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Offline Papahound

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Romanian 1959
« on: February 28, 2024, 02:31:17 PM »

Got out this old girl for a little cleaning and thought I would share a few pictures
Romanian Cugir factory 1959
All numbers match up well , not a beauty but shoots good  thumb1
I thought I paid too much back in the day at $150  :(

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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2024, 04:25:00 PM »
Looks fantastic to me. My 2 Romys are a little rougher and forced, more typical examples. PAX
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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2024, 05:24:22 PM »
Don't sell that one short, it's a very nice example.  $150 back in the day was a steal, they were typically $175-$200 retail from the day they were imported and never really went down from there.  I got my two in 2004 long after the imports and retail sales had dried up and I paid $200 and $220 respectively. 

Replacement stock is a bummer, but typical of 90% of Romys it seems.  Proper dog collar Romy sling is definitely a plus!  thumb1

      

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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2024, 06:42:35 PM »
Don't sell that one short, it's a very nice example.  $150 back in the day was a steal, they were typically $175-$200 retail from the day they were imported and never really went down from there.  I got my two in 2004 long after the imports and retail sales had dried up and I paid $200 and $220 respectively. 

Replacement stock is a bummer, but typical of 90% of Romys it seems.  Proper dog collar Romy sling is definitely a plus!  thumb1

Mine were a good value when I picked them up in 2012 (?). The Sinobanians kinda had the SKS market depressed and one of them was in a T6. I got some Romy wood from Clearwater that helped that one, then later I scored on some blank Russian laminate that looked even better. PAX
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"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined" (George Washington),
But they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of Independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. echo1

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.~John Adams 1798

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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2024, 09:56:24 PM »
Great SKS! I love the Romanians.

Matching major serial numbers on the metal is relatively scarce and original matching stock is probably rarer than a matching gas piston and tube.

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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2024, 10:58:20 PM »
Great SKS! I love the Romanians.

Matching major serial numbers on the metal is relatively scarce and original matching stock is probably rarer than a matching gas piston and tube.

He had 2 on the rack , unfortunately I could only afford one , he did toss in some ammo to help eases the pain , turned out to be a good investment on today’s market 👍


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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2024, 05:39:28 PM »
 thumb1 Thats a nice one.. funny, seems 1959 is a very common year to find matching. My matching one is a 1957, and one was even imported with a Yugoslavian bolt installed.

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Re: Romanian 1959
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2024, 06:28:08 PM »

A little rough around the edges , but very well made !

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