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"Unfired" Russian SKS? What would YOU do?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by doc540, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. doc540

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    i personally don't own any firearms that aren't users. the enjoyment for me comes from firing them. i would shoot it (occasionally), however, i would take very good care of it as well.
     
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    +1 for shooting it but also taking care of it. When oiling it, use either Break Free CLP or Tetra Gun Grease (a little goes a long way).
     
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    I wonder why the "Made in Russia" was written in English and not Cyrillic?

    My Saiga, clearly has "Made in Russia" stamped on it but then again, it was manufactured to be imported to the USA.

    In 1954, the cold war was going strong and to think Russia was "thinking ahead" of the chances of one of their SKS rifles being imported to the USA.....
     
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    I see no value in a firearm that isn't shot, barring using it as a work of art for display on a wall (H&H rifles, then again, it wouldn't need to be a gun then, would it?). SKSs are not particularly beautiful, so I'd buy it and shoot it.
     
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    "i would shoot it"
    that's kinda cruel---shooting with it is much nicer
     
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    Shoot the thing! It was made to be shot and loved. :cool:
     
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    WARNING!!!!

    Shooting good firearms has a tendancy to make them have little holes in them, and can be made unable to fire!!!!!!!!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Looks like it is numbers matching. That alone makes it VERY rare. Stash it, and buy a Yugo for a shooter.
     
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    Did they issue recoil pads with them?

    Makes me think it's modified.
     
  13. Pilot

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    Nah, they're just go over the existing butt plate.

    I have two just like that. Shoot it! They are not museum pieces.
     
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    Shoot that SKS, it isnt a Holland and Holland, it needs to be shot.
     
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    Shoot that SKS, it isnt a $120,000 Holland and Holland double rifle, it needs to be shot.
     
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    Hang it on the wall at your office or gunroom to appreciate. A good topic if friends and visitors come over your place. Get another one to shoot and as a beater.
     
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    You can display it for all visitors to see.
    But when news gets out-and it will-that you have one, a burglar duo may come by when you are gone.

    Believe me, people talk about anything gossipy or unique, and some of the guys who listen are gangbangers and other professional drug users. "That guy has a high-powered assault rifle on his wall" "Sho' nuff?...so where dat dude live...?"
    They might believe that it is an AK. Who cares?
    A burglary is still a burglary. A widescreen tv and any handgun will also be a primary target. Otherwise, the master bedroom will be the first objective (women's jewelry and hanguns). My wife's stored jewelry was taken. We were gone for just one hour and the entire house was dark; de-powered by yanking out the thick, black power cable in front.

    The nice guy who sold me my 'cherry' gun was offered $300 (sight unseen) for his SKS by a total stranger who appeared to be a gangbanger (if I remember correctly), and the seller figured out that the bad guys always hear about guns. He had only said something at work about about the gun being for sale.
    Sold it to me for $200, to protect the gun's condition and keep it off the high-crime streets.
     
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    I guess that depends on if you have another sks. If you already have a shooter and are a collector save it. Personally, I can't keep em unshot...even though I have a couple I haven't got to yet.
     
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    Shoot it. The import markings pretty much negate any extra value it might have as an unfired unit. And I'm not aware of a fantastic market for unfired SKS's. It's not a century-old Colt Peacemaker or other such high-end collectible.
     
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    Well I got to admit that's one of the cleanest looking Russian SKS rifles I've ever seen. However, it's kind of like finding a well preserved Chevy Cavalier; they probably made a couple of million of them over the years, and they really don't carry that much cachet with them. I'd take great care of it, but I would definitely put that rifle to use as a shooter.
     
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    My super nice condition rifles I shoot sparingly,I don't sling them through the woods,but every one of them I shoot sometimes....except 2,but they are way more rare than a SKS.

    I use more beater upper ones to blast blast blast.In your case I would shoot it sparingly,and get a second SKS like a Yugo that will make you not feel guilty if you get a ding or shoot it with thousands of rounds.
     
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    Doc I have a non refurb russian SKS and I got a norinco and I shoot the russian on occasion but blast the chinese one when I feel like burning some ammo
     
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    Just shoot the damn thing, they aren't that rare. Nice looking SKS by the way.

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  25. Vegas Silver

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    Doc,

    Where do you keep coming up with these really nice rifles? I want one!
     
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