I have a Norinco SKS that I received in a trade last year in bubba form, Dragunov stock, scope and all. Recently I converted it back to original form.
My question is that the wooden stock I received did not include a recoil lug \ cross-bolt.
Now from what I understand it's not required for the gun to function but prevents the stock from getting beat up by the receiver (correct?)
Now I have not shot the gun yet in this configuration due to it lacking the lug.
I cannot find this lug for sale anywhere for a decent price, I've found a couple but people want $25+ for this part.
If I have no choice I'll spend the cash, but would like to avoid it.
How crucial is the lug?
Is there anything else that can take place of the lug?
Why don't aftermarket stocks require the lug?
Anyone have one willing to sell for cheap :)
You could go down to the hardware store by a bolt and file it until everything fits. Or buy another stock that has the bolt.
You need it. The zero will wonder all over without it. An alternative would be to bed the receiver, but it's a lot of work. Cross bolts are widely available...do a Google search. They run under $10...but get a chinese one, not a yugo.
Keng's has a 'Stock Sleeve Nut - SKS - 7. 62x39 mm'. Looking at the picture, that's what I think you need. It comes to about $10 including shipping. Double check with them though before you buy it because it's not clear to me that it includes the bolt and
ETA: I just needed the nut part but I was buying some other parts from them anyway, and the order hasn't arrived yet.