anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:41 pm

Be careful with the steel cased and Berdan primed ammo. The primers are often corrosive similar to black powder. I used to shoot cases of the stuff, but always washed the gun in hot, soapy water just to be sure I didn't get any rusting.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:26 pm

A lot of those have chrome barrels, most are very well made. Is yours a Soviet Army issue or aftermarket, Chinese? Is the bayonet flat or three sided? Some of the early '50s Soviet SKSs are getting very pricey.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:41 pm

I got bored with the SKS. Fun toy, but I sold them all years ago.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:45 pm

mine is a Romanian 1959 model, numbers matching original. The ammo I use is labeled "non corrosive", Wolf ammo.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: mufwapo On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:37 am

coaledsweat wrote:A lot of those have chrome barrels, most are very well made. Is yours a Soviet Army issue or aftermarket, Chinese? Is the bayonet flat or three sided? Some of the early '50s Soviet SKSs are getting very pricey.


I was told the one I purchased was Army issued but I'm really not sure how to tell. No chrome barrel and flat bayonet but I don't think it's the original bayonet.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:58 am

mufwapo wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:A lot of those have chrome barrels, most are very well made. Is yours a Soviet Army issue or aftermarket, Chinese? Is the bayonet flat or three sided? Some of the early '50s Soviet SKSs are getting very pricey.


I was told the one I purchased was Army issued but I'm really not sure how to tell. No chrome barrel and flat bayonet but I don't think it's the original bayonet.


At the rear of the reciever there should be a date stamped. An early 50s SKS can be worth $500 or more. A wooden stock, #s matching weapon can go to $750 or more for the right one. The later ones have a stamped steel clip on the end of the barrel for the bayonet, these will not command the higher prices. If its early, my brothers buddy has 4-5 and is looking for more, let me know what the stampings are (date, manufacturer, proofs, rework, etc.) if you want to sell it.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: ken On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:41 pm

i had one that had a wood stock and the bayonet was flat , attached to the gun. i sold the gun and about 1,000 rounds for $100. opps.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:27 pm

I don't really want to sell mine but the local gun shop has a Russian SKS for sale, new in the box and never fired. He wants $400, I'm not sure the year. They don't import them anymore, some gvmt. BS I suppose.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: bigchunk On: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:25 am

i have a yugoslavian sks it is much meatier than the chinese and the russian versions bought it from a gun dealer who had a table set up at the albany gun show about 7 years ago . from my take its not a sniper rifle and becouse its not fully automatic its not a assult rifle neither. its good for a full on combat situation and its good for "making casulties". and of course it will take down a deer, love the gun wouldnt get rid of it, paid 400.00 for it. no scope on it but it sure would look tough with one.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:18 am

I bought a Chinese triple rail mount that replaces the receiver cover, it works OK. I stuck my 3-9x32 22mag scope on it and it helps. The gun is not very accurate as far as target rifles go, but good enough for all practical hunting and plinking applications. Cheap to shoot, fast to load, and it is basically indestructible. The scope doesn't make it more accurate, it simply allows me to see what I'm shooting at with more clarity. Trouble is I got a Ruger 10/22 for Christmas and I like shooting that better :) It's quiet and light and a 500 round box of ammo is $10
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