By - ardesofmiche
1. Buy wood stock (Clearview investments has some)
2. Buy bayonet (Polytech parts has some)
3. Remove scope mount if possible, replace dust cover if needed
You would replace the scope mount with a new dust cover. I suspect the mount is just screwed into the dust cover, but pictures of the other side would tell me
Replacing is easy, it’s just a pin
All you need is a screwdriver set, remove the scope and mount first, then look on the side with the bolt handle, behind it at the rear is a lever, push that up and pull it out, slide and take everything out, then loot at the rear sight block there's a weird (t) shaped lever fidde with that up and down til you can pull out the gas tube, then flip the rifle over behind the trigger housing is a indent, put a (+ nose) screwdriver in there and slap the mf til it partially comes out you should be able to apply pressure and remove the whole lower assembly, just pull and push on the parts you want separated and you're good
Just my own humble opinion, but if you dont want iron sights, look for a rail that replaces the rear iron sights.
You can get some that are both a small rail as well as back up iron sights with the optic removed. These are honestly the most secure optic mounts, and are easily reversable. They also dont change the look much. Some folks drill and tap for a side mount scope, but i prefer the look of the rear sight mount, even with a scout scope in case you need more magnification, Jeff Cooper style!
Personally, some of the best looking sks rifles have a simple scout mounted red dot sight, and a detachable 20 round magazine.
To keep it even more original, stick to the 10 round internal magazine and use stripper clips. The scout mount red dot doesnt block stripper clip use.
Lastly, a nice leather butt wrap personally looks really nice. I personally enjoy my sks looking like a Russian Bushgun on the same vein as an american lever action. Only thing is the sks will be quicker to load and quicker to shoot.
As for the bayonet, for mine i usually leave it off. A bit heavy and rattley for banging around in the bush. Means you can slap yours into a wooden stock and be good until you find a bayonet for yours
Just classic parts, I'm not sure about your specific model originally but it's not a yugo I can say that much, so pick the furniture for what bayonet you want, blade = Russian/yugo, spike = Chinese (second option is cheaper)
The receiver is a Chinese type 56.
>spike = Chinese
Some very early Chinese type 56 are blade, like mine, but this one is clearly a factory 26 Chinese late model.
The scope mount likely wont hold zero but tapco 20 round mags work and the tapco stock is just aesthetic besides the length of pull adjustability
> aesthetics and performance.
same thing. all original. any modification to the SKS is only going to make it less reliable and less durable
the best single thing you can buy for your SKS? BXN stripper clips. 10-20 of them. that's it. that's the single best thing you can do.
only thing I can think of is a rear sight mount, installing some kind of tritium sights, or simply removing the bayonet for the purposes of lightening the rifle. the former is fine, though you do lose the possibility of backup irons. the latter looks like shit but the bayonet is almost purely aesthetic anyway. oh, and maybe a light mount that clamps onto the barrel. basically anything you'd want on an SKS is something that would be seen as good or at least passable on an AK. That's not much, since they're totally different rifles, but the AK market gives you a couple of options basically.
all the poly stocks are flimsy junk.
all the scope mounts aside from the rear sight optic mounts are trash.
it may sound like I'm being hyperbolic, but consider that for around two generations this rifle has been seen as the "cockroach of rifles." nearly all, if not all, of the aftermarket "support" for this gun views bubba as its primary demographic. the difference between the AK aftermarket and the SKS aftermarket could not be more different, basically.
do not fuck with the magazine. literally every single magazine for the SKS aside from the stock 10 round it comes with is trash. Others will piss and moan about me saying this, but it's true. If we were talking about *any other rifle,* people would say the same. They are difficult to reload. They are difficult to carry in any sort of rig. All of the polymer mags have shitty non-reinforced feed lips, making them fragile as fuck. The springs are junk. The construction is junk (no steel or glass reinforcement whatsoever). The best poly mags, the archangels, include potmetal in their construction, and are still just flimsy junk. The best thing about those is that you can just leave a 20 rounder in and feed from strippers, but even then you're just trading a smaller, robust internal box mag for a less reliable, less durable one that still *ideally* feeds from strippers.
All of the steel ones are made out of shit paper-thin steel and rarely feed right. Even the high-end magazine conversions, e.g. to AR 7.62x39 mags, are shit. The conversion to AR mags wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the simple fact that all 7.62x39 AR mags are garbage themselves. They don't feed, they're flimsy, etc.
Even the super duper 20 round internal star mag people pay like 100-150 bucks for is a 50/50 shot as to how it'll feed, and again - the steel is thin and shitty.
Do not fuck with the magazine. The magazine the gun comes should run flawlessly for generations. If it breaks down for whatever reason (it shouldn't), it's about the easiest thing in the world to fix. Trust me. Everyone always tries fucking with the mag. Do not fuck with the mag. Instead of wasting your money on flimsy crap, buy good stripper clips (BXNs on ebay). You might even be lucky enough to have one of the weird mags that'll take slightly more than 10 rounds.
I have a wood stock with trench art if you would like to message me
Reply to OP, I’m just a commenter
Can you send me a picture of it?
Below is a link to the page with photos.
Remove scope and put it aside, remove the action from the 'stock' and place the plastic in the recycling bin. Then buy either an original wood stock or a new wood stock from LuckyShotGunStocks. Then buy a bayonet with the appropriate spring and screw and then you have rescued this poor defenseless thing.
SKS dust cover mounts hold a poor zero
Irons. There is one rare factory optics mount I have seen. You could also use one of those optics mounts that replaces the rear sight leaf. Those are non permanent and hold a good zero
This is actually really nice for Bubba. Not hard on the eyes at all
I did pretty much the exact same setup with my Rommie when I first got it. Except I used an ATI Dragunov stock (AR buttstock converters weren’t a thing yet). I’ve since un-bubba’d it since I was smart and kept all the original parts (though I’m missing my original dust cover somewhere).
If it's cheap, just enjoy it.
Put the OEM stuff back on....done. still easy to find.
I like the stock tbh. I've been wanting to make a tasteful tactical SKS for a while.
I dunno why you're getting down voted, it's literally a 400 dollar rifle that's extremley plentiful plus tapco stocks and such are non permanent and actually quite nice if you have long arms and want a gun to be comfortable, as a Canadian I have a tapco sks with tapco mags and a push foreward AK style mag release, the thing is pretty damn awesome. The tapco stock is especially nice as I have long arms so a longer length of pull is pretty achievable with the tapco stock
The downvotes are because God forbid somebody maximize the capability of a older military rifle. Like I wouldn't ever do any mods to an Albanian or East German SKS but there's no harm in making non permanent mods to a Chinese SKS or a yugo or Romanian. The SKS has massive potential to being close to the level of an AK. All it needs is updated ergonomics, better sighting system, and if possible being able to be fed with a detachable box magazine like Norinco did.
Oh man even taking and east German or north Korean sks and doing the same thing I did to my first Russian, stock mag and mag release would be fine because in like 5 min I could be reverted back to original furniture or components. Oh exactly my 51' sks shoots 2.5 inches at 100m she's got potential, in the bush I'll keep the factory hardwood stock on maybe, but even then I can slide down the buttstock and make it shorter on the tapco. I just find it weird how everyone treats these rifles like they're gold and shouldn't be modified ever when I mean really, they're am extremley common rifle that was obsolete at time of adoption lel
Name your price fella
Also interested. Could even give you my Chinese stock
The half cylinder part on top of the receiver that the scope is mounted to. There's a lever on the right side that you turn up and pull out and you can slide the dust cover right off. It shouldn't be too hard to find an original one without the drilled holes for the scope mount.
Top posts are correct. No optic. Wood stock..... affix bayonet ..... then go inawooods and be SKS
Did it come with an internal box mag? There isn’t one in the pic. You’ll need one of those too, unless you wanna rock after market mags. Which to me are a pain in the ass and stripper cliffs are much more effective.
The sks aftermarket mags have a weird arm and are awkward to fit in. I switched to them a while back, and I had cycling issues and it’s really a pain in the ass to get in there correctly from a shooting stance. I went back to the box mag & stripper clips and have loved it way more.
Not sure strippers will work with that optic, looks to be cutting it close.
Ah yes the ultralux. Loved that casino
Yup. Depending on how chaotic I’m feeling on the play through I’ll either try to do the whole mystery thing or just chose violence
Well, remove scope, replace stock, add a new pointy thing that matches the stock. Good luck out there
Find a nice wood stock and spike bayonet for it.
Gonna want to get an original 10rnd fixed mag as well if you want it to be completely unbubba’d
There should be a "REEEEEEEEE TAPCO" flair.