Yeah but sometimes you can't preserve the original configuration. I myself like to find ways to change the configuration without making permanent modifications so that I can go back to stock if at all possible. It also allows for people to experiment with rudimentary gun smithing, low budget projects, or maybe a first project. This can be an art form. While I understand what you mean, I think we shouldn't give brothers on this site crap if the want to do something like thisThis thread makes me horribly sick and sad.
Love the pistol grip. Is that a tapco saw style grip?I bought a Mosin Nagant 91/30 at a show that someone started to bubba. ATI stock fitted poorly. No numbers matched so I said what the heck, time to have some fun and learn a lot.
Bedded the stock and added 3/4" to the cheek rest and floated the barrel. Shortened barrel to 24" and re-crowned. Custom bolt handle, scope and mount, pistol grip.
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I like working on other peoples screw ups.
Pop the pin out, then torch it, (read lots of heat) and then spin it of counterclockwise. You'll actually see the adhesive they used on the threads burn down and catch as yellow flame. If its on there tight you may need to use a vise so as not to bend the barrel. I didn't need that. I applied the heat until no more of the adhesive (I kept wiping it away) could be seen coming from the launcher and then torqued on it a little bit and it popped loose. I did it at the kitchen table. No problems. Just don't burn yourself.What is the best method to remove launcher from yugo sks ?