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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:

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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Just nickname me Cosmo for the next week!



A surprise inside! The cleaning kit was still there!


Bolt and bolt Carrier!!

 

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Even the bayonet is gunked up!!



The gas rod!



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:




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



Slowly working my way thru the parts and pieces....
 

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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!



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:



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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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!!
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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