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General SKS Discussion / Re: Interesting informational video from Molot
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on April 19, 2018, 10:49:14 PM »
Sure looks like it kissed the front of the receiver.  Something we don't see on the old guns. 



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General SKS Discussion / Re: Interesting informational video from Molot
« Last post by newchi on April 19, 2018, 10:37:15 PM »
I always like these type of videos, no idea why.
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General SKS Discussion / Interesting informational video from Molot
« Last post by running-man on April 19, 2018, 10:27:08 PM »
I ran across this video on another site and thought it was interesting.  The Russians have moved into the 21st century with their NC mills (sure looks a hell of a lot like a Haas VF-3 to me, they even copied the dang door sliders!) inclusion checks via magnetic resonance, and pretty nice investment casting processes.

I found the part around 4:30 quite interesting. They rebarrel old SKS receivers to .366 caliber and instead of messing with index marks, they just tighten and mill the flats (and I assume the extractor groove) after the fact.  They have definitely progressed in the past 60 years.  thumb1

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Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: What Tula should I get? 38 or 43
« Last post by Justin Hell on April 19, 2018, 08:26:45 PM »
I was going to say the same thing, my 91/30 is a 38, and the pre-war machining compared to the other wartime examples it came in with made a huge difference in my decision.  The wartime ones look like they were chiseled more than machined.

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Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: What Tula should I get? 38 or 43
« Last post by jeepguy on April 19, 2018, 08:00:25 PM »
Thanks for the input, Ill probably go with the 38.
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Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: What Tula should I get? 38 or 43
« Last post by Greasemonkey on April 19, 2018, 06:57:27 PM »
Either and or both  :)  the prewar most likely will have better machining, both years are fairly common, and both are refurbs.  thumb1
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Mosins & Soviet Arms / Re: What Tula should I get? 38 or 43
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on April 19, 2018, 06:54:53 PM »
I am getting another Mosin as part of a trade, I can choose either. Both have laminated stocks and are in the same condition. All things being equal is either of these 2 rifles more desirable? I would probably lean pre war but I really dont know if it matters.

Theyre both refurbs (laminated stocks), so Id choose the pre-war with the more refined machining of the barrel etc.  thumb1
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Mosins & Soviet Arms / What Tula should I get? 38 or 43
« Last post by jeepguy on April 19, 2018, 06:46:18 PM »
I am getting another Mosin as part of a trade, I can choose either. Both have laminated stocks and are in the same condition. All things being equal is either of these 2 rifles more desirable? I would probably lean pre war but I really dont know if it matters.
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Albanian SKS / Re: GB listings for February, 2018 - Albanian
« Last post by firstchoice on April 19, 2018, 05:15:34 AM »
750101655 | Scarce Albanian 1969 SKS Rifle 7.62x39 C&R | 1 | $675.00  | As-Issued | Fair | Love that stock!  Nice little gun here at a great price.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    +1 on that RM!
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/750101655

It seems the middle numbers of the '69 Alby's built had some really nice wood used for their stocks! (This one is SN: 02550-69) and I've seen the same wood grain up through the early SN:04000's('69) Not every rifle in that SN range got the nice wood, but there is a large representation of it in the mix.  I'd love to find one of those that could be refinished without ruining the value. That would turn out beautiful.










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Albanian SKS / Re: GB listings for February, 2018 - Albanian
« Last post by Charleslee on April 18, 2018, 08:20:26 PM »
FYI: I bought # 5 & added what it lacked & unbubbafied it w/ original Albanian parts. An Albanian cleaning rod, Albanian butt plate w/ hinges & springs & an Albanian Receiver Cover although unnumbered. Im pleased w/ it.
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