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New source for Iron...picts post #7

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:57 pm
by echo1
Hi Fellas,

I just found out about these guys. I ordered the $250 setup. Ugly but decosmosed. I'm rolling the dice on one. PAX

SKS $250 http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/cfs-r...h-bayonet.html

SKS $379 http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/cfs-r...h-bayonet.html

Re: New source for Iron

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:09 pm
by ffuries
echo1 wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Hi Fellas,

I just found out about these guys. I ordered the $250 setup. Ugly but decosmosed. I'm rolling the dice on one. PAX

SKS $250 http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/cfs-r...h-bayonet.html

SKS $379 http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/cfs-r...h-bayonet.html

Links are showing page no longer available. Maybe this one will work better.

http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/search?c ... it_search=

Re: New source for Iron

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:14 pm
by echo1
Apparently I got the last one for $250. It's showing 8 of the others at $379. PAX

Re: New source for Iron

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:54 pm
by echo1
It's shipped and they have another listing for some at $350. PAX

Re: New source for Iron

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:34 pm
by echo1
Pacific only had one more at $250 a parts build, non matching and not camoed. Mine's waiting at the FFL to DROS along with a Mosin M44. PAX

Re: New source for Iron

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:04 pm
by echo1
Just got back from my FFL to give my latest acquisitions the once over. To say the least I'm happy. The slingless, mismatched, refurbed M44, looks like it went door to door, rousting Nazis in Stalingrad. TBM 1's Pacific SKS lead, was in fact a very nice deal for the money. The listed picture was accurate. Ugly leaf-rattle-can-camo paint job, made uglier with add on rubber recoil pad and backwards installed spring attached sling......but
ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, even the wood, with cleaning rod & kit in the stock. Late pinned barrel /26\ with a good crown, shinny bore, decent bluing, tiny CAI import stamp under spiker. Didn't check the sear engagement, but otherwise it looks like an easy save/resto project, at a fair price. I'm thinking the paint strip efforts will equal decosmofizing. One more SKS in the rack, thanks T, PAX

Re: New source for Iron...update post #6

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:14 pm
by echo1
Hi Fellas,

Finally got around to picking up my $250 SKS from my FFL. This is the mongrel dog as received. After giving it a close look over I found some features I've not seen before. First was the sling. I haven't encountered spring retainers with that type of adjustment hasp, usually those have a keeper with a slide. Pinned barrel, milled TG, grey bolt carrier.
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I was mistaken on the arsenal. It's /416\# 21006149. All matching, bolt too, but the stock couldn't be easily salvaged, so I turned the Khyber Pass Fab Team loose on it. Looks like someone tried to "battle" age it, with kill hash marks and scratches, couple drill holes. Does not reek of "been there done that" NOT. Bubba screwed up a good piece of wood, but it's only a Chinese...right.
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After the moral equivalent of decosmolizing (paint stripping), the metal bits revealed quite a surprise.
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Half a day of elbow grease between chores, and look what was under it all. Doesn't look to have been fired much, at all.
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I had a nice pinned barrel side sling mount stock on it at first, but it was numbered.
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Replaced with a blank pinned stock instead.
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Didn't strip the bayo handle or cleaning rod yet, but it's an operationally functioning battle rifle. For now I'm done. Khyber Pass Fabrication Shop saves another. Thanks TBM 1 & Glocked@45, PAX