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View Poll Results: which of the following SKSs do you own
Soviet 32 21.77%
Chinese 73 49.66%
Romanian 6 4.08%
Yugoslavian 53 36.05%
Albanian 3 2.04%
Vietnamese 0 0%
North Korean 0 0%
East German 1 0.68%
other (please describe) 2 1.36%
I don't own an SKS 26 17.69%
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Old September 28, 2008, 09:51 AM   #26
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I have a Yugo,and traded away a number matching Romanian:barf:
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Old September 28, 2008, 12:41 PM   #27
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Russian rearsenaled TULA SKS and a Norinco Poly SKS, both with threaded barrels.


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Old September 28, 2008, 12:46 PM   #28
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I have five. One Albanian, one Chinese military, one Russian, one Romanian and one Yugo. They occupy a rack in my gun room and really serve no purpose other than representative period wall-hangers and infrequent ranger bangers.


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Old September 28, 2008, 10:04 PM   #29
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One Yugo and two Chi-Com. The chinese are from the good-ole days of $89.00 rifles.
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Old September 29, 2008, 05:51 AM   #30
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Mine's a Chinese with factory code DP. I really like it. In fact I like it so much I don't feel like I need to buy another.
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Old September 29, 2008, 11:42 AM   #31
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Chinese x2
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Old September 29, 2008, 01:10 PM   #32
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Can an SKS be rebarreled for 5.45x39?
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Old October 3, 2008, 08:04 AM   #33
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I have a Russian SKS from 1952. That's why I had to vote other. Russian should have been on the poll.
The Russians never made an SKS. Russia ceased to exist as a country from 1917-1991 and was replaced by the Soviet Union (USSR). Soviet was the first choice on the poll. Obviously since Russia was the dominant State in the USSR alot of people continued to call the USSR "Russians".
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Old October 3, 2008, 08:07 AM   #34
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Can an SKS be rebarreled for 5.45x39?
It would be possible, but would require a new bolt and barrel, both of which would have to be custom made. The magazine would also probably at least require some tweaking.

I've never heard or seen of anyone trying the project.
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Old October 3, 2008, 08:09 AM   #35
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None now. But I owned a Soviet (back when they were 99 bucks ), and a Norinco SKS D? (the one that takes AK mags).

Traded them away for various things over the years.
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Old October 3, 2008, 09:49 AM   #36
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Used to have a Russian, now have a Yugo.
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Old October 3, 2008, 08:29 PM   #37
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1952 Russian Tula in nearly original shape. Holds 2 inch groups at 100 yards with original sights.
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Old October 4, 2008, 01:24 AM   #38
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Only one, a Norinco.

For those with Yugos, will regs allow you to remove the grenade launchers, or do gunsmiths charge much for this etc?
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Old October 4, 2008, 02:22 AM   #39
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Have a Yugo and a Russian...looking for a Norinco.
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Old October 4, 2008, 02:05 PM   #40
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Three now. Picked up Yugo to add to Russian and Chineese. The Russian outshoots all but is the ugliest finish wise. Looking to add bipod to one of them. Her'e a good place for parts and add-ons:

http://www.buymilsurp.com/zencart/in...ndex&cPath=6_9
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Old October 5, 2008, 10:57 AM   #41
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For those with Yugos, will regs allow you to remove the grenade launchers...
There are no federal regulationss that say anything about modifying a C&R rifle beyond the restrictions on barrel length, overall length, and automatic fire. It just won't be a C&R rifle anymore and would have to be transferred through a regular FFL if it's shipped interstate.
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Old October 5, 2008, 07:04 PM   #42
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The Russian outshoots all...
How much better would you say the Russian shoots over a Norinco? I can hit paper consistently at 100 yards with my Norinco and pretty regular at 200 yards. But at 300 it starts to get to be about luck more than anything. I've always understood that the 7.62 X 39 ammo just isn't that accurate. What kind of ammo do you use?
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Old October 6, 2008, 08:18 PM   #43
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You have to find the ammo that is good for your rifle. Try different brands both foreign and domestic. Experiment with each. Which ever one gives you the best accuracy, stick with it. Occasionally, try brands that you never shot. There may even be someting better out there for your rifle.
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Old October 12, 2008, 10:35 PM   #44
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Picked up a Russian 1955 Tula SKS today and went out shooting. I was very happy all the way around.
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Old October 12, 2008, 11:24 PM   #45
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Yugo here. Lots of fun for a first gun to tear it apart, clean to goop out, steam, treat, and re-finish the furniture and slap it back together. Actually learn how the darn thing works that way! Too much fun to shoot too! clink,clink,clink,clink

I have heard that there was an angolan made version with a really impressive beechwood stock back from the South Africa versus Angola, East German, Cuban, et all other commies war back in the 80s. My understanding was that the wood would be considerd an exotic stock, but it was the only local wood suitable so they used it. Very interested in seeing one of these if the source was correct. East Germany set up the factory FWIR.

I think there is a North Vietnam made SKS too. Both would make sense due to the source and time-frame of the conflicts.
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