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Chinese SKS that takes AK mags - how good? Price?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marktx, May 12, 2009.

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  1. marktx

    marktx Member

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    A shop I frequent has a very nice looking Chinese SKS that will take AK mags. It looks real good but sometimes looks aren't eveything. How do they rank? What is a reasonable price? Anybody buy or sell one recently?
     
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    Get it!
     
  3. mnrivrat

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    They were excellant guns, and worked well. I never heard of any of them being a problem. (factory models)
    They however have been hard to find ,and draw a strong premium over a standard SKS .
     
  4. Quiet

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    Get it if you can.
    Well made and reliable.
    There are two types.
    The Norinco SKS-D and the Norinco SKS-M.

    If you want an SKS that takes detachable magazines, these are the ones you want.
    100% better than using the duckbill magazines in a normal SKS.
     
  5. snorko

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    IIRC, the SKS-D was the pre ban with standard stock and the SKS M is typically found with a thumbhole stock. I have seen good condition samples of both selling around here for $400-$500.
     
  6. marktx

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    It had a normal looking SKS stock though around the receiver the wood seemed a bit thicker than a regular SKS.
     
  7. nalioth

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    Hold the phone!

    Is it a factory SKS designed to accept AK mags, or is it a "Bubba Upgrade"?

    The former is great, although mag changes are greatly different from the AK.

    The latter should be avoided.
     
  8. marktx

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    It looks very much like a factory piece, all parts are finished well and look original. Will take some pics next time
     
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    I agree with nailoth, if it is factory, then get it! If it is somebody's garage conversion, you should run away.
     
  10. Quiet

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    Yes, I do.
    Still stand by my statement.
     
  11. MarineOne

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    I've got the "M" model by Norinco and the thumbhole stock is great for left and right handed shooters. I've run quite a few rouds through it and the only ammo it didn't like was Remington. Runs like a scalded dog with surplus/Wolf ammo.



    Kris
     
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    I wouldn't be debating the purchase too long. Those SKS Sporters sell fast.
     
  13. NC-Mike

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    SKS-M Love it.

    SKS-MRight1.jpg
     
  14. Halo is for Kids

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    What shop is it in???

    I had an unfired sporter in the box with all accessories. It looked like the one above but with a thumbhole stock. It sold for $500 w/in the last 6 months.

    I've seen the D's go for $650-$700+
     
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    yes. sweet little rifles.

    we have one just like the one in nc mikes pic up there.

    not spectacular accuracy, ak-ish, maybe a bit better.

    100% reliable and very handy, being so short (we have the paratrooper model like mikes.

    the factory built sks rifles that take the ak mags are getting harder to find for a reason.

    i prefer that particular model over the ak. its a nice little rifle.
     
  17. maskedman504

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    And, at the range, you will shoot atleast 100% more ammo as well! ;)
     
  18. Nosidda Zneas

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    i found if i put my Tapco Intrafuse stock on my d model it makes the mag change so much easier. For some reason the mag opening on the stock guided the mag right into the catch and was smooth changing
     
  19. wrs840

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    I have one that looks identical to the one NC-Mike posted a photo of, I bought it new for $200 just after Clinton got elected (operating on the "get 'em while you still can" logic). It's never malfunctioned, and It's a hoot to shoot.

    I always thought mine was an SKS-D, not that the paperwork really identified it. Mine has no "thumbhole-stock" as a previous post said differentiated the -M and -D. So... What's the difference between an SKS-M and and SKS-D?

    Les
     
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    just about exactly when we got ours too, and about the same price too. 179.99 i think it was
     
  21. Quiet

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    Norinco. During the early to mid 1990s.
    Don't know if the magazines have improved, but back in the early to mid 1990s, they were crap.
    Faster to just use stripper clips than the duckbill magazine.
     
  22. jim in Anchorage

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    Paperwork?:confused:
     
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    The "Concise Instruction For 7.62x39 SKS" that came with it.

    Four 8.5"x5.5" pages, written in Engrish. ...Sorta.

    Les
     
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    What would actually make them "true"? Or on The other hand, what makes the Yugo not "true"?
     
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    I just sold mine today for $450...it was a model D
     
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