Just home from the shop. As some of you know - I was looking into getting a Remington 870 Express Mag 12 guage. Well it was sold earlier this morning. The price was too tempting to someone else, I guess. However, with my heart set on a new acquistion today, I just looked around.....
...and there, hidden behind a bunch of beat-to-hell SKSs was one that had shown VERY little wear (a Yugoslavian). And for $130!!! I brought it proudly up to the counter, to the dismay of a clerk who was going to buy it at the end of the day. I got myself 140 rounds of 7.62x39 to go with it and I was out ther door.
From what I've been reading around the net about this particular model, many consider it to be the "Ugly SKS." Yeah, I would have to agree. But it's ugly like an A-10 Thunderbolt.
Here's the bottom end with the number: 219158
This shot also shows some detail on the stock itself. There's some light scratches but nowhere near the awful rot and mis-treatment that you can see on some SKS's at local shops.
Any new advice or things I should know about these before I run off to the Pits to sight it in?