New gun porn!! One dissapointment and one elation....

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by neothespian, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. neothespian

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    Well, I finally was able to get down to J and G sales!!!! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get enough cash to get ALL the stuff I wanted, so the PA-63 is going to have to wait for a week or two :cry:

    BUT....

    Amazing what $175 can get you

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    Eventually I'll be converting this to a 20-round magazine, folding stock and removal of the grenade launcher (and other various bits to meet 922r compliance), but for now, I got me a new boomstick :D I need to clean the heck out of it and do my signature polishing technique, but other than that it's way better than the "good" condition that the ad said. The guy selling it was WAY paranoid about the background check and making sure I TOTALY understood everything like he was teaching a 5th grader, but once the feds cleared me for purchase he was pretty affable. Probably was having a day of hillbillies who can't pass background checks hassling him....there was one who was getting rather uppity when he got a decline and was insisting it was the doing of the dealer. (BAD move to cause a scene at a gun store if you ask me)

    Now, where's that Benny fellow...we need to talk about folding stocks.....
     
  2. Strangerous

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  3. Looks good Neo. Cant wait to see the project come together.
     
  4. elguapo

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    Great toe shot!!

    Nice, looks just like the one I bought for my father. Enjoy cleaning it!
     
  5. Nice, I have been wanting a SKS for a while. Sounds like you got a good deal on it.
     
  6. I've never seen an SKS in that kind of condition before. The few I've seen in person have all had non military, cheap, looking furniture. The example here is, well, gorgeous!

    As for the shoes...Well, hehe, what can I say. Gotta be toes to pass the test! :lol:
     
  7. Jettster

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    I just looked at 3 yugo sks' today at my local. Thought about picking one up, but they were covered in oil or grease of some sort and I was dressed in dress clothes. Great condition, just sticky. Any ideas?
     
  8. Ari

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    Sounds like cosmolean...
     
  9. Strangerous

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    COSMOLINE IS YOUR FRIEND! IT'S THE REASON FOR 60 YEAR OLD RIFLES BEING IN GREAT SHAPE! There's many a ways to get it off, including letting the stock sit out in the sun during the summer, and every hour going out and wiping off the cosmoline... others include denatured alcohol.
     
  10. JasonJ

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    wheres the grenade launcher? i dont see it? i see the bayonet.....
     
  11. Strangerous

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    See that "flash suppressor" / "muzzle brake" ? That's the 'nade launcher!
     
  12. neothespian

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    J and G sales. $149. Can't find a better deal than that!
     
  13. Strangerous

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    the Yugo SKS's 'nade launcher is kick-butt. There is a switch that has two positions, 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock, it's located on the gas block.

    When the switch is in the 2 o'clock position, which is the normal semi-auto setting, which holds down the 'nade launcher sight and does not obstruct the front sight. (So you can aim) Having the switch in this position is how it will probably stay for MOST people.

    However if you put that switch in the 12 o'clock position, The front sight is obstructed, and the 'nade launcher sight can be utilized. Be aware that this is going to but off the gas return through the tube, which turns your SKS into a bolt action rifle. This means all pressure is pushing the bullet out of the barrel, and none is lost cycling the action. I'm not going to tell you it's a turbo button, but take it how you want it.

    2 o'clock = Normal semi-auto
    12 o'clock = 'Nade Time!

    PS: I have actually talked a man into selling me his "broken Yugo" for $50 at the jockey lot/flea market, then i put his switch in the 2 o'clock position, and told him to "Go and shoot it now, don't mess with what i've done. If you still want to sell it, call me." (I still haven't heard from him)

    PSS: If you believe your gas block is causing ejection issues, CLEAN IT, I've seen cosmoline in them before... black tar cosmoline.
     
  14. neothespian

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    Wow...didn't even know about the gas ejection switch! These things are different animals. One of my g/f's buddies from work just bought his first gun: A Russian .223 chambered AK!!! :shock: :shock: So, we're inviting him over so he can properly learn how to clean a gun and hope that he doesn't kill himself ( a bit overkill for a college kid's first blaster if you ask me). Perhaps we can talk him into returning that gun and going to J and G and getting 3 or 4 for the same price (including an AK:p)
     
  15. neothespian

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    Would rubbing alcohol work?
     
  16. Very cool. I love my SKSs even though I don't shoot them much.
     
  17. Well, rubbing alcohol is alcohol diluted in water, and I'd have reservations about the water content. I'd rather stick with a straight solvent. And while I haven't tried it with cosmo, I'm guessing that brake cleaner probably works well.
     
  18. Ari

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    you can get the 90 % rubbing alcohol that should help. But heat works the best.
     
  19. neothespian

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    Sorry...I should clarify: I was talking about alcohol on the stock. I've already got a system down for stripping that cosmoline: Boiling hot water, ComFast solvent (A solvent made in the UK used in the cleaning of engine parts, originally sold by Triumph parts dealers. Awesome stuff!), and LOTS of scrubbing. Worked wonders on the Mosin-Nagant, and should work well here.

    Oh, and thanks for all the tips. Never can ask too many stupid questions!