Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Spavac
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: Gun shop Yugo 59/66 $$$
Replies: 4
Views: 1397
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Re: Gun shop Yugo 59/66 $$$

In June of 2011, I paid $295 and change OTD. That was from a retailer (farm & home chain) in Green Bay WI. Prolly could have gotten a slightly lower base price on-line but after S&H and FFL fees it might have been more. Buying from the retailer allowed me to do a hands on inspection. That's usually ...
by Spavac
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: Gun shop Yugo 59/66 $$$
Replies: 4
Views: 1397
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Gun shop Yugo 59/66 $$$

Checking the used rifle section of a gun shop that I only visit once in a while, I spotted a Yugo 59/66. Picked it up to have a closer look. First and most obvious was the absence of the bayonet. Don't exactly remember but I can't remember seeing the sight ladder for the grenade launcher either. Nex...
by Spavac
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: 59/66 sks
Replies: 5
Views: 2017
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Re: 59/66 sks

RE: the cracked stock, there's a boatload of great repair and refinishing info over on the SKSboards.com site! I've seen worse cracks that have been repaired but in most cases there will be, at the very least, some telltale reminders that work has been done. In some situations, it's possible to plac...
by Spavac
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Field expedient (sort of) pull through
Replies: 3
Views: 1187
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Re: Field expedient (sort of) pull through

NIce! I've done the same trick for a weight myself. Some weights were also soft iron (steel) also. You are missing a loop or two in the cordage though. https://www.milsurps.com/enfield_site/ti21_files/image001.jpg Thanks :) Ya, I saw some examples with either mid-cord "loops" or mid-cord thickened ...
by Spavac
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Field expedient (sort of) pull through
Replies: 3
Views: 1187
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Field expedient (sort of) pull through

I was reading through some posts from earlier this year and spotted one RE: the proper stowage of the SMLE weighted pull through bore cleaner. While it's important to many (sometimes myself included) to have authentic accessories for our relics of days gone by, I thought until I came across one at a...
by Spavac
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore Sling
Replies: 6
Views: 1254
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Re: Ishapore Sling

Well, I believe the Ishapore 2A1 versions of the No.1 MkIII SMLE sport the wire loop (for the magazine retainer chain). If it's not there, perhaps it was ground off by a previous owner. Mr. Atkins narrative was a bit confusing to me at first but I believe the just of it is, if a person wants a mid-s...
by Spavac
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Picked this up. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2654
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Re: Picked this up. Thoughts?

Now I'm a bit embarrassed and thinking that the coin in the stock should have been a "red flag". I'm pretty sure that no self-respecting Brit would EVER adorn ANYTHING with a likeness of Benjamin Franklin ;-)! So, 10 years after it was made it was shipped of to India for a "refurb"? I guess out-sour...
by Spavac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Picked this up. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2654
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Re: Picked this up. Thoughts?

So, are you saying the one in the photos IS a Buckingham Palace Guard ceremonial LE? If it is AND it's yours, how did you come by it? Obviously, its in pristine condition but I must say that it's a little too bling'd out for me. Are all of the metal components chromed? The lighting on the photos se...
by Spavac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Picked this up. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2654
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Re: Picked this up. Thoughts?

Ya, I think the "brown/black paint" definitely needs to go! I can't really imagine why anyone would do that? Pretty sure that the Buckingham Palace Guards would have done a better job of it, Yeah I do not think it is a Buckingham Palace Guard gun, because I am sure that is one of those rifles. Its ...
by Spavac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Picked this up. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2654
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Re: Picked this up. Thoughts?

Ya, I think the "brown/black paint" definitely needs to go! I can't really imagine why anyone would do that? Pretty sure that the Buckingham Palace Guards would have done a better job of it, IDK. I suppose I could have been used as a ceremonial rifle (i.e Color Guard) by a Brit equivalent of the VFW...
by Spavac
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore mag capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 1681
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Re: Ishapore mag capacity

I had to buy an aftermarket "new reproduction" magazine for my 2A1 as it was purchased sans mag. (Numrich Gun Parts Corp ~$50). It is described as a 10 round magazine. I suppose tho, that it's possible that the aftermarket mags are only 10 rounders in order to meet the capacity restrictions that are...
by Spavac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 5893
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

Ya, I feel pretty fortunate too! One of my nicer looking relics. RE: the stock, it was a hot mess when I got it. Kind of a lacquer / varnish like finish. Stripped it all off, steamed out most of the dents/dings then smoothed out what was left with abrasive paper. The buttstock and forestock didn't m...
by Spavac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: Yugo SKS 59/66 A1 Cleaning Rod
Replies: 8
Views: 2034
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Yugo SKS 59/66 A1 Cleaning Rod

Getting back in the game (somewhat) and have been lurking here and on the SKSBoards site. There seems to be a bit more traffic here (since re-animation) than on the other (SKSBorads) RE: Yugo SKS rifles. My issue that stimulated this post is the cleaning rod and kit on my Yugo SKS. It came with the ...
by Spavac
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 5893
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

I picked one up a few years ago. 1967 vintage, matching #s, kinda neglected but otherwise good condition. Sat in the rack at a local pawn shop for a long time (didn't have a magazine). Heard that they were having a sale to clear out their slow movers. Showed up as the door was unlocked and made a be...
by Spavac
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: It's been a while!
Replies: 2
Views: 1107
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It's been a while!

Hey there Surplus Rifle enthusiasts, I'm a former member whose Login credentials must have be kicked to the curb so I had to re-regisister :?: . I had been inactive for a while so maybe it served me right. My interests wax and wane as well as shift from here to there and back again. Since the regist...

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