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Yugo SKS m59: 'Dano' rides again!

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  1. Col. Plink

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    Hey y'all, just now entering the 21st C. with the digi pics and interwebs.

    This is an M59 Yugo SKS, built to mimic the Russian as closely as possible, and in fit and finish is far removed from the M59/66's that are much more numerous. It has, presumably, the carrier's name Dano carved on the right side. The 'A' shows a 3-dot carving, likely used as a checkpoint mark for un-uniformed fighters.

    The refinishing was done with an eye to keeping the handled look of the weapon because it served in conflict, so I carefully sanded, used spray polyurethane in many repetitions in order to put the carving and condition of the wood 'under glass'. It's the Carpathian elm so it may not have the light color but the wood originally had a hue more like red cedar. The metal was reblued in professional manner by a good friend who's a whiz with all things metal.

    It was picked up at a gun show here in Austin in '09 :)() for a pretty penny, but it was a valued shooter in the vendor's collection. He wasn't joking about it being a shooter, it's good to go at 100m with stock sights, standing.

    I may have to take some better ones, but not bad for my first THR pic post.
    Let's see some other fine examples of SKS's too!
     

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    one more!

    Full-figure look...
     

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    I'll have to shoot a pic or two of my SKS. I've had it 20+ years and haven't shot it in nearly 10. I'm gonna change that, though. Matter of fact, I just got 1k rounds in the mail today. Mine always shot good. Hitting beer cans at 50 yards off a rest was easy.
     
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    These might be better

    trying to show the engraving...:scrutiny:
     

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    Very nice. I have a 1958 Romanian that's also a beauty, only it's never been refinished as far as I can tell. All-matching, with chrome-lined bore. Great shooter, too. I try to stick with Romanian guns, as they tend to be the best overall quality in my experience.

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  6. Col. Plink

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    I hear ya; I like the Czech stuff but have this in Yugo (it's a great piece). Have my eye on a Romanian TT-33...
     
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    CZ-52

    :D Czech it out!!
     

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    Nah, it has a Czeckered past, and I don't cache Czecks. ;-)
     
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    Frequently seen with this guy
     

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    Looks good, not bad for a commie gun.
     
  11. Col. Plink

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    The other side
     

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    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
     
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    Trying to show the blueing...
     

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    This one had a bad side, I think like most rifles that were laid action-side up in combat or training.
     

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    Nicks, scuffs, dents and rust, that's what milsurp hunters love! ;)
     

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