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Pictures of your SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Grassman, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    I need some idea's, so let's see yours modified or not!
  2. Mainsail

    Mainsail Well-Known Member

  3. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    OK. Way back in the 1980s when these washed ashore in great numbers I bought a beat up example for $89 complete with spike bayonet. Also got 1,100 rounds of ammo for $69.

    Then they advertised these short carbine models and I sold my other one and got this. Neat but not as accurate.

  4. sharkhunter2018

    sharkhunter2018 Well-Known Member

    My Yugo:
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  5. tribbles

    tribbles Well-Known Member

    This is my Chi-com SKS 'paratrooper' carbine, in 922(r)-compliant 'mall ninja' dress:


    Combat Exchange (pre-ATI) folding stock, vintage USA Magazines mag, BSA red-dot mounted on Choate drill-and-tap mount, and an Albanian bolt carrier for some extra bling.

    In more polite company, it looks more like this:


    Yeah, I'm too lazy to replace the plastic handguard cover. Besides, I stepped on the wood one and broke it around 1995.
  6. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    How readily available are the Russian SKS's now? Can you still get em' for around $200?
  7. xjedix

    xjedix member

    Russian SKS's are selling for about $400-450 right now. You would be lucky to find a cheap Yugo SKS for $200. Unfortunately cheap SKS's is a thing of the past.

  8. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    Are the Yugo's junk?
  9. xjedix

    xjedix member

    Nah, not junk...... just not as good as some of the others out there.

  10. cuervo

    cuervo Well-Known Member

    The Yugos are very good, but a little front heavy. Most Yugo ammo was corrosive, so it can be harder finding a used Yugo with a good barrel. New/excellent ones were available for a while and are still out there but command a premium.
  11. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    I was hoping to get one, maybe I'll wait.
  12. elmerfudd

    elmerfudd Well-Known Member

    I think the Yugos are more accurate than the Chinese. They're also built like tanks, but that's the problem with them. The Chinese SKS's make nice light little carbines. The Yugo's are heavy and cumbersome in comparison, but they're also cool from a collectors standpoint in that they have all kinds of stuff on them. They have the fold out bayonet, grenade launcher, gas cutoff, grenade launcher sights and flip up night sights.

    As far as the workmanship goes I'd rate them better than the Chinese or Romanian but not as nice as the Russian. Yugo rifles in general do not have chrome lined barrels either. Apparently Yugoslavia had a shortage of chromium.

    I don't think I've ever run across a Yugoslavian rifle in decent condition that I would consider junk. The Yugos didn't build their weapons as well as the Swiss or the Finns, but by communist standards they did a pretty good job.
  13. gunnut33772

    gunnut33772 Member

    1950 Russian

    Bought this from my neighbor a few years ago.

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  14. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    Are the Yugo's junk?

    Of the SKSs imported into the US, I'm going to guess that a higher percentage of Yugos were used in combat with corrosive ammunition. So a higher percentage of them will have corroded gas valves. Since they don't have chrome bores, if they weren't cared for during their service, the barrels are likely to show more damage.

    A pristine Yugo will be just as good as any of the rest, if not more so.

    This is the main reason I got my Yugo, though.


  15. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    I want one, but I'm not paying $500 or more right now.
  16. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    Mainsail, I like that Yugo. The wood stock seems a bit nicer than others I've seen...could you tell us more?
  17. M39SKY

    M39SKY Well-Known Member

    The first thing to do is get another one of better condition. Here's my 922r compliant modified SKS:

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  18. Brian41

    Brian41 Well-Known Member

    Chinese Made

  19. jd46561

    jd46561 Well-Known Member

    Nice SKS"S guys. I regret selling my 3 mint Yugo;s 5 years ago. got 2 of them on sale for 140.00 each, 3rd one for 99.99.
    I did keep a special one though. It has a different wood grain than most, and soldier carvings in the stock. . A Yugoslavian e-mailed me this info."This rifle was used by a Chetnik Unit (who operated in the resolution model of Algeria, that used the Triad system for unit Guerrilla stuff)hence the 3 marks on the side. That was a way to identify themselves at checkpoints, because of the lack of a military uniform at the breakout of the war."







  20. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Well-Known Member

    Yugos are overbuilt because they needed them to last. Everything is milled from heavy bar stock and built like a tank. This of course also makes them heavier.

    I was fortunate to get an unissued rifle. It runs great and very accurate. If you can find and unissued yugo, you will not have any problems with the gas valve.

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