Re: extras with an SKS purchase
Yup, it's a pull-through. more compact and lightweight than a cleaning rod. Made one up for my shotgun that I use with sheets of bulk patch material I picked up, and my Enfield has an original.
One of my favorite pictures ever is in a book I've now lost. The pic is of a soldier of the 22nd Dragoon Gaurds, "pulling-through" during a lull on Sword beach, on D-Day.
Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei~ Official motto of Newfoundland
If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government --and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws. -- Edward Abbey in Abbey's Road, p.39 (Plume, 1979)