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Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:00:08 PM »
This was asked for a while ago, but I've been busy with various projects and couldn't finish it until now.  Most regular members of SKS-Files.com are going to find this guide extremely basic and possibly not very useful, however new members or guests to the site that don't have much SKS experience should find it to be a good resource to start learning with.  It was made to be easily printed and taken with you to the gunshow for a very handy quick reference guide that will help differentiate between the various common nationalities. 

The guide is only three pages, so it is obviously not exhaustive.  If you see any information that is wrong or anything you feel should be added to this quick guide, please let me know!

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http://sks-files.com/Pictures/FAQ/General/20141117_SKS_quick_ID_guide.pdf

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 11:25:05 PM »
This turned out most excellent.  Outstanding work RM!
      
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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 12:14:31 AM »
Dude...that's awesome!

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 12:22:07 AM »
Yeah...what they all said.  clap1 Thanks running-man!

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 01:07:23 AM »
All of the above clap1 clap1 thumb1.  Thank you RM.  God Bless!!
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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 11:34:37 AM »
Very well done! Great layout, well organized and very informative. I'd say this is valuable for those new to the SKS all the way to at least the intermediate level collector. Having all of this information in one quickly accessible guide is really useful. Thanks!  thumb1  thumb1

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 01:44:49 PM »
Awesome work RM  thumb1

I'll not be surprised at all, to see people thumbing through these at the next show i go to. This will be very helpful for many.

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 01:56:47 PM »
haha this is perfect. I use to keep a folded piece of notebook paper with me at gun shows with traits from each so I knew. Thing's still in my wallet lol

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 12:34:37 PM »
RM, that is super nice. thanks.
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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 02:50:16 PM »
Looks great! I wish I had something like this years ago when the prices were not so crazy. This should be helpful to a wide variety of buyers. I will be printing it out to hang in my shop for sure!

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 09:44:50 AM »
Well done! Thank you RM!

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2015, 01:49:44 PM »
As above, outstanding RM.  thumb1  For Yugo's, I offer for your consideration to add in your spare time  :)) the 3 digit long barrels, the 10xxx A suffixed I/O's, and the OOxxxx no prefix or suffix Mitchell's, although I do understand that these groups are uber-niche and may not belong in a quick guide. Maybe a better fit for a more broadbase Yugo specific version ?

Anyway, super job and thanks for your work.  thumb1

I've been working for a good while to tighten the serial range and approx. production # of Mitchell's. So far I have production of 200 but I need to reliably source that, and as for serial range, in all the internet I've accessed so far you can find exactly 2 Mitchell Yugo's. One was being offered for sale about 4 yrs. ago and the old ad can still be seen w/pics. The other is a serial # in Withergyld's db. Both are 0019xx. Owing to my inability to source any actual rifles except one  ;), I've had to resort to building a db on the other models in the import batch (much more availability with those) to try to fix their serial ranges and have the Mitchell Yugo SKS serial range established by elimination.
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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2015, 08:34:59 AM »
RM will be back the day after Easter...   but as you mentioned, those are uber nitch variations tbat likely won't fit into the quick guide putpose.

Your starting to get these yugos down pretty good...  should start working on some of the sticky/threads missing on this list.   Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides

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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2015, 11:18:48 AM »
Your starting to get these yugos down pretty good...  should start working on some of the sticky/threads missing on this list.   Yugoslavian M59 & M59/66 SKS FAQ, HOWTOs, & Guides - Yugoslavian SKS - SKS-FILES FORUM - Page 1 of 1

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Thanks for that LC, once in a while something I have some minimal talent for grabs hold of me and I hammer the heck out of it for a while. I would be happy to help in places where I have some confidence in what I'm producing..the line items aren't turned on as links, should I post as replies and RM could edit/move as needed ?
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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2015, 01:02:56 PM »
Just pick one thats not linked as those are the ones needed. Post new in Yugo section.. Im no yugo expert either, but if you want a proof read, send it to someone for a glance over.
      
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Re: Newbie's Quick SKS ID Guide for use at the Gunshow!
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