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Is $200 too much for a Norinco SKS w/ 2 30rnd. Clips?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Chucklej1, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Chucklej1

    Chucklej1 member

    I'm wanting to get it especially before Obama gets in there and puts the ban back into effect for good. It's looks really nice. There's just a little bitty spot of rust on the barrel and that's it. Please help I'm gonna need to buy soon cause another guy wants it.
  2. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member

    If it's in good shape, that's a good price. Not a steal, but I'd do it.

    BTW: Those are magazines, not clips.
  3. Chucklej1

    Chucklej1 member

    Cool Thanks and Uh err.. I was waiting to see if anyone would catch it. It uh uh err.. was a test fine sir and you passed!!! LOL. What is the difference. I've been told once before but don't remember.
  4. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    A clip is something that loads a magazine (i.e. stripper clips - garand, enfield, mosin nagant etc.)

    A magazine is something like an AR15 mag or AK mag.
  5. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Yep, and the M14 can be loaded/re-loaded via stripper clips without removing the magazine from the rifle.

    Not many people do this, but it is possible :)
  6. Tarvis

    Tarvis Well-Known Member

    It would be handy to have a pause in a battle and be able to top off a mag real quick without going into the second part of the fight with a half full mag or a half mag in the pouch, but not too many people are faced with this predicament.
  7. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    You may find the 30 round mags are not a bonus: Many of the aftermarket mags for the SKS just don't work. I'd sell them and get a stock 10 round internal mag that's loaded with clips in the interest of increased reliability.


  8. Chucklej1

    Chucklej1 member

    Thanks For the info. What about the price does it sound good to you guys?
  9. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member


    Clips load magazines. Magazines load guns. See? Easy.

    But as to your original topic- You buy that gun yet?
  10. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

    That's not too horrible a price for the SKS depending on where you are. If it is an arsenal 26 gun, it is one of the better Chinese SKS. Some of them are pretty much actually Ruskies. Have one of the 26s that appears to be mostly Russian parts.

    The 30 round SKS clips are pretty much always worthless junk.
  11. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    The 30 round magazines are probably junk. Not "feel cheap" but "won't work" type junk. Does it come with the original 10 round magazine? If so, that's a good price in my area. You can always try to sell those 2 magazines to [strike]some poor fool[/strike] someone. If not, I'd try to price an original magazine and decide if the extra cash and time is worth it.
  12. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    If it's an SKS that was set up to take AK mags, on the other hand, $200 would a terrific deal.
  13. blo0dyhatchet

    blo0dyhatchet Well-Known Member

    If its a pair of USA steel mags, they should be fine. I have shot a lot of ammo with them and never had an issue what so ever. If I came across a norinco sks for 200 in my area and it wasn't trashed, I would buy it.
  14. Babarsac

    Babarsac Well-Known Member

    Good info here because I'm about to list my Chinese SKS with two additional 30 round mags for $200 local.
  15. Babarsac

    Babarsac Well-Known Member

    Not trying to hijack but how would one tell which arsenal the SKS came from?
  16. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

  17. sharpshooter74

    sharpshooter74 Well-Known Member

    I bought my first norinco sks for $150.. oh how I so regret ever selling it later.. When I go into the gun stores around my area, the same gun is going for as high as $350, with the polymer stock, and mags. Keep your norinco sks, or you'll regret it like me. $200 is a great deal compared to what I've seen it selling for lately.
  18. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member

    Since everone jumped on the detatchable mag thing, I'll give it a go.

    SO FAR the tapco ones have been building a pretty solid reputation. IF I were to use them(I'm not, an SKS isn't an AK, and was not meant to be.) That would be the ones I'd use.

    Some folks swear by aftermarket detatchables, as they've had nothing but good luck with them. But in reality your odds are 50/50 IME.

    Not to mention you have to be careful about 922 issues when you head that direction.

    True AKs are full-auto, not the neutered ones we get to play with. They were designed as an area effect weapon, were as the SKS was first and foremost a rifle. Aimed fire was expected.

    Both excell at what they do, but they were designed to do different things.
  19. Simple answer: No, that's a pretty good price nowadays.
  20. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member


    So- like I asked before-

    Did you buy it yet?:D

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