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Still waiting for the pin so I can install the wood hand guard. Got a break in the weather today and went out to the range. With the action locked down securely in a wood stock I couldn't ask for a better shooter. Like the Yang Child I picked up just before Christmas, this weapon shoots better than my old eyes can see. Below is a picture of my average shooting after re-zeroing the sights in a tight fitting stock.

 


This is a standard 8 inch target with a 3 inch sticky attached so I can see the center at 50 yards. Ammo is Tula 154 gr. jacketed soft points. At 100 yrd. with a little +elevation I can hit skeet clays laid against the berm back stop. So I'm happy and feel I got a better rifle than the S&W pistol I traded off for it. And just for the record the shot outside the target at approx 11 o'clock was from the first rounds fired to zero with the wood stock.

Charlie
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: Perhaps a Vietnam war trophy
« Last post by likemeasks on January 15, 2018, 11:57:23 PM »
Well Guys For sure today Yang Child proved he is worth every cent I spent and more. Went to the rifle range (weather finally gave me a break) at 50 yards this weapon shoots better than I can see. Hopefully my attempt to post a picture works.



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This was after sighting in to my vision and style. I was using Tula 122gr. jhp for ammo. The target is a standard 8 inch with a 3 inch sticky on the center. Some of the practice shots grouped a little tighter but this is a good "average"example. As I said the rifle shoots better than the shooter. I'm not even going to think about fukaying things up by attempting to add a scope. "This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine!"

Charlie
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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on January 15, 2018, 10:46:03 PM »
Well if they were all rebuilt from the ground up, the dates mean nothing at all, the serial ranges mean nothing at all and they are all 60's production. 

Phew, i am glad we have finally sorted this out. :)

Hence why refurbs are useless in terms of analyzing whats what.
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Milsurp Hand Guns & Sub Guns / Re: jhv 43 FEG P.37 Femaru
« Last post by Greasemonkey on January 15, 2018, 10:45:43 PM »
Id say pretty uncommon, I absolutely LOVE mine...... one of the best little pistols around imho, and the price you got it for welp..   bat1

Well, this is 5 out of 6 32acp I've gotten doh1 number 6 is pending being posted  :o chuckles1 Time will tell how it performs, I think I have almost a broad enough field of makes and models to do a fair assessment..  chuckles1  Might need another one or two..... thumb1

Out of the 4 32acp pistols I currently have.. the massive for it's caliber Spanish Ruby is my current favorite, which the Femaru shares some traits with.. followed by the Cz27, the Dreyse, and the Fn1922... The Fn didn't get a fair shake last summer when I drug all of them out.... it wouldn't fire due to light primer strikes, hopefully I have gotten that issue resolved.
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Milsurp Hand Guns & Sub Guns / Re: jhv 43 FEG P.37 Femaru
« Last post by newchi on January 15, 2018, 10:28:46 PM »
Hahaha, i thought in that one picture it had a stacking swivel, i was so confused. ???
I should probably go to bed.
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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by newchi on January 15, 2018, 10:24:34 PM »
Well if they were all rebuilt from the ground up, the dates mean nothing at all, the serial ranges mean nothing at all and they are all 60's production. 

Phew, i am glad we have finally sorted this out. :)

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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on January 15, 2018, 09:47:23 PM »
I would think that depends on the scale and capacity of the facility.  For example, we know some locations stripped the finish from all metal and added some type etched surface for the BBQ to be applied to.  That alone is one heck of a step beyond just looking over a gun etc.

Refurbish usually equates to rebuilding from the ground up, and melting the parts only to remake them sounds unrealistic when the parts are already on hand... they use them.

Today I just bought a cylinder head from Cylinder Heads International in Grand Prairie TX that refurbishes heads.  I insisted on receiving a full tour of the facility and process before purchasing their product.  Pretty amazing how heads come in, get stripped down, parts separated, dipped, checked for issues, machined, and then are rebuilt using parts that came out of bins and were otherwise not part of the same head that came in.   Parts are parts.

This is like taking a refurbished Iphone and thinking we can identify what parts were replaced within the phone when whatever was replaced is exactly like what was taken out. 
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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by newchi on January 15, 2018, 09:35:45 PM »
No, Refurb doesnt mean replace everything just because.  It means check it over and fix anything out of spec.
If it meant replace everything then it would just have bean easier to make new 1960 and 1970 dated ones and melt down the originals as they came in.
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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by Boris Badinov on January 15, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »
Anyone else have or know of another early, refurb gun that still retains, all of the earliest designs of the metal components that are also stamped and matching?


Does anyone else find it curious that this carbine ended up in late-date refurb-- notably after every new design upgrade had been implemented --and never got one upgraded component until it finally landed in a laminate stock post 1955/56?

 





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Russian SKS / Re: 1950 SKS with spike bayonet
« Last post by newchi on January 15, 2018, 07:42:03 PM »
Well, i think the best thing to come out of this thread was the fact that early early on in sks production the cleaning rod holder wasnt holding like they wanted it to apparently and they modified it.
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