Would definitely like to see her in all her glory when you're able!
I'll take some pictures pretty soon. Not sure if I'm smart enough to post them.....
I have some of my Chinese rifle too. I need to get these into the serial data base.
A: A good deal on bulk ammo, and an better excuse to take a day off of work.
A word of advice on ammo: Try out a bunch of different kinds in smaller quantities first. Modern Russian/Ukrainian steel case, berdan primed ammo has a reputation for pierced primers when fired out of the sks.
Check spent casings regularly for any deep strikes and pierced primers, as well as any deformations to the casings.
I have some different types around, but it's mostly newer Russian stuff. I have a small quantity of Chicom stuff, too.
I'll beat the drum again for the best ammo choice for your new acquisition: Yugoslav M67! Get an original "oiler" and put some Ballistol in it-all's well.
I actually have 3 of the round, brass oilers with leather cases. Why Ballistol, as opposed to something else?
On another note, I sent the guy I got it from and asked if the beat up one with the trench art sold. If not, I think I'm gonna see what I can do.
He had several SKS's out for sale, and the most expensive one was $275.00
Some were neutered due to the ban, but 3 or 4 weren't.