View Full Version : New SKS Holy Grail Or Old News?
February 17, 2002, 13:26
With all the hype on about the Yugo SKS what about the East German or Korean SKS's? I'm going to balk on the Yugos since they don't have chrome lined barrels but do the East Germans or Koreans? When have you last seen one of these sold commercially and at what price? Thank you.
February 17, 2002, 15:34
With the Yugo you can get a brand new rifle. It doesn't have a chrome lined barrel, but I don't plan on shooting any corrosive 7.62x39, and I do clean my guns every now and then.
The Yugo I just got (look here) (http://www.falfiles.com/cgi-bin/forums/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=30&t=000076) is a new gun with a perfect bore (still blued). If you just want a blaster you can still find nice Chinese SKS rifles for under $200.
February 17, 2002, 16:07
It's not so much a matter of shooting an SKS as it is buying something and then not shooting it as much because of the finicky involvement to clean it before a $300 rifle becomes a $150 one. I was under the assumption that all ammo is a bit corrosive, primer or powder. Can you shoot Wolf or S&B and then not clean it(Yugo)right away? I'm usually slack when it comes to spending a day at the range and then not cleaning my guns until the next day or two. Thanks.
February 17, 2002, 16:24
I shoot Wolf and Barnul all the time in my AKs and ARs (maily in ther Aks) and rarely clean the guns immediately after returning home. I've let the rifles sit for a month or two without cleaning and never had any problem with either the 7.62x39 or 5.56 stuff causing any problems.
February 17, 2002, 20:01
I have a russian SKS. Ive seen the Albanians in AIM flyer, and the Yugos. Albanians I never even knew existed, Yugos were vary rare until recently. The only other SKS I have interest in is the Karbiner S. East german SKS. If these ever see US soil I will definitely jump on one. Otherwise, my russian is the only one I will ever want. I do hope the E german ones make it over some day. Ive never even seen one, and doubt they will ever be imported. :(
February 18, 2002, 11:20
Most of the East German ones went to the Yugo conflict.
February 18, 2002, 23:10
Over on one of the sks boards I have seen postings from owners of used yugo's having cycling problems due to gas leaks at the gas cutoff for the GL. It might be a good area to check that out before you buy. One guy said he was a dealer and out of the six he bought only two would cycle properly!
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