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Would you buy a SKS-D for $250?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jackal, Sep 30, 2006.

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  1. Jackal

    Jackal Member

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    Hi, my local dealer has a SKS-D model, the one with thumbhole stock and takes AK mags. Price is $250. Should I pull out the plastic from my wallet, and snatch it up? Condition is like new.
     
  2. Eightball

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    I personally prefer the stock Yugo version with the 10-rnd. However, if it wouldn't have the AK-mag feed problems and has the standard SKS-bbl length, it could be a spiffy shooter--AK reliability & mags with SKS accuracy.
     
  3. 1911user

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    I'd spend a little more and get a romanian AK instead. That's probably not a bad price though.
     
  4. Zeke Menuar

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    In a second. I could replace the tacticool stuff later.

    ZM
     
  5. meef

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    Provided it's not beat to crap - in a heartbeat.

    I do have an SKS-M with both the Monte Carlo stock (which I like) and the thumbhole stock (which I don't) and it's a great rifle.

    At that price it's a steal. Again... condition considered.

    By the way, I believe that the "M", not the "D", is the correct designation for the thumbhole stock model. Could be mistaken, though. It's too late for me to go look it up.

    :)
     
  6. Jackal

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    Condition is like new.
     
  7. grimjaw

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    Jackal, is it the 20" version? If so, tell me the dealer so I can stop by there on the way back and buy it before you do . . .

    jm
     
  8. Third_Rail

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    Purchase it, it's worth more than that.
     
  9. AJAX22

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    Snap it up, I wish I could buy em in my state. they're a boatload of fun, and they're super reliable. (buddy had one before they became a no no)
     
  10. wayne in boca

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    I have an M,and it's a sweet little carbine with a lot of firepower.Paid $ 300.00 for mine, $250.00 is a steal.
     
  11. 1 old 0311

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    Good buy. Snap it up.
     
  12. possum

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    personally i wouldn't buy it unless i was gonna re sale it and make some money off of it. with the thumbhole stock and the big hi-cap magazines it kinda defeats the purpose of the sks in the first place, kinda takes away from the small , handyness aspect. not to mention i hate thumbhole stocks.:) i would just go with an ak like was reccomended above
     
  13. dfaugh

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    Buy it NOW!

    I have an SKS-M that is one of my favorite guns. Last ones I've seen (-Ds or -Ms) were going for between $400 and $600. Mine is utterly reliable with any type of AK mag I've ever tried, and I've put about 5000 rounds through it.

    If you don't want it let me know, I'll buy it in a heartbeat.

    P.S. You CAN change out the stock (Mine has one of "Dragunov" style stocks on it, bought that way)....You just can't put a true pistol grip on it, without changing out a lot of other parts to make it "compliant".
     
  14. Jackal

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    Well, just called the shop. Someone got to it yesterday after i left. O well, you win some you lose some.
     
  15. funfaler

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    I had a chance to get one for $190, and 8 mags. Went home thinking that I really don't "need" another rifle. Told the wife, and she said I had to go BUY it as soon as the store opened in the morning. Went back and the guy said another guy came in just before closing and took it home. I couldn't kick my self hard enough.:banghead:
     
  16. BoySetsTheFire

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    Any SKS in decent shape is worth buying. It is one reliable rifle.
     
  17. smince

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    Paid $295 for a "D" about three years ago. Liked it very much, but a friend liked it more: he traded me a 1944 SA Garand for it:D
     
  18. Jackal

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    And, is he still your friend?
     
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    Yes. I keep hope that we'll make another deal like this one.:)
     
  20. MechAg94

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    Buy it!!!

    IMHO, Romanian WASR's are pieces of crap compared to a good SKS. I think you would have to spend a good bit more on an AK to get one I would prefer (like my Vepr). If this truly is a D model, it ought to be every bit as reliable as any AK.
     
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    Bumping an old thread...

    Found an SKS-D in excellent condition at the local pawn shop today. Someone pawned it before Christmas and I got to it today just as they were about to put it on the shelf.

    They want $225, out the door. And again, this thing looks brand new. It's the thumbhole stock model.

    I asked the guy to hold it for me til I have the cash on Friday. Is there anything I need to check for before I pick it up Friday?
     
  22. Hoppy590

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    225- 250 is a steal for an SKS-D

    go for it!

    valtr0n. check barrel condition, check for matching numbers, check for and problems with magazines. chances are it wont have the bayonet, but thats normal
     
  23. Slugless

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    Does it have a bayonet lug? If not, it's probably the SKS-M. That's kinda pedantic, though...

    Me & two friends have these rifles, 1 SKS-D, 2 SKS-Ms. The -D and one -M (mine) are great little carbines. The second -M is a POS. Although on mine the firing pin retention pin went missing. :confused: I bought a replacement from TAPCO.

    Pull the bolt back & look at the machining work you can see. Usually the milling work is pretty rough, but if it looks like a child or half-starved prisoner did it, you might pass.

    If it looks good & the action feels good, go for it. I put a Fiberforce aftermarket stock on mine. A little sanding & beating and it fits pretty good although the action has to come out of the stock to pop the receiver cover open. I put some Williams fire sights/peep set on it. The main problem is that it doesn't get much use these days.
     
  24. RockyMtnTactical

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    Yes, I would. I like the SKS-D better than the AK.
     
  25. Prince Yamato

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    You could probably find a bunch of tacticool stuff and configure it like the Chinese AW that post-dated the AK (type 82?)
     
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