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My New SKS!!! and a question.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PryItFromMyColdDeadHands, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. PryItFromMyColdDeadHands

    PryItFromMyColdDeadHands Well-Known Member

    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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  2. Mikee Loxxer

    Mikee Loxxer Well-Known Member

    Yep, that is a cleaning rod.
  3. sharkhunter2018

    sharkhunter2018 Well-Known Member

    That be a cleanin' rod alright. Most, if not all commie rifles have a slot under the barrel for a cleaning rod.
  4. J_L_A

    J_L_A Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your new SKS! They're a fun rifle to shoot :)
  5. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. PryItFromMyColdDeadHands

    PryItFromMyColdDeadHands Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  7. jjohnson

    jjohnson Well-Known Member

    Way to Go!

    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
  8. Big Bill

    Big Bill Well-Known Member

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  9. MRIman

    MRIman Well-Known Member

    Hang on to the old stock!!!!! Some day you might regret tossing it.
    Does it match the #'s on the gun?
  10. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member


    Tapco T6 Paratrooper

    ATI Paratrooper

    Tapco T6 Norinco

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

    pgeleven Well-Known Member

    how much you pick her up for? if you dont mind me asking of course.
  12. jdh

    jdh Well-Known Member

    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:
  13. T191032

    T191032 Well-Known Member

    I agree, keep that wood stock. Refinish it if you can/want to.
  14. J_L_A

    J_L_A Well-Known Member

  15. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

    Keep the stock. It's only $20. The rifle will be worth more later with the original stock. Mark
  16. ultradoc

    ultradoc Well-Known Member

    congrats on your new 'toy'!
  17. PryItFromMyColdDeadHands

    PryItFromMyColdDeadHands Well-Known Member

    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?
  18. Golden Hound

    Golden Hound Well-Known Member

    I wish someone made a non-tacticool, wooden stock with a folding butt for the SKS. Like the mini-14 folder:

  19. Big Bill

    Big Bill Well-Known Member

    Pry - good luck and enjoy your purchase.

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