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My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:53:38 PM »
Just wanted to say thank you to every one in this group for all the help and info! I have had this SKS for 7 months now and just now figured out exactly what it is thanks to this group. Here is my 1959 Paratrooper Letter gun, all matching 4 digit serial numbers except the stock. Missing the bayo and cleaning rod. Out of all my Firearms it is one of my favorites!





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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 10:37:45 PM »
I am trying to upload more pics but it keeps stopping at 75%

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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 01:47:21 AM »
Lovely SKS...you will end up with more.
With the M prefix I would lean more towards 1960 rather than 59, but that era is still a little debatable.  I have an A prefix 59 I built from a barreled receiver and spare parts that is one of my favorites.
Is that a Butler Creek synthetic stock with a painted original handguard?

If you are so inclined, a little patience could find you an unserialed stock which is totally normal for a paratrooper. A little more patience or luck might get you a nice blade bayonet to go with the stock at a reasonable price...if you are so inclined. It is pretty sweet as is. :)
The blades are getting quite a surprising price lately...even for crappy condition....wait for a good one. If you do go the restoration route...get a real cleaning rod, the aftermarket ones...while filling the bill are kind of junky.

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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 03:46:24 AM »
Thank you, I appreciate it! I hope soo, I'm waiting for our gun show to roll back around. I was curious myself about the date..

I'm not sure what brand it is.. Only thing I did to it sense I bought it is take the scope off. The hand guard is synthetic also, it's a little shinier then the rest. I also used wipe new on it about a month ago soo it still has that new shine.

I will be keeping an eye out for a wood stock and bayo for it when I have the extra money lol

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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 09:32:44 AM »
nice, thanks for sharing.  thumb1 ------> if your ever inclined: it does need a bayonet and cleaning rod. stock would be something to also think about.  :o
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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 09:37:48 AM »
Nice little carbine there.  JH is right, they do tend to multiply.....
      

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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 02:08:14 PM »
Thank yall I appreciate it! I have been trying to post more pics but they wont upload

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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 06:31:36 PM »
Looks like a shooter...

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Re: My first SKS! 1959 Para letter gun /26\
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 11:19:35 PM »
I been buying SkS's since the 80's and still don't have a Para : ) Id say your getting off to a good start.  thumb1
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