Has anyone ever converted an sks to annother caliber? I've seen it mentioned alot, but its all too often just discussions started by people without the experience or knowledge to carry it out. (I am probably one of those people but wanted to ask anyway) I was wondering if maybe a chinese sks with the pinned barrel could have the barrel removed and replaced. I was thinking of a 7.62x25mm conversion, originaly considered the AK, but I wanted the end result to have the look and shape of a ppsh-41,
and w/o the long gas tube, an sks seems like a better match. I imgaine tapping the gas very close to the chamber w/ a larger hole, shortening the piston drasticaly, reducing the recoil spring length and maybe lightening the carrier a bit. I considered blowback, the the bolt lockup seems to prevent the possiblity of welding the bolt to the carrier.