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Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« on: September 20, 2014, 11:01:43 PM »
This is the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), How Tos, and Guides for the Russian SKS 45 Carbine.  This post will be updated and populated with information as time moves forward.

FAQs:
When was my Russian SKS 45 made?
What is a "Russian Letter gun"?
Why aren't Russian SKS 45s importable into the US?
What is my Russian SKS's true serial number?
What is my Russian SKS45 worth these days?
Who imported Russian SKS45s into the United States?

HOWTOs:
How to identify a Russian SKS 45.
How to field strip a Russian SKS 45.
How to clean a new Russian SKS 45 covered in cosmolene.
How to properly adjust the sights on your Russian SKS 45.
How to trouble shoot failure to feed (FTF) and failure to extract (FTE) issues.
How to Safely Remove/Install Handguards

Guides:
Levels of refurbishment for Russian SKS 45 carbines.
Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!

Important Serial Number Tracking Threads (these threads are only viewable by members achieving Rifleman status or higher):
Breaking the Russian Cyrillic Prefix code

Please feel free to ask a question as a reply to this post, but also note that all replies & banter will be deleted as they are answered to keep this thread as clean as possible.

-RM
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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 07:29:58 AM »
 Looking for information on the "letter series" SKS and referb letter series SKS. I have a refurb 1955r letter SKS carbine, laminate, all matching. A letter series source list, etc.

 Thank you!
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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 04:31:59 PM »
It's a good question!  There is lots of confusion on the letter guns. I'll see if I can gin up a russian letter guide soon for ya!  thumb1
      

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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 05:13:09 PM »
Thank you,
Information is seriously lacking on the Russian letter SKS, your group gets to the bottom of things in a logical manner.
Also, I have a six digit no factory SKS. Will do the inputs/submittal on that, when the hand gets better. Glad to have found where you all went...

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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 12:09:13 PM »
It's a good question!  There is lots of confusion on the letter guns. I'll see if I can gin up a russian letter guide soon for ya!  thumb1

Anything come of this?

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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 01:31:23 PM »
When I finally get all my letters in the mail I can take a bunch of pics and do a little write up on them if you guys want. Let me know, Tony
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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 02:00:26 PM »
That sounds fantastic Tony! 

Worm, I've been slacking lately.  All these FAQs will get done before 2016 (I hope) :P
      

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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 02:03:31 PM »
Rm, lol no no that's ok. I'm just interested in learning some more about russians being I'm joining the club soon  wink1

Carbine, that would be awesome  thumb1

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Re: Russian SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 07:02:26 PM »
thanks for info.  thumb1
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