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Leapers UTG SKS Picatinny Tri Rail Mount Replacemet Cover Easy Install
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SKS Replacement cover with picatinny mounting rail system allows you to mount scopes, lasers and lights to your rifle. Extremely durable with solid steel base and precision machined Aircraft Aluminum rail system. Simply replace your receiver cover and add your accessories. Compatible with UTG shell deflector (SKS-050)
Total weight, 8 ounces. Top and left rail lengths: 4". Right side rail length: 2.75".
Total weight, 8 ounces. Top and left rail lengths: 4". Right side rail length: 2.75".
Total number of Reviews: 42
"I ordered this item a few months ago for my Yugo SKS. When I recived it it fit great and worked well with my Reflex sight. The problem lays in the fact that if you remove the cover to clean your SKS you lose your zero. Also the screws that come with the unit to tighten the cover to the rifle, strip out easy and never really tighten down to help zero your weapon."
– GI Joe
"I bought this unit for my yugo sks. It took a tiny bit of grinding on the two front \"nubbins\". After grinding off about a millimeter from both sides it fit quite nicely. There are many different styles of sks and sometimes one must be a bit of a gunsmith to make parts fit together. The only thing that I was a bit disappointed about was that the provided hex key was not the right size for the small bolts that fasten the rails to the base; but I guess it's not too big of a deal since just about any amateur gunsmith has hex keys lying around. Other than that I am very pleased with the product. It is light and does not add any considerable amount weight to the weapon. The unit also allows the shooter to view the iron sights through the center mount. For paying the $19.97 they ask for, it's truly a good deal if you ask me!"
"I bought this item today for my Yugo SKS and read the instructions...... the instructions read and i quote\" The cover mount is intentionally longer than the original reciever cover. Gently file the front two prongs.\" NOw gently here is an under-statment. U have to basically file this thing till your arms hurt. Also u have to put it in ever so often to see if u filled enough.I also had to take a drill and drill out some of the metal for the original reciver pin to fit properly through the holes. It looks and functions like it supposed to when u put it on but be prepared to FILE THIS THING LIKE CRAZY.....also i might recomend some loctite for the screws...they seem kinda flimsy......"
– Yugo SKS
"It works well enough for the SKS considering the SKS isn't very accurate to start with. The side rails are nice if you want a laser sight or light on your gun. The big disadvantage of this is that every time you remove the receiver cover, your scope loses zero. If I were to do it again, I'd go with the $40 trip mount though. This one isn't constructed as well."
"I have a Yugo M59 and I found that no filing was necessary. I bent the nubbins slightly per the instructions which worked out well. I mounted the unit on and adjusted the screws on the left side so they touch firmly against the action. The last things to tighten are the screws on the right. Now when I remove the unit I only loosen the screws on the right and wiggle it off. When it goes back on the right side screws pull it back to where it was before since nothing else was loosened. Since the SKS is not a long range target rifle I think this mount does its job."
– Phil S.
"I ran into the same issues with the grinding down of the tabs and drilling out the pin hole. Took about 20 minutes to make it fit just right, but for $20, it doesn't make a bit of difference to me....actually looks quite good."
"Igot this item for a norinco chinese sks.Me and my grandfather filed on it for every bit of 20 minutes the only reason it took so longis becous it wouldnt fit and it caught on so many different things.We filed the front prongs all the way off then their are two slides that guide the action back and forth also the shell deflector that would seen to be perfect for this the long one!It doesnt fit right i suggest buying the small one that fits on the open sight it doesnt look as cool but at least you wont go through all the trouble figuring out how to fit everything together if your mounting a scope use a small one and/or buy a longer stock i suggest cheaperthan dirts tapco stock or the sks dragonov stock."
"For the price and the only about 20-25min of fileing it is a good product."
"I have three SKSs. I have changed the covers on all 3. I have had to fit each one. It is hard to make a cover to fit every SKS when there are so may different manufactures. China, Yugo., Russia, ect. A lot of prior reviewers complain about having to grind to fit. I enjoy doing this and looking back and seeing what it looks like when I am done. If you buy this tri-rail you may very well have to grind to make it fit. If you do not want to and do not want to brag about what you have done, then maybe you should go to a gun show and buy a gun that someone else has built."
"I bought this item and attached it to my SKS. I didn't mind the filing, that's part of buying a new receiver cover. The screws that came with it broke before they were even close to tight. The screws that hold the mounts to the receiver cover won't stay tight, they come loose after ever 30 rounds or so. It's not made of very high quality steel. I've bought alot of things from CTD, and don't have many complaints, but this is a shoddy product."
– Bruce G.
"I received my mount yesterday and it looks great. I slapped it on in less then 5 min. - I grounded down the front prongs about 1/16inch and it fits nice and tight. Make sure you lock-tite all the bolts!!!! It\uFFFDs a must!!! I was at the range this morning and t it worked great \uFFFD solid, big (kind of a clunker, but it makes the carbine look so much better) \uFFFD I have the Yugo SKS with the Fiberforce stock. My advise is to purchase a laser bore sight to sight in your scope so when you go to the range you don't have to waist all that time and ammo setting up. The cover stayed in place and everything stayed nice and tight!!! Very happy with this accessory. I put a 4-9 x40mm scope on, will need a shell deflector - I put a couple of nicks in the bottom of the scope - no issue. Do not over tighten the hex screws, you may strip them. Tighten them down with lock-tite and let dry. Good buy and will definitely be adding one to my folding stock SKS and adding a 1x red dot scope. Good looks, good price!!! Thanks Cheaper than Dirt!!!!"
"I was very surprised at the quality of the steel since the price was so low. It really only took 15 minutes of filing and fit- testing combined to make sure it was just right. It looks cool, especially with the SWAT 40mm Red Dot sight I mounted on the rail on my Norinco SKS. Thanks CTD for providing a great product at a great price."
– SORT Guy
"This design is absolutely horrible. It's not attached on the other side allowing the mount to rock back and forth after a couple of shots. I then welded the thing on and it broke the weld. I even drilled out, tapped, and installed set screws on the opposite side and it still would back the set screws out. No hope for this design."
"I have had a few different reciever covers for my SKS and so far I like this one the best. I had put the SKS-050 on it but it doesn't go too well with it and after shooting 20 rounds through it the rail started to rattle a bit. I think it'll stay put with some lock tight on it. The reciever cover always stay very tight to the reciever once the set screws are tightened down. overall I am pretty happy with it. I plan to use a different shell deflector from tapco and lock tight the rail screws so it'll stay better."
"As a professional firearms instructor and gunsmith, I was pleased to see the quality and the ease with which this product mounted to my personnal SKS. Makes a world of diffrence in the SKS in that it is now a true weapons system!"
– Vt Sgt.
"i ordered the tri rail mount for my sks,it fit great,no filing,fit right on,made my sks look great,scope fit right on it,if you sks owners need a tri rail mount for a great price,this is the one for you"
"got my mount filed a little on my chinese sks couldent be more happy with it. looks nice to"
"Had to knock a couple of burrs off the rails, but a snug fit and clean action seem to be the only result.Side rocker bolts function smoothly and lock down tight and clean."
"Not sure what everyone is talkin about for filing it, i hav a chines sks and i removed my old cover and this one slid right in, tested the bolt action and all worked as smooth as hot knife through butter, i am no gunsmith so maybe my weapon has already been modded before i got it will have to go test fire to see how it does with live ammo now."
"I have a Yugo sks Ilooked at alot of mounts before i got this one it was very easy to install took me about 30 min I had to do a little filling to make it fit it was not bad if you own a sks you need this mount it looks good on the gun i was really pleased with it. cheaper than dirt is the best place to buy it."
"No fitting was needed, fit right in place of the original. The two hex screws on the mount may come loose after 20-30 rounds, especially the front one. Recommend use of locktight on screws. Other than that, it worked and fit great."
"This is a great mount for the money. With some filing on the nubs it fits really tight on my 58' Romanian. As with any firearm modification, just go slow, frequently check your work, test fit, dissassemble and put together with proper tools and locktite. I have nothing bad to say about this mount for the price it cost. I also like the fact that you can look through the square middle part and still use your original sights. The fact that you will need to rezero after taking apart to give a good cleaning I suppose is a downside, but scope should not be that far off when putting back. Another economic masterpiece from CTD!"
"After attempting to install, the rail would not set properly. The screws would back out causing mount to flex. Would not recommend to anyone."
"I really liked the look of this mount and the fact that it had a tri-rail, but it is not working for me. It went on fine with a little filing. . . nice and tight. I used a 9x40 tactical scope and it boresighted fine. After a few shots, it loosened up and started moving around. Not much, but it doesn't take much on a scope. I tried snugging up and used treadlocker and it would tighten up, but I didn't want to tighten the set screws into the receiver very far because it has to be disassembled for cleaning. The other thing I didn't like was the fact that you could not use your iron sights through the hole down the middle. If it were 1/8 in. high or low it would work. This mount is built well and I think it would work fine to mount anything but a scope."
"Item received 5 days after completing order. Like many others have posted, had to file down ends to fit my 1960 romainian. Once filed fit fine. Good construction, good metal. Works properly. Used locktite on screws just to be sure. Great buy and great deal. Just plan on filing to make it fit. Don't fall for the bad reviews. I have no gunsmithing experiance, and just got my first SKS last week. Don't even know how to break down gun yet and installed properly by myself. Shot yesterday and it held zero through 100 rounds. Fast shipping!!!!"
"my 1970 yugo SKS required 1.5mm of grinding per prong. not something you'd want to do with a file. I only had a file. several hours of constant grinding."
"Horrible. Took an hour to file down the front nubs and then stock screws keep coming unloose even with locktite. Also does not fit my norinco sks even after filing. The bolt carrier could not function as smoothly with the bolts on the receiver cover being very tight."
– Call Me V
"This mount would not stay zeroed for me."
– sks owner
"the mount i got fit my yugo sks perfectly didn't have to file at all these things can be hit and miss, guess i got a good one"
"bought this for my SKS. It took about 45 minutes to file the front nubs to fit. That's the good news. The bad news is that after 10 rounds the screws that support the top rail rattled loose and need to be tightened again. After 100 rounds and having to re-tighten the screws 10 times the screws themselves stripped. The flathead screws also failed after 100 rounds. This item is a waste of money, and I instead would recommend the tri-rail front end system. SKS-035. I use a red-dot optic and I've grown to like the front-mounted sight."
"So its isn't 100% plug and play on my Yugo SKS, but it took about 10 minutes with a dremel, GO SLOW! test it every short period. Feels very solid, I do recommend,as others have to use some loc-tite on the set screws. Glad I can still use my iron sights easily. I'm wasn't expecting pinpoint accuracy, and I expected the scope to drift a bit. after all it is an SKS, not really designed for a scope... but I was pretty impressed with my first range trip. We'll see how it holds up after a few more."
"It went on fairly easy. And yes, you do have to file the nubs, but that shouldn't be a big suprise since it clearly states that you have to do so in the instructions. The fit and finish is good, and I like it very much. Just know prior to putting it on, that your iron sights are useless, because of wear its mounted, but that's pretty obvious. Nice addition!"
"It took me about 15 minutes to get this scope to mount up to my SKS. I have no issues with the gun cycling or the scope drifting. I did have to loc-tite the two screws on the tri rail, and after that the mount became very solid. For the price, I would recomend this to anyone who wants to put a scope on there SKS. Just be ready to do a little work on your own."
"This thing is not machined very clean. I have a full machine shop in my garage and it took me an hour of grinding it and filing it in various places to get a clean fit. The two prongs on the front are made excessively long (on purpose I suppose) so you can grind them down so the receiver cover fits clean with no play. Make sure you tap the back of it with a hammer every time you grind and file it to check the prongs in the front to make sure you\uFFFDre making contact clean and even with as much surface area as possible. I am happy with what I ended up with after all that trouble though. I have a cheap Truglo 6 MOA red dot on it and I shot 3 or 4 inch groups at 50 yards today. That\uFFFDs good enough for me.The only real negative is that the screws that secure the rails to the receiver cover come loose after a few dozen rounds fired. I\uFFFDll have to locktight those two screws, which is fine because there\uFFFDs no reason to ever remove the rails from the receiver cover they came with.I have another Chinese SKS that this mount will not fit. Some Chinese SKSs are made with a slightly slimmer receiver which makes this receiver cover too wide."
– Bobby Hated
"This was placed on a Yugo SKS, the directions state to file the front beveled extentions. But the area to file is the outer lateral portion of the front extensions. The front extensions are to wide and catch on the edge of the Yugo receiver. The back of the mount will stick out by a appx 1/16 inch. This is deceptive, because it is due to the excess width which must be taken off the outer sides of the beveled rails. The retaining pin fit firmly and the bolt did not have interference within the cover and cycled smoothly. I do use a H buffer in the receiver, so the bolt travel is decreased by appx. 1/4\". I mounted a red dot to the rear of the mount as to minimize ejection problems. I wish the instructions addressed the width of the beveled rails."
– Yugos do The sides
"Great product. I had zero problems installing it on my norinco. All the bad reviews are from all the idiots who purchase their products from CTD and are complete morons. It seems every product has a bad review from \"stripped threads\". Im pretty sure its just a \"user error\" because I own multiple products that have the same \"stripped threads\" problem and its just the idiots who dont know a firing pin from a retaining pin. But overall this is a great product and I used it to mount my Barska M16 Electro-sight(which is a great sight) and it works flawlessly."
"Fit like a glove on my sks with no filing needed. Can still use iron sights, but its a small field of view. Paired with a holographic sight, and a few hundred rounds later, still dialed in. 15 min. install."
"At first it seemed to be a little long, used a small block of wood and tapped to get mount into place. It was a perfect fit, no play at all. I do recommend installing lock tight on bolts to keep them from coming loose. Took my SKS to the deer lease and fired 100 rounds and my scope never lost center and didn't have any problems with any of the screws coming loose."
"I bought this for my Yugo SKS and it fit perfectly into my weapon with no file put to it. I did put lock tite on screws that hold rails on. After shooting 80 rounds nothing is wrong. I did not even have to use the side screws and I purposely took the cover off to test the \"loosing my zero\" claim made by others and this did not happen for me. It shot straight and true with my Sightmark reflex site. Good product, don't believe all the bad reviews because some people are not good at using a file and ruin theirs."
"Mounted on Chinese Norinco SKS. Had to file the front prong a little, and rounded the pin hole a little, but fits fine, and gives me the option of mounting optics!"
"I purchased a second one of these to add to my father's Yugo SKS. In my own SKS it fit right away tightly with no filing. On my father's Yugo I had to file the metal. The easiest way to do this and make sure you do not file away too much and ruin the cover. With the bolt removed you can see exactly what is going on to cause it not to fit. You can then file as needed to make the parts match up. It is very easy to install this if you have to file it. A simple dremel tool attachment will do it and you can have it done in around 30 minutes. If you don't the time or the patience to fit the item properly do not do it and let a gun smith do it. Don't complain about it because it doesn't fit and you had to file it and it still doesn't fit because you filed too much. Take your time and make it work. If you file it right you still do not have to use the side screws on the Yugo. After fitting the cover to my father's SKS I did not have to use the side screws and the zero is not lost due to a wobbly cover. You make this work or not work so remember that when you order it and file it. Don't rely on people's comments who did not take the time to file it and fit it correctly. Great product two times in a row for me."
"After a bit of grinding with a Dremmel tool, this fits great on mySKS, however the first time I fired it, even the lock tight could not hold the screws that hold the two pieces together in place, so I brought it home sanded a very small area around the joint of the two pieces and used jb weld to join them permanantly (go easy on the jb weld if you try this) after that, it is a great product, just be prepared to do a little back yard gunsmithing!"