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Offline SargeAF

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Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:32:31 PM »
Hello all!

My name is Craig, USAF MSgt retired, originally from Springfield, IL and currently residing in Atlanta suburbs.

I purchased a Russian SKS yrs ago at a gun show for less than $100, but like an idiot, sold it to someone else.  I always wanted a Chicomm SKS, so I broke down and ordered one from Classic.  Iím still removing cosmo, but itís a low 11 million, non matching dust cover (stock, trigger group, bolt carrier/bolt are matching) and the gas tube/piston electro pencil four digit numbers are the same, but also do not correspond with rifle serial number.  Mine has milled trigger group, and has nice wear on the stock and blueing so that you can tell it was used.  The bore/chamber are great!  Iím happy with how it looks...nice addition to my surplus collection.  I also have an M1 carbine (Underwood) that my Dad gifted me.

Iíll add to the Classic Firearms post some pics as soon as I complete the cleaning and get it reassembled.

Sarge

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 10:52:19 PM »
Welcome aboard from WA! I worked at Tyndall AFB as a civilian scientist for four years back in the mid 90ís. I always enjoyed the mountains of northern Georgia.

Sounds like you got a good shooter  thumb1 Looking forward to seeing it.


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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 11:35:37 PM »
Greetings Craig!  Welcome to the files.  thumb1

Everyone has a regret when it comes to firearms. My particular one was not shelling out the paltry $399 for a VZ2000 (VZ58) a few years ago when Palmetto State Armory had them for sale. I waited and waited, the price went up, the number of mags and other accessories went down and by then I had simpky missed the boat.   Now these can't be had at two or three times the price.  Oh well, you win some and lose some.  dntknw1
      

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 01:40:45 AM »
welcome.. thumb1 Atlanta.. great TV shows.. Family Feud.. Walking Dead..  and sucky traffic and that nightmare of an airport..   chuckles1

Yes please... Pictures.. we love'em. And pictures of the M1 too and ???  :)


It's ok RM, I'll let you hold the Vz of your choice.  :)
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun Ė take the cannoli.

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 07:34:34 AM »
Greetings Craig!  Welcome to the files.  thumb1

Everyone has a regret when it comes to firearms. My particular one was not shelling out the paltry $399 for a VZ2000 (VZ58) a few years ago when Palmetto State Armory had them for sale. I waited and waited, the price went up, the number of mags and other accessories went down and by then I had simpky missed the boat.   Now these can't be had at two or three times the price.  Oh well, you win some and lose some.  dntknw1

Off topic, but I like your Operation Mindcrime avatar!  I started listening to them in 84 with the original EP...was a fan up to Empire and lost interest after that.  Still a huge fan of their early stuff.

Craig

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 09:30:32 AM »
hi Craig and welcome. good to have you here.  thumb1
ARMY NAM VET, SO PROUD!

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 04:28:40 PM »
Wilkommen! Don't get me started on the Izhvesk I practically gave away 4yrs ago.
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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 06:11:06 PM »
Welcome from nc

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Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 01:35:20 AM »
Hi Sarge.
Welcome from AZ.