Very nice, I like all the extra kit on it.
Where did you pick up the cheek rest and the silencer?
That's not mine BM, but that leatherwork is worthy of a much better rifle, that's for sure!!! :)
The ultimate Enemy At the Gates setup, Vasily would be proud.
Those are pretty useful. Jack handle, spear, club, splint.... they can even serve as a rifle in a pinch. I did like mine, especially the M44. That thing wound bend grass fifty feet in front of it when it fired. And the ball of light it threw out, crazy....
The M-44 is much "tamer" with an AK style muzzle brake and the giant fireball is gone. Just don't shoot it with someone standing on either side. You also lose the cool attached flip open bayonet because the muzzle brake blocks the locking latch. I changed mine to all Archangel furniture with the 10 round detachable magazine conversion and a forward grip, so I don't miss the bayonet. I kept the original stock and bayonet so I could always easily go back to original. It does look super scary all in black, so hoplophobes beware!
that will be handy in the upcoming sporty times. a bit on the long side to move about with in a urban setting. but all in all, a very good working tool.
Y'know what? Ammo for them is cheap like borscht. They are robust tools in every situation as STxAR points out. They can shoot as well as any other milsurp costing double or triple the price tag on a Mosin.But... I hate them. I hates the SKS, and the AK too. They are weapons built by peasants, for peasants - to kill other peasants. You can festoon them with fine leatherwork, top tier sighting systems and silencers... but at the end of the day all ya got is a piece of turd wearing fine accessories.
Thought you were more open to "others". I'm not a fan of them either, but they are xlnt job performers. I had a pressed, pinned barrel Chi-com sks pos. Then I discovered Yugoslavian sks, M59 (without grenade launcher). All billet machined. Awesome rifle. With practice you can stripper load it faster than changing mags. Better than 5.56 out to about 300yd. Accuracy is minute of 71 year old geezer with iron iron sights (I can hit a 12" plate at 300 paces...usually. Thanks for keeping the Thunderbox open for us Deplorables. Tree Mike
Oh, I’m just being a contrary dink about it all, Mike! Good points.I tell the noobs that if they can’t afford a good gun…those Russkies are excellent cheap alternatives. But they are like any other rifle… you have to put your trigger time in.Actually… nowadays they are not all that cheap either… and in my neck of the woods, Finnish and Yugoslav rifles are unobtainable. Only the chinks seem to be around with the SKS’s… and I won’t buy their guns on general principles either…
Peasants. Exactly why every peasant should own one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-CTa2lMGN0
Having seen the last few inches of 'rifling' in quite a few of those I'm not sure I'd dare put a can on it. But if that one's a better specimen than most... looks like blasphemous fun.
54r ammo is cheap?? Where. Once, yes. 440 round spam can for 80 bucks. Now? Not so much.
That "turd" can blow through 1/2" steel plate.Ohio Guy
I have a Westinghouse USA-built 1915 Nagant, one of a Contract made for the Imperial Russian Army, that the commiejewbolsheviks Refused to Pay for; Westinghouse sold them commercially, and mine showed hardly any Use or Wear when I bought it in 1990. The Fit and Finish are slightly below that of a Mauser, but Way Better than the common Milsurp Beaters out there. I only fire Non-Corrosive Ammo, the Bore is still Bright like when I got it. I made a Scope Mount that Pins In to the Iron-Sight Base, use a Long-Eye-Relief Scope, and it shoots Minute-of-Woodchuck at 600 Meters. Vaporizes them, too.