Removing dust cover from Norinco SKS

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    So I just attempted to remove the dust cover from my Chinese SKS and can't get the the pin out. I rotated it up and jiggled it in every conceivable position while pushing down on the back of the cover, but the pin won't budge. Anyone have any advice/suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    With the pin up, give it a few pecks with a punch.
     
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    Thanks. Actually, I tried that but was afraid to put a lot of torque on it. I do have a scope on it, so don't know if that would make any difference?
     
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    Is it an aftermarket railed cover by chance?

    The reason I ask, is because most aftermarket receiver covers require fitting, and need to fit TIGHT to hold zero and keep from wobbling.

    I use a small brass hammer and 5/32 punch to push my pin out, and use the mallet side to drive the pin back in.
     
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    The railed cover was on when I bought it. I just tried punching it out, but seems to be hung up and I really don't want to damage anything. Think I'll sleep on it. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I heard that man. It can be scary getting into something that someone else has worked on before, for sure.

    Best of luck to you pal, I hope it turns out ok for you.
     
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