I used to hate SKS's, and passed on the chance to buy one 12-13 yrs ago when the Chinese ones were $80. But at my local gun show the other day, someone was selling a huge stack of Yugo 59/66's for $90 each, and I decided not to pass on it this time. Mine looks to be used very little, with excellent wood and nicely blued metal(except for the top receiver piece which covers the bolt return spring). The odd thing is, all parts have matching #'s except that piece--it is 633496, while all other parts are 633796--very strange! Inside the box was an arsenal log book for this specific serial numbered gun with dates ranging from 1980 to August of 2004--too bad it's written in Russian(I think?). Is it common for the log books to be included with these guns? I read up on all types of methods for removing the cosmoline, but I simply wiped it off of exposed parts and stock and cleaned the bore. I don't intend to refinish the stock, and any nooks and crannies which have a little cosmoline I figure will be well preserved. Is there any problem with this? It has the blade type bayonet and what I'm told is a "NATO spec" grenade launcher, and someone at the show said you can obtain dummy grenades to fire with it. Someone else said that Russian or Russian-satellite nation manufactured SKS's are better made guns than AK-47's, due to having mostly milled parts vs. stamped ones--agree or disagree with this? I bought 100 rds of Wolf 7.62 X 39 ammo for it, and will shoot it this weekend. Anyone else own one of these? Has anyone owned and shot both the Chinese and Yugo type SKS's? Any other type of comments or info are welcome. Other military weapons I own: SMLE Ishapore 7.62 NATO, Carl Gustav M96 Swedish Mauser, Husqvarna M38 Swedish Mauser.