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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2022, 08:16:20 PM »
Thanks DC and FC.

Had it out to the range yesterday. Windage was spot on but holy cow it was shooting high. I didnít have a sight tool with me so Iíll have to adjust it another day.

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2022, 09:04:50 PM »
Like DC, I somehow missed this post back in January. Nice catch Phosthumb1

I'm not seeing many of the Romy's offered anymore. Great to see a member here finding one of the nicer ones. That stock color is awesome!

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I think this calls for a second round of pictures since these are old now : ) Yeah not many Romy's offered these days and even them days they were grabbed up fast.

I always wonder how they made that dark stock color so dark. Almost like a pine tar base with shellac finish. IDK but they sure are cool and very easy to identify  :)
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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2022, 09:14:59 PM »
Looks like the wood was stained reddish brown on this one and then coated with garnet shellac, I would guess, for a deep reddish brown finish. There was quite a bit of variation in Romanian stock colors. Always beech wood, but different colors.

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2022, 10:25:45 PM »
Here's a couple 1960's I picked up from AIM back in 2010. No cleaning rods,  metal parts don't match and stocks were rough. 299.00 back then and they went fast. But the dark finish is present as yours. Just not half as nice. Warriors ! They look good with the shinny metal and they smell even better rofl2. Later I found their slings. Use to shoot them all the time.

I have a question. When storing, does it matter if the trigger is released or meaning should they be dry fired before storing ? Always wondered. especially with a Murrays firing pin.




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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2022, 08:13:07 AM »
DC those are two very nice looking Romanians  thumb

I tend to dry fire, then store my SKSs. Same with my Mausers, Mosins, Enfields etc. I wonít swear that itís the right way but it seems like good practice to me from a safety perspective and secondarily due to the release of spring compression.

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2022, 09:38:06 AM »
Nice Romys KK!  I got one from AIM, but it was back in 2004 when they got a tiny shipment in and I didnít want to miss out as it was one of the nationalities I hadnít obtained yet.  I think it was $200 which was a bit pricey considering the Yugos that were flooding the market were $139.00.  rofl

I always keep my SKS stored with the hammer down too. I also flip the safety on, but thatís just a quirk of mine. Iíve heard the arguments about relieving the tension in the springs too but IMO they donít hold much water.  A well engineered and fabricated coil spring doesnít fatigue like a flat spring (like those used in magazines) is wont to do.
      

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2022, 10:26:41 AM »
Good info to know and thanks you guys.  thumb1.. Yeah RM you been at it a lot longer then I have because those prices are ridiculous rofl Only if we knew then what we know now we could all be kings with crates :) I love AIM ! They are hall of fame material in my book : )

Phos, next time you take the Romanian family out for coffee and photos it never hurts to take a few family pics.

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2022, 10:57:41 AM »
If dry firing is a concern you can always buy some dummy rounds to protect your bolt/firing pin. I saw some on GB in 7.62x39 for around $15.99 w/free shipping.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/927153162
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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2022, 11:19:58 AM »
If dry firing is a concern you can always buy some dummy rounds to protect your bolt/firing pin. I saw some on GB in 7.62x39 for around $15.99 w/free shipping.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/927153162

Thanks GG. Good to know..  I need a sight adjust tool that will fit through the circle for high and low adjustments. Every time I buy one the base is to fat and cant fit through the circle to hook the top sight or the tool isnt long enough. If you have one and it works for you send the link for that same one. I know you got everything : ) rofl thumb1
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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2022, 11:53:07 AM »
Thatís gorgeous

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2022, 01:00:29 PM »
If dry firing is a concern you can always buy some dummy rounds to protect your bolt/firing pin. I saw some on GB in 7.62x39 for around $15.99 w/free shipping.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/927153162

Thanks GG. Good to know..  I need a sight adjust tool that will fit through the circle for high and low adjustments. Every time I buy one the base is to fat and cant fit through the circle to hook the top sight or the tool isnt long enough. If you have one and it works for you send the link for that same one. I know you got everything : ) rofl thumb1

Wonder if you are getting one specific to AK-47s??? Anyway, one I have that works well I can't find any like it. The other is an old Polytech tool that can be found either on GB via Keng's or on the poly store site. This is the cheapest. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/927037198

This one is pretty much the same https://www.gunbroker.com/item/925844146

AIM Sports tool https://www.gunbroker.com/item/926787645

Then there are these, f you only need something for elevation;

Russian tool(not the real expensive one) https://www.gunbroker.com/item/923871522

Tapco tool https://www.gunbroker.com/item/925976321

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Re: 1958 Romanian
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2022, 09:00:25 PM »
GreatGuns thank you for the links. I bought the factory Russian adjuster you posted since they've been taking a beating letely by little brother : ) rofl2

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/923871522

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