Most of my projects are a result of either
opportunity, or necessity. Since not even my active
imagination can bring a sporterized SKS under the
category of necessity, I was forced to wait for an
opportunity, and wait, and wait. Finally I came
across the perfect candidate, a neglected Chinese
barreled receiver (complete) with the desirable
paratrooper barrel (16.5").
My approach to this project is fairly minimalist.
I purposely chose to avoid space age fiberglass
stocks and wiz bang scope mounts in favor of creating
a civilized SKS. The majority of the work focused on
taming the trigger pull.
Trigger - disassembly
Trigger - improvement
Trigger - reassembly