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Old July 5, 2016, 09:13 PM   #1
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Let's see your safe queens

Let's see those safe queens that you bought but refuse to shoot. Give them some daylight. ... :P

My collection is small but they are my babies. Top to bottom...
1951 Russian SKS - All matching non-refurb
1954 Russian SKS - All matching non-refurb
1956 Type 56 Ghost/Sterile - All matching except the stock.


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Old July 5, 2016, 09:35 PM   #2
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I have no safe queens but have to say those are pretty
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Old July 6, 2016, 03:08 AM   #3
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My' racks and safes contain about 150 rifles and pistols....although some are fairly rare there is not a "Queen" amongst them, some are not shot often but all are shot .
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Old July 6, 2016, 04:04 AM   #4
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I have no room for a safe queen. Should have bought a bigger safe.
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Old July 6, 2016, 07:19 AM   #5
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My Chinese SKS is my safe queen, it was unissued and rarely gets shot. I bought it as more of an investment rather than a shooter, although it will ring some steel at 200 quite readily.
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Old July 6, 2016, 08:11 AM   #6
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I don't take pictures of guns, cars, livestock, or farm equipment. It seems sort of weird. Dead deer and/or big fish-maybe.
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Old July 6, 2016, 07:58 PM   #7
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Thanks man, they make me smile! I got a deal on the Type 56 and was shocked at the condition; the guts were still full of cosmoline. I had several Russians bought out from under me and finally decided on the 54 on GunBroker. She’s pretty and has been shot; the barrel was dirty when she arrived. (I could shoot her). The 51 I found locally the day after the 54; it was in such good shape that I couldn’t turn it down. I’m pretty sure that she was unissued/never shot. That gold blade is as shiny as they come!


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My Chinese SKS is my safe queen, it was unissued and rarely gets shot. I bought it as more of an investment rather than a shooter, although it will ring some steel at 200 quite readily.
Nice!! That’s my Yugo!

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I don't take pictures of guns, cars, livestock, or farm equipment. It seems sort of weird. Dead deer and/or big fish-maybe.
No, not weird at all in today’s world! There are way too many crazy people on the internet!
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Old July 6, 2016, 08:33 PM   #8
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Not shoot a firearm? No way. Some get shot more than others but everything I buy gets shot. I just wish I could shoot them more often.
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Old July 6, 2016, 10:38 PM   #9
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And what's the difference between shooting a 1977 Yugo SKS and and 1951 unissued Russian? No difference in the shot but the Yugo isn't going to lose much value.

I understand and repect how old the rifle is and how rare they are becoming; I refuse to shoot it just so that I can have a hay day. No offense meant but that is that.

Actually, I am going to put a Tapco stock, a Tasco scope and a 30 round mag on her. I'm gonna go shoot some trees!

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Old July 8, 2016, 02:23 PM   #10
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I will nominate my M1898 Krag purchased in 1972. Never fired it.
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Old July 9, 2016, 12:56 PM   #11
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"How rare they are becoming". Not really rare, they are all becoming safe queens.
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Old July 9, 2016, 05:43 PM   #12
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No safe queens here. If I own it, it gets shot. Maybe a few years between shooting some of them but they all get shot. Wait, I do have one of my Colt Series 70 guns which supposedly is still new in the original box. Never did shoot that gun but claiming new in box unfired is a hard challenge to meet. Anyway, I never shot that one. Obviously it isn't a rifle. No safe queen rifles here.

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Old July 9, 2016, 06:27 PM   #13
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Nice !!!

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Why ????

Say, aren't those some of them Assault-Rifles ?????

Be Safe !!!
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Old July 9, 2016, 08:06 PM   #14
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I shoot all my safe queens. they don't remain queens very long...
there's my american safequeens

The Japanese safe queens

and the fancy homemade safe queen.
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Old July 9, 2016, 08:11 PM   #15
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Those are nice.


That's a nice stock set on the ar.
I haven't seen one like that before.

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Old July 9, 2016, 09:29 PM   #16
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most of the people that made wood furniture have since discontinued it. you have to cut the wood too thin to fit the AR platform and you end up with a really fragile product. the stock split from end to end, the handguards chipped and splintered and the pistol grip started separating... it's excellent for a safe queen but any amount of field use destroys it. I've since had to replace it with something more durable.
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Old July 9, 2016, 09:54 PM   #17
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I have had sucess with the lucid stocks on mine, but they are a bench/prone rig and don't get used hard. they are more a A2 profile though.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old July 21, 2016, 09:30 AM   #18
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Thanks

tahunua001 thanks for sharing your experience regarding wood stocks on ARs. I had considered purchasing something similar to that, but now I'm glad I didn't.
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Old July 25, 2016, 01:46 PM   #19
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Oh God. Safe queens.

Gewehr-43 from Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik (they only made 20K). Never shot it.



CMP M1 Garand (Springfield Armory) with low serial number. Shot it 2x. Great shooter.




1903A3 Smith-Corona. Shot 1x.


French MAS and Vichy France MAS. Never shot.


SMLE in amazing condition. Shot it maybe 3x total in 15 years.


Arisaka with perfect chrysanthemum. Can't even find safe ammo, TBH.
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Old July 25, 2016, 02:57 PM   #20
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Snappo - A fellow shooter at our range uses necked-down 30-06 hulls for his Arisaka.
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Old July 25, 2016, 04:48 PM   #21
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Is the barrel band on the wrong side of that Arisaka? 6.5 or 7.7. Reloading for it would get you safe ammo. PPU brass is available.
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Old July 25, 2016, 08:35 PM   #22
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hornady still releases limited runs of the stuff, you can find it from time to time at grafs and cabelas(both 6.5 and 7.7).

BTW, Snappo, your SC 1903A3 looks an awful lot like a Finnish M39 to me.
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Old July 25, 2016, 09:01 PM   #23
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BTW, Snappo, your SC 1903A3 looks an awful lot like a Finnish M39 to me.
Oh good I wasn't the only one who thought that.
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Intrac Maadi & Mak90 both imported around 1993. I bought these a couple yrs ago, test fired and put away in the safe. I have a Yugo parts kit Ak I use as a beater.
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