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.
Three Rivers, MI
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.
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
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!!!!
Carate Brianza (MB) – ITALY
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!!
Las Vegas, NV
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!
St Petersburg, FL
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.
Wescott Central City, IA
Thank you so much for the super fast delivery of my sks 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
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.
Calgary, AB – CANADA
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.
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 firing pin!
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.