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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wacki, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

    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
  2. cuervo

    cuervo Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. tmajors

    tmajors Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    How much? :rolleyes:
  5. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    #1 question: "how much !?!"
  6. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    How much does it cost :neener:
  7. onebigelf

    onebigelf Well-Known Member

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

  8. Mr White

    Mr White Well-Known Member

    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???"
  9. GE-Mini-Gun

    GE-Mini-Gun Well-Known Member

    How easy is it to convert this?????:D
  10. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    Why are these so over priced?
  11. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Got any AR-15s? :D


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