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« on: September 03, 2020, 01:55:17 PM »
Greetings, Iím a hobby/recreational shooter and have a couple commercial Chinese SKS rifles I like to tinker with from time to time. They both came to me bubbaíd. The one I shoot is a regular old Norinco SKS rifle that Iíve modified more to my liking over the years, with a tech rear sight and a more accurate front post sight. My second rifle is a Norinco Sporter (I believe a ďDĒ model) that was made to accept AK mags. I havenít shot the Sporter yet, because of some feed and trigger issues with dummy rounds. Iím still trying to sort those issues out, which has led me to this forum, where I hope to get some insight and make some repairs myself if Iím able to. Iím trying to mostly un-bubba the D, with a wood stock close to what the original might have been like.
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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 02:09:04 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 02:15:30 PM »
Welcome from Tennessee, post pictures of the SKS that takes AK-47 magazines and we can help you "un-bubba" that for ya!

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 02:32:01 PM »
Welcome from Tennessee, post pictures of the SKS that takes AK-47 magazines and we can help you "un-bubba" that for ya!

Thanks, hereís a recent pic from a couple weeks ago, before I field stripped the gun and took apart the trigger assembly, which has put me in my current predicament. I made a post about my problem over in the gunsmithing and troubleshooting forum.


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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 02:45:23 PM »
It came with a Tapco Intrafuse stock I didnít care for. My biggest step in the un-bubba process was to find a wood stock for a D rifle. I couldnít find any original D stocks that werenít outrageously expensive, so I found a gentleman on Etsy who makes wood stocks, which is where the one pictured came from. It already looks much better than before.

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 05:10:01 PM »
Hello, welcome from Ohio

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 05:50:37 PM »
Man, I could have sworn I posted a greeting here. Anyway, welcome Optimus Prime...Errr I mean 140. Greeting from Kansas City, MO

That's a nice aftermarket wood stock you have on there. Not original, but not necessarily needing to be changed either.
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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2020, 06:10:46 PM »
Greetings from New Mexico!  Hope you enjoy it here!  thumb1
      

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2020, 06:39:41 PM »
Greetings from Washington!  thumb1 :)

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2020, 06:44:29 PM »
hi and welcome. good to have you here.
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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2020, 08:21:16 PM »
Optimus, Welcome from Kentucky!  What you have is what we term here as the "Sporter" version that originally came in a thumb hole stock.  If you go to the Commerial section on the SKS Guide, you'll find all of the "magazine" variants.  The stock you have on yours looks pretty good, though!!!  Cheers, Bruce.

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2020, 10:26:15 PM »
Hi Optimus140.

Welcome from Arizona.
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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2020, 10:33:33 PM »
Thanks all for the warm welcome!

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2020, 10:40:24 PM »
You've found the right place for an education on the SKS.
Pull up a chair and join in.
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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2020, 01:48:18 AM »
Hello and welcome from NH.I also have a Sporter that I restocked from Rick O'Brien on Etsy.He does really good work imho.
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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2020, 04:46:34 PM »
Optimus Prime, Welcome aboard from 'No M59/66's' California!

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Re: New to this forum
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2020, 06:24:03 AM »
Greetings from SW Missouri, Optimus140! (Late, I know. But better late than never!  :)  thumb1  )

I like that stock that you've installed on your SPORTER. The Rick O'Brien on Etsy sure does some nice work! I've seen pics of Bubbazinetti's stock that Rick O'Brien had done for him and it's really nice too. I may break down and order a special one from him for my "M". Or maybe a "shooter" stock for one of my Beta Arms import "D" models.

Please post up full sets of pics in a new thread for each rifle! We love pics and we sure can offer better assistance with pictures available!

Great to have you join us!


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