So /k/, a local gun shop has a slightly used sks in stock. It seems to be in pretty good shape minus a few dings and nicks in the stock.
If I was to buy it, what are some maintenance tips for it? Anything I should be aware of aside from the free floating pin?
General sks thread.
Just get it and remember how much you saved if you bought something cheap like this fag
I'm saying I already have a WASR, in fact I have two, the first one I bought 10 or 11 years ago, it was a little beat off but shoots decent $225. The one I paid $365 for was in near new condition, got it about 5 years ago.
You don't really have to do anything except make sure that pin still moves freely. Anything else is just luxury. Put oil / grease in the rails of the bolt carrier, the cam surface of the bolt, and wherever you see the bluing rubbed off from use. These guns don't need to be maintained that much. I've shot mine for hundreds of rounds before cleaning it. Aside from the occasional stovepipe, it's suffered no major issues.
If for whatever reason you somehow managed to shoot some corrosive ammunition, be sure to clean it as soon as you can. The corrosive chemicals will start rusting the components. I'm assuming you live in the United States? So this shouldn't be an issue.
I like my sks more than any 762 ak I've held so far(mak90 came close). I think it'd take an arsenal with ak-74 style FSB & brake to sway me from sks to ak. I love using stripper clips, and I like the feel of the sks.
I still don't think the arsenal could sway me from my cz vz though.
There's not much for maintenance tips other than just be careful when you do clean it. The spring loaded rod under the rear sights will go flying towards the muzzle if you move the lever too far past 45 degrees. So try to keep your finger on it keeping pressure when you release or are messing with the lever.
Honestly, you can just run the thing dry and only clean it when you feel like it. They were made with the idea that they were going to be in the shit and poorly maintained at best.
Not really OP. Just take the firing pin out and give it a nice clean. Do this every 300 or so rounds depending on how dirty it is.
Get strippers clips and a sling and you're good to go.
Hell I sold my SKS years ago and don't even want one but for $200 I'd buy it simply for fun and then to flip it for a profit if/when I got bored. $200 is a very, very good price these days
A $200 SKS is a good SKS at this point in time.
>muh $99 SKS
>muh $300 WASR
It's not 2008 anymore you fucking retards, the prices are going up and there's virtually nothing you can do to stop it. If you can find a straight SKS for under $300 you'd be stupid not to buy it.
Do it OP
>why do people like things that I don't like?
Hey OP coming from a Yugo sks owner, the only thing i really clean is the gas system, being the piston, gas valve, and the gas tube. If you do not clean these the bolt will start to not cycle. Make sure you fix that sticky bolt if it has one because if the bolt sticks in one place it may slamfire. The bolt on a sks has a free floating firepin so make sure you clean it off. What really helps to get carbon of of your bolt is laquer thinner < this shit works. But if you found a sks for 200$ go right ahead because mine costed me $390 in my area they are going up in price so buy one!
Or you know... I could just use my SKS D
Here's a strange one.
My buddy has a Russian model, stamped Tula 1954. Weird thing was, the bolt was painted to match the rest of the receiver, and I don't think it was done aftermarket because matched the rest of the gun. Every other one I've seen was polished, not painted. What's up with this, and he's wondering if he should take some steel wool and polishing compound to it.
DO NOT SCRUB THAT BOLT
Its a factory return bolt if its actually blues and looks black like mine in pic related. If its actually painted and not black then that's some jackass that did that. In the late 50s the soviets returned a lot of rifles. Its common to see Russians with black bolts, black bayonets or laminated stocks... Or in my case all three.
>go back to 2010 to buy WASRs for $350
You'd pay $350 to have an AK explode in your face?
VIS radom bro reporting.
That a Type 1 or Type 2?
Well that's perfectly fine. Steel wool and gun oil will get that right out. The most I'm doing with my Russian is refinishing the stock in another couple years. My Norincos and D I mess with a lot.
WASRs don't explode in your face.
Where are you even getting that from? If WASRs suck so royally why does the US military buy them for contractors in Iraq/Afghanistan? Why do hundreds of thousands of them get sold and enjoyed every year in the US alone?
>If WASRs suck so royally why does the US military buy them for contractors in Iraq/Afghanistan?
Why would the US buy new AKs aimed at the civilian market when there's still warehouses full of cold war guns? pic related.
>Why do hundreds of thousands of them get sold and enjoyed every year in the US alone?
Because poorfags gonna poor.
How much is a return
Refurb 1952 Tula with matching parts worth these days?
I kinda have moderate/strong urge to buy SKS is this normal?
My phone does the same thing.
Average is 450.
East Coast - 500/600
South - 400/500
Midwest - 400/500
West/South West - 400/500
West Coast - 500/600
Yes, its even normal to want to fuck one
If it's a Yugoslavian sks then be mindful of the gas port, make sure it doesn't trust, otherwise just clean as normal and clean the gas tube every so often
>pic related just the ak isn't mine.
Hey thanks Red, I had impulse baught it when I was at a store in Redding (Northern California) for 500 about half a year ago. Probably bought it a bit high then, but it seems like I did alright. I'll never sell it probably, but it feels good haha
I'm the same anon that inquired about your .38 and snake hunting. Also drew a circle on your sks picture. I should probably make a trip when I talk to you, so you know it's me again haha. Idk.
Thanks again Red
Oh yeah hey, don't be like me and trip for no reason, although I'm anon more instead of a trip. You paid on the low end if average for northern California. I really think everyone should have the chance to own one. Its not the best rifle but iys perfect for me.
Yeahh I getcha, I'm pretty happy with it. It's just a shame I can't hand load for it. I currently load .38, .40, and I really wanna load .32 S&W long, but I can't find the right top-break revolver that I'm hunting for
Yeahh I've been hunting around for any of the three, but I have yet to find a really good one, except one, but they won't ship to California. And I thought I found another but I'd be afraid of ruining it if I cold blue it
well heres the one i was worried about ruining,
thoughts on it? The reason i'm staying with .32 instead of the .38 S&W is because ive already got a pretty good H&R Model 532 in .32, so i want another in .32, so i would feel obligated to buy the dies for it haha
>SKS are like $180-230 CAD on average and 100% Russian Tula
riding on the coattails of this thread, but I have an online seller with a yugo for 450.
he modified it with a black synthetic Tapco stock, some rails, a butt pad, and vfg [spoiler]not sure what vfg is [/spoiler]
plus a see thru scope mount with peep sight, and AK47 front sight
still a good buy? looking at >>27793729
i see the yugo is the shittier tier with loads of problems, and I would probably want to sport or funshoot with it if I got it.
pic related. scope is extra 100 but its walmart $90 mount
Hey is there a way we can get into communications privately so we stop shititng up an SKS thread with our .32 talk haha? I've got plenty of questions still, but having troubles keeping it related. Idk how 4chan does it, just like email eachother or something?
alternatively we can just keep talking about it here, up to you.
So /k/ I have a D I'm playing around with and I'm thinking of getting it scoped. Now I like the PU and PEM look but that's murder if I eventually want a night vision scope for coyote hunting. So what does /k/ think if this mount? Side saddle off center and accommodates any 1" diameter scope. Pic 1/2
Whoops... I just like saying that word. Got it.
I've used off center scopes before with some nice results. I really like the look of this.
>>see listing for SKS on Armslist
>>"minty fresh" and "untouched"
>>missing its bayonet
>be last week
>see a russian sks ad on forum for $280 shipped
>always kinda wanted an sks, say fuck it and buy it
>bring it home from ffl
>handling it a bit, it's a bit heavier than what I remember when i handled a norinco
>shit nig this thing weighs more than my SVT and is smaller caliber
>safety is meh
>overall handling not what I imagined or what /k/ made it out to be
>considering selling it after a week
I really don't see the appeal of these things outside of them being cheap.
They took an anti-tank rifle
Then scaled it down to an intermediate cartridge
I honestly can't think of a more overbuilt rifle.
There isn't one. The ak is strong but a well built sks (Russian, polish, east German, Romanian, Hungarian) is stronger. The SKS should have been chambered in 7.62x54r also. Would have been better then the SVT40. Would be called the SVS at that point.
The Norinco ones aren't really special, just FYI. They rank about on par, to just below the Russians. They're a decent example of an SKS, but don't stand out like the East German and Polish models.
So horror story. Guy I traded for an sks fucked it up. I forgot to give it a good once over (my bad) and later I found the dust cover takedown pin was gone and replaced with a normal pin that was hammered on each end to peen it. So now I have to drill it out. Plus shitty Tupperware stock with no front support lug. The gun rocks 1/16 inch in the stock.
>browsing the sks threads for a little bit
>find a 350 sks nearby wtih decent looking synth stock and a BSA scope included
>theres chinese for 250 with mildly chipped furniture as well in the same city
>regular norinco for 325 with minor pitting on exterior also in driving distance
fuck alright maybe I am getting an sks this month.
I like the look of the snyth stock [spoiler] looks pretty much like a clone sks stock [/spoiler] and bsa scope is a good bonus, but i know /k/ usually abhors replacement stocks. also but according to posters above, if sks is under 300 then its a good deal.
this is what the rifle looks like with the scope on it. thats just the normal sks scope though, isnt it?