Gun show this weekend - What questions should I ask when browsing for an SKS?


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wacki
October 25, 2008, 06:35 PM
Going to a gun show on Sunday afternoon. Hoping to pick up an SKS. I remember reading about SKS's being back bored or recrowned or something and that I need to watch out for that. Can't seem to remember the details. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Also, are yugo's still considered to be the prime pick?

Hopefully my collection will increase by 1 tomorrow. :-D

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cuervo
October 25, 2008, 08:22 PM
A newish Yugo would be a prime pick still, depending on how much you want to pay. Since they don't have chromed barrels, used ones are likely to have bad barrels from corrosive ammo. Classic Arms has them for $229.

Any barrel can be recrowned. It isn't necessarily bad but shows use on the barrel. Ideally you would want to check the throat as well, and the overall condition of the rifle. I had not heard of any particular batch of SKSs that were recrowned.

tmajors
October 25, 2008, 08:48 PM
Check the firing pin on the bolt. If the tip is sticking out then it's gonna need cleaned. Certain models of SKS don't have a spring around the firing pin and they are freefloated instead. When the pin gets gummed up it has a tendancy to stick leading to slam fires.

Easily fixable with cleaning and the spring can be ordered online for about $10, but it's a sign of a gun that hasn't been cared for.

Speedo66
October 27, 2008, 12:50 PM
How much? :rolleyes:

greyling22
October 27, 2008, 03:56 PM
#1 question: "how much !?!"

f4t9r
October 27, 2008, 04:02 PM
Gun show this weekend - What questions should I ask when browsing for an SKS?

How much does it cost :neener:

onebigelf
October 27, 2008, 08:01 PM
What questions should I ask when browsing for an SKS?

More than likely, "HOW MUCH??? Have you lost your mind?!!!!"

John

Mr White
October 27, 2008, 08:37 PM
I was thinking along the same lines as onebigelf....

When you see someone selling a Yugo for more than $180, ask the seller "Are you freakin smoking crack???"

GE-Mini-Gun
October 28, 2008, 02:23 PM
What questions should I ask when browsing for an SKS?

How easy is it to convert this?????:D

longdayjake
October 28, 2008, 04:23 PM
What questions should I ask when browsing for an SKS?

Why are these so over priced?

1KPerDay
October 28, 2008, 05:02 PM
What questions should I ask when browsing for an SKS?
Got any AR-15s? :D

kidding.

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