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Old 03-13-2010, 05:32 PM
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Dating an SKS

I have a new SKS but I dont know and the Gun Shop owner I bought it from did not know what year it was. For all you SKS guys out there how do you date these.

Its a Yugo 59-66

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:29 AM
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You can try and google it. As long as it shoots I wouldn't worry to much about it. There are still thousands of these that are 30-40 years old and still packed with cosmoline sitting in crates all over the world. It will never be a valuable firearm, so shoot the piss out of it and have fun. I would be trying to get a hold of as much ammo as you can find. I use to buy 7.62x39 for $89.99 for $1,300 rounds! It's gone way up.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:29 PM
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I am not worried of the value, I was just curious what the age is so I would know in conversation.

I wish I could find ammo like that. I am getting ammo at 20 for $11.50
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:38 PM
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The Yugo 59/66 SKS was made from 1967 til 1970. You should be able to find the manufacture made date stamped on the left side of the receiver in the front.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:15 AM
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There you go. Ryan, never buy 7.62 in 20 rnd boxes, you need to buy in full cases. Depending where they were made a full case can be 800-1300 rounds. I have seen 1000 rnds lately going for $189, try any local gun shows. Good Luck, be safe, and have fun!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:20 AM
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We dont have a lot gun shows around here and these were about all I could find at the time.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:13 AM
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I have checked all over and there is no date that I am aware of on it.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:29 AM
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There you go. Ryan, never buy 7.62 in 20 rnd boxes, you need to buy in full cases. Depending where they were made a full case can be 800-1300 rounds. I have seen 1000 rnds lately going for $189, try any local gun shows. Good Luck, be safe, and have fun!!
Where did you find that price? I haven't seen it for less than 245!

BTW Ryan, I love my 59-66
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:55 AM
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It is a great gun so far. Cant wait to go shoot it but I dont know anywhere around here to shoot right now.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:28 AM
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My house, lol!!
The last ones I saw for $189 was at the gun show in Winston Salem, Ammoman and Ammunitiontogo has good prices if you get in on one of their free shipping deals.
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