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Hammertime 05-17-2012 11:43 PM

1958 Romanian SKS project
 
Unlike my other projects, this one will not get a refinished stock, and all of the parts that are put into it will be completely reversible. Just love how this thing sits in the hands! First SKS, and will not be the last.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_0979.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_0976.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_0975.jpg

http://www.tech-sights.com/sks.htm

and

http://www.murraysguns.com/sksown.htm

are on their way!

Cheers.

0321jarhead 05-18-2012 2:50 PM

Nice display you got there. I don't know what it is but, I like those SKS rifles. "Keep on collecting". :thumbsup:

bruceflinch 05-19-2012 6:50 AM

That stock is in pretty good shape. Nice!

Bobby Ricigliano 05-19-2012 6:57 AM

The SKS is a fantastic rifle. They are like gremlins. Don't be surprised if your one turns into two or three.

AK all day 05-19-2012 8:14 AM

I love these rifles, my father has a Russian, but he killed it with polymer.... There is something wrong with that old man... Nice rifle!

Hammertime 05-21-2012 4:46 PM

Thanks all!

Update: Tech sights came in the mail today.....an hour after I got back from the range.

It shot VERY well. I tried it at 50 yards, and grouped about 100 rounds in the black without thinking too much. Fired 10 rounds at a silhouette of a pig at 200 yards and hit it twice, as well :D. Hopefully these tech sights will increase accuracy just a bit more, though.

Bad news: I was manipulating the safety from "on" to "off" and it ****in SNAPPED OFF! The bolt was in battery, round was chambered, all was going well, flipped it down and it broke off. Never thought an SKS' safety would crumble like that. Thank god replacements are only like $9.

Hammertime 05-26-2012 12:15 PM

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_0995.jpg

Love this stock. Timbersmith rocks. Took a little sanding to make everything fit well, but it is 1000x better fitting than the original stock, and since I have larger hands, accomodates for a fatter left hand grip.

Call me bubba if you want, but I kind of UN-BUBBA'd this rifle by putting a better stock on it. Cheers.

0321jarhead 05-26-2012 3:16 PM

Looks pretty cool. Keep the old stock for that if in the future you decide to sell it. Then you could sell separately the Timber stock. I personally don't think it is a bubba because you still have the original stock. You are the one that is going to enjoy shooting it not the other shooter. To me a bubba is when one butchers a rifle. Like cutting off the metal parts and trying to make it look like an American "black gun". I also think it would still look a little better with the bayo still attached. That's just me though. Enjoy it!!

Hammertime 05-26-2012 4:22 PM

I took the bayo off for two reasons:

1) I heard that having it on the barrel affects accuracy via harmoic distortion.
2) There is not a cut on the Timbersmith to accompany a bayo, as far as I can see.

Definitely keeping the original stock, as it is a pretty nice one.

Thanks for your thoughts!

YUTYUT

0321jarhead 05-26-2012 6:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammertime (Post 8649635)
I took the bayo off for two reasons:

1) I heard that having it on the barrel affects accuracy via harmoic distortion.
2) There is not a cut on the Timbersmith to accompany a bayo, as far as I can see.

Definitely keeping the original stock, as it is a pretty nice one.

Thanks for your thoughts!

YUTYUT

1) That is true but, they are only battle rifles not sniper rifles. Look at the front sight base by the muzzle. Do you see a number? 2) No cut, that's okay, it still looks cool.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl 05-26-2012 7:04 PM

Nice sks

Hammertime 05-26-2012 10:17 PM

1) No sir, no number. What would that indicate? Am I looking on the top or bottom of the barrel?

2) Definitely. Just added weight, and something I will never use.

FX-Thanks!

Hammertime 05-26-2012 10:51 PM

CORRECTION: It looks like there is a "2" there.

Moar:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_1016.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_1017.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_1015.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...y/_MG_1010.jpg

I wasn't too sure about the ergonomics of this stock before hand, but now I can liken it to 'shaking hands with your best friend'. By 'best friend', I mean "a woman's parts".

0321jarhead 05-27-2012 7:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammertime (Post 8651350)
1) No sir, no number. What would that indicate? Am I looking on the top or bottom of the barrel?

2) Definitely. Just added weight, and something I will never use.

FX-Thanks!

The accuracy of an SKS was checked by firing 3 rounds at a target and if it obtained sniper quality it was marked on the front of the front sight base with the number 1, with #2 and #3 as accuracy decreased.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl 05-27-2012 8:14 AM

this is what I replace the front sight of my sks with http://www.midwayusa.com/product/228...er-steel-black and I have tech-sights on it to, much better than the standard post.

Hammertime 05-27-2012 9:31 AM

Cool. I was going to look into different front sight posts, and that one looks legit. What about this one? http://www.keepshooting.com/ak47-dup...air-sight.html

Jarhead-Gotcha. So #2 is not bad I guess? What does your SKS have?

0321jarhead 05-27-2012 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammertime (Post 8652764)
Cool. I was going to look into different front sight posts, and that one looks legit. What about this one? http://www.keepshooting.com/ak47-dup...air-sight.html

Jarhead-Gotcha. So #2 is not bad I guess? What does your SKS have?

Mine has the number 1. Also #1 on my Russian SKS. I did not know any of this stuff before I started collecting these rifles way back. It was just luck. But, as for collecting the SKS rifles and many other as well, it's a fun journey learning of all these rifles and bayonets and ammunition. We all learn something now and then about small arms here on this forum and elsewhere as well. Once in a while I check in on a couple of other forums but, I favor this one the most.

ebola zaire 05-27-2012 6:00 PM

I'm not trying to start a battle, but I don't think the number 1 has to do with accuracy. I'm not sure if anyone knows for sure, I have seen other theories and rumors but here's a good thread on it.
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=40085.0

Nice looking sks! Like that stock you picked up too :thumbsup:

Hammertime 05-27-2012 6:37 PM

Is there a website that tells what the production marks mean? I see a bunch of different little stamps in the metal. Cheers and thanks Ebola!

ebola zaire 05-27-2012 8:08 PM

Yup: http://yooperj.com/SKS.htm
:D

Hammertime 05-27-2012 9:08 PM

Awesome link! THANKS!

0321jarhead 05-29-2012 8:28 AM

FYI.... http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pd...s/awguide.pdf? Generic Characteristics Defining Assault Weapons:
12276.1 (a) Notwithstanding Penal Code section 12276, “assault weapon” shall also mean the following:
Rifles
(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of
the following:
(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
(B) A thumbhole stock.
(C) A folding or telescoping stock.
(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(E) A flash suppressor.
(F) A forward pistol grip.
(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10
rounds.
(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches.
Note: Bayonets and bayonet lugs are not assault weapon characteristics under California law.

Hammertime 05-29-2012 1:28 PM

Good! In the clear :D

ironmike 06-11-2012 2:27 PM

Looks like you and 0321jarhead do some great work on these babies. Right on! :thumbsup:

bohoki 06-11-2012 3:19 PM

every sks ive ever seen holds 11 in the magazine

ironmike 06-11-2012 3:47 PM

11? Drink one more and it'll be a 12 pack.

Hammertime 06-22-2012 12:08 AM

He might mean 10 in the fixed mag and one in the chamber?

RANGE REPORT:

My room mate made a set of 3" steel plates and we set it up at 100 yards. For the record, these plates fell off of the swinging platform (looked ROUGHLYlike this originally... http://coveybuilt.com/wp-content/upl...x-4-10-016.jpg but they were KNOCKED OFF of the target stand by 5.56 and 7.62. Just a word to the wise, use 1/2 to 3/4 steel :D.

(the missing paint areas with no hole are .22lr, due to GSG5 savageness!!!!!!!)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...hty/762556.jpg

A lot of those holes are 5.56 believe it or not. He used 1/4" steel, and 5.56 went through it like butter. Kind of gives me more respect for the round, TBH. The 7.62, however, made indentations along with a hole, and the weighted targets would spin for a few seconds as opposed to 5.56 swinging back and forth. Gotta love energy and foot pounds. CHEEEAHHHH.

Anyways, I was consistently spinning targets at 100 yards using iron sights. The stock made a huge clear-cut advantage over the original, and I recommend it to SKS patrons who don't mind changing the look of their rifle. Timbersmith's don't require permanent modification to your existing stock, either. Still have the original.

At 50 yards, I blew out the 10 ring with ease. No need to church it up, but this dog will hunt.

Hammertime 07-08-2012 10:11 AM

Update:

Shot at 200 yards open sight at Angeles on Thursday, and was able to hit 8" steel plates that my roommate made with relative ease. They are 1/2", and 7.62 was STILL putting on some hurt haha! Awesome SKS!

JBaus 07-18-2012 10:11 AM

Waiting for shipment and jail sentence of my SKS and I was actually looking to Tacticool it out to preserve the original stock when I came up on the Timbersmith Stock....Going to get this Timbercool Stock NOW!

bruceflinch 07-18-2012 7:48 PM

Nice job Hammer!

freonr22 07-18-2012 7:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 0321jarhead (Post 8662228)
FYI.... http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pd...s/awguide.pdf? Generic Characteristics Defining Assault Weapons:
12276.1 (a) Notwithstanding Penal Code section 12276, “assault weapon” shall also mean the following:
Rifles
(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of
the following:
(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
(B) A thumbhole stock.
(C) A folding or telescoping stock.
(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(E) A flash suppressor.
(F) A forward pistol grip.
(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10
rounds.
(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches.
Note: Bayonets and bayonet lugs are not assault weapon characteristics under California law.


Politely, the above reference may or may not be law. Consult the calguns flow chart. The linked PDF is NOT law. It is a GUIDE and not to be quoted as law.
It has at least one if not more significant typo in it, that makes a non listed at ar lower in one case an aw, and not to be trusted for further accuracy.

Please consult the flow chart and cgf wiki for accuracy. I am not saying the quoted above is inaccurate. But at a minimum the listed lowers are wrong, and it may have more.

Nice Sks!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammertime (Post 8655550)
Awesome link! THANKS!


BrokerB 08-20-2012 9:18 PM

I was told by a rifle mechanic on sks that that number thing under the front site is untrue in regards to accuracy

chillincody 08-20-2012 9:28 PM

Very nice I need me a sks :)


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