Best Type 56 SKS up grades?

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  1. ShawnDow

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    As if some of you haven't already read.. I now have a type 56 SKS... so, Mechanically it looks great, and shoots great.. For a type 56... But the stock is in less than I'd like it to be condition.
    I was thinking, if I'm going to own a pice of history (mid 60's) that is in such fine condition (less the stock) why not introduce it to the present...
    I was looking for input as to which components should be "modernized" Id like to get a stock that isn't beat up and look as if it had gone through a war... wait.. it did... I see there are all kinds of options for materials and suppliers. I really like the look of the original stock.. but Im wondering if modern technology would be better. Again.. the firearm is in excellent working order... but I have also noticed an updated bolt assembly that has a "hold back" spring for the firing pin... (I have as of yet to have a slam fire) Is it worth the upgrade? Hand guards and gas tubes.. mine works.. blows a bit of carbon... but works....Up date that as well? Now... Magazines... Im good with the fixed 10 round... but if I stay that way... stripper clips come to mind... New or surplus? Or do I go with the "removable" aftermarket magazines?

    Or do I just get a replacement surplus stock and shoot it as it was designed to shoot.. with a handful of dirt in the receiver?

    Thanks for any input,
    Shawn
  2. Helix_FR

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    Id stick with the 10 round mag. The aftermarket AK type removable mags don't work that great.
  3. jack404

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    if it where me ( as i can only say for myself)

    i'd be putting the original stock away safe and secure,

    get myself a bull pup kit and go from there

    the bull pup kits ( some) do a very good job on using AK mag's

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    and some use the original , buy both types and you can play at anything you wish

    SKS is very well supported that way nowdays
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    Keep it clean and you will never have a slam fire
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    Why would you want to reinvent the wheel
  7. ShawnDow

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    Well, its like taking a mid 90's Chevy Caprice to Detroit.... leave it there and one of 3 things will happen... 1: it would get stripped down to nothing and get sold on the black market! 2: End up with so much bling, get attached to a gold chain and put around a rappers neck and become useless, or 3: restored to near mint but with minor conveniences and put to good use.
    Im not reinventing it... just want to fix it up, make it comfortable, and safe.
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    i would just leave it alone.
  9. ShawnDow

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    Here.. my first up grade!... a necessity actually.
    An original cleaning kit for the butt stock will be next.

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    Get a trigger Job done
  11. ShawnDow

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    it's an SKS... I thought a proper trigger job involved throwing a handful of sand into the receiver.
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