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Old 11-29-2012, 6:00 PM
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Default Pics- Another SKS From Classic- UPDATED

Finally the big brown machine delivered my SKS from Classic after driving all over So Cal for the last 2 days.

Ordered a 'pick for condition'. Initial thought right out of the box is, satisfied. The bluing looks almost new. The stock is beat to snot but I think it will clean up pretty decent.

/26\ 306xxxx. Matching receiver/cover, bolt, magazine, Stock may be matching but need to clean it up to for sure verify. Trigger guard is non-matching.

Couple pics right out of the box. Gun was wrapped just fine.

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the one thing that really makes my ocd crazy on an sks is the grip grooves
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Hopefully mine will look as good acceptable as yours.

Talk about a zombie-killing rifle.
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Nice. I wish I held on to my Norinco. Those rifles are so much fun.
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Man, that is some sweet looking metal. The stock has a lot of "character"!
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In any case, I guess a Tapco T6 stock (and some extras to make the rifle 922r compliant) could be a solution to avoid beating up that stock further. Although it doesn't look like Tapco makes those fixed SKS mags anymore.
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The bluing looks awesome and I agree the stock is beat to snot. What the hell did they do with these stocks?
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I agree the bluing on the metal is awesome, but that stock is beat.
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When did you order? My order on the 18th is still "processingack" I will be thrilled to get one that nice. Score!
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The bluing looks awesome and I agree the stock is beat to snot. What the hell did they do with these stocks?
They reeducated political prisoners with them.
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They reeducated political prisoners with them.
Actually these were aid rifles and most of these were used for training, drilling, and general military exercises.

Very nice OP, she will be a great shooter
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Mine is nowhere as nice and I selected matching with hand select.
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Will spend some time this weekend sweating out that stock. Well, maybe after the rains leave.

But these stocks look like they caught fire and put it out with an ice pick.

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When did you order? My order on the 18th is still "processingack" I will be thrilled to get one that nice. Score!
13 Nov.- Took them about 8 days to ship.

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As long as the stock is intact it will be fine as is. I don't think putting an aftermarket stock on these old rifles is a good thing.
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In any case, I guess a Tapco T6 stock (and some extras to make the rifle 922r compliant) could be a solution to avoid beating up that stock further. Although it doesn't look like Tapco makes those fixed SKS mags anymore.
There are other gun sites that still sell the fixed magazine or you can youtube the way to turn a tapco mag into a fixed mag. I watched one awhile back and its really easy.
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i have come to terms with my stock, she will never be pretty. i could make it nice but would ruin what she is. the good news is the stock has no cracks or chunks missing. the metal is very nice and i already took it to the range. i was killing bowling pins at 100 yards. i did a light cleaning and rubbed in some linseed oil.it still looks the same but a little better.if i could find a replacement stock that fit right i might buy one.
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Taking a good look at this rifle and some of the others I've seen, you should be quite pleased with this one. The best part is the bluing which indicated to me that this rifle was barely used. The stock needs only to be structurally sound.

P.S. I received another 'hand select - matching' from Classic yesterday and it is a step down from the one you posted here. The stock on mine is a little bit nicer but the metal has far less bluing. The bolt and receiver were so caked with cosmoline that it took considerable force to ride the bolt forward. Also the cosmo was caked around the take down button behind the trigger guard and it took a lot of sweat and effort just to pop out the trigger group.

As I have said before, this whole supply of SKS rifles from J&G and Classic has been "like a box of chocolates"
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The bluing looks awesome and I agree the stock is beat to snot. What the hell did they do with these stocks?
They spent a lot of time in the back of a truck on the Ho Chi Minh trail
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As I have said before, this whole supply of SKS rifles from J&G and Classic has been "like a box of chocolates"
This has been the best part of it. Honestly, at first I was a bit miffed that I couldn't inspect what I was purchasing, as the wait grew less, reading stories here and elsewhere, my anticipation grew.

It was like old school Christmas opening those boxes, not knowing what I truly got. I was and still am very pleased!

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This has been the best part of it. Honestly, at first I was a bit miffed that I couldn't inspect what I was purchasing, as the wait grew less, reading stories here and elsewhere, my anticipation grew.

It was like old school Christmas opening those boxes, not knowing what I truly got. I was and still am very pleased!

Nice looking shooter 178S.
Agreed. By the time the smoke clears, I will have bought 6 total, including 2 from J&G and 4 from Classic, keeping 4 and selling two. This whole thing has been FUN. All the other SKS I have are nice and barely used, if at all other than range shooting. These rifles have all got style and character, a definitely positive addition to the SKS collector or guy who wants an unbreakable and still bad-***** rifle in his collection.
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You've shown us your collection Bobby. Just come out and admit, you are a C&R junkie and have a problem. We can't help you until you want to help yourself.
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I got two and the more of these threads I see the more tempted I am to buy more! It's not healthy...

Especially since I have been telling myself to save up for an M1...
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I have repeatedly told myself that one SKS is enough, FedEx is due here within minutes to deliver my blonde '55 Tula but I too am finding these beat up Chinese SKS strangely compelling, just for the historical value. My Tula looks brand new, I may be afraid to do much more with it than leave it in the safe and shoot it once in a while, whereas one of these Chinese with a beat up stock would be much easier to shoot a lot. Not many ways to scratch up what is already scratched up.

If Classic still has any left next week, I may order a couple. I know I should hurry but gotta pay some bills and see if the SKS fund has any money left over.
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I have repeatedly told myself that one SKS is enough, FedEx is due here within minutes to deliver my blonde '55 Tula but I too am finding these beat up Chinese SKS strangely compelling, just for the historical value. My Tula looks brand new, I may be afraid to do much more with it than leave it in the safe and shoot it once in a while, whereas one of these Chinese with a beat up stock would be much easier to shoot a lot. Not many ways to scratch up what is already scratched up.

If Classic still has any left next week, I may order a couple. I know I should hurry but gotta pay some bills and see if the SKS fund has any money left over.
You've got the same plan I do, right there. These new surplus SKS's are going to be my blasters....desert trips, rare cleanings, and general neglect in a way that the SKS just takes with a smile and keeps on working.

The other nicer ones will only be taken out of the safe on Christmas and the 4th of July for the bi-yearly rub down with a cloth diaper.. "Ohh Billy....Billy-Billy-Billy-Billy..."
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Had a mineral bath cleaning today. One light pass of tung oil to seal things up. Like I said earlier, I am really happy with the gun. Plenty of cosmo was packed in the gas tube. Barrel is mirror bright.

The blue is in great shape. Plan to take it to my sons in Arizona next week and blast away.

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Good looking example, OneShovel. The metal looks excellent and that stock isn't half bad, relative to many I've seen. I have a feeling that all of these are going to shoot just fine, too.
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I love how it looks, very nice.
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That is looking great! Congratulations.
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I think some of these with excellent bluing may be refinished rifles, because the rifle that OP got has really black finish compared to others with more grayish bluing. Just my opinion.
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First of all, the OP's rifle looks GREAT! Nice job..

I don't really think these rifles are refurbs, or they would have done the stocks too.

I have now received 4 of these surplus rifles and the condition has been al over the place.
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Wow! OP, you did great. That thing looks great.
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First of all, the OP's rifle looks GREAT! Nice job..

I don't really think these rifles are refurbs, or they would have done the stocks too.

I have now received 4 of these surplus rifles and the condition has been al over the place.
Not saying it doesn't look good. It's very nice.


I bought 6 from classic got one similar to OPs rifle, even the crown is painted black and other 5 have grayish finish that's the reason I was thinking it might have been refinished. Serial on stock matches th rifle. Just wondering why would metal be in excellent condition with beat up original stock, doesn't make sense.

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Not saying it doesn't look good. It's very nice.


I bought 6 from classic got one similar to OPs rifle, even the crown is painted black and other 5 have grayish finish that's the reason I was thinking it might have been refinished. Serial on stock matches th rifle. Just wondering why would metal be in excellent condition with beat up original stock, doesn't make sense.
I mean, it's possible. Who knows? This SKS adventure has been fun. I am happy with mine so far... still waiting for 2 more
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I've had my SKS since 1995. I bought it from Turners when they first started selling them. I've been told it's Russian but don't know for sure. It has AK597 on all of the hard parts. I replaced the wood stock not long after I got it and stored it carefully away. I must say that I've been poking around here lately (I'm a newbie) and so far I haven't seen one that is even close to mine as far as original condition goes. I really don't mean to come off like I'm bragging but I'm just surprised I guess at the condition most are in nowadays. I really consider myself lucky in that way. Even though I've modded it with a Tapco composite adjustable stock and a couple other goodies I've kept everything including the bayonett and cleaning kit that came with it boxed away in my safe.

I know they're getting decent money for them but can anybody tell me what mine might be worth if taken back to original and/or selling it as is but with the stock "furniture" included. I've never consided selling it but if it brought in enough to pay for most of a new AR I'd probably let it go. Again, I don't mean to offend anybody here but if I did

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^ You'll need to post some pictures before anyone can give a realistic estimate; otherwise they'll just be guessing about what you have and its condition.
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wow that is some keen metal i cant belive it would look so good and the stock so bad

i hate to think this but i wonder if maybe last month china snuck a bunch over to albania and just beat the stocks up a bit to make them look old forged some 50s era manifests and pulled off one of the biggest import scams ever
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Here are some I just took. I'm not sure how they'll look because the lighting isn't great right now.



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you monster you took a sks out of probably the best laminate stock ive ever seen in my life and put it in that tapco atrocity

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