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Share your SKS pics!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JamisJockey, Jan 28, 2004.

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  1. JamisJockey

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    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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    Two of these are modified, can you guess which two? ;)

    Yugos: M59/66, M59, M59
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  4. LynnMassGuy

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    No grenade launcher on top. Wrong stock on bottom?
     
  5. Redlg155

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    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
     
  6. Sven

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    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:

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    After (most) cosmo removed:

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    Nade sights, but no launcher:

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    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.
     
  7. Kestrel

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    Sven,

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

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    $180 for unissued, 145 shots through it before I got it, according to the logbook. Worth every penny.
     
  9. Gewehr98

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    A couple of SKS variants...

    Yugo SKS, synthetic stock, East German "Rain" pattern:

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

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  10. Sven

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    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. :(
     
  11. pbhome71

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    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
     
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    Bone-stock Yugo M59/66 SKS.

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    Gotta have a "grenade" for the launcher!
     
  16. Shane333

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    Bridger,

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

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    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
     
  18. bbaerst

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  20. jefnvk

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    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.
     
  21. Bridger

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    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.
     
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    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 (sprinkled in among some other shooting stuff).
     
  24. P95Carry

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    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


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  25. Gewehr98

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    BJBarron, cool blog!

    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. :(
     
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