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5 Yugo SKS Questions-Value, Ammo, Cleaning, Modifications, and Compliance

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Old 01-17-2009, 06:49 AM   #11
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Even months before so many gun owners developed the 'panic attack', after learning that foolish assumptions about the next White House occupant were wrong, prices for Wolf x39 non-corrosive ammo were very similar to corrosive Yugo ammo, sold by 'Samco Global'.

matt g.:
Who do the people at BATFE really work for?
Do they only comply with current political winds, as the top DOT/FAA appointees often do?
Or are they appointed by the President?

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:51 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by gandog56 View Post
About the night sights. I thought mine didn't have them either. But it did. They just flip up behind the normal sights, so look real careful. But they are so old that usually either the tritium is dead or the phosphor painting is dead. You can touch up the phosporous dots with glow in the dark paint.
The night sight's that flip up are actually fiber optic. You may need to clean the filter holes on top of the flip up front sight, and the rear ones are on the side of the flip up sight. You will probably have to clean the sights to even see them when you flip them up. They're rather old and most are full of debris...which leads people to not understand what they are or even there. Nice rifle, nice range, little can take off the grenade launcher and sights, and replace the threads showing with a muzzle suppressor...sights require a little grinding and some cutting, but removable. There are all kinds of after model stocks available, some are pretty sweet...but still, a longer, heavier, beefier, rifle...hence the AK.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:32 AM   #13
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The sks does not require US parts to be placed on it by the importer or at any other time besides when its getting "bubba'd". Ive got 3 SKS rifles and none of them have any us parts on them. YOU have to replace a certain number of parts that equal up to 10. Magazine equals 1, stock sometimes equals 2, gas piston... etc. Its not fun and in my opinion that plastic stuff doesn't add anything to the rifle.

The way these rifles retain their value is remaining in their original condition. If you have an all numbers matching, or a yugo in really nice shape then you should really leave it alone. If you wanna play with one get a chinese those things are everywhere.

Some of these rifles were incorrectly marked, ive got some M59/66a1s that were marked m59/66. Not a huge deal but still kinda funny. The lack of chrome in these is fine, as long as you keep up on the cleaning and such that bore will last just as long as you will. The Yugoslavians believed they didn't need the chrome lining because they felt their soldiers were well trained enough to keep the rifle clean and in good order.
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