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Old 08-30-2019, 10:06 AM
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Anyone put scopes on their SKS?
I would, but I'm too busy gassing up my Tesla.
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Looks like Classic Sold Out, any word on future offerings.
Looks like Turners bought them out...They are on sale there this weekend for only $399...geesh
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Old 08-30-2019, 1:42 PM
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Classic has them in stock again
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Old 08-30-2019, 1:49 PM
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When shipping & transfer fees are factored in, the Classic price isn’t much of a savings vs Turners price. But Classic includes the bayonet at least.
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No transfer fee with FFL 03 and COE
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For those of you who received their rifles from the previous batch, did they come with cleaning kits? cleaning rods? slings?

I always get these accessories with all my C&R rifles, would like to order whatever I need while my rifle ships.

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For those of you who received their rifles from the previous batch, did they come with cleaning kits? cleaning rods? slings?

I always get these accessories with all my C&R rifles, would like to order whatever I need while my rifle ships.

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Cleaning rod only, no cleaning kit or sling.

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Old 08-30-2019, 6:36 PM
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Cleaning rod only, no cleaning kit or sling.
Confirmed.
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Old 08-30-2019, 6:52 PM
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Thanks guys, order placed with Desert Fox
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Finally got it all cleaned up. Put in a black plastic bag wrapped in paper towels and sat on my dashboard during work hours. It was about 95 degrees that day. Cleaned up the parts in Mineral Spirits and treated the minor rusted areas. I ended up working the stock with 180 grit then 400 grit and about 4 coats of True Oil. Hard to tell in the pics but it really brought out the battle marks.

I was on the fence purchasing this thing but after putting in the work I feel more attached to it. My kids and I look at the scribing on the stock and try to figure out the story behind it. Nice conversation piece. Happy with my purchase.

Also took it out to the range at 50 yards. Probably would have better groups if I had my glasses instead of my contacts.




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I need to take pictures of mine, including the carved name-- which at first I thought was a romanized Chinese name, now I am not so sure.

Now that it's clean overall the rifle is in good shape.
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Well I got mine home finally, I paid for the hand select matching #'s option and found the bolt is not matching after disassembling and cleaning the cosmoline. All the outside visible numbers match though, I guess the rifles are too greasy and dirty to make it feasible to check the internals. The metal on mine is in very good shape and there seems to be a mix of early and late parts so maybe it was rearsenaled. The rear sight has the cyrillic "Π" marking but the rifle serial is in the 11 million range which according to some websites makes it a 1966 or 1967 production. The bolt carrier does not have the lightening cuts and the trigger group is stamped. The stock has some interesting carvings including what might be the year of service of a previous owner? It has "87.88" carved next to a name.

How much play between the stock and receiver is normal in these rifles? When pushing against the bottom of the magazine and trigger group and bayonet I can pop the barrel out of the inlet and push the back of the receiver out of its location in the wood stock by a few millimeters. Pushing the metal down from the top pops it back into place. This makes me think it will be an inconsistent shooter but I guess won't know for sure until I take it out. If it shoots poorly I'll have to figure out some way to better bed the action
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How much play between the stock and receiver is normal in these rifles?
"Normal" may be the wrong question for a decades old infantry weapon with lots of use. I would attempt to tighten it up with strips of cork or leather.
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I need to take pictures of mine, including the carved name-- which at first I thought was a romanized Chinese name, now I am not so sure.

Now that it's clean overall the rifle is in good shape.
Most of these came from Albania. so the name wouldn't be in Chinese.
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Looks like mine is a 1965 production, milled, . Still haven't gotten around to stripping of cosmoline. Guess I should do that, and go shoot it.
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I know a few recent purchases has crappy stock and good metal. The stocks are so bad that you can not handle them unless you sand them down, otherwise you cut your fingers. The guys bought them are not happy.

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I know a few recent purchases has crappy stock and good metal. The stocks are so bad that you can not handle them unless you sand them down, otherwise you cut your fingers. The guys bought them are not happy.

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That's why Classic sells them as "cracked stock specials" for only $299
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That's why Classic sells them as "cracked stock specials" for only $299


Those were regulars, not crack stock special. They did not crack.


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I received mine yesterday, currently going through the cleaning process. I paid for matching numbers and all matching stamped numbers except the the gas piston which is EP'ed "1988"; wondering if it's the year they replaced it or just belongs to another rifle.

I didn't pay for the milled trigger guard and received a stamped unit which is correct for the year of manufacture (1966 - 11'000,000 serial number range).

I'll post pictures once I'm done with the cleaning.
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I thought that the time of the SKS was over, but now out of nowhere we get some really nice ones very cheap and they have spike bayonets, unlike the blade bayonet guns that were available years ago. The CMP is selling lots of great Garands again and 1911s that are looking a lot better than anybody expected.

We are used to thinking in terms of scarcity and how there will always be less available tomorrow. It is nice to see things change for the better even though we know it will be temporary.

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After a detailed cleanup spanning 4-days, finally have mine range ready. I am very happy with it - it is in excellent condition.

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I finally finished cleaning mine, very pleased with what I received:

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And a couple more pics:

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Eddie1965 wrote "No transfer fee with FFL 03 and COE"

How does that work? You drive to pick them up?
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Old 09-27-2019, 7:17 PM
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