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JamisJockey
January 29, 2004, 12:36 AM
I might be about to purchase an SKS, and am looking for ideas on what to do to it. Post those modified SKS pics!!!!!!

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railroader
January 29, 2004, 01:39 AM
http://www.sksboards.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20 Here's a bunch.

Mark

DMK
January 29, 2004, 08:34 AM
Two of these are modified, can you guess which two? ;)

Yugos: M59/66, M59, M59
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17971Yugos_1.JPG

LynnMassGuy
January 31, 2004, 12:11 AM
No grenade launcher on top. Wrong stock on bottom?

Redlg155
January 31, 2004, 02:15 AM
Rifle# 1 Faux HK type look alike muzzle brake/sleeve

#2 Looks normal

#3 Looks like the red synthetic Russian jungle issue stock.

Good Shooting
Red

Sven
November 16, 2004, 10:28 PM
I know it's been said before, but that SKS sure is a cool weapon - a lot of bang for the buck. Here are some photos of my "new" SKS - it's a Yugo M59/66 with the grenade launcher turned into a compensator by AIM, I believe:

Before Cosmoline removal:

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/sks/unknown_1.jpg

After (most) cosmo removed:

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/sks/left_full.sized.jpg

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/sks/right_full.sized.jpg

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/sks/left_close.sized.jpg

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/sks/elevation_bolt.sized.jpg

Nade sights, but no launcher:

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/sks/launcher.sized.jpg

More at http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/sks

Hope she's a 'shooter'. The log book shows 284 rounds fired over a few years in the 80s... as well as maintenance records (glad to see they cleaned with 'solvent'). Some of the entries have only a single round logged. Hmm. Either budgets were tight or maybe they only needed one shot for the job at hand?

To remove cosmoline from the stock, I heated the wood by hand in front of a wood burning stove, wiping every few minutes. It appears from the photos above that I do still have quite a bit of Cosmoline in the metal parts.

Well, one more soaking in degreaser and a good scrubbing won't hurt - plus, I still have to detail strip the bolt... I hope everyone detail strips their bolt when they get a cosmoline-drenched SKS - for their safety and people around them on the line.

Kestrel
November 16, 2004, 10:48 PM
Sven,

What kind of recoil pad is on your rifle? Did you install it yourself?

Thanks,
Steve

jefnvk
November 16, 2004, 11:11 PM
http://jefnvk.zapto.org/images/skssmall.JPG
http://jefnvk.zapto.org/images/milguns002small.jpg

$180 for unissued, 145 shots through it before I got it, according to the logbook. Worth every penny.

Gewehr98
November 17, 2004, 12:39 AM
Yugo SKS, synthetic stock, East German "Rain" pattern:

http://mauser98.com/yugosks-3.jpg

Norinco SKS, sanitized, cut down and lightened to build into a sub-MOA experiment:

http://mauser98.com/targetsks1.jpg

http://mauser98.com/targetsks2.jpg

Sven
November 17, 2004, 01:38 AM
Sven,

What kind of recoil pad is on your rifle? Did you install it yourself?

Thanks,
Steve

It is a stock Yuko pad, as far as I know. I read that they are thicker than the chinese. Mine did not have a cleaning kit. :(

pbhome71
November 17, 2004, 01:42 AM
CheaperThanDirt sells chinese cleaning kit for $9.95, if you are looking for one. The kit comes with a chinese cleaning rod, a set of jag/brush/scraper fitted in a tube (fit the butt compartment), and a plastic solvent bottle.

I got mine yesterday.

-Pat

Okiecruffler
November 17, 2004, 10:57 AM
Here's my old Chicom with it's little buddy. Wish I still had it.

http://www.hunt101.com/showphoto.php?photo=66233

Marko Kloos
November 17, 2004, 03:04 PM
Bone-stock Yugo M59/66 SKS.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~lendringser/images/yugosks_l.jpg

mack69
November 17, 2004, 05:36 PM
Mine..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/mack69/SKS%20M59/DCP_2388.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/mack69/SKS%20M59%2066/97641839.jpg

Bridger
November 17, 2004, 07:06 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/BridgerNY/09-17-04%20SKS%20and%20Enfield/SKS5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/BridgerNY/09-17-04%20SKS%20and%20Enfield/SKS1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/BridgerNY/09-17-04%20SKS%20and%20Enfield/SKS2.jpg

Gotta have a "grenade" for the launcher!

Shane333
November 17, 2004, 07:16 PM
Bridger,

That pic with the stripper clip full of cartridges being inserted into the SKS is just plain cool.

Kestrel
November 18, 2004, 12:02 AM
Gewehr98,

Every time I see that picture of your SKS with the East German synthetic stock, my stomach gets tight. It looks great, but I can't get one. I wish I had one for two or three of my SKSs, but the company that sold them doesn't have them any more (I don't think). I don't remember the company's name...

That is the best looking SKS stock I have ever seen.

Steve

bbaerst
November 18, 2004, 12:13 AM
Two really stupid questions for you SKS owners:

1. How much does the 7.62 x 39mm ammunition generally cost, figuring that's it's new and high quality?

2. Are there any inexpensive, synthetic stock SKS rifles? If not, can standard wood-stock SKS rifles be fitted with aftermarket synthetic stocks?

jefnvk
November 18, 2004, 12:17 AM
Wolf and Silver Bear are both new ammo. Don't know what you define as high quality, but to me that means that I am hitting what I am aiming at. Either of those will cost you at most $2.50/20. Often they can be found for about $1.50-$1.75.

I know that Wal-Mart sells 40(60?) rounds of Winchester for about $12.

jefnvk
November 18, 2004, 12:18 AM
No synthetic stocks, but they can be fitted with one. If you do on a Yugo though, you must play the less-then-10 foreign parts game.

Bridger
November 18, 2004, 12:21 AM
Bridger,

That pick with the stripper clip full of cartridges being inserted into the SKS is just plain cool.

Thanks, stripping the rounds off the clip is just one of the most satisfying feelings in the world.

Bbaerst,

There do exist aftermarket synthetic stocks of various types.

As for ammo costs, the cheapest I've paid was $65+shipping for the Sapsan brand HP ammo. I bought a case of Wolf at a gun-show for 75, and generally 75-85 seems to be about right. There isn't really any "best" 7.62x39 has been my experience, though some say the Barnaul stuff is somewhat more accurate than Wolf. I just buy the cheapest I can find and have fun with it. I have had some HP rounds get caught while feeding though, so I prefer FMJ or SP.

tokarev
November 19, 2004, 08:15 PM
Not your normal Mod but fun none the less.
http://www.gunsnet.net/album//showphoto.php?photo=42095
:)

bjbarron
November 19, 2004, 09:53 PM
I got a mismatched Yugo from AIM and decided to play with it....

Ramline stock
Harris Bipod
Williams Firesight and aperture rear
Ben Murray Firing Pin
Wolf hammer and sear springs
Weaver Converta-Mount w/ three tops
Albanian Bolt Carrier (I like the hook)

I polished the sear and frame rails and got the trigger pull to 8lbs. I mounted a swivel under the forearm for the bipod. I drilled and tapped the frame for a scope mount. I permanently attached a shell deflector to one Converta-Mount and installed a long scope. I have a short scope and holosight coming for mounting on two other Converta-Mount tops...which still allow me to use stripper clips. The holosight also fits my kimber (with an adapter). The converta-mounts also fit my shotgun. I'm waiting on a threaded muzzle brake.

I removed the grenade launcher and night sights. I removed the grenade sights by scalping the pin so I can re-install it if I wish. I removed the bayonet and lugs.

My current project is converting a spare fixed 10 round mag to a 5 round fixed flush mount for hunting. Past that, the only thing I may do is remove the front sight completely...I really like the look of the bare barrel.

Pictures and a monthlong diary here (http://www.the-trainer.com/blog/archives/cat_guns_and_2nd_amendment.html) (sprinkled in among some other shooting stuff).

P95Carry
November 19, 2004, 10:21 PM
Never done a lot with mine - just shoot em!!

Best probably is the Norinco - with a red dot ... good shooter. The Yugo below that was very tacky when bought - bit of a beater. A third one came along on another deal - a Romanian. Not a bad specimen at all ... no pic of that one as yet.

Bulk Russian ammo from a gunshow when possible keeps costs down to about a nominal $80 per thousand .. makes for pretty economical blasting! :p


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/norinco_sks_s.jpg


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/yugo_s.jpg

Gewehr98
November 19, 2004, 11:36 PM
But there are a couple things I'd like to clarify for your website. The Bubba98 SKS project started out primarily as a means to wring better accuracy out of the Norinco rifle, and the gun lost tonnage as a bonus.

The shell deflector is currently mounted on the rear sight tangent. Once I figure out how to remove the rear sight, the deflector will be screwed onto the rear sight base after I drill and tap it. The rear sight pivot will be ground flush, and I'll have shaved yet another ounce or two from the total package. It will also benefit aesthetically. ;)

SteveW13, www.nouglyguns.com was the source of that East German Rain stock for my Yugo SKS. You're correct, he's no longer listing stuff on the website. :(

glocksman
November 20, 2004, 03:46 AM
No synthetic stocks, but they can be fitted with one. If you do on a Yugo though, you must play the less-then-10 foreign parts game.

Not entirely true.

If you replace the standard stock with one that would make the weapon banned from importation (pistol grip or 'assault' stock), you have to play the parts game.

However if you replace it with a synthetic Monte Carlo style or other conventional stock, you don't have to play the 10 parts game.

kngflp
November 22, 2004, 02:05 AM
Gewer98 Is that a muzzlebrake or some kind of barrel mod??
Does anyone mack a bullpup stock for the SKS if not why not?

Gewehr98
November 22, 2004, 09:32 AM
The brake is made to fit the barrel after the front sight/bayonet lug assembly is removed. The company that made it was called Capco, but I haven't seen any others available since I bought this one.

lee n. field
November 22, 2004, 12:29 PM
SteveW13, www.nouglyguns.com was the source of that East German Rain stock for my Yugo SKS. You're correct, he's no longer listing stuff on the website

I'm not able to get to that site at all.

jefnvk
November 22, 2004, 12:39 PM
However if you replace it with a synthetic Monte Carlo style or other conventional stock, you don't have to play the 10 parts game.

Not the response I got back. I wat told, by the ATF, that changing it in any way makes it unimportable. Remember Yugos are brought in under the C&R status. Changing anything drops them out of that status, and you have to play the ten or less game, as they are unimportable in their original form.

Gewehr98
November 22, 2004, 06:38 PM
Appears the business is no more. :(

glocksman
November 23, 2004, 06:54 AM
Not the response I got back. I wat told, by the ATF, that changing it in any way makes it unimportable. Remember Yugos are brought in under the C&R status. Changing anything drops them out of that status, and you have to play the ten or less game, as they are unimportable in their original form.

According to my letter from the ATF, you can remove the GL or bayonet for shooting purposes without affecting the C&R status of the firearm. So you can make some changes and they'll still be C&R

ATF letter (http://glocksman.webhobbit.net/ATF%20letter.pdf)

It turns out we're both partially right. You can replace the stock on a Chinese rifle with a conventional style or non folding pistol grip stock without worrying about anything. Just don't add a bayonet or detachable magazine because then you have to play the parts game.

On a Yugo, you have to remove the features that would make it unimportable under 922(r) (bayonet, bayonet lug, GL, etc) if you replaced the stock with a conventional or a pistol grip stock and removed it from C&R status. If you don't remove the features, then again you have to play the parts game.

BamBam-31
November 23, 2004, 07:08 AM
My Yugo:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=10145

Just bought a set of Tech Sights for it. I'll post a pic of the new setup later. ;)

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