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Russian SKS / Re: 54 Izzy barrel collar quetion?
« Last post by jstin2 on Today at 06:17:49 PM »
I noticed a difference between the 2- 54 Izzys. On one the bored hole that houses the trigger tang latch is through the receiver and the other it is not. Was it a modification for later production or assembly worker? Added pictures to album. Checked a couple other carbines and they are bored through.
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Pretty well looks like it to me.    thumb1
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Yugoslavian SKS / Re: Yugo M59 C-series recent pick-up
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 03:01:56 AM »
I have heard of it happening. If you have left overs.. maybe contact Hornady with the lot number and see what they say. Everything I've seen they are supposed to be .310.
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Yugoslavian SKS / Re: Yugo M59 C-series recent pick-up
« Last post by Loose}{Cannon on Today at 01:32:00 AM »
Awe man....   308 factory x39 rounds, thats weird!   Why would they do that?
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Russian SKS / 54 Izzy barrel collar quetion?
« Last post by jstin2 on February 17, 2018, 04:37:31 PM »
I was oiling my 54 Izzy and noticed markings on collar. Took out my refurbed 54 Izzy and it had similar markings. Both have line up marks and one has a 0 and the other has 8 on receiver and barrel collar. It almost resembles a S/N but does not match receiver or other S/Ns on carbine. Suggestions what it is or means? My heavy refurbished 53 Izzy does not have same.

https://ibb.co/album/nxzSOv
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Yugoslavian SKS / Re: Yugo M59 C-series recent pick-up
« Last post by edrod68 on February 17, 2018, 03:29:45 PM »
Ok...match complete today....the Hornady was a complete disappointment.  Was not grouping very well at all, on a whim I tried fitting a live round into the muscle end....guess what?  Its freaking. 308 bullet diameter....ugh.....complete waste of money 2-4 MOA at best....

PPU brass case 123 FMJ was slightly better, still did not group horribly well, and I ended up losing the match and championship by one point...

Looks like time to start reloading...I'll let you know how that goes...
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Chinese SKS (Commercial) / 4 digit ghost turned Cowboy Companion?
« Last post by Stoned_Oli on February 17, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Shame about the painted stock, but looks interesting nonetheless.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/747065130





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Introductions / Re: thanks for adding me
« Last post by carls sks on February 17, 2018, 09:16:37 AM »
hi ear wax  :) and welcome. good to have you here.  thumb1
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Chinese SKS (Military) / Re: Help with Chinese Writing
« Last post by Q Tip on February 17, 2018, 01:19:54 AM »
i was sort of hoping for " Sks sooooo awesome"
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Romanian SKS / Re: GB listings - 2017 - Romanian (AKA What's my M56 worth?)
« Last post by running-man on February 16, 2018, 11:46:28 PM »
2017 is in the books and the Romanian SKSs are by far, the least popular SKS out there based on the number of guns that traded hands.  While the Albanian SKS had 45 sales on GB in 2017, the Romanian M56 sold a paltry 39 guns at an avg. price of $439.23.  Low price for the year was $205.00 while the most expensive gun topped out at a meager $785.00.

Of the 39 that sold:
  • 4 were as-issued sporting a $511.75 average price.
  • 13 were refurbshed going for $486.57 avg. price.
  • 15 were bubba'd going for a $374.00 avg. price.
  • and 7 were unknown going to a $449.64 avg. price.
Of the 39 that sold:
  • 15 were good condition guns at $476.96 avg. price.
  • 19 were fair condition guns at $409.18 avg. price.
  • 5 were unknown condition guns at $440.20 avg. price.
Romanian SKSs continue to get zero respect in the collecting world.  Lump them with the Yugos I guess.  The trendline is negative meaning that a typical Romanian SKS was worth more at the beginning of the year than at the end.  The y intersect of the trendline looks to be $467.84 with a negative slope of $6.19 loss per month.  Very disapointing data if you want to sell a Romanian, excellent news if you want to buy one!  thumb1
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