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Old 10-26-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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SKS in Canada

Garand, are Chinese SKS's still being imported to Canada? I read that they are (were) coming in with no importer mark, therefore more highly valued than the U.S, imports? I seem to recall saying a private citizen of Canada could not sell guns in the U.S..
 
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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From what I understand stocks of Chinese manufactured firearms have been depleted. Up here lately it is easier to find Russian SKS. I bought my Chinese one about 10 years ago now. As for selling firearms in the US, you would need an import permit from the US. When ever I cross the border heading south my BATF Form 6NIA indicates what I bring down, goes home with me, no exceptions.

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Old 10-27-2016, 10:42 AM   #3
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I havea 1950 dated Tula with the blade bayonet....sadly,like a lot of the arsenal refinished ones,they riveted the bayonet screw(it opens/closes,but can't be removed without cutting the rivet somehow). Also, during there rearsenal process,like most;they neglected to replace the safety spring,resulting in a friction fit (unlike my Chicom spikers which have a positive click on/off.
Function fine though. Laminate stock.
Anyone know the USD value,currently on the laminate Russian?
 
 
Old 10-27-2016, 04:06 PM   #4
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Gripper, I looked on some of my C&R Sources and a wider guesstimate would be hard to find. Low end seem's to be $500.00 , high end $1200.00!!! Try Gunboards AK & SKS's. Someone there will be more knowledgeable than I.
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Not bad,for a $175.00 rifle,back in the day.
 
Old 10-28-2016, 07:41 AM   #6
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I paid $169.00 Cdn for mine!
 
Old 10-28-2016, 09:30 AM   #7
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I got this when I was still a Massachusetts resident
 
Old 10-28-2016, 04:01 PM   #8
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Centerfire Systems Yugo 59/66 w/cracked stocks $379.00. Were $120.00 unissued still in cosmoline in 2004.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:01 PM   #9
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I'm actually interested in that M59/66A1 variant from the former Bosnian Herzegovina that has a flash hider instead of a grenade launcher and cutoff valve. Fewer things to go wrong.
 
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That sounds interesting, I've never seen one.
 
Old 10-28-2016, 08:50 PM   #11
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Classic Firearms had them on the last email. I like the Yugoslavian SKS,but the addition of the GL/Gas Cutoff+lots of corrosive M67 in heavy combat through the 1990's and indifferent maintenance tended to cause gas bleed problems with some of them. Great rifles,but something to watch for. The flash hider variant of the 66A1 struck me as an " updated M59".
 
Old 10-29-2016, 02:33 PM   #12
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Mine were never fired, so that's a worry I don't have. I only shoot non-corrosive in my AK's and SKS's, though I do have a 440 round can of Russian 7.62X39 that I would assume to be corrosive. I might pop that open only when the Zombie hordes attack.
 
Old 10-29-2016, 02:42 PM   #13
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I LIKE the SKS. And, I would NOTturn down a M59/66A1-even with the grenade launcher as long as the valve was undamaged.But,if given a choice between an old school M59,a 59/66A1 with the GL or the 59/66A1 without it,the first and last would be my first picks. Simply because 1) I don't have any rifle grenades :-) and 2)I prefer the " minimum of things that can fail in any of my rifles.
Unissued/unfired,though;is a great score...now that the excellent but VERY corrosive M67 brass cased flat based and he Chicom copperwashed steel core are harder to acquire at reasonable cost,you can do well with the Golden Tiger and Brown Bear/Wolf FMJ or SP,and not turn your rifle into a straight pull bolt action with an error bore after a few missed cleaning sessions.
 
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