owned it for 20 yrs, maybe 50 rds thru it.
now, as paul harvey said, "the rest of the story". in the early 90's, i bought two really nice, mint russians, 51 & 54 for $89 ea. put one away & shot the other regularly over the years. sold it a couple years ago to finance a AR that i wanted, so recently cleaned the cosmoline out of the other & have shot it twice. all in all the SKS' get as much use as the other stuff, just depends on what i grab when i'm going to shoot.