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Grassman
December 2, 2008, 09:47 AM
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Mainsail
December 2, 2008, 11:38 AM
http://img.geocaching.com/user/90af9001-4f80-490f-957b-0afa1b0f5d9b.jpg

SaxonPig
December 2, 2008, 12:12 PM
OK. Way back in the 1980s when these washed ashore in great numbers I bought a beat up example for $89 complete with spike bayonet. Also got 1,100 rounds of ammo for $69.

Then they advertised these short carbine models and I sold my other one and got this. Neat but not as accurate.


http://www.fototime.com/D1D5C9ADCA38BAB/standard.jpg

sharkhunter2018
December 2, 2008, 12:42 PM
My Yugo:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l250/sharkhunter2018/Guns/SKSbayonet-1.jpg

tribbles
December 2, 2008, 01:00 PM
This is my Chi-com SKS 'paratrooper' carbine, in 922(r)-compliant 'mall ninja' dress:

http://www.apathy-central.org/tribbles/images/reddot4.jpg

Combat Exchange (pre-ATI) folding stock, vintage USA Magazines mag, BSA red-dot mounted on Choate drill-and-tap mount, and an Albanian bolt carrier for some extra bling.

In more polite company, it looks more like this:

http://www.apathy-central.org/tribbles/images/reddot2.jpg

Yeah, I'm too lazy to replace the plastic handguard cover. Besides, I stepped on the wood one and broke it around 1995.

Grassman
December 2, 2008, 03:24 PM
How readily available are the Russian SKS's now? Can you still get em' for around $200?

xjedix
December 2, 2008, 03:55 PM
Russian SKS's are selling for about $400-450 right now. You would be lucky to find a cheap Yugo SKS for $200. Unfortunately cheap SKS's is a thing of the past.


-Derek

Grassman
December 2, 2008, 04:02 PM
Are the Yugo's junk?

xjedix
December 2, 2008, 04:06 PM
Nah, not junk...... just not as good as some of the others out there.


-Derek

cuervo
December 2, 2008, 04:06 PM
The Yugos are very good, but a little front heavy. Most Yugo ammo was corrosive, so it can be harder finding a used Yugo with a good barrel. New/excellent ones were available for a while and are still out there but command a premium.

Grassman
December 2, 2008, 04:08 PM
I was hoping to get one, maybe I'll wait.

elmerfudd
December 2, 2008, 04:14 PM
I think the Yugos are more accurate than the Chinese. They're also built like tanks, but that's the problem with them. The Chinese SKS's make nice light little carbines. The Yugo's are heavy and cumbersome in comparison, but they're also cool from a collectors standpoint in that they have all kinds of stuff on them. They have the fold out bayonet, grenade launcher, gas cutoff, grenade launcher sights and flip up night sights.

As far as the workmanship goes I'd rate them better than the Chinese or Romanian but not as nice as the Russian. Yugo rifles in general do not have chrome lined barrels either. Apparently Yugoslavia had a shortage of chromium.

I don't think I've ever run across a Yugoslavian rifle in decent condition that I would consider junk. The Yugos didn't build their weapons as well as the Swiss or the Finns, but by communist standards they did a pretty good job.

gunnut33772
December 2, 2008, 04:22 PM
Bought this from my neighbor a few years ago.

grimjaw
December 2, 2008, 04:35 PM
Are the Yugo's junk?

Of the SKSs imported into the US, I'm going to guess that a higher percentage of Yugos were used in combat with corrosive ammunition. So a higher percentage of them will have corroded gas valves. Since they don't have chrome bores, if they weren't cared for during their service, the barrels are likely to show more damage.

A pristine Yugo will be just as good as any of the rest, if not more so.

This is the main reason I got my Yugo, though.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/3045439416_37475761e5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/grimjaw/3045439416/)

jm

Grassman
December 2, 2008, 05:37 PM
I want one, but I'm not paying $500 or more right now.

jpwilly
December 2, 2008, 05:45 PM
Mainsail, I like that Yugo. The wood stock seems a bit nicer than others I've seen...could you tell us more?

M39SKY
December 2, 2008, 05:51 PM
The first thing to do is get another one of better condition. Here's my 922r compliant modified SKS:

Brian41
December 2, 2008, 06:44 PM
Chinese Made

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r445/bhabernathy/IMG_2722.jpg

jd46561
December 2, 2008, 07:03 PM
Nice SKS"S guys. I regret selling my 3 mint Yugo;s 5 years ago. got 2 of them on sale for 140.00 each, 3rd one for 99.99.
I did keep a special one though. It has a different wood grain than most, and soldier carvings in the stock. . A Yugoslavian e-mailed me this info."This rifle was used by a Chetnik Unit (who operated in the resolution model of Algeria, that used the Triad system for unit Guerrilla stuff)hence the 3 marks on the side. That was a way to identify themselves at checkpoints, because of the lack of a military uniform at the breakout of the war."


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS011.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS021.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS020.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS018.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS023.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS026.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/jd46561/YugoSKS022.jpg

dispatch55126
December 2, 2008, 07:13 PM
Yugos are overbuilt because they needed them to last. Everything is milled from heavy bar stock and built like a tank. This of course also makes them heavier.

I was fortunate to get an unissued rifle. It runs great and very accurate. If you can find and unissued yugo, you will not have any problems with the gas valve.

CajunBass
December 2, 2008, 07:34 PM
One of my two Yugo's.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/SKS2.jpg

The second one looks just like this one.

browningguy
December 2, 2008, 07:46 PM
Mine is a Yugo, the mount replaces the rear sight, removable cheek rest added, 4 MOA red dot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Rifles/sksmodified.jpg

dcar_roll
December 2, 2008, 08:00 PM
Here's my baby!

ccsniper
December 2, 2008, 08:10 PM
i like looking at those guns. just something about the sks that i just love.

Frankl03
December 2, 2008, 08:32 PM
Here;s my Yugo! Great shooter!

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm256/Frankl03/HPIM0700.jpg

Claymore1500
December 2, 2008, 08:51 PM
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/claymore1500/DSCN0087.jpg

My unissued russian, still have all the original parts to keep the purists happy.

TIMC
December 2, 2008, 10:27 PM
My Norinco with Tapco compliance kit, Choate scope mount and cheap scope. The barrel has been threadded since this picture and a yugo style brak was installed
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/SKSwithscopepic1.jpg?t=1228270900

7mmsavage
December 3, 2008, 06:06 AM
Refinished this year, I got it wearing a bad side folding stock and green paint.

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/7mmsavage/sks6.jpg

ccsniper
December 7, 2008, 05:40 PM
is there such a thing as an underfolder ak style stock for the sks?

Seattle206
December 7, 2008, 05:51 PM
my norinco's

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2976126369_0dd9373252_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/2673499994_0c719772f5_o.jpg

and the yugo:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2672678605_0efc6ddb78_o.jpg

Grassman
December 7, 2008, 05:54 PM
Me likey, the SKS.

bang_bang
December 7, 2008, 06:00 PM
My addition.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/ss_drummer/DSC00271.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/ss_drummer/DSC00272.jpg

Restorer
December 7, 2008, 09:49 PM
Here's my Yugo (sorry the pics aren't better).
I stripped the furniture, dyed it with black non-grain raising dye and topped it with 4 coats of a wiping poly. I used 3 light coats of Duracoat Gray Wolf on the hardware. I paid $125 for it and have about $60 tied up in refinishing materials. After some modification to the gas valve it's a great shooter.

eldogg
December 7, 2008, 10:06 PM
my chinese laminate wood arsenal /26\ w/blade bayonet..

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/eldogg/ak002.jpg

Trempel
December 8, 2008, 12:04 AM
Photo from about 5 years ago, with some friends. Taken during a camping trip.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/trempel/Romsks.jpg
It was a first anniversary present from my girlfriend, who's now my wife, and my first semi-auto centerfire rifle. It's not going anywhere.

gunmaker2872
December 8, 2008, 12:08 AM
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/jbmovingservice/newsksak47005.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/jbmovingservice/newsksak47004.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/jbmovingservice/Photo_092508_001.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/jbmovingservice/Photo_092508_002.jpg

doc540
December 8, 2008, 12:13 AM
The BubbaTrooper

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/ATI%20Paratrooper/AtiSKS006-1.jpg

Ohio Gun Guy
December 8, 2008, 12:56 AM
Cousins....:D

Chinese Norinco type 56 SKS & Chinese Poly Tech AKM 762

PAPACHUCK
December 8, 2008, 08:56 AM
One of my SKS's, my "Jungle Gun";

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h11/PAPACHUCK/IMG_0048.jpg

I have others, but they are in orig configuration.

Mp7
December 8, 2008, 09:08 AM
oh man...... i so want a bubba´d SKS!

Great work, Guys!

doc540
December 8, 2008, 01:53 PM
The Ruskies:

dated '55 Tula laminated re-armor

'52 Tula unmolested and un-Bubba'ed

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/Ruskies001-1.jpg

PryItFromMyColdDeadHands
December 8, 2008, 02:01 PM
I have been looking for one for a long time....but so weary about the internal condition since so many around here abuse them so badly. I wish I would have picked one up back when they were still under 200.00 a peice

Acheron
December 8, 2008, 02:10 PM
Keep your eyes peeled for good deals-they are still out there. At the end of the summer I managed to find a 1953 Tula for $200, in flawless condition at Cabela's (needless to say I picked it up). Wish I had some pics.

So keep up hope-there is still good stuff out there.

jws527
December 8, 2008, 07:02 PM
I have been looking for one for a long time....but so weary about the internal condition since so many around here abuse them so badly. I wish I would have picked one up back when they were still under 200.00 a peiceThat's one of the reasons I went with a brand new AK type rifle, even though the SKS has grown on me considerably. I have a C&R license and numerous C&R rifles, but there are times where I just don't want to concern myself with bore condition and corrosion.

Still, I wish I had grabbed a Russian or Chinese SKS years ago when they were still readily available at sane prices.

neededausername
December 9, 2008, 12:56 AM
I guess I'm missing something or price hikes come slow to my area. There is a local pawn shop here that has three SKS for around $250.00 or so. Not anything like the $400-$500 people are talking about. I think two are Norinco and I can't remember what the other one is. Wish I had the money, I'd snap them all up if these things are really going for what people say they are.

Anyone want to send me $750.00? I'll send you two and keep one for myself 8-)

adelgado0723
December 9, 2008, 02:08 AM
this is mine how i bought it. I'm getting the tapco t6 stock for it and I want to change the handgaurd.

MD_Willington
December 9, 2008, 02:31 AM
Of the SKSs imported into the US, I'm going to guess that a higher percentage of Yugos were used in combat with corrosive ammunition. So a higher percentage of them will have corroded gas valves. Since they don't have chrome bores, if they weren't cared for during their service, the barrels are likely to show more damage.


I work with a Croatian and he can verify you're spot on, they were used quite a bit.

Japle
December 9, 2008, 11:50 AM
Tapco stock and mag, NCStar 2.5X illuminated reticle scope, DPMS CAR-15 cheekpiece.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/11-17-08.jpg

DirtyDUSN
December 9, 2008, 12:30 PM
This was the first day I got it and shot the hell out of it and got it a lil dirty.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/DW5596/th_100_02366.jpg (http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/DW5596/?action=view&current=100_02366.jpg)

Few months later.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/DW5596/th_100_0281.jpg (http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/DW5596/?action=view&current=100_0281.jpg)

With my Mosin on a shoot day...I only dished out a lil bit of ammo for that day.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/DW5596/th_DSCN4837.jpg (http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/DW5596/?action=view&current=DSCN4837.jpg)

EDIT: I don't have that many pics of my SKS, maybe I should go take some more.

Anteater1717
December 10, 2008, 01:50 AM
My Russian

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=71538&stc=1&d=1200900279

SniperStraz
January 6, 2009, 10:44 PM
Lets see some more guys.

Matrix187
January 7, 2009, 12:01 AM
My Type 56 Chinese Norinco. Unissued, unmodified, all matching parts. Got it for $150 a few weeks ago. It's only had a little over a 100 rounds shot through it.
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/631/dsc04988qr6.jpg

SniperStraz
January 7, 2009, 12:16 AM
Wow great price I just got a Yugo for $280 and that was a good deal these days. I hate the grenade launcher but I bubba'd it up a little and its looking better. I'll get pics up when I can.

railroader
January 7, 2009, 01:00 AM
Just sold this one.

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5472/paratrooper003eo3.jpg

urbancafe
January 7, 2009, 08:38 PM
If anyone can find one (regardless of which one) around $200, it is a good deal. Russian SKS is being sold for over $600 now.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=118039562

Brian41
January 7, 2009, 09:04 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r445/bhabernathy/IMG_2740.jpg

mine with the new furniture, along with themosin with new furniture as well... santa was good this year

45B@cav
January 7, 2009, 09:23 PM
I really never wanted one till now. Anybody in texas got one for sale CHEAP. Thats the only way I can talk the old lady into it. Seriously hit me on a PM.

MRIman
January 7, 2009, 10:35 PM
Built this @ 15 years ago,still running strong!! ;)

http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/medium/DSC01746.JPG

Few of the others:

http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/medium/5912Dsc01058.jpg

ccsniper
June 30, 2009, 11:46 AM
for some odd reason I love looking at other peoples guns

jimmyraythomason
June 30, 2009, 12:16 PM
MRIman,where did you find that thumbhole stock?

HJ857
June 30, 2009, 01:39 PM
I did this for my wife. It's a Russian unrefurbed in a Polish Honor Guard stock. One of the stocks that was on Ebay or Gunbroker a couple years or so back.

Col. Plink
June 30, 2009, 03:48 PM
I have a Yugo M59 (not 59/66), so it's pre-gas-cutoff valve/no grenade launcher with an excellently maintained bore and barrel (that was its main selling point, as it came in just over 3 bills in April).

Apparently it too is a Chetnik Unit original! Unusual grain, coloring; I wondered why the guy's name inscribed had three dots in the 'A' (his name was Dado[?]). Hope he was a better soldier than a woodcarver; it's a pretty hamfisted rendering. The rifle was sold to me as a shooter, and it is. For my size it's light and a perfect carbine, if a little short. Milsupstuff.com has some good, thick screw-in recoil pads that lengthen the stock for us full-sized dudes.

I'm currently refinishing the stock (committed a heinous overspray of polyurethane over a first-rate sanding job, dagnabbit!). Will post pics of Dado's Return when I get it improved...

Col. Plink
June 30, 2009, 04:06 PM
"The Soviet Union in the late 50's was anxious to improve relations with Yugoslavia and began supplying some arms. The SKS was put into production in 1959 at Kragujevac's "Red Banner" factory. This was designated the M59 and a total of 226,560 was produced for the Yugoslav forces before production shifted to an improved model. The Yugoslav 7.62x39mm Model 59 rifle was an almost exact copy of the Soviet SKS"

The Model 59 was first manufactured in 1960 at the Red Star Arsenal and a year later mass production of the M59 or Polavtomatska puska M59-(PAP M 1959) began. The M59 has a few differences from the Russian, location of the serial number on the bolt carrier left side, difference in the radius on the front of the gas tube, stock is Bukovina [Beechwood] that has been rift sawn giving a different wood grain apperance from the usual and there are parts numbers on all of the parts. The receiver and barrel assembly will drop into a Russian stock without any modification and appear to be exact copies. [ Production lasted until 1967 with 226,560 being produced.] [ to Michael Kreca, from a Military Historian in Belgrade] from

http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/

VeggieH
June 30, 2009, 04:07 PM
What about $400 for a bubbaed one with side scope,folding stocK and a bayonet? Saw it yesterday and am pondering it as we speak,it is a russian.............H

Andhar
June 30, 2009, 04:10 PM
SKS & WASR - Love them both.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/andhar/DSC04005.jpg

maskedman504
June 30, 2009, 04:24 PM
Yugo and a Ruskie - Yugo has a trigger job from kivaari- highly recommended.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc99/maskedman504/SKS-sbscopy.jpg

zoom6zoom
June 30, 2009, 06:46 PM
No bubbas for me. But please, if you choose to do so, please keep the original parts! You'll be glad, later. A few more:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/zoom6zoom/gun%20stuff/Collection/SKSgroup.jpg
Yugo, Romy, Egyptian Rashid (not a true SKS, different action, but fits the category)

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/zoom6zoom/gun%20stuff/Collection/RussianSKSright.jpg
Russian

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/zoom6zoom/gun%20stuff/Collection/NorinicoSKS3.jpg
Norinco

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/zoom6zoom/gun%20stuff/Collection/albaniansksR.jpg
Albanian

chuwee81
July 1, 2009, 01:09 AM
man, such nice guns. A church friend of mine picked one up for $179, never been fired Romanian SKS about 4-5 years ago at a gun show. He took me to the range once and it shot pretty smooth.

Nick_007
July 2, 2009, 10:29 AM
I always thought the Romys were the best

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
July 2, 2009, 12:58 PM
^ive never had a issue with my chincom other then it doesn't like HP ammo

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/TheScooby/DSCN2312.jpg

Tapco stock Harris bi-pod, 4 20rnd mags, 4 5rnd mags, and aimpoint in that picture, aimpoint is gone and going to Tech sights now.

Eightball
July 2, 2009, 02:39 PM
I got my Yugo for $100 even about 5 years ago :neener:

To me, all SKSs without the grenade launcher attachment just look like they're missing something.

ccsniper
July 7, 2009, 02:03 AM
I wish I had money 10 years ago, I would have a couple dozen sks

TIMC
July 7, 2009, 09:32 AM
Norinco with Tapco compliance kit, Williams fire sights, Leapers scope and Choate scope mount.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/SKScomplete.jpg?t=1246969505

cameron.personal
July 7, 2009, 02:16 PM
http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss60/cameron_personal/Old%20Guns/SKSAK-47L.jpg

http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss60/cameron_personal/Old%20Guns/SKSAK-47R.jpg

sarduy
July 7, 2009, 02:34 PM
http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/40653/2451305740095461090S500x500Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2451305740095461090tDHHhq)

http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/44860/2386945660095461090S500x500Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2386945660095461090xAGLMI)

mljdeckard
July 7, 2009, 04:15 PM
http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=453341

BMF500
July 17, 2009, 08:40 AM
I know this is old, but, here's mine.....

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