Been a long time. Got my new (well, to me) SKS & never even got to play with it before life intervened. Coming home at night on a 2-lane & met some dude who evidently believed that the British have the right idea. Not sure why they call 'em soft maples--they're not a bit soft, or at least they're a damn sight harder than a car. Never did get a chance to post the pics I kept promising. But after a few weeks of wondering why everybody else got the cute nurses & mine was a former sailor named Travis, here I am. Thanks for all the replies & helpful advice. My tablet was on the passenger seat & is now with its ancestors. Just replaced it a couple of days ago. As far as my original post, I think if I ever do get another weapon it'll be either a WASR (I just dig those things) or a MAK if I can ever find either at a decent price & have the dough to spend. OPAPs seem to have just frickin' evaporated. Anyhow, hi guys. Good to talk at you again.