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freebie norinco sks???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nastynatesfish, Mar 26, 2010.

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  1. nastynatesfish

    nastynatesfish Member

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    A guy at work gave me a sks for loading some 308 ammo for him. I know crap about the rifle, still has cosmoline on a lot of parts of the gun and the cleaning kit. My question is how the hell do I get the stock off? I ordered an intrafuse stock since this one is so short but all the numbers match, stock trigger guard, bolt and gas tube. Wondering what its worth cause I'm planning on trading it off for reloading components
     
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    Depends on which variant. If it is a standard, about $300. If it is the D or M model (use standard AK mags), add $100 or so.
     
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    I wouldn't even worry about getting a new stock for it. It likely won't bring that much more money. How many rounds of xxx caliber did you load for him? Must have been impressive. LOL
     
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    google "youtube sks disassembly" you might need a phillips screwdriver or punch and a hammer to remove the stock.

    google "remove cosmoline"

    when sks's were cheap everybody had one, you customized it to suit yourself. now prices are way up and the people who want them seem to want the original as a "collectors" item and view adding a synthetic stock, scope etc like adding a giant racing wing and a fart pip to a corolla. much like people now view the m1 carbine.

    value? 250-320 bucks.
     
  5. Dr T

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    The Chinese dumped a lot of these on the market in the early 1990's to get western currency. The quality was spotty. I got a good one in the late 1980's, but some that I saw that were imported later had significant headspace problems (resulting in case separations).

    If you are thinking about firing it, instead of trading it, get the headspace checked.
     
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    Just make sure that you thoroughly clean the bolt, which means taking it apart or boiling it. Slamfires are no fun.

    I was just talking to an old shooting buddy of mine a few days ago talking about the old days shooting and one of my fondest memories was shooting my $70 Norinco endlessly with what back then (80's) was endless cheap ammo. Leave it in the old stock, and if you have never shot an SKS give it a try before you cast it off. I now have two of them again (a Norinco and Romanian), both as original, and consider them to be provide one of the most enjoyable varities of casual shooting
     
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    They make a real mess of a carpeted living room too. I don't think I've chambered a round at home since.

    I don't think the Chinese SKS's are selling for much anymore (seen Russians around $350). Just hang onto it and shoot it, they're pretty fun.
     
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    need a little help here

    oops
     
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