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Opening new shipment of Chinese SKS Rifles

Opening new shipment of Chinese SKS Rifles



Hey everybody, Vienna Classic Firearms here. We're here in the beautiful back corner of
our warehouse here at Classic Firearms today to try to bring you video footage of our latest
batch of Chinese SKS's look like. We're kind of stuffed back here because we
don't have any other options today. They're doing paving work out in our parking
lot, so they're using jackhammers and stuff. You'll probably here whistles and horns and
jackhammers in the background. We'd prefer to do these outside, just don't
have that option today. Every other corner of this place is busy due
to the business you're giving us we're having a very busy summer. We appreciate that. Anyways let's take a look at our SKS's. Jordan's running the camera for me today. This is an unopened box, Jordan can you get
the end of that and show the label of how these master cases come? They come with 5 SKS's per master case. We just grabbed on off a pallet. We're going to open one up for you, pull some
rifles out, and take a look at them. We're back after that unexpected interruption. The last thing I asked Jordan, our lovely
camera person, was do we have enough battery to shoot this video. Of course, what did you say Jordan? There you go, thank you very much. Did we? Okay, so our battery went dead. We're going to pick up where we left off. We've opened the master pack here, inside
we have 5 unopened boxes of SKS's. The way these are coming to us this time,
unlike our last ones, is they're coming individually bagged. We're just going to go ahead and open these
up individually and let's take a look at what we're dealing with. Jordan come in and get a good close up of
this beautiful thing. They're putting protectors, oh that's cute,
they literally cut a garden hose to make protectors for the bolt handles. They're putting protectors over the bolt handles
so they don't break through the boxes. You see they're covered in cosmolene, but
everything appears in tact. Fairly good stocks over this group. Let's set that aside and pull another. I'll go ahead and open all the boxes at once
so I can just bring them out individually. Here's another, let's see what we end up with
Jordan. If I can figure out exactly how these things
are packaged here it would make it easier. This one actually looks a little better than
the first. See the gluing is very good on this one. Still you see the heavy cosmolene. Good solid, strong stocks. This one has a cleaning rod, we notice that
some do some don't, but all have their blade type bayonets. I'll have to tell you about that later, it's
too greasy, I can't get my hands on it. Let's try another one. I'm trying to go quickly for video purposes
but I don't want to cut the rifles. It's not like they're show pieces historically,
but cosmetically but we don't want to add any scratches to them. There's another bolt protector. See a lot of cosmelene on these, but these
are actually cleaned up much better than our last bunch were. They all have the heavy lug barrels right
here, so they're early screw in barrels. They all have the milled one piece trigger
housings, all the safeties should be in tact. Again, the bayonets blade type. A lot of people ask us what's the best thing
to clean this cosmolene with. Different people use different things. I've heard oven cleaner, I've heard brake
cleaner, I've tried pretty much all of it and cleaned up hundreds of these. What I really prefer is mineral spirits. Mineral spirits is inexpensive, you can get
it at Lowe's and it really thins that cosmolene to the point that it just wipes right off. More than that it's already a little oily,
so it leaves a nice finish on the gun without over drying it for both metal and the wood. Let's see what we've got here. Ah, I don't if you can see the colors, it's
kind of dark back here, but this is a little bit more of a reddish stock. That one's so full of cosmolene it took a
while for follower to bring the bolt hold up and the vice up, but it did. Bayonet, cleaning rod on this one. Sight hood, of course. Let's try one more then we'll have done a
whole crate. You can hear some of my warehouse work going
on in the background. We got some young guys in here packing over
on the other side. They're not terribly to the fact that we're
trying to produce a award winning video over in this corner of the warehouse. Cody, what are you building a house over there? I think they're packing up some ammo shipments
to go out. Here's our last one, a little more gluing
done here. Certainly it should be very functional. We sold probably a couple of thousand of these
last year in 2014. We ran out the early part of this year. There it goes, bolt device was stuck with
all the heavy cosmolene. Those came in from a different importer than
these. This importer tells us that they paid a little
more to get the cream of the crop out of this batch that has been stored in a neutral country
for the last twenty years. That's how they're importable. That batch is entirely used up, we do not
expect anymore Chinese SKS rifles to come into the country. These are early Vietnam era guns prior to
the US involvement in Vietnam probably. Very nice rifles, they are CN eligible. If you're looking beauty queen, don't get
it. This is a good representation of what you
can expect. If you want a good functional rifle, that
you should be able to clean up, and you want to enjoy for a long time, it is also a piece
of history, here you go. We've got the full story about them on our
site. We thank you for taking a look at them, and
as always check us out at www.classicfirearms.com.


Reader Comments

  1. I bought two of these in 1985 for $70! Both wrapped and packed in grease paper. Everyone laughed at me. What did you buy those pieces of shit for?? I still have them. Who’s laughing now? Same with my AK. 1980 bought it for $90! Today they’re $6-700?! Makarov pistol same thing, $30 each still have 2. Yup😉

  2. I have read where people just burry them in a barrel of kerosene. No big deal folks. When I was in the army (many years ago) when the M16-A1 was issued that is how our cleaning process went after 15 days in the field and range shooting every day with just a field clean… When we got back the first thing we did was drop our weapon in a 55gallon drum of solvent and let it soak for 2-3 hours. Then a good diassemble and cleaning. Never hurt a thing.

  3. In Canada we don't have a Chinese ban, we get newer then these all day long for $200 "canadian" lol and when the Chinese 7.62 crates go on sale twice a year for just less 200$ for 1500 rounds.

  4. I'd like to see the process of how these are boxed up and stuff while in China. China is a pretty well known anti-gun ownership nation. I would like to see the security of what goes on taking them out of old stock and boxing them up and shipping.

  5. Really enjoyed this video like always! But next videos could you get a more steady and clear shot of the chamber. It was just moving around to much/fast to get a good look. Thanks 🙂

  6. Cosmoline means clean metal without rust. Cosmoline is your friend, they come across the ocean in that salt water air which is very caustic to metal so a good thick coat of cosmoline is great. If they didn't put any cosmoline on these rifles you would be screaming Bloody Mary that these rifles are rusty CUZ they would be so like I said Cosmoline is your friend.

  7. Awesome so fond of the SKS now! LuV 2 git one 4 oldest g/son gonna start saving after git the Wife's eye surgery & hospital bill under control probably never pay it off N my lifetime but pay nuff 2 git them off my back! Nuff complaining gonna watch it again 2 inspire me TY So much Nojy the video's alot 🙂

  8. Should have never sold mine it was in phenomenal condition, but it is what it is. They want to much nowadays.

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