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Old 02-28-2013, 3:09 PM
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Default My first restoration project: Yugo M59 SKS

Hey guys,
I thought I would share my first restoration project.
This was the first rifle I bought. It was purchased in 2005 and it was soaked in cosmoline and the wood was horrible.

I did the standard COSMOLINE CLEAN. Stipped and sanded the stock. I then applied BLO (boiled lindseed oil) to keep it original. I think it came out great. I ended up selling it to a friend a few years after. Last week I purchased another Yugo from a member on here and just waiting till Wednesday to pick it up.

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Old 03-01-2013, 7:13 AM
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looks good! IMO it would have came out better if the stock didnt have some of the deaper dents and gouges in it but none the less, superb!
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Lookin' good!
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sigh... I should have picked up a few when they were around $200 a pop a few years back.

Good job op!
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Thanks guys. Yeah the wood when I got it was really dinged up good. I did the best I could. I could of sanded more but didn't want to take off too much more material.

Yeah I agree with wishing I would of bought a few more of them to clean up. Its a fun project and they have doubled in value.
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Looks good man!

I just finished applying tung oil to my Yugo after 6 years of neglect. I'm in love again.
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Hahah theres something about the SKS that people who have never owned a SKS will never understand. Maybe that goes for all types of C&R types. I just love them!
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Hahah theres something about the SKS that people who have never owned a SKS will never understand. Maybe that goes for all types of C&R types. I just love them!
Definitely a C&R thing...guys need to be able to see the diamond in the rough. All those dings and dents, they're not ugly, they're battle scars. They show that the rifle has been there and done that.

Great job on the resto. The SKS is a great little carbine.
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Definitely a C&R thing...guys need to be able to see the diamond in the rough. All those dings and dents, they're not ugly, they're battle scars. They show that the rifle has been there and done that.

Great job on the resto. The SKS is a great little carbine.
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Sorry I was incorrect on the type of SKS it was a M59 not a M59/66. No grenade launcher.
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Very nice job =)
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Man that looks like a lot of work, but nice job! I like the fact that it was clean and neat but not too shiny. Kinda used well as opposed to well used. As for the dings, that's the way I like my M1 stock, with plenty of character!



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sigh... I should have picked up a few when they were around $200 a pop a few years back.

Good job op!
I know the feeling... It seems like just a few years ago you could buy all the SKS's you could stand at Traders for $99 a piece.
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Nice restoration!Thanks for sharing!
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