Peter H. 05-23-15 AL

From a sow’s ear to a silk purse

I’d owned a YUGO SKS 59/66 for quite a few years and though it’s a very well built gun, just couldn’t get to love the look of the gun. I’d shot it in it’s original configuration off a bi-pod but, had to have that damned bayonet extended.  Shots were very tight!  Again just couldn’t love all that weight and metal hanging off the front, not to mention that wood stock (don’t get me wrong, I love wood stocks on the right gun).
I tried the TAPCO Intrafuse SKS stock with the bayonet cut out stock.  But, yet it just didn’t that “LOOK” factor.  Oh, yes it was better than original and yet, still lacking.
I can’t remember how exactly I came across Shernic Gun Works Bull Pup set up (vaguely maybe on eBay, he was marking the price WAY UP)?  I know I did see some on YouTube, after the initial curiosity I bought  a kit from eBay.
When I received it, I was well, for the lack of a word IMPRESSED!  First and foremost in my Bull Pup conversion was removing a pound and a half of metal off the front!  Bayonet, muzzle brake, grenade launcher sight and 3-1/2” of barrel.  Re-crowned barrel and re-threaded for a M-16 style bird cage muzzle brake.  Completely disassembled the bolt, removed machining marks, polished all parts, did a trigger job doing the same as the bolt.  Talk about smooth as a Singer sewing machine!
Only thing I would call a draw back is the dust cover, after watching reviews on YouTube and failure of the dust cover due to adhesion problems.  I went to correct the problem and mine came of with little to no effort what?  I JB Weld (awesome stuff, used it for 30 years)mine back.  But, I’d like to see this cover made from aircraft grade billet aluminum.  I also put in “Buffer-Technology’s” SKS buffer, which in my opinion helps quiet down the action and felt recoil (but, has a limited life).
Assembly was flawless, just had to have patience with the trigger bar.  Didn’t care for the thumb screws for the upper receiver but, my inquiry to you for the pan-heads/button screws, set that right and WOW minimal cost too boot!
To get my final look, I topped off the Pup with a BSA 2X42 close combat sight and a UTG vertical grip.
To be sure, I get a lot of positive feedback on my build, that can’t believe it’s the same gun.  All in all, very well spent money and an enjoyable build.
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