ordered the SKS firing pin with spring. It took just a few minutes to install. Works as advertised !
Thanks for a great product.
Just wanted to let you know that we received the SKS firing pins. They work great!
Thanks and happy holidays,
Thanks again for the pin. I got the pinches in the mail today and decided to install it. The installation was very straightforward and quite easy, thanks for your instructions! The pin did not require any filing at all. As for the base, I simply went to the local harware store and grabbed the first short piece of copper tubing that I saw (1 1/4" in diameter and an inch or so long). It did the job very well, I have set the bolt on top of the tube and let the pin drop through the hole.
Thanks again and happy holidays,
I wanted to let you know after receiving the "cure" for my sks, which installed as smooth as glass, I was very pleased with the quality of the parts. My russian model 45 sks cycled handloads and wolf ammo with no slam firing!
Thanks again for a much needed up grade to the sks.
Thank you very much for the new FP for my Yugo. I finally had a chance to take it to the range and it worked flawlessly. To answer your question, yes I was shooting 122gr. Wolf HP black box ammo.
Thanks again for your services.
I recieved my SKS firing pin today, very fast shipping. You have a great product for making the SKS a safer firearm, and I will refer anybody I know to order one. This is especially true after mine slam-fired, nearly taking someone's hand off with the bolt.
Anyways, thank you for the great product and fast shipping.
I finally got a chance to get out to the range today and try the new spring loaded firing pin I purchased from you for my SKS. The China Sport ammunition I was using has very soft primers and I was getting slam fires and multi-bursts most of the time and becoming paranoid in the process. After installing the firing pin and spring combination, I had absolutely no slam fires at all out of the 100 shots fired today.
I heartily endorse your product and would recommend it to anyone who owns an SKS. It made a believer out of me.
Just a short note to say thanks for the outstanding job you did on my SKS bolt. Took it out to the range today and it functioned perfectly. Ever since I got the SKS the thought of a slam fire occurring has been in the back of my mind every time I fired the rifle. Now, I ain't got to worry anymore.
Gave your web site info to both managers of the range and gun shop I use and they said they would make other SKS owners aware of your service.
Once again, thanks for a job well done.
I just wanted to write and say "thank you". The firing pin and spring replacement for the SKS arrived a week ago and was installed in a matter of minutes.
I'm highly impressed by the quality of the milling -- no burrs or other problems. It dropped right in and works perfectly. To insure proper function, I very, VERY lightly oiled the pin and channel with CLP, let it soak for a few minutes, and then thoroughly dried both parts. I don't want any oil in there, but I want to protect both from rust. The teflon from the CLP helps lubricate a little.
When using Wolf ammo with the hard, mil-spec primers, the firing pin indent is infintesimally shallower, presumably due to the resistance of the spring or the slightly different shape of the pin. This had absolutely no effect whatsoever on the actual firing and was noticeable only to the trained eye.
Again, I wanted to say "thanks" for your excellent pin. $37 is a very small price to pay for me to sleep well, assured that slamfires and other such incidents will be much more rare than before. For reference, I've never had a slamfire or doubling, but purchased your pin specifically as a preventative measure.
I just wanted to let you know that I got my new firing pin in the mail and put it in this afternoon. I haven't fired the rifle with it in yet, but I know my rifle is safer now. With my old pin, my primers got dimpled just from loading rounds from the magazine. That doesn't happen anymore.
I really appreciate what you're doing and I'll certainly recommend you to anyone I meet who has an SKS.
I finally got out to the range & ran about 150 rounds through a 1963 vinatage chinese SKS. It worked fine & no problems.
Group was 3 inches at 100 yards with wolf 123 gr ammo. I can do better with Winchester Whitebox FMJ & open apeture sights.
Additions to the SKS:
I will email back once I install the smaller ap sight with results.
Great little device you have.
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