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Picked up a Russian SKS - '51 Tula

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by jbrentd, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. jbrentd

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    Here she is with the replacement bayonet.

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    Holy crap, man - that's a non-refurb that someone took the bayonet off of - hell of a find! Which pawn shop had that one? I guess I need to check out the local pawn shops a little more often.....
     
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    Many of these were sold very cheap at gun shows back in the 90's. A lot of them went home and were immediately retired to the closet. Every once in a while, some heir takes one to the pawn shop to see what he can get for it. You just gotta be diligent.
     
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    Found this one at 2nd Hand Rose. They almost always have a couple milsurps on the rack.
     
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    You'll likely not find a Russian "pig sticker" on its own, as the 1949 was the only year the Russians used the spike - and those rifles themselves are highly, highly sought after and very uncommon. Finding non-refurbs is getting harder and harder, so finding that one at a pawn shop was a great find. There are a few SKSs I'm still looking out for, so I'll be scouring the Wannenmacher show next weekend for any hidden gems. Nice rifle, and great post.
     
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    Thanks and good luck at the show! Which models are you looking for?
     
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    Will just keep a lookout for deals; if I can run across a nice Romanian cheap, a '49 Russian, or one of the "Security Forces" Chinese rifles I'll probably jump on it. Don't need another SKS, but would likely add one (or all) of the above if I find them and have the cash. Any deal on a non-refub Russian might find it's way home with me, too. There's way too much stuff I want, and way too little money. But I'll be there, looking at what I shouldn't spend money on.
     
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    SKS's are probably the best platform for the 7.62X39 cartridge. I've yet to see one that's not very accurate even with the iron sight's. The one I had before the one I have now I put a set of Tec-site's on her to improve her accuracy ( not that she shot fine without ). I won't be doing that with this one, as she shoot's very well with her own sight's. I won't be getting rid of this one!!
     
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    This one will definitely stay all original. Hope to get it out to the range soon to see how she does. I signed up for the vintage military rifle competition on 11/21 at Red Castle. My son will be shooting this one and I'll have my MN M39.

    When I get the itch to bubba something, I have a Yugo SKS that is heavily modified (mostly by its previous owner). It pretty darn accurate.
     
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    God yes - if you get the itch to bubba something and consider that Russian SKS - PM me. I'll save it.....
     

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