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:
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?
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sks to learn a little bit more about the history of the SKS.