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Old 06-03-2009, 08:36 PM
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I enjoy my norinco SKS. I am looking to replace a bad shooting one with a new in cosmo Yugo M59/66.

Does anyone feel that the lack of a chrome barrel is a major disadvantage. I plan on keeping it with the 10 round mag and have no plans on heating up the barrel during practice. If a Norinco is a 7, what would a Yugo rate?

The guy is asking $450 never fired in cosmo. SKS's are very scarce in NY. Maybe even more scarce new. What's a decent price for a new Yugo?
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I can't speak to the price range though they are getting expensive out here too but the Yugos are fine.
I don't put much thought into the whole not chrome thing even if you were using corrosive ammo.
Just clean it properly.
The Yugo's are heavier that a Norinco.
They workmanship is usually excellent.
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A yugo if anything is built tougher.
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A chrome lined bore is neither and advantage or disadvantage,The main advantage of Chrome is being much harder and impervious than steel, it will hold up to wear a lot longer giving a much longer effective lifespan of a barrel. Its also much easier to clean as powder residue and lead will not work into the pores, like it does in bare steel.

When you chrome line a bore you have to accommodate the extra thickness of the chrome layer, so they slightly oversize bores for barrels intended for chroming. This is why chrome lined barrels tend to not be as accurate. Any time you put a layer of something over any contour IE the rifling, it magnifies it, so any imperfection in the barrel surface is made more so with the extra layer that adds to the surface. Chrome lining also does not protect the crown, which can have a major impact of accuracy of a barrel.

Chrome lining is not a necessity,it may extend barrel life a little longer and make cleaning a bit easier but to the average shooter it's not a big deal. Most likely you will wear out before you wear and SKS barrel out with normal use and proper cleaning.
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Spin the chrome lining out the end of the barrel once in your lifetime and you will never want one with it again. BTDT. Its a bad thing. Chrome is OK brand new....ok I will never own it again. Its Not OK.
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$450 is a bit on the high side price wise even for an unissued Yugo. You will find them to be very well made. If you shoot corrosive ammo you will have to clean everything with hot soapy water before using normal gun cleaning methods. Other than that the non chrome lined barrel is no problem.
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I enjoy my norinco SKS. I am looking to replace a bad shooting one with a new in cosmo Yugo M59/66.

Does anyone feel that the lack of a chrome barrel is a major disadvantage. I plan on keeping it with the 10 round mag and have no plans on heating up the barrel during practice. If a Norinco is a 7, what would a Yugo rate?

The guy is asking $450 never fired in cosmo. SKS's are very scarce in NY. Maybe even more scarce new. What's a decent price for a new Yugo?
Holy crap!

I know where you can find a russian milled sks for $500 (shipping not included)
You'll get alot more rifle. Hell, I'll sell you my norinco for for that price, shipping included.

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Spin the chrome lining out the end of the barrel once in your lifetime and you will never want one with it again. BTDT. Its a bad thing. Chrome is OK brand new....ok I will never own it again. Its Not OK.
I'll admit chrome lining isn't everything, but how bad was it for you?

I don't understand your post.
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This is a horrible trade. Norinco is worth more than a Yugo. Yugo's sell new at Herbs for 225 Sailing.
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This is a horrible trade. Norinco is worth more than a Yugo. Yugo's sell new at Herbs for 225 Sailing.
Utica area again? Darn, I'd like a Yugo.
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$450 for an unissued M59/66 is a rip-off IMO, even in today's market. Don't get gouged.

Don't sweat the non-chromed barrel, though, when you do find a reasonably priced one.

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Utica area again? Darn, I'd like a Yugo.
Pretty much every Herb Philipson's has them for 225, with nade launcher and blade bayonet.
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But I have noticed that my little hole in NY does seem to have a lot more places to purchase firearms and ammo than other places in the state Ls1
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Should be able to find any good used or still in cosmo yugo for less than $300 even at todays prices. I would NEVER pay more than $300 for ANY SKS.
You do not need a chrome lined barrel unless you are going full auto, period.
If you get a Yugo, cut the grenade launcher/bayonet lug crap off the front sight assembly, depin and unscrew the adapter off, get a good flash suppressor to screw back on and remove a couple pounds from it. It is a simple, interesting afternoon project. You will need to heat it up real good tho to get it all off the barrel, and have fun getting the trimmed down from sight assembly back on, but can be done with a block of wood and a hammer. Really cleans it all up. I guess you could keep the bayonet on it, but i have yet to get attacked by a group of prarie dogs, try not to let them get close enough!
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Herbs? Where is that? A unissued SKS is worth the trip over there. I got land over by cobleskill area, so my trip is a little shorter.
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