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Johnnyfres
02-12-2012, 8:37 PM
Hey guys as an SKS owner I am looking for ideas on accessories for mine. I love this rifle but want to make it even better. Have any of you modernized your SKS?

Any info is appreciated. Lets see some pics please if you have them. Would like this post to be more than just a pic thread though. With info and thoughts on accessories. I know a lot of people like to keep them original also.

Here is my stock 1952r Russian SKS (sorry for the crappy picture, along side my Moss 500)
http://i.imgur.com/189hT.jpg

ThemBastards
02-12-2012, 9:19 PM
Might get some ideas here

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=32973

Lucky Scott
02-12-2012, 9:24 PM
In my opinion, I would never modify that nice russian. It is just too nice.
However, it is yours and do what you want.

I have a Chinese SKS that has a black aftermarket stock on it and it is much more comfortable than the wood stock. It is a little longer and fits a normal sized body better.
Also, you could have the trigger worked on and make it a little better.

Bobby Ricigliano
02-12-2012, 9:28 PM
Hey guys as an SKS owner I am looking for ideas on accessories for mine. I love this rifle but want to make it even better. Have any of you modernized your SKS?

Any info is appreciated. Lets see some pics please if you have them. Would like this post to be more than just a pic thread though. With info and thoughts on accessories. I know a lot of people like to keep them original also.

Here is my stock 1952r Russian SKS (sorry for the crappy picture, along side my Moss 500)
http://i.imgur.com/189hT.jpg

Your SKS appears to have a nice woodgrain original stock. I would definitely leave it as-is. A stock SKS is a classic military rifle. Tacticooled up SKS's look silly to me. I'd save the add-ons for an AR and keep that classic beauty AS-IS.

bloodhawke83
02-12-2012, 9:33 PM
a rare classic. if you want to bubba one, do it on a chinese sks.

Below.Zero
02-12-2012, 9:34 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413n98y%2Bj5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

http://www.thecountryshed.com/mnt_hg568sb_appli.jpg

http://www.milsurpstuff.com/images/SKS_Yugo_59-66_A1.jpg

http://www.cbrps.com/IMG_1820_op_554x184.jpg

http://admiralfrum.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/msar_e4_4_troy_sights_eotech_rt_000.jpg

Below.Zero
02-12-2012, 9:35 PM
IMHO, here is the best configuration of all:

http://home.comcast.net/~gunspotz/Rifles/sks/5832.jpg

CC Gunsmithing
02-12-2012, 9:37 PM
While I agree with previous sentiment that it is your rifle to do with as you want, I'd get a chinese or yugoslav variant to shoot/ modify, that looks like a pretty nice russian you have there...

Below.Zero
02-12-2012, 9:42 PM
While I agree with previous sentiment that it is your rifle to do with as you want, I'd get a chinese or yugoslav variant to shoot/ modify, that looks like a pretty nice russian you have there...

Agreed, it is all personal preference.

I have to admit.... I have been through MANY, MANY SKS configurations (and SKS's for that matter), but they all just made me want to get an AK.

IMHO, the SKS functions the best in it's original condition (in terms of wood stock, fixed mag, etc.).

However.... as CC Gunsmithing mentioned, it is your gun so do what you like, but I agree that if your going to Bubba it, pick up an inexpensive Chinese, or Yugo.

BTW, nice rifle. :thumbsup:

brianm767
02-12-2012, 9:43 PM
To each their own, but a stock SKS is the way to go. I hate it when I see bubbad SKS's. Especially a beautiful Russian!

I've looked from time to time at buying another SKS as soon as I see that Tapco stock I move on.

Please, if ya want to Ninja a rifle up, buy a Mini14 and go to town.

But if you must, make sure you keep the original parts.

<IXOYE><
02-13-2012, 12:13 AM
The one and only mod I made on my Russian was installed a Murray's firing pin kit for reliability reasons. Although my '53 Tula is in great shape, I didnt buy it to say that I have one and keep it in the safe. I bought it to shoot it just like I did all my rifles.

Like one of the other guys mentioned, you could install an aftermarket stock such as a ram-line and keep it somewhat modest looking. It also gives you about 2" more of pull. I too dont care for the robo-cop looking sks's as they just look funny. But again its your gun and you can do whatever you want to it :)

Milsurps
02-13-2012, 12:47 AM
Below.Zero...

Oh my EYES !!! :(

Take a $400 Russian SKS, add $200 worth of after market toys on it and create a $200 Ninja SKS. :facepalm:

Keep all the original parts if you do this. You WILL be very glad you did.

Below.Zero
02-13-2012, 1:31 AM
Oh my EYES !!! :(

Take a $400 Russian SKS, add $200 worth of after market toys on it and create a $200 Ninja SKS. :facepalm:

Keep all the original parts if you do this. You WILL be very glad you did.

Sorry about that, should have added a warning in a post before the one with the pictures. :D

Ryan in SD
02-13-2012, 1:34 AM
And nothing of value was lost :D

5.56Geo
02-13-2012, 6:31 AM
IMHO, here is the best configuration of all:

http://home.comcast.net/~gunspotz/Rifles/sks/5832.jpg

+100 Here is another Russian in the best configuration.:)
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/turbogeo/SKS004.jpg

There are people on SKS forums that will trade you a nice Norinco SKS an aftermarket stock and any other Bubba goodies you want for that Russian SKS. If you do modify it keep all the stuff you take off of it.

mlevans66
02-13-2012, 6:42 AM
I'm telling you do not add that other stuff to your SKS! If you want to tac out something get a AK and add that stuff but your SKS is a classic that worth more in the original package. IMO :D

PEZHEAD265
02-13-2012, 8:37 AM
If you want to bubba it.You have to make it 922 complient and you have to keep a fixed mag on it.Buy a after market gas tube and handguard for it so you don't have to drive the pin out of the gastube.Keep all of the orginal parts and the stock and handguard for later use.The Russian is a very collectable and desired rifle it is a shame to do it but it is your gun.I would buy a yugo bubba it and make the russian a safe queen.

Johnnyfres
02-13-2012, 7:14 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I had no idea the value of an original. I guess I won't be touching it.

Thanks again

NYsteveZ
02-13-2012, 7:38 PM
+1 on leaving it be. I bought a Russian years ago for $150. Their value is going up, and to bubba one is just a bad idea. Not to mention, once you start adding tacti-cool parts, you can no longer sell it as C&R, so on top of de-valuing a beautiful gun, you make it a pain to sell, DROS etc.
If you like the idea of a tacticool SKS, find a Norinco or Yugo for about $300, add $2-300 for your add ons, and you have your SKS. Keep in mind, you can get a WASR AK for about $5-600.
Your best bet is to watch the for sale forums here. I have seen MANY tacti-cool SKS' go from $300 up.

garandguy10
02-13-2012, 7:41 PM
I would leave it alone. The only thing that I have ever done with my SKS's is add those rubber recoil pads because they add much need length of pull for my long arms, an easy mod that is just as easily undone with a screw driver.

darqhelmet
02-13-2012, 8:19 PM
Please please don't hurt that rifle. I have a Norinco that I will swap you straight up. ;)

Johnnyfres
02-13-2012, 9:10 PM
hehe Darq. I plan too after all the great advise.