Can’t believe I totally forgot this one. Several years back I had to replace the stock on an SKS for a friend of mine because someone had …deep breath… PERMANENTLY ATTACHED AN AK MAG WITH RTV SILICONE… Now, I know what you’re thinking. Cut the silicone, get it out of there, install the proper magazine. My thoughts, exactly. Except the foundation for this little bit of amazingness was a layer of JB Weld on the flats below the feed lips. When I attempted the normal procedures to free the stock from the action…it was the opposite of freed. When I placed the stock in a vice and pried down on the barrel, the stock broke in half just behind the mag well. Managed to break the rest of the stock off and grind away the epoxy that had oozed up into the receiver and replace it with a polymer stock.
This SKS was procured at the same time as an AK that had it’s rivets removed and replaced with bolt. And, for years after, the guy that bought them to me was not allowed to purchase firearms without first consulting me.