My "new" toy with pics.... (NOW WITH AFTER PICS)(!!!56K BEWARE!!!)
All signs point to "YES".
I'd have bought that for $140.
Id say damn good score for $140! Im not the most knowledgable guy on SKS stuff, but that gas block and metal behind the FSB looks pretty cool, is this one of the ones that had the grenade launching ability? Anyone here, chime in please?
Thanks guys. If I would take the wood and have it redone would that screw with the value? I have a peeve about scratched/banged-up wood on guns. I guess that is the reason I am not into firearms with wood. I would mount it up on the with the Remington 700 and not use it much or none at all if I got the wood redone.
Leave the wood alone, doubly so if the stock carving on the forend is original! There have been quite a bit of Yugoslavian guns imported recently that have "trench art" carved into them by bored soldiers during their civil war. Leave them alone or buy a replacement stock and keep the original stock in the closet if it bothers you, but don't remove any markings from the wood.
140 is a great price in todays world of over inflated SKS prices. Heck, I saw comparable SKS's going for 450 to 550 at the latest gun show here in Militiagan.
Nice job on the wood. You've got a very nice rifle there with matching numbers too. The magazine appears a little rust colored (might be the lighting), but nothing some cold blue couldn't remedy. Congrats