My sks project:
Purchased FTF at gunshow with the "Dragunov" stock and a different scope installed on it (with aftermarket dust cover with scope mount) for like $275.
BONUS: It has the spring in the bolt carrier so don't have to worry about firing pin getting stuck and firing when I don't want it too...
I could not find a dust cover mount I liked for the 6x42 scope (most would make the scope way too high and wouldn't achieve cheek weld)
and finally took the one on the rifle apart and found a rail that had holes that matched up (really lucky).
I had to go to three places to find the right sized metric socket screws (too long and the bolt carrier wouldn't slide back.)
I cut an old hose from a stock eclipse intake to wrap around the barrel so the cheap barrel mounted bipod wouldn't jack up my barrel.
(Bayonet can't easily be removed because the screw is drilled in two spots to prevent removal.
Not sure if previous owner did that or if that is the way it left Russia?)
Had bad luck on extended magazines so far. Ordered three different types from Centerfire systems.
One showed up in time for our last shoot but it looked like an elephent stepped on it.
Bought a similar one from local pawn/gun shop. It SUCKED. Ammo bound up.
Finally loaded 10 rounds in a 30 round mag so it wouldn't bind up BUT it wouldn't fire. The bolt carrier wouldn't go all the way forward with the mag...
Lesson learned? Zytel mags effing SUCK. Trying out promag and tapco ones next. Open to suggestions.
Now my only problem is dust cover moving. The guy I bought it from had the rifle wedged in so tight it wouldn't move.
I tried and tried to take off the dust cover like you would on a normal stock finally trying to pry it off before I learned
that you can't take it off with the Dragunov stock.
You have to take the trigger group off and remove the rifle from stock through the bottom.
Anyway, now it's not tight against the back of the stock anymore.
So I can't zero the scope because there is a millimeter or more of space between back of dust cover and stock.
I think my only option is to wedge something between the cover and stock?
I'd really like to figure it out because I have grown to really like my budget wannabe sniper.