Pictures of your SKS


December 2, 2008, 09:47 AM
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December 2, 2008, 11:38 AM

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.

December 2, 2008, 12:42 PM
My Yugo:

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

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:

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

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

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.


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

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


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.

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

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.

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

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. (


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

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?

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:

December 2, 2008, 06:44 PM
Chinese Made

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."

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.

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

The second one looks just like this one.

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

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

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

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

December 2, 2008, 08:51 PM

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

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

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

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

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

and the yugo:

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

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

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.

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

December 8, 2008, 12:04 AM
Photo from about 5 years ago, with some friends. Taken during a camping trip.
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.

December 8, 2008, 12:08 AM

December 8, 2008, 12:13 AM
The BubbaTrooper

Ohio Gun Guy
December 8, 2008, 12:56 AM

Chinese Norinco type 56 SKS & Chinese Poly Tech AKM 762

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

I have others, but they are in orig configuration.

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

Great work, Guys!

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

dated '55 Tula laminated re-armor

'52 Tula unmolested and un-Bubba'ed

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

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.

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.

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-)

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.

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.

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

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. (

Few months later. (

With my Mosin on a shoot day...I only dished out a lil bit of ammo for that day. (

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

December 10, 2008, 01:50 AM
My Russian

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

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.

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.

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

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.

January 7, 2009, 09:04 PM

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

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.

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

Few of the others:

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

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

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. 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

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

June 30, 2009, 04:10 PM
SKS & WASR - Love them both.

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

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:
Yugo, Romy, Egyptian Rashid (not a true SKS, different action, but fits the category)

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

July 7, 2009, 02:16 PM

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

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