Yugo SKS ??? thoughts and opinions

89lxcoupe351w

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Jul 23, 2008
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TAYLOR , TX
so i have this posted in pistols too, but for the pistols i have questions about, but, here is the situation, i have never heard of this brand, i have a friend that wants to trade me for this, i need to know what its worth, and any opinions yall have about them, any info is appreciated
 

woulf

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Jul 14, 2008
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Bryan, TX
They're ok. Good for plinking, storing, truck.. Just be aware of what you remove/add if you choose to do so. (Silly ATF thing);)
 

50calRay

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Jun 17, 2008
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Yugo isn't a brand name per say, it's short for Yugoslavia a county next to Romania and Hungray...or near Italy. Anyhow, the SKS is simular to the AK in more than one way. They both have a lot of knocks offs on the markets and some are better than others. The Yugo SKS is a nice variant of the SKS rifle.
 

mac79912

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Mar 4, 2008
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SKSs are fun to shoot.I have had three and all were reliable and affordable.Too bad the days of $100 SKS rifles is gone.
 

89lxcoupe351w

New Member
Jul 23, 2008
15
1
TAYLOR , TX
thanks guys, i kinda figured what yall said, not to expensive, ana an ok entry level gun i guess, how old are these usually

They're ok. Good for plinking, storing, truck.. Just be aware of what you remove/add if you choose to do so. (Silly ATF thing);)
what do you mean by this
 

50calRay

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Jun 17, 2008
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what do you mean by this
I'm pretty sure he's talking about compliance parts...BATF's artical 922(r). The BATF has laws that govern imported firearms into the US. The main one is 9rr which breaks a firearm down in to "X" amount of parts. I'm not sure about an SKS but an AK 47 is 16 parts. In order for an AK to be legal, it has to have something like 6 US made parts on it. Replacing any of these 6 US made parts with orginal forigen parts would place the gun in violation of artical 922(r). Which puts you at odds with the ATF. There really isn't anything to worry about when you buy from a dealer. All their imported firearms complies with all BATF rules. He's simply suggesting becareful of private sales. People tend to install what ever not knowing or caring about the law.

Here is a link on some info posted on an SKS board:
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=27678.0

Anyhow, I would look into an AK47 my self ;)
 
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