For Christmas I had asked for and gotten an sks from my lovely fiancé. Now I know that there are probably many other platforms most of you would rather get for a gift but I’ve had my eyes on an sks for awhile, in particular a yugo 59/66. When I finally picked it up it looked in relatively great condition, minus the amount of cosmaline the rifle was filled with. So once it got it home, I stripped it down and gave it a bath... in the ultrasonic. I know it’s cheating but man does it work. What parts I couldn’t get into the cleaner I used some cans of carb spray to tackle the cosmaline and it worked great as well. All in three rounds in the ultrasonic and about 20 mins of scrubbing with the carb cleaner and I got most of the rifle cleaned. Next came my rail mount. I know some of you are cringing already but I want to mount an optic, so off with the front sight and in with the rail. Now the beauty of the MagWedge rail is I get a rail mount that hugs the top of the action, mounts securely and still allows me to use stripper clips. My biggest debate to date is what stock to dress her in? Many of you are gonna say the wood and I agree it does look nice. But I also have the tapco? I’m still cleaning the wood stock, being much worse off than the rest of the rifle. After that I also need a muzzle brake. I have the Lantac on my AR and AK so I’m leaning towards putting a Lantac on this. Here’s some pics of the process to date.