What do I need to know when buying an SKS?

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What do I need to know when buying an SKS?

Post  gendoikari87 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:15 pm

Suggestions hints advice?

Can I run corrosive ammo through it all day and then not clean it? hows the accuracy compare to an AK? How much are the chrome lined versions?
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Post  Progurt on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:27 pm

I don't think you can run corrosive through anything and not immediately clean it.
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Post  gendoikari87 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:54 pm

Oh... well... luckily they have cheap 7.62x39 from wolf that is non corrosive.
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Post  7N6Wolf on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:05 am

I have not bought an SKS for quite some time (the last time I purchased one of them was in early 2008), but they are solid, reliable guns regardless of their national origin.

Some people raise a hue and cry about the lack of a chrome lined bore on the Yugoslavian M59/66 variants (these seem to be the most common variants in the USA), but in all honesty, these are superb guns, and as long as one properly cleans the bore of these guns after shooting them, one will not have problems (I have even used corrosive M67 surplus ammo in my Yugoslavian SKS's, and there isn't a hint of rust or pitting in the bores from using this ammo, as I properly clean these guns after shooting them). The Yugoslavian M59/66 variants have a unique appearance (grenade sights and a spigot style grenade launcher), and Yugoslavian firearms are known for their superlative craftsmanship.

I believe that one can get a Yugoslavian M59/66 for around $300.00, give or take.

Aside from my two Yugoslavian SKS's (M59/66, M59/66A1), I own a Russian SKS with a hardwood stock (1954 Izhevsk). I can live without a chrome lined bore, but admittedly, the bore of this gun is easier to clean than the ones of my non-chromed Yugoslavian ones. I got this gun for $375.00 at a gun show in early 2008. I have not checked prices thoroughly on Russian SKS's, but they seem to be selling for around $400.00 to $500.00.

These guns are more accurate than an AK-47, but they are still anything but tack drivers. The SKS trigger also takes more force to break than an AK trigger.

These guns are typically packed full of cosmoline, so the first thing one should do after buying one is to field strip the rifle and thoroughly clean it (brake cleaner or Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber work well to remove cosmoline).

Here is a picture of my two Yugoslavian SKS's alongside my Yugoslavian "slabside" M70AB1:

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The hardwood stock on my Russian SKS is simply pulchritudinous! Very Happy Here it is alongside my Mossberg 500:

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Post  Sonofagun on Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:35 pm

The Yugo's have a milled receiver and heavy barrel and are more durable and accurate IMO after researching the lot before I bought my Polish M60.

Chrome lined means protection against weather, corrosive ammo, etc. but is not as accurate because the chrome coating is never perfectly even. Not that it would be noticable. If you stick to non-corrosive ammo and don't use it as an eel pot weight, it'll be OK.

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Post  Sonofagun on Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:45 pm

7N6Wolf wrote:I have not bought an SKS for quite some time (the last time I purchased one of them was in early 2008), but they are solid, reliable guns regardless of their national origin.

Some people raise a hue and cry about the lack of a chrome lined bore on the Yugoslavian M59/66 variants (these seem to be the most common variants in the USA), but in all honesty, these are superb guns, and as long as one properly cleans the bore of these guns after shooting them, one will not have problems (I have even used corrosive M67 surplus ammo in my Yugoslavian SKS's, and there isn't a hint of rust or pitting in the bores from using this ammo, as I properly clean these guns after shooting them). The Yugoslavian M59/66 variants have a unique appearance (grenade sights and a spigot style grenade launcher), and Yugoslavian firearms are known for their superlative craftsmanship.

I believe that one can get a Yugoslavian M59/66 for around $300.00, give or take.

Aside from my two Yugoslavian SKS's (M59/66, M59/66A1), I own a Russian SKS with a hardwood stock (1954 Izhevsk). I can live without a chrome lined bore, but admittedly, the bore of this gun is easier to clean than the ones of my non-chromed Yugoslavian ones. I got this gun for $375.00 at a gun show in early 2008. I have not checked prices thoroughly on Russian SKS's, but they seem to be selling for around $400.00 to $500.00.

These guns are more accurate than an AK-47, but they are still anything but tack drivers. The SKS trigger also takes more force to break than an AK trigger.

These guns are typically packed full of cosmoline, so the first thing one should do after buying one is to field strip the rifle and thoroughly clean it (brake cleaner or Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber work well to remove cosmoline).

Here is a picture of my two Yugoslavian SKS's alongside my Yugoslavian "slabside" M70AB1:

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

The hardwood stock on my Russian SKS is simply pulchritudinous! Very Happy Here it is alongside my Mossberg 500:

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

Very nice. We need a gunporn section.

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