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SKSer45
02-14-2012, 5:43 PM
A gorgeous Chinese type 56 Vet Bring back with papers...bidding has already stopped over the 1,000 dollar mark. Click here to see the whole thing.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=272243712

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/272243000/272243712/pix224453013.jpg

Now you know why I love Chinese SKS and how there is a ton of battle history behind them.

Such a shame to see the owner sell it but my thanks to a Vietnam vet and a well deserved pay day.

The SKS Man
02-14-2012, 6:28 PM
I bet she can still fire like she did it on her last combat when she fell on the floor.

McNally M.
02-14-2012, 6:31 PM
If C&Rs could only tell us their life stories. All the kids would be gathered around the gun cabinet listening

SKSer45
02-14-2012, 6:39 PM
Yeah plus one on that. To be honest with you that is one of the nicest bring backs on gb. I have seen others that were just horrible looking however well deserved of rescue for her time in battle. I hope the new owner hangs her up in glory and leaves her be.

nick
02-14-2012, 6:40 PM
I bet she can still fire like she did it on her last combat when she fell on the floor.

Some can, some can't. The M91/30 Korean war bringback I have was picked up by the person who brought it to the US precisely because it malfunctioned. Otherwise the guy would've likely been dead.

SideWinder11
02-14-2012, 8:15 PM
If C&Rs could only tell us their life stories. All the kids would be gathered around the gun cabinet listening

isn't that the truth. I wish they could

goober
02-14-2012, 8:23 PM
If C&Rs could only tell us their life stories. All the kids would be gathered around the gun cabinet listening

This one (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=150941) didn't exactly tell us it's story, but the story got told (and it's a good one).

(many of you have already seen this thread, but for those that haven't, it's well worth the effort)

SKSer45
02-14-2012, 9:25 PM
oo yes very true! Now that is a good thread. As for this SKS I don't know if it would fire or not BUT I would take it apart and just have a looksy.

Now I do know one of the guys that works at LMC he has an SKS bring back that got shredded by a Claymore and sure as our birthdays it fired strait it true. Even though the gas tube was punctured it still fired. Crazy what an SKS can go through.

Just shows that Chinese SKS have seen their days in combat as well as any other SKS like Romy's and Yugos.

Blitzburgh
02-14-2012, 10:16 PM
http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/272243000/272243712/pix224453013.jpg

Man... a nice new poly Tapco stock... one of those scope mounts for the rear cover, complete with awesome hi-end scope for $19.00, and a quad rail for the front so I can mount my red dot/flashlight/nail clipper combo....

Bring on the zombies!





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SKSer45
02-14-2012, 10:25 PM
Man... a nice new poly Tapco stock... one of those scope mounts for the rear cover, complete with awesome hi-end scope for $19.00, and a quad rail for the front so I can mount my red dot/flashlight/nail clipper combo....

Bring on the zombies!





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OMG!!! NO!!! you crazy man!! LOL!!!! I think your getting confused with your yugo!!! lol!!! You owe me a 98k mauser for even typing that!! LOL!!!

On a serious note...you don't have a bring back do you Blitzy...hehe I think we can add that to your list :43:

SVT-40
02-14-2012, 10:35 PM
Documented bring backs can get real expensive. Especially if they are in excellent condition. I picked this one up a number of years ago. All matching and just about as nice as they come.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/SKS/DSC08716.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/SKS/DSC08718.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Scans%20%20Photos%20ect/SKScapturepapers01-1.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Scans%20%20Photos%20ect/SKScapturepapers02-1.jpg

SKSer45
02-14-2012, 10:45 PM
wow that is awesome! I know someone on here had one! SVT your the man! How much did you get that for? Man that is in excellent shape!

Most I saw a Chinese bring back on GB was about 1300 plus shipping, fees etc I am sure it was 1400 all together.

SVT-40
02-14-2012, 11:20 PM
Thanks, it is a nice one considering where it came from. The Chinese make quality rifles. As to price. It was less than what a run of the mill Chinese SKS sells for today, however remember that was quite a number of years ago.

SKSer45
02-14-2012, 11:22 PM
Thanks, it is a nice one considering where it came from. The Chinese make quality rifles. As to price. It was less than what a run of the mill Chinese SKS sells for today, however remember that was quite a number of years ago.

wow really? Just imagine how much in value it has gone up now? Yeah I agree Chinese are about the second best functioning SKS. Hard to believe that one you have was even in Vietnam considering the heat, humidity, jungle like weather. Man so nice. Excellent score!

Sampachi
02-14-2012, 11:24 PM
Nice one!! I'd be happy with a papered Vietnam bring-back Makarov, or anything else, really.

nick
02-16-2012, 1:51 PM
SVT-40, your rifle looks great, as usual. Mine's beat to hell, and then some. I'll post the pictures when I get home, but at least it came with a certificate:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=100480&d=1306908989

comblock
02-16-2012, 4:02 PM
Svt40 really needs to open up a museum.

Chaos47
02-16-2012, 4:09 PM
Man... a nice new poly Tapco stock... one of those scope mounts for the rear cover, complete with awesome hi-end scope for $19.00, and a quad rail for the front so I can mount my red dot/flashlight/nail clipper combo....

Bring on the zombies!





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I agree but DUDE you forgot the barrel clip on bipod, green laser, rubber butt pad, 45 degree mounted red dot and muzzle brake!

But for real, those document scans are awesome!

SKSer45
02-16-2012, 4:49 PM
+1 on SVT. I been telling blitz to do the same thing!!

Ok even if your bring back is shot to **** and been through the Tet offensive its ok! Because you got the papers. Shows that it really is a battle rifle. Still a great find and should be displayed proudly :)

POLICESTATE
02-16-2012, 4:54 PM
No, not on this SKS, that's what Big-5 SKS are for!

Man... a nice new poly Tapco stock... one of those scope mounts for the rear cover, complete with awesome hi-end scope for $19.00, and a quad rail for the front so I can mount my red dot/flashlight/nail clipper combo....

Bring on the zombies!





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VictorFranko
02-16-2012, 4:57 PM
My first thought was that SGT 1st Class Brackens, David A., has probably passed and his loving son or nephew that inherited this family heirloom is unloading for a few bucks.
I'll try not to be so negative in the future.......
Beautiful rifle, thanks for posting it OP.

SKSer45
02-16-2012, 5:17 PM
My first thought was that SGT 1st Class Brackens, David A., has probably passed and his loving son or nephew that inherited this family heirloom is unloading for a few bucks.
I'll try not to be so negative in the future.......
Beautiful rifle, thanks for posting it OP.

yeah this is true and kind of sad if this is the case. However I am sure whoever the buyer is, is going to take good care of it and just frame it. Not every day you see guys slobbering at the mouth for a Vet Bring Back SKS unless you are a hardcore SKS collector or enthusiast.

@Police. Don't worry Blitz will pay dearly :)

SVT-40
02-16-2012, 6:29 PM
Svt40 really needs to open up a museum.

Ha, that's what my wife calls my rooms...

Regarding these and other Ex military firearms. They will, with good care certainly out live all of us, even the youngest among us here. So I consider myself as their caretaker until I pass these off to other collectors or my son.

My son humorously tells me to take good care of "his collection". But I plan on being around for many many decades to come.

My oldest rife is the 71/84 Mauser picture below. It's in as new condition. Who knows how many owners this rifle will have over the years. Hopefully each one will take good care of it!!!

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/German%20rifles/CopyofDSC02578-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/German%20rifles/CopyofDSC02576-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/German%20rifles/CopyofDSC02592-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/German%20rifles/DSC02595-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/German%20rifles/DSC02594-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/German%20rifles/DSC02593-01.jpg

prob
02-16-2012, 9:07 PM
I bought an SKS bring back many years before the market was flooded by SKS rifles from China and Russia. I remember it well, it was at one of the big Crossroads of the West gunshows in Pomona and it was being sold by a young kid, maybe 13 years-old, who had received it as a gift from his uncle who had brought it back from Viet Nam. Obviously the kid was at the show with an adult, and I'll tell you, that kid wouldn't budge on his price. I think I paid $350 at that time and still thought it was a killer deal. The only problem was, there were no papers to go with the gun. Once the floodgates opened and SKS rifles started pouring into the country, my paperless bring back immediately plummeted in value to the price of one of the most recent examples.

I still have that rifle. It looks very much like the one pictured in the OP's post. But I'm sure I'd have a hard time convincing most collectors of it's provenance, which is, of course, non-existent without the appropriate documentation. That said, I still take it out from time to time and try to coax from it some small part of its history. It hasn't told me much, but I have a vivid imagination and can picture steamy jungles, rice paddies, and VC hootches filled with North Vietnamese soldiers; rifles slung over their shoulders and sitting/squatting on their haunches plotting to ambush an American patrol. Hopefully, that old rifle never injured one of my countrymen, and was only fired blindly in battle.

SKSer45
02-16-2012, 11:24 PM
I bought an SKS bring back many years before the market was flooded by SKS rifles from China and Russia. I remember it well, it was at one of the big Crossroads of the West gunshows in Pomona and it was being sold by a young kid, maybe 13 years-old, who had received it as a gift from his uncle who had brought it back from Viet Nam. Obviously the kid was at the show with an adult, and I'll tell you, that kid wouldn't budge on his price. I think I paid $350 at that time and still thought it was a killer deal. The only problem was, there were no papers to go with the gun. Once the floodgates opened and SKS rifles started pouring into the country, my paperless bring back immediately plummeted in value to the price of one of the most recent examples.

I still have that rifle. It looks very much like the one pictured in the OP's post. But I'm sure I'd have a hard time convincing most collectors of it's provenance, which is, of course, non-existent without the appropriate documentation. That said, I still take it out from time to time and try to coax from it some small part of its history. It hasn't told me much, but I have a vivid imagination and can picture steamy jungles, rice paddies, and VC hootches filled with North Vietnamese soldiers; rifles slung over their shoulders and sitting/squatting on their haunches plotting to ambush an American patrol. Hopefully, that old rifle never injured one of my countrymen, and was only fired blindly in battle.

Yeah but even that is a cool story :) Nothing for collectors will battle over but that is your own unique piece of history and yours alone! That is cool. Doesn't have papers but to you it shouldn't matter :)

Well I called my old neighbor Mr. Norm who is a purple heart winner and a Vietnam Tour devil dog and told him about my C*R and the SKS. Funny story he just told me was when he was out there he remembers crates of them being captured. Not only that they use to put them in hangers so men coming back from the bush could hand pick them and take them home. Along with other equipment and such.

He told me when he that as soon as he got done from his stint in the bush he was going to take one home as he had one put aside. Unfortunately that was not the case as he got shot in the leg by a .30 round and had to be evacuated. Man talk about fate.

rojocorsa
02-17-2012, 12:30 AM
They don't let you bring stuff back like before, do they?

SKSer45
02-17-2012, 7:23 AM
They don't let you bring stuff back like before, do they?

nope. When I was in Iraq right after the invasion there was entire bunkers and complexes filled with ak-47s, comm weapons, ceremonial daggers and sabers etc... NCIS and big daddy said nope. Made it verborten to bring any of that stuff back and if you got caught automatic Brigg Sentence.

LUCKILY they didn't say any thing about Iraq Money (dinar with Saddam on it), Uniforms, and clothing of military nature. So I brought back some old Republican Guard Uniforms, Covers, Iraqi Saddam Era Flag from Fallujah, some patches and even a Kevelar Helmet. No papers or anything just put em in my sea bag and on the plane when I left. I will take some of photos of them and show you guys :P

bruceflinch
02-17-2012, 7:48 AM
Nice reading this AM. Great way to start a Friday!

SKSer45
02-17-2012, 8:19 AM
Nice reading this AM. Great way to start a Friday!


:grouphug: lol. Bruce I wanna say you have a bring back of some sort don't you?

Blitzburgh
02-17-2012, 9:54 AM
I agree but DUDE you forgot the barrel clip on bipod, green laser, rubber butt pad, 45 degree mounted red dot and muzzle brake!

C'mon man! I don't want to bubba it! ;)