My New SKS!!! and a question.


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PryItFromMyColdDeadHands
December 22, 2008, 01:42 PM
Here she is....got her at the show last weekend.

sorry for pic quality.

and for the question .... in the second pic: just below the barrell is a rod.

it will slide right out of the stock. It has a threaded end inside the stock. It appears to be a cleaning rod.....at least thats what it looks like to me. Am I right?

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Mikee Loxxer
December 22, 2008, 03:14 PM
Yep, that is a cleaning rod.

sharkhunter2018
December 22, 2008, 03:44 PM
That be a cleanin' rod alright. Most, if not all commie rifles have a slot under the barrel for a cleaning rod.

J_L_A
December 22, 2008, 03:46 PM
Congrats on your new SKS! They're a fun rifle to shoot :)

SDC
December 22, 2008, 03:49 PM
When issued, these rifles also had a little tube-style cleaning kit that would go into the trap-door in the butt; the kit had a jag, a brush, a wrench, and the outer tube could be used as a handle for the cleaning rod. It's easy to get your finger pinched in the trap-door, though, so be careful.

PryItFromMyColdDeadHands
December 22, 2008, 05:48 PM
thanks guys....I am going to be gettin rid of the GI wood stock and going black synthetic within the next few weeks. I can't wait. If any of you need the stock just let me know....I'll let it go for $20.00 including shipping. Thats just to pay for my time in case any of you want it shipped out. :)

jjohnson
December 22, 2008, 06:34 PM
Oh, yes, those are FUN to shoot! I have a few.. put a 2x red dot sight (an Aimpoint) on mine... and it's a real rascal at the range. In my book, it's like a Big Boy's 10/22!:evil: Wahoo!

Sure, it's not a target gun, not an assault rifle, and it's not a mighty fine deerslayer like a .308 or better... but like I said, a world of fun! I'm keeping mine.:D

Big Bill
December 22, 2008, 07:32 PM
Your cleaning kit should be in the butt end of the weapon. Just push on the little door and it should pop out.

SKS Disassembly and cleaning - part 1 of 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng_Kdn3JQDQ

SKS Disassembly and cleaning - Part 2- reassembly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWmEyxA9o-M&feature=related

PRY - Don't get rid of the original wood stock. You may want to put it back in original condition some day! But, if you insist, just tell me where to send you the $20.

MRIman
December 22, 2008, 07:44 PM
Hang on to the old stock!!!!! Some day you might regret tossing it.
Does it match the #'s on the gun?

doc540
December 22, 2008, 08:37 PM
options:

Tapco T6 Paratrooper
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/Naval%20Rifle/SKSNavy022-1.jpg

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

Tapco T6 Norinco
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/SKS/TapcoChino/TapcoSKS017-3.jpg

All the above have original wood and can be restored to original configurations

pgeleven
December 22, 2008, 09:01 PM
how much you pick her up for? if you dont mind me asking of course.

jdh
December 22, 2008, 09:18 PM
Take the rod out and store it or it will fall out. The threads do not hold it in the gun, the bayonet did that before the bayonet lugs were cut off.

everything you could ever want to know about the SKS can be found here:
http://www.sksboards.com/

T191032
December 22, 2008, 10:28 PM
I agree, keep that wood stock. Refinish it if you can/want to.

J_L_A
December 23, 2008, 10:22 AM
I agree, keep that wood stock. Refinish it if you can/want to.


Ditto

railroader
December 23, 2008, 12:17 PM
Keep the stock. It's only $20. The rifle will be worth more later with the original stock. Mark

ultradoc
December 23, 2008, 12:50 PM
congrats on your new 'toy'!

PryItFromMyColdDeadHands
December 23, 2008, 01:15 PM
thanks for the input guys....I am getting the Tapco T6...which is the same as my 10/22. I'll keep the stock then...I didn't really think about a possibly future resale but ya never know huh?

Golden Hound
December 23, 2008, 02:21 PM
I wish someone made a non-tacticool, wooden stock with a folding butt for the SKS. Like the mini-14 folder:

http://www.armco-guns.com/Mini%2014%20folder%20%202.JPG

Big Bill
December 23, 2008, 02:25 PM
Pry - good luck and enjoy your purchase.

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