GUN Just picked up my first surplus rifle :noes:

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  1. IDMO

    IDMO OT Supporter

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    Got an SKS from aimsurplus which is conveniently located about 20 minutes away from me :mamoru:

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    I love living in a non-commie state. Walk in empty handed, walk out 10 minutes later with a big scary gun :noes:
     
  2. sprite

    sprite Active Member

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    Stock looks pretty nice. Did they happen to have any cheap 7.62x39 in stock?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :cool: now get the cosmo off it.
     
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    I didn't ask, I'm working on a budget :o
     
  5. IDMO

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    I got a lot of it off with some shop towels, but it's taking forever. Hints? :x:
     
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    Ryno Gun in hand

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    Heat and brake clean. Mineral spirits works really well too. Be prepared to smell like it for 2 weeks:bigthumb:
     
  7. IDMO

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    I can still smell it on my fucking hands :crying:

    My dad has tons of mineral spirits at his shop, maybe I'll finish cleaning it off in a couple weeks when I'm there :hs:

    WTF is it for anyway? So they don't get rusty in storage?
     
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    Oh and I've read a few threads about putting the wood in the dishwasher, is that an option for me? I've never disassembled a rifle so I don't know what I'd be getting myself into :o
     
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    SKS isn't that hard to break down, if you want to refinish the stock you could put it in the dishwasher, just be sure to take any metal pieces off first as it may take the finish off them too.
     
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    So i only do the dishwasher deal if I want to refinish it? Meh, too much work :o
     
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    What about high-cap mags? Say, 20 rounds, are they any good? Stay away? :dunno:
     
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    Yeah the dishwasher will take the old finish off it.
     
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    Generally doing an aftermarket conversion leads to feeding problems, I did it on one of mine then eventually ditched it. If you want a high cap SKS the only ones that work good are the norinco ones that took AK mag's from the factory.
     
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    travisdb What do you wanna do?

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    SKS's can be fun.
     
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    I have heard mixed things about the detachable mags for the SKS, some say if it is a nice quality part, they work fine, and the cheapo ones suck. :dunno:
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    ive always wanted an SKS... :cool: but one of them was the primary gun used in the Port Arthur massacre, so they were banned here :(


    i gotta say if i do get my hands on one, im paying some one to take the cosmo off for me :o
     
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    Eh, oh well. Stripper clips should make reloads easier :hs:
     
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    granted i'm still not finished yet but it's not all that hard to get the stuff off, why pay someone else? :dunno:

    sucks about the ban :o
     
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    Removing the cosmo yourself is a great way to learn about the function of the rifle. Plus it smells good. :naughty:
     
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    At least I'll learn how to take it apart (whenever I feel like finishing) :hs:
     
  21. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Take it apart and dump the pieces that have hard to reach spots in boiling water. You can also get a steamer and it'll melt right off. As for the stock just leave it out in the sun on a hot day. Wipe it off every now and then and most of the cosmo will bleed out. How much did you pay for it? It looks like it's in good shape. :cool:
     
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    Yeah I read up a bit on removal, I might have to go buy a shitty pot to boil them in :o

    I paid $129 for it and $3.95 for 20 stripper clips, $15 for the background check :hs:

    It's in real good shape, it was 129 for Excellent condition and 149 for Like-new condition.
     
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    Can you put the metal peices in the oven with something to catch the cosmo too? I thought I read that somewhere...
     
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    Make sure that when you clean it, you get the firing pin to move freely in the bolt. Slam fire / Full auto ftl. :noes:
     
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    129 bucks. Man i hate this state. The cheapest ive seen here was 250. Ugh.

    Nice rifle, good luck getting it lean.
     

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