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General SKS Discussion / Re: Vietnamese SKS training video
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 06:25:47 PM »
Another interesting set, the top video and bottom picture of the SKS and the two middle pictures of the Type 63  thumb1
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If you are bound and determined to re-blue it, wire wheel the area then spray with brake cleaner to get rid of residue. After that touch up with a cold blue chemical such as Super Blue you can get from Walmart. Wash off with cool water, blow dry, then apply gun oil/CLP.
If the rest of the rifle still has a nice finish I would do the above. Otherwise, grease and oil as mentioned.
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General SKS Discussion / Re: Vietnamese SKS training video
« Last post by Chevy Boy on Today at 03:23:12 PM »
I did some searching for SKS in present day Vietnam, and came up with these videos and pictures. Looks like the weapon type is still very much in use over in their part of the world.

Looks like some younger folks in that first video. I expect the militia teaches them how to disassemble, clean, and operate the SKS in school.









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Grease or oil it is. Sounds like the most reasonable thing to do. Thank you all.
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Commercial Rimfire / Re: Remington 12B Gallery
« Last post by Bob_The_Student on Today at 03:04:33 PM »
I love those gallery 22's. I picked a not as nice Winchester last year and wanted to get one in better shape but the price tags on these things is nuts. I have higher priorities so a nicer example is on back burner. I think that one at $750 would be a nice grab, Matchka.
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General Discussion / Re: Romanian value
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 01:57:43 PM »
These days it's hard to place a value on a matching Romanian with nothing to really base it off of. They never have carried the high and mighty clout of a Russian, not quite as rare as an Albanian, don't really get the draw like Chinese and don't have the added equipment the common Yugoslavian M59/66 do. They have been the bastard child of the SKS world for a long time, and not much has changed over the years.  If I had to spitball a value.....650-800 range.  That is just based on seeing how Romanians fair price wise against the leading common competitors on the market in the past....leading common competitors being Russian, Albanian, Chinese, and Yugoslavian.

My caveat......With the way this cockeyed market is today, who the frig really knows anymore. thumb1
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Commercial Rimfire / Re: Remington 12B Gallery
« Last post by Greasemonkey on Today at 01:35:11 PM »
1921-1923 somewhere in that range. .22 short is not obsolete, I use them pretty often, they are nice and quiet, and its still around and kicking, just not as common as it's bigger brethren 22lr or 22wmr. 
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Commercial Rimfire / Re: Remington 12B Gallery
« Last post by Matchka on Today at 12:50:31 PM »
On GunBroker, I see two listed in “completed auctions” for $1250 and $850 but neither sold. $850 seems really high for a mass produced gallery rifle in an obsolete rimfire cartridge but I don’t know this collecting genre...

...Found a sold price of $700 = $840 on liveauctioneers from 4 years ago, so maybe $850 isn’t bad if you’re into this niche of collecting.
Tks for the research. I'm not a Remington collector per se; if he'll come down to $750, I'd buy it.
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General SKS Discussion / Re: Vietnamese SKS training video
« Last post by Phosphorus32 on Today at 12:18:15 PM »
Interesting, thanks for sharing! Since the Dân quân Tự vệ Việt Nam are the militia, it makes sense that they'd use at least some second tier equipment.
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General SKS Discussion / Vietnamese SKS training video
« Last post by Chevy Boy on Today at 11:51:55 AM »
Howdy all.

Here's an animated presentation that shows how to disassemble and operate the SKS. It was put together by the Vietnamese military reserves (DQTV) to help train their personnel. Looks like a great training aid for those new to the rifle.

No idea they were still using the SKS over there.

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