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I went to the Dixie Classic Gun and Knife Trader's Show in Richmond, VA yesterday. I was mostly looking for .357 ammo when I stumbled across a table of surplus arms, including SKS's, some sort of Swiss rifle, and some other stuff. I remember that my grandfather had a ton of 7.62 ammo, so I decided to pick up an SKS. They were $120. It took them 45 minutes to complete the background check, and I was out of there.

It was dripping with cosmoline, and with the advice of the seller, I poured gasoline on and in it, and scrubbed for about an hour. Then I ran about a dozen patches though it. I loaded it up and blam!, the rounds weren't advancing. It took me a minute to figure out how the gas system worked (no book), there was a shitload of cosmoline in that, too. More gas. More scrubbing. Now it shoots great.

My brush chipper has seen better days, though. I'm trying to shoot the cylinder head off of it.
 

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That Yugo SKS will never let you down, I got a yugo and a ********* SKS. The one from China is ok... but NOTHING compared to the Yugo or any other SKS I have ever tryed.

Stay away from the 30 round mags and everyhing will be fine.
 

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Both the Chinese 20rd Fixed and all detach mags are junk and not reliable. Dont bother with them. My roomie bought my old Yugo and wouldnt listen. Talk abotu a nightmare for me. They dont fit right from the factory. I had to modify teh stocfk and trigger guards for both the 20rd fixed and detach and the best he could get is 10rds without a faliure. He spent 100 bucks before he gave up and put the original one back on.
 

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Yea, people bring them into the shop sometimes and Guess who gets to play with them till I can convence them there is no makeing them work? Now, I have tryed out the poly mags they made.. I bet they could be made to work. No idea who makes them but we have some for 19 bucks, im tempted to try one out.
 

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That 7.62 ammo that I thought my grandfather had was actually 7.62x51NATO (.308 Winchester). So it's in the for sale forum in case anyone wants to trade.
 

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I just got one as well, and have read that the Tapco poly 20 rd mags are supposed to work really well. They just released them apparently.

I got a Yugo for $149 at my local mill and its caked in cosmo. Doing a surface cleaning with paper towels the gonna try some harsher solvents this weekend.
 

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I saw the Tapco mags on a video....only 18 go off before a jam. No deatch mag is going ot be as reliable as the factory setup.
 

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all the aftermarket mags tapco or usa or chicom 20 rd fixed r hideous the aftermarket stocks r even worse. I have only seen one folder that was cool and iy was a custom job -- a p-grip Ruger mini-14 folder attached to the wooden stock, it took 30 rd AK mags as well, an SKA-D that sks was slick...custom guns like that sks r slick, but customizing it in a 20 dollar piece of plastic is a joke.
 

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I don't like the look of the removed bayo or grenade sights on the yugo. It just doesn't look right on that model. Now a chinese para or something maybe.

As far as the aftermarket stocks, my local dealer has quite a few on the floor. I've not shot any, but handled them and they feel really nice. The pistol grip is a SAW style and really ergonomic. To each his own...

For all your sks needs, go to www.sksboards.com/smf
 
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