Here it is, the com bloc weapons enthusiasts thread. Post as you please! Currently the collection is a M59/66 yugo sks , a Chinese M53 (M44 but Chinese), a Vepr in 762.54r and a RAS47..... I do live on the left coast for now so excuse the index... The Vepr is the pride of the collection and will eventually be dressed as a SVD/m91 Clone, but for now its more or less as I bought it. Its pictured with a meridian brake but its currently sporting a Lantac (west coast laws make it very difficult to not get the look when sporting a flash hider on a LEGAL rifle). The optic is a sight mark wolfhound 6x44 which is decent, just heavy. Will be replacing with something more appropriate eventually. Was mounted on a MI mount till it broke; mine has actually broke twice in different spots.... Carolina 10 rd mags as well as the stock Molot 5, I have had some feeding issues form the 10 round mags, especially with the steel Tula ammo. The yugo sks is a pleasure to shoot, had to have the grenade launcher removed so it is sporting a JMAC brake and a mag wedge rail. I will out shoot my buddy's Mini 30. Its a very fun and handy rifle, and would recommend them to anyone willing to clean the cosmoline off of them. The M53 was bought more or less as is. Was at a local gun store looking for a mosin and saw it on the wall. The previous owner put the plastic stock on and apparently neglected it. The shop cleaned it up and cerakoted it and priced it to sell. Its a shame that this happened to it but it is what it is. I use it as a scout rifle, especially when I'm scouting for hunting spots in the off season (pigs and coyotes are pretty much open season year round and I consider them a target of opportunity whenever presented). The RAS47 not seen was not one of my better choices but I honestly haven't had any of the reported problems. I also baby it and pretty much use it as a loaner when I go to the range with someone new to firearms or someone who does own but wants to shoot a com bloc pattern rifle. Eventually I want to add a Finnish mosin, an AMD65, a M76 or PSL (depending on what I do with my VEPR; I'm intrigued by the 8mm Mauser in an ak pattern rifle), an M92, an RPK, and probably a rifle dynamics rifle if the wallet will allow it (wood stock with the Romanian dong hand guard ideally). I would love a valmet but they seem harder and harder to find at an acceptable price. Maybe even an SVT40 or more SKSs if they are priced right; they definitely are not priced like the used to be.