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Canada_Phil
02-10-2015, 04:19 PM
I had not originally planned on buying a firearm from Cabela's but I just happened to be in checking out one of their new stores and saw they had a 1950 Tula on hand.

I had actually wanted an earlier one like a 1950 or 1951 but assumed these were now a little harder to find??

The one I bought was quite nice with ALL matching numbers except for the magazine (which I assume is normal for Canada?)

Anyway, this was also my first ever purchase at a Cabela's and I have to say I was very impressed with the store and its staff! So long Bass Pro! ;)

6MT
02-10-2015, 04:51 PM
You're lucky! You must be in southern AB...? Cabelas in Edmonton is on par with No-Sale Sports for service and pricing.

Canada_Phil
02-10-2015, 05:17 PM
You're lucky! You must be in southern AB...? Cabelas in Edmonton is on par with No-Sale Sports for service and pricing.

Nope... Ontario!

The guy at the counter was nice enough to go check the backroom inventory and came out with the 1950. He was even surprised!

Also, the mag is pinned by the original cleaner method of welding to the follower so there is no visible drilled rivet from the outside.

I was really surprised to get one like this at a Cabela's! I could have got an SKS cheaper from an online
outlet, but I am pleased with this find. I will probably get another one later that that I Bubba up and use as my actual shooter.

Funbar
02-10-2015, 06:11 PM
You're lucky! You must be in southern AB...? Cabelas in Edmonton is on par with No-Sale Sports for service and pricing.

BS! Cabela's is Kilometers ahead with service in comparison to Whole Sale Sports.. The north store is an absolute fucking JOKE.
Cabela's North store is my 'Go-to' store for browsing, and I'm always asked if I need a hand with anything multiple times.

6MT
02-10-2015, 08:23 PM
Another lucky bugger. I went to the Cabelas north store three times to try any see and handle a rifle. The first two times, after 25 to 45 minutes of having no one to "help" me at the gun counter, I gave up. The third time, I only waited 10 minutes. No one, and I mean no one could help me. Plus their prices are ridiculous.

I only go there if I absolutely must. Which is not very often.

Oh, btw op, let's see some pics of that new rifle.

DethMyst
03-05-2015, 07:36 PM
Nope... Ontario!

The guy at the counter was nice enough to go check the backroom inventory and came out with the 1950. He was even surprised!

Also, the mag is pinned by the original cleaner method of welding to the follower so there is no visible drilled rivet from the outside.

I was really surprised to get one like this at a Cabela's! I could have got an SKS cheaper from an online
outlet, but I am pleased with this find. I will probably get another one later that that I Bubba up and use as my actual shooter.

I got my 1952r Tula at Cdn Tire in Welland! Nice dark oiled hardwood, no scratches, awesome condition. Shoots great!

Fantastic rifles for $200 or less. Grab yourself a can of ammo (700 rnds) and have some fun out in the bush. But if you use surplus ammo be sure to clean it often, as the primers use corrosive materials. (not corrosive like battery acid, but enough to cause some damage over time)

I don't want to modify mine at all, as it's in great condition, but I plan on buying a 2nd one. One I can completely modify with new stock, scope, etc...

http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/attachment.php?attachmentid=823&d=1425605870

RELOAD
03-06-2015, 07:13 AM
i've checked cabelas,canadian tire and wholesale sports all they have around here in winnipeg is rusty looking garbage.

ScottNT
03-06-2015, 11:14 AM
your lucky, tried to pick up a sks for a project in Calgary 2 weeks ago and all sold out. Checked everywhere.

Satain
03-06-2015, 01:16 PM
Read the stickies and SHOOT IT!
;)

kennymo
03-06-2015, 02:53 PM
One? Amateur....lol.

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/kennymo81/Mobile%20Uploads/A475BD11-887F-4467-9465-217526964284_zpsa8c1npiv.jpg (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/kennymo81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A475BD11-887F-4467-9465-217526964284_zpsa8c1npiv.jpg.html)

Be warned, Russian firearms seem to be some sort of contagious disease....:)

scradley17
03-06-2015, 03:15 PM
What kind of license do you need for that just pal

livewire0129
03-06-2015, 03:21 PM
I got my 1943 Tula at Cdn Tire in Welland! Nice dark oiled hardwood, no scratches, awesome condition. Shoots great!

Fantastic rifles for $200 or less. Grab yourself a can of ammo (700 rnds) and have some fun out in the bush. But if you use surplus ammo be sure to clean it often, as the primers use corrosive materials. (not corrosive like battery acid, but enough to cause some damage over time)

I don't want to modify mine at all, as it's in great condition, but I plan on buying a 2nd one. One I can completely modify with new stock, scope, etc...

http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/attachment.php?attachmentid=823&d=1425605870

1943 SKS? Do you mean 1953?

DethMyst
03-06-2015, 03:48 PM
1943 SKS? Do you mean 1953?

Ack! Don't know WHAT I was drinking when I made that post (and I don't even drink). Date stamp is: 1952r

Canada_Phil
03-10-2015, 09:05 PM
I just noticed this evening that the listing for a Hardwood stock SKS is now gone from Cabelas website and that only the listing for the higher priced LAMINATE version remains.

I guess their supply is dwindling?

Strewth
03-10-2015, 09:26 PM
What kind of license do you need for that just pal

Yes, just your PAL. Lots of cool things to be bought without your Restricted licence:), especially inexpensive military surplus rifles.

statixstorm
03-11-2015, 11:03 AM
Sure, but you might as well go for an RPAL just because =)

Handguns are fun.


Yes, just your PAL. Lots of cool things to be bought without your Restricted licence:), especially inexpensive military surplus rifles.

scradley17
03-12-2015, 04:28 PM
Yes, just your PAL. Lots of cool things to be bought without your Restricted licence:), especially inexpensive military surplus rifles.


That is really good to no do you have any suggestions

protozen
03-12-2015, 09:21 PM
SKS is one fun gun.

Canada_Phil
03-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Although SKS's may still be on the shelf in stores, it looks like they have disappeared from the Cabela's online store as of today.

I hope this is not a bad sign?

Nelson84
07-15-2015, 10:05 PM
That's good that you bought the sks, we were starting to think you were gay.

































































kidding.

unless you go full mall ninja and add every piece of plastic you can find for the sks.

Twiggy
08-03-2015, 01:23 PM
You're a lucky guy. I'm looking at the SKS as a future purchase. They seem like some sexy guns!

BigRhino
08-03-2015, 01:56 PM
I have an SKS and it just sits in the closet most of the time making sure I never wear my polo shirts. Since I've aquired rifles that are actually accurate I very rarely shoot it. It is fun to chuck lead with though.

Nelson84
08-03-2015, 09:02 PM
I have an SKS and it just sits in the closet most of the time making sure I never wear my polo shirts. Since I've aquired rifles that are actually accurate I very rarely shoot it. It is fun to chuck lead with though.

polo shirts, ha ha!