Johnnies posting made me dig out my Russian SKS for a cleaning as I hadn't thought to do that for the last 6 months or so as I havn't been shooting it! This is the one that got me started down the gun collecting trail. My dad brought it home from Vietnam back in 1969 and I promptly confiscated it from him! He figuring I couldn't get ammunition for it so he didn't need to worry about me doing anything dumb! If only he knew
A couple of points about the rifle, I put a new sling on it as it didn't have one when my dad brought it home and it will only cycle if it is loaded with nine rounds! You load it, strip one round out and it shoots fine and dandy (though not too accurately) but if you try to shoot it with a full magazine it will sneer at you!