The SKS restoration project is finished. Took forever and a day to locate a magazine, gas tube and bayonet for it--fortunately I had a spare stock in storage--but it looks the way that it's supposed to look again and it passes it's function checks. I'm not at all unhappy with how it looks, although it cost me a fair bit more than I was expecting to get the parts needed. The market in surplus SKS parts is not what it used to be.
But it's done and just needs a range test and sight-in. I KNOW that the front post is jacked just by looking at it so I need to put a proper mechanical zero on it. Oh, and cleaning? It was in sad shape in that department. Fortunately no corrosion inside, so apparently it wasn't shot with old surplus ammo and left to sit like so many of the early SKSes were. Lucky for the surplus rifle community, that old corrosive ammo is pretty much gone these days.
Again, it's done. I'm pleased. And here it is with it's three rack mates. (New one on bottom, Chinese above, Romanian above that one, and Russiann gun on top.) Bring on the mindless zombies/antifa.
Saturday will be a great day for range time out of the city, because this week-end it's gonna get crowded around here: Southern Decadence. Sigh.