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Just ordered another Yugo SKS from AIM.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by firestar, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. firestar

    firestar member

    Shooter grade for $99.95 shipped to your door! I bought a "new unissued" Yugo SKS from AIM last time and I have been very happy with it. I plan on useing this one as a beater and maybe making some legal modifications to it if I can figuire out what is legal.:banghead:

    I just want to remove some of the extra weight up front. I was thinking about taking off the bayonet, gernade sight and launcher and also maybe cutting the bbl down a few inches. Would that be legal? I will keep the mag original and also keep the stock original because I am too cheap to buy a new one. Can I take stuff off my Yugo SKS and cut the bbl down and still remain legal? I am buying this on a C&R so I think I need to keep it as I bought it but if someone has some info that shows I can make some changes and still be legal, let me know. Thanks.
  2. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    I would buy four unissued Yugo's. One as a beater and the other three as safe queens. :D
  3. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    I really want to know the answer to this, too.

    I already have a Russian SKS and have thought about getting another SKS while they're still cheap. But I really don't want the grenade launcher thing or the bayonet.

    Both my sisters have gotten into shooting and I'd like to train them with the SKS first.
  4. firestar

    firestar member

    I got home today and there was a delivery notice on my door, I missed the UPS guy by 20 mins.:banghead:

    I went to pick up my package at about 6:30 and the guy said it wasn't there yet.:banghead: I came back at 7:50 and he said they just unloaded the truck and I couldn't get it until tomarrow.:banghead: I did the will call because I won't be home 9-5 on a weekday so I have to make ANOTHER trip to pick it up.:banghead: I hope they can find it tomarrow.:rolleyes:

    I have only had bad shipping experiences with UPS, never USPS or Fex-Ex. What is going on at UPS? Why is it so hard to get a package? Who is ever home between 9-5 anyway?

    Sorry, just had to vent and my wife doesn't want to hear anything about guns.:D
  5. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain. 3 of the last 5 UPS shipments have been screwed up for one reason or another. Seeing the word, "Exception" on the tracking page has become the rule.
  6. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    I like UPS. The UPS guy always leaves the package at the back door like I asked him to and then always leaves a note. The Fedex idiot usually doesn't even leave a note and never leaves the package. How am I even supposed to know I got something when the idiot won't leave a note like he's supposed to??? :banghead:
  7. firestar

    firestar member

    Got my Used SKS from UPS today. I had to go and pick it up but I don't even care now because I am happy with it.

    It is used and has some blue loss but overall it doesn't have any damage. A few scratches here and there but just mostly used. The cool thing is, this gun came with a log book, cleaning kit, leather sling, brass oil bottle with leather carry case, and ammo pouch.

    I noticed in the log book that the year 1983 seems to be the year the gun was made or at least issued. I wish I could read it because there is a lot of stuff in the book that looks interesting. There is even a mini target in the back of the book that someone marked to show how he shot at 100m.

    Pretty neat stuff! My new unissued SKS from Aim didn't come with ANY extras! I paid $149.95 shipped for that one and $99.95 shipped for this one so I guess I can't complain about the price.

    I will shoot it on SAT and let you guys know how it did.
  8. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

    I just got my unissued Yugo SKS yesterday. It was better than expected. I haven't cleaned off all the cosmoline but it appears to be unfired or little fired. It came with the ammo pouch, oiler, cleaning kit, sling and the log book that is serialed to the rifle. Mine was apparently made in 1977 but there are hand entries in it for other dates in the 1980s and the last entry in 1993. I don't know what is up with that but it adds a nice touch for the collector.

    I got all the above for $148.99 from Wholesale Guns and Ammo (www.gunsnammo.com) using my C & R license. In fact it was my first C & R purchase and I am very delighted with that! I think it is the best bargain on the net right now. If you're thinking of a Yugo purchase I'd check them out.

    Now in the meantime where did I leave that can of brake cleaner?
  9. Newton

    Newton Well-Known Member

    I posted the same question recently both here, and on the SKS boards. The mixed and confused responses I received left me with the impression that removing the grenade launcher and bayonet were potentially risky, and that cutting the barrel down to an ideal length of say 18 inches was very risky.

    922(r) was one of thes regulations involved, and apparently those great guys at the Bureau of A******s, Tu**s, and F*****s make a living from pursuing felony level convictions of firearms enthusiasts just trying to make their rifles more user friendly, or more accurate. They use obscure and confusing legislation covering rifles like the Yugo SKS. People have even received different replies to the same question from different field offices.

    My own personal favorite is the fact that it is illegal to put a bayonet ON a Chinese SKS, while it is illegal to REMOVE one from a Yugo SKS (unless you also grind off the lug - I think) as it changes the original C&R configuration that the rifle was originally imported under. It thus loses it's C&R "protection" and is assessed under the normal import regulations, which stipulate that the presence of a bayonet lug makes the weapon illegal - see what I mean - it's all complete BS and highly typical of a system that churns out conflicting and never ending reglations.

    I too have a Yugo SKS, and I would like to remove some weight and chop down that ridiculously long barrel, but I have settled for keeping it stock apart from playing around with a cheap Leapers scope mount to see if I can make a poor mans sniper rifle out of it. There is a story floating around that someone was reported to BATF for fitting a scope, and that the individual concerned was invited in for "a chat" - for the record I do not believe there is any foundation to this story, even assuming it's true.

    Remember this is just my 2c, and I doubt it's worth that, but if you want a good SKS carbine, just buy a stock Norinco Paratrooper and steer clear of the BATF scum and their meaningless regulations.
  10. firestar

    firestar member

    The sale seems to be over at Aim. Too bad, I called and wanted to order another one but I will wait until they have another sale like that. If they don't have them for that price again then I am happy I got at least one.

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