First time clean of unissued Yugo SKS!

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  1. NitLion

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    I am sorry if this brings back some bad memories for you guys! I have gone through this once back when I got my Yugo for $139. This is one I picked up at Cabelas about 2-1/2 years ago for $289 and just left in the cosmoline. I have finally worked up the courage to strip her down!
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    Still had the tie -wraps and the tags on from Cabelas:
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    By the way, I know there was a recall on the Cabelas SKS' - this one was not demilled...thank goodness!

    A close-up look at the gunk! Wow!!
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    Front site:
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    Just nickname me Cosmo for the next week!

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    A surprise inside! The cleaning kit was still there!
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    Bolt and bolt Carrier!!

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    Even the bayonet is gunked up!!
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    The gas rod!
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    The stock is really a thing of beauty though! And...NOT covered in cosmoline - how did THAT happen?!!
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    Nice!


    Wish I had a new gun to clean.
     
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    All the parts! After this pic tho', I did dissemble the recoil spring unit... and I have to disassemble the bolt yet...wow!

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    How are you going to,degunk? Boil, brake cleaner, kerosene, other????
     
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    another view of the bolt before dis-assembly:

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    Had to clean it quite a bit before I took it apart and then again afterwards of course. Here it is apart:

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    Slowly working my way thru the parts and pieces....
     
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    If that's all just cosmoline and not rust, I think you got a good one. The wood looks exceptionally nice.
     
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    That is ALL cosmoline. I came to the conclusion today that it is the consistency of thick ear wax...eeew! This is my second go-round with an unissued Yugo. They apparently dipped them regularly!! My first one actually came with a log book and it occasionally was stamped and initialed. I tell myself those were the "dipping dates" (although I don't know the real meaning). :embarassed:
     
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    Here is the gas rod all cleaned up for a compare-contrast. This is what the baby looks like under the cosmoline!

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    Ok... after a month ( I did spent a few days out of town on business, and a few days sick )... she is ALL cleaned up and put back together!

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    After the arduous task of stripping all that cosmoline off, the reassembly was almost anti-climatic - it went that smoothly!! Here is the front end for a comparison picture:

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    She is a real beauty I think! Soo much value for the money!

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    Wow that looks like a completely different gun than the before pictures. :wow:
     
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    It was a fun project, but really, I have no urge to shoot it now... because I would have to clean it again! :supergrin: I will put it in the gun cabinet and play with some other toys until the urge strikes!!
     
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    Wow you sure are not like me I would have to get that out to the range as soon as I could. Cleaning it after shooting it will be a cake walk now. So if I where you I would shoot away & have fun you will find that the sks is a fine firearm. I wish I picked one of the Yugo sks's up when they where like that for $119.00 all day long. But I never did because I already had 4 sks's A rusike & 2 chicome's & 1 chi sporter that takes real ak mags. I have shot the yugo sks & like them a lot. Most of my ak's are Yugo's.
     
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    Unissued/as new Yugo M59/66A1 is a highly desirable rifle ( It will only increase in value ) They are the most robust SKS variant .