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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by spongemonkey on Today at 02:25:18 PM »
My phone has issues (ok ok i have issues when posting on my phone)  chuckles1

Commonly fat fingered words. Fir = for, tge = the, and abd = and. Happens so often it's obviously a bug in the phone doftware!  rofl2

I smell..... deflection..  rofl

neither fir or for...still in the phrasing it is not enabling.... fat thumbed, misspelled 'er not, you were speaking in Appalachian dialect, you just didn't realize it  fart1

Ok.. backwoods language lesson 101.....in my neck a tha woods.. "it's "for" the best" and 'it's "fir" the best" mean pert near the same thing.. what separates these two uses of the term from the same individual, is usually 6 to 7 beers and maybe a greasy pork samitch...


Now instead of looking at a super fine outstanding nude Romanian hottie.......it will be some Sicilian Mafia Fiat peperoni pizza pistol rofl2 All ya had to do was "make the seller an offer he couldn’t refuse"  rofl2

I smell something also but I dont think it is "deflection".  I think it smells like something else.   chuckles1
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 02:14:57 PM »
My phone has issues (ok ok i have issues when posting on my phone)  chuckles1

Commonly fat fingered words. Fir = for, tge = the, and abd = and. Happens so often it's obviously a bug in the phone doftware!  rofl2

I smell..... deflection..  rofl

neither fir or for...still in the phrasing it is not enabling.... fat thumbed, misspelled 'er not, you were speaking in Appalachian dialect, you just didn't realize it  fart1

Ok.. backwoods language lesson 101.....in my neck a tha woods.. "it's "for" the best" and 'it's "fir" the best" mean pert near the same thing..just like "get" and "git", "hill" and "heel".. what separates these two uses of the term from the same individual, is usually 6 to 7 beers and maybe a greasy pork samitch...


Now instead of looking at a super fine outstanding nude Romanian hottie.......it will be some Sicilian Mafia Fiat peperoni pizza pistol rofl2 All ya had to do was "make the seller an offer he couldn’t refuse"  rofl2
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by running-man on Today at 01:49:39 PM »
My phone has issues (ok ok i have issues when posting on my phone)  chuckles1

Commonly fat fingered words. Fir = for, tge = the, and abd = and. Happens so often it's obviously a bug in the phone doftware!  rofl2
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by Boris Badinov on Today at 01:48:25 PM »
fir?

The stock was pretty dirty, but I'm certain it was Beech. (Har, har)

I'm reminded of the 8 or so mismatched, absolutely-nothing-special, Chinese beaters that I jumped at with no questions asked last year, and I'm kickin' myself for hesitating yesterday on this Romanian beauty of a beast. Lesson learned. A mistake I will not make again.

Easily one of the more interesting/unique SKS carbines I've EVER encountered at the local shows.

It's not much of a consolation, but I still have a Beretta 92S to look forward to sneaking into the safe. So, there's that.

 
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by spongemonkey on Today at 01:28:43 PM »
cry2 cry2  skeered of dying twice..  rofl2 chuckles1 rofl

probably fir the best!

fir the best.... :o

RM... the point here is to.... ENABLE.. bring the vodka bottle to the AA meeting, bring the dime bag to rehab.....not the koolaid and not a salad... Not be all sappy and empathetic and promote missing an item or failing to purchase a gun. I mean....it's....it's a Romanian, it was not some factory /ou812\ 87 billion series Chinese chuckles1   I was almost giddy at the thought of seeing some PS prefix Romy guts splattered all over my screen.

But nooooo.. oh, it's probably fir the best  ::)  :P

 :o :o :o
  clap1 clap1 clap1
 rofl2 rofl2 rofl2
 rofl rofl rofl
Now that right there is funny as all get out!
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 01:10:05 PM »
 cry2 cry2  skeered of dying twice..  rofl2 chuckles1 rofl

probably fir the best!

fir the best.... :o

RM... the point here is to.... ENABLE.. bring the vodka bottle to the AA meeting, bring the dime bag to rehab.....not the koolaid and not a salad... Not be all sappy and empathetic and promote missing an item or failing to purchase a gun. I mean....it's....it's a Romanian, it was not some factory /ou812\ 87 billion series Chinese chuckles1   I was almost giddy at the thought of seeing some PS prefix Romy guts splattered all over my screen.

But nooooo.. oh, it's probably fir the best  ::)  :P
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Unfortunately, I haven't been able to test the theory, because I don't have the 2-pronged tool necessary for securing part of the bolt while I unscrew the other side with a flat-head.

This is not quite correct KD.  You need to secure the flat screwdriver end and then spin the spanner wrench nut (part with the two holes) off the other side. Trying to turn the slotted end with a screwdriver will ruin the mortices in the stock. The mortices in the stock keep the crossbolt from being able to spin around.  It's a very common mistake.

The pinned stock onto a long/short lug barreled action is a very very common problem. You don't have many options:
  • Grind off a section of the receiver so it seats in the stock (this makes me cringe just typing it by the way).
  • Grind off a portion of the back of the crossbolt so the receiver can seat on a solid crossbolt.
  • Rotate the crossbolt like you mentioned. I've heard of this working, but have never tried it. It may be you still have to take a bit of material off, but not as much as off the back of the crossbolt.
  • Remove the crossbolt alltogether. The interference goes away, but so does the solid support the the crossbolt provides. With enough use, eventually the stock will crack on you.
  • Remove and replace the crossbolt with one that is ground. You can then return the stock to original with a simple crossbolt swap.
  • Sell the stock (or use it elsewhere) and try a different stock for this particular weapon.
  • Sell the weapon and get another one.
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by running-man on Today at 10:43:41 AM »
Bummer. Ahh well, probably fir the best!  I don't think there's general consensus PS's are the first. Known '57 prefixes are:

PS
AA
DE

The DE's stretch into 1958, though it is not clear whether the numbering restarts or if it's a smooth transition. I suspect it's a smooth transition and we have a couple corrupt data points.  I'll look for photos and see what we find.
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Romanian SKS / Re: Odd looking serial on 1957 Romy
« Last post by Boris Badinov on Today at 09:28:10 AM »
Went back to the show this morning to pick it up...

Somebody else had already snagged it.
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Thanks Power Surge, I'll try to answer all the questions:
-I did compare the two stocks side-by-side. With the rear internal cutout of the stocks exactly even, the tip of the stocks were also even (so, no dimensional issues).
 But the cross bolt in the problem stock was positioned more than 1/8" further forward than the crossbolt on the jungle stock. This 1/8+ difference has been mentioned in some other posts I've since dredged up on-line about this problem.
- The flat part on the cross bolt is facing upwards on all cross bolts, as I believe they're supoosed to be. And besides, I don't think rotating it could cause any worse of a fit (since it's basically a circle), but i was thinking if i rotated it so the flat part was facing backwards, it might be the equivalent of shaving off the 1/8" I need. I dunno, does that make sense? Unfortunately, I haven't been able to test the theory, because I don't have the 2-pronged tool necessary for securing part of the bolt while I unscrew the other side with a flat-head.
- I'm pretty sure the barrel wasn't machined down, since it doesn't have the original sight post on it. It has an aftermarket post (great little unit form Prince50/BulletButton !) that is made for the larger diameter portion of a cut down barrel, which eliminates the need to lathe-down the barrel (and by extension, the need to remove the sight block).
 I believe he (gunsmith) just cut the barrel, crowned it, and then installed a prince50 sight.
So, going by what I'm seeing, and what I've since run across from several sources, it appears that I do have a stock made for a long-collar rifle, and short of jacking it up with some semi-major surgery, (which I'd prefer not to do, for fear of just wrecking an otherwise nice stock), I'm stuck with a stock I can't use.
I posted it last night on a couple local classified sites, at $45 or some x39 ammo, but no bites yet. (I didn't really expect any, especially since i came clean on it's compatibility issues).
Anyway, thanks for taking a few guesses, I appreciate any advice or info I can get.
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