Just bought a '49 Russian SKS


PDA






Ar180shooter
July 30, 2013, 07:34 PM
And she's a beaut. It's a refurb though, but the action, trigger group and dust cover are all original/matching. The stock, bolt and mag are forced match. The bore is minty and it is in excellent condition, a good find. I was just in the store looking for rings, but couldn't turn down an early Russian SKS.

http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv172/Ar180shooter/DSCN00491_zps0525e39b.jpg

I'm debating whether I should shoot it or not, as I know 49's, even in refurbished condition, are sought after and rare.

If you enjoyed reading about "Just bought a '49 Russian SKS" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
tubeshooter
July 30, 2013, 07:40 PM
Congrats! Nice wood on that one.

I would shoot it. It's already mis-matched, and it's probably not unfired. A few (or even more than a few) rounds down range are not going to drastically alter the value.



I have no illusions that my Romanian is the best gun ever or anything, but I like it a lot for what it is. Enjoy!

MartinS
July 30, 2013, 08:02 PM
To not shoot an SKS is blasphemy.

sappyg
July 30, 2013, 11:09 PM
Nice rifle!

Shoot the stuffing out of that thing

planetmobius
July 30, 2013, 11:23 PM
I've got two just like it. Would get rid of my AK's before I parted with them. They are nice solid guns. I think that when they were $149.99 a copy, thye were very under appreciated. Now, when te Russians are harder to get, people are taking a second look.

wally
July 31, 2013, 12:59 AM
I think that when they were $149.99 a copy, they were very under appreciated.
It was unclear that they were anywhere near 2X better than the Chinese that were everywhere for ~$75 at the time.

rklessdriver
July 31, 2013, 02:49 PM
Awesome rifle! Congrats.

I hope you didn't get hurt too bad on it.

It is a refurb... IMO it won't really hurt the value to shoot and enjoy it.
Will

j1
July 31, 2013, 03:22 PM
If you don't shoot it is it a rifle?

DeadFlies
July 31, 2013, 09:24 PM
Shoot it.

SHOOT IT.

Grassman
July 31, 2013, 09:48 PM
I've got a 54 Russian SKS with ALL matching numbers, and unfired except from factory I guess. Sweet gun.

dvdcrr
July 31, 2013, 10:11 PM
Pics or it dont exist

PabloJ
August 1, 2013, 01:14 AM
It was unclear that they were anywhere near 2X better than the Chinese that were everywhere for ~$75 at the time.
I don't know what they cost in Canada, but at $600+/-100 those are OVER-appreciated in USA.

Gaucho Gringo
August 2, 2013, 04:52 PM
Marstar is selling Chinese SKS's and 1,440 rounds of surplus ammo, $360.00 for both. Just the rifle alone sells for about that in the US. Stupid US laws about importation of Chinese guns.

Rom828
August 2, 2013, 05:30 PM
I actually sold my AK for stupid money in the panic, just didn't like it that much. I prefer my SKS rifles that I will never part with.

Grassman
August 2, 2013, 07:37 PM
Here's my Russian 54.........Looks like it came from the Tula factory last week.

Clark
August 2, 2013, 07:40 PM
A Russian SKS is a safe queen?

I got one for $150 off a gun forum in Jan 1997.

In 16.5 years I have not shot mine either, but not because it is valuable.
I just haven't got around to it yet.

Grassman
August 2, 2013, 07:43 PM
A Russian SKS is a safe queen?

I got one for $150 off a gun forum in Jan 1997.

In 16.5 years I have not shot mine either, but not because it is valuable.
I just haven't got around to it yet.
The days of $150 SKS's are long gone.

elwoodm
August 2, 2013, 09:26 PM
nice gun clark i got a 51 tula also with laminated stock and not a safe queen. i started reloading this round for this gun because i just could not shoot anymore steel in it. the thing has had enough of that crap shot out of it so it's going to have a good life from now on. if i buy more than 1 of the same gun they are the shisnit :D

If you enjoyed reading about "Just bought a '49 Russian SKS" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!