The Gun Fund Is Empty

Completely gone. There’s nothing in there, so it’ll be a while before I can afford to buy a pistol or rifle.

A hint why the fund is empty:

Stripper Clip

The bullets on the stripper clip are in the 7.62x39mm caliber. No, I didn’t buy up thousands of rounds of ammunition to deplete my gun fund.

A second hint:


How about a third?

Mystery Rifle

I found a great deal on a Yugoslavian SKS 59/66 manufactured in 1970 with all matching serial numbers, complete with grenade launcher and folding bayonet.


I picked up the SKS on Friday afternoon and had the opportunity to fire it Saturday. It’s a fine shooter. I was able to reliably hit 1/2 gallon paper milk cartons and 1 quart plastic jugs at 40 yards.

I still need to break it down completely and give it a real good thorough cleaning to remove the last bits of cosmoline. The previous owner did a pretty good job on cleaning the rifle, but there is still some cosmoline left over in the nooks and crannies that I’d like to get rid of. I’m not a big fan of the leaf style rear sights that are on the rifle — I prefer the peep style rear sight found on the M1 Garand or the AR-15. I purchased Tech Sights for a Marlin 60 earlier this year and absolutely love them, so I ordered a set of Tech Sights for the SKS.

I am really impressed with the engineering of the SKS rifle. You can visit to learn a little bit more about the history of the SKS.

2 thoughts on “The Gun Fund Is Empty

  1. Swweeet, isn’t nice to have such a great reason for an empty gun fund?

    I’ve seen a few of the SKS for sale and have strongly consider them.

    Maybe one weekend next year, we can meet at a range and I can beg an opportunity to put a few rounds through — rounds I’m more than willing to purchase also. (have to protect your future fund from being raided by mooches like me).

    Once again, very nice!

  2. My Yugo w/ Tech Sights will keep even the Wolf ammo on an USPSA target at 300 yds. Not a pretty group but it gets there.

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