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Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 06-28-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By jtf-b
Could not resist.....

I wound up getting on Gunbroker last year and getting two of the thumbhole stock models.
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 07-30-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By jtf-b
I don't think so. I think the Tula'54 and the...

I don't think so. I think the Tula'54 and the Sporter are the "book ends" of the spectrum. One is GI and original, the other is commercial and pushing the platform to its pen-ultimate development.
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Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 07-28-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,303
Posted By jtf-b
Some of the (31) clips are good, some, as you...

Some of the (31) clips are good, some, as you said aren't worth a tinker's damn. The original, parkerized or dull blued ones with the small font (31) are real GI surplus. The new ones, shiny blued,...
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 07-28-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,303
Posted By jtf-b
Sounds like the same guy I ordered my BXN clips...

Sounds like the same guy I ordered my BXN clips from. The first time, a few years ago, they were "in the white" and would up dunking them in cold blue. The second time, a few months ago, they were...
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 07-28-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By jtf-b
I must confesss, Dannyboy. Within a couple of...

I must confesss, Dannyboy. Within a couple of months, I got not just one, but two Norinco SKS Sporters. I meant to get just one, but I was simultaneously bidding on two on Gunbroker (to ensure I...
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 07-28-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,303
Posted By jtf-b
Dannyboy, what was your source for the BXN...

Dannyboy, what was your source for the BXN stripper clips?

Also, don't you think your AR would have benefited from a mid-length upper? That barrel sticks out like Pinochio's nose while he is...
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 06-14-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
Yes, but I first went there when it was still...

Yes, but I first went there when it was still called Palmerola Air Base: 1987, '89, '93, '06, '09, '11
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 06-13-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
The new APEX Gun Parts Croatian mags were brand...

The new APEX Gun Parts Croatian mags were brand new, had a very light covering of oil, and looked beautiful. I fit them into two different rifles, cycled dummy rounds just fine, and the BHO worked....
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 06-11-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
So, I wound up ordering 5 of the Polish magazines...

So, I wound up ordering 5 of the Polish magazines and 5 of the Yugoslavia magazines with bolt hold open followers from AIM Surplus. By ordering 5 of the Polish, the price dropped by $1, so it was 10...
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 05-07-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
Polish Steel AK47 7.62x39 30rd Magazines for Aim...

Polish Steel AK47 7.62x39 30rd Magazines for Aim Surplus: good to go?
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 05-06-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
"not locking" :( "needs...

"not locking" :( "needs filing"
Forum: AK-74 05-06-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,396
Posted By jtf-b
Yep, sometimes the gun shows are good for the...

Yep, sometimes the gun shows are good for the surprise treasure find.....
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 05-06-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
I found some steel surplus mags at the gunshow...

I found some steel surplus mags at the gunshow today that were purported to be Bulgarian. Are those any good? How do I ID the Bulgarians?
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 05-06-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
Am I confusing them with the ones from Gibbs...

Am I confusing them with the ones from Gibbs Rifle Company? I thought they were the ones that made a good AKM mag in Croatia and were importing them here?

Also, are the Korean commercially made...
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 05-04-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By jtf-b
Good, widely available AKM mags?

I have recently gone from one platform that uses AK mags, to three.

I prefer 20 rounders, and over a decade ago, I was able to get some of the good Hungarian, ridged spine, 20 rounders. (I know...
Forum: Ammunition and Magazines 04-23-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,303
Posted By jtf-b
whatever happened to Wolf ammunition?

Whatever happened to Wolf ammunition? Is it still in business? For a while, the similar color scheme of Tulammo confused me when it first came out a few years ago. Is there a connection between...
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-21-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By jtf-b
I hear ya. But its all good. Gotta share. If all...

I hear ya. But its all good. Gotta share. If all the SKS' wind up in our safes, a new generation will not appreciate them because they never got to afford to buy them. 20-30 years from now, when I...
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-21-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By jtf-b
Truer words never spoken. Looking back, I...

Truer words never spoken.

Looking back, I could have put $10 down to hold it until I made up my mind.

But then again, I'm getting older and eventually I'll either have to stop or seriously...
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-20-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By jtf-b
But....I found an even better deal last...

But....I found an even better deal last weekend....and let it slip from my fingers.

At a gun show, I found a 1951(1) model, in very good shape, for just $400!

The seller didn't take credit...
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-07-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By jtf-b
That's what I though. But I was surprised by...

That's what I though. But I was surprised by Mosintoter's "off the charts" characterization.

So, does anyone know what I should pay for one of these?
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-06-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By jtf-b
So you would say rank the muzzle flash as - 20...

So you would say rank the muzzle flash as
- 20 inch SKS the least,
- 16 inch AK more, and
- 16 inch SKS the most?
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-06-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By jtf-b
More so than an AK with a similar length barrel? ...

More so than an AK with a similar length barrel? Or was it that the 20" barrel of a regular SKS was much, much tamer?
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 04-05-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By jtf-b
Norinco SKS "sporter" model

It has happened again. I see something weird, different, kinda...ugly. But I stare at it so long, I feel compelled to get it.

These are the AK mag accepting, no bayonet, thumbhole stock that...
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 03-29-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,261
Posted By jtf-b
sks bullpups

Anyone have any experience with the stocks that turn your SKS into a bullpup?

I think the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJVC-Zh_n44
SKSAR by CBPRS has nice lines.
Forum: SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) 03-29-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By jtf-b
Tried and tried to sign up with Photobucket.com. ...

Tried and tried to sign up with Photobucket.com. I gave up after 23 tries!
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