March 19, 2004, 08:35 PM
Are the numbers on the stock linked to the rifles in any way? Or are they mix and match? I have a Norinco with a synthetic and I wanted to put the wood one back on, but I can't seem to find it. Would it decrease the value of the gun to find another wooden SKS stock and use it instead?
March 19, 2004, 08:45 PM
yes, the numbers on the stock are usually the last four digits of the rifle's serial number, a mismatched stock wont have much of an effect on price unless your selling it as all matching "un-issued" condition rifle, matching numbered bolt , carrier, mag are more important than the stock
March 20, 2004, 01:05 PM
The numbers on the stock (if any) should match the rest of the gun. Sometimes the stock came un-numbered from the factory but they never came with mis-matched numbers. I have an older Norinco that is all original with all matching numbers but the stock is not numbered. I have no doubt that it is the original stock though.
March 20, 2004, 06:19 PM
If the synthetic stock wasn't numbered the same as the SKS(Unlikely, I've never heard of a factory SKS with synthetic parts) then you can't reduce the value by adding a wooden stock, it is missing a serial number one way or the other. My Norinco SKS has the (matching)serial on the left side of the butt.
March 20, 2004, 07:22 PM
No, it came with a wooden stock with some numbers on it... don't remember what they were. I put the synthetic stock on it and during a few moves I must have misplaced it. I have the handguard and all but one of the screws, but I can't find the stock. I was wanting to restore the stock and put it on to make it look more standard.
Since I can't find it, I'm now thinking of buying a beater stock and painting it with some kind of urban camo type pattern... of course as soon as I order one the old one will show up.
March 20, 2004, 07:34 PM
I figured it came with a wood stock but I am not an SKS expert. Hope you find the old one.