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Should I buy this SKS?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mike1281, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. mike1281

    mike1281 Canby Member

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    I just don't know much about sks's I have an opportunity to buy a Norinco SKS M. Supposedly it takes ak mags. They guy is offering it to me for 400. Seems like a good price. Does not have original stock. So that disappoints me. Good price? Go lower?
    What makes it an M?

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  2. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    price seems pretty steep IMO. i could see 400 MAYBE for a sks-m in original config.
     
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  3. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Edited: Nothing nice to say about that SKS...
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If its a true type M, for $400 yes thats a deal. Because type M's go for $500-$650 (crazy).

    If its a standard SKS and it really only take duckbill mags and NOT AK mags then no, $400 for an SKS without an origional stock or bayonet is a bit steep.
     
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  5. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    That's a decent deal for an sks-m. I would offer 350 and a 6 pack on your dime.
     
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  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have found that modified SKSs are huge head aches
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Best answer IMO.
     
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  9. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    The mag catch is right there so it's an M (or perhaps a D). $400 is fair.

    IIRC, the stocks were marked with the SN so finding another factory stock won't increase it's value much more as it won't have a matching SN.
     
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  10. mike1281

    mike1281 Canby Member

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    The thing I really don't like about it that stupid stock. But I really like the ak mag capability. I just can't seem to find much information on the type m thing. What is that about? I see type m sks's on gunbroker for 600-800. That's with the original stock though
     
  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yes! And then sell that ugly stock and find an original to replace it!
     
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  12. madmax

    madmax woodburn Active Member

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    If you don't buy it for 400 I will. That a damn good deal IMO.

    And then put the wood back on
     
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  13. mike1281

    mike1281 Canby Member

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    Yeah I am seeing an assortment of wood SkS stocks on eBay for a decent price. I really don't understand why people buy these sorts of stocks and modify them. Its disgusting when I see a "custom" Mosin with a archangel stock on Armslist with a ridiculous asking price.:rolleyes: Just my 2 cents. Gonna offer 350 and see what happens
     
  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The big downside to the SKS over an AK is the 10 round fixed mags work the best.

    The M models fixed that and even without the original stock that thing will sell at $400 easy.

    I sold a used but matching numbers milled SkS for $600 last summer. Took me about 3 weeks to find a buyer.
     
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  15. mike1281

    mike1281 Canby Member

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    Got it 375 :p. Hope to soon find an original wood stock
     
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  16. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I put Tupperware on my SKS and its not that bad.

    But it came with the stock on the right (the middle is a replica I was making out of walnut but it had a knot in it so I did not finish)
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    This is what it came with:

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    If the SKS and SKS-m stocks are the same there are unissued ones to find
    SKS Stock and Handguard, New, Original (http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/sks-stock-and-handguard-new-original.aspx)
     
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  17. mike1281

    mike1281 Canby Member

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    Wow that stock it came with is rough! Did u buy it online? Tupperware looks a lot better!
     
  18. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wanted to buy as SKS quick before oregon killed the C&R license. so I got something cheap. The metal parts were great, the wood not so much.
     
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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a good score. I always wished I could have got hold of a "Model D."
     
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  20. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I use to own one when I lived in HI (pre 2005). It was called a Mod D back then. Mine came with a thumb hole stock. Lucky me, I was later able to get ahold of a Chinese monte carlo style stock for it.

    IMHO......it's an SKS. It uses an AK47 magazine. So, you got a quick reloading magazine changing SKS. Not much difference from an AK. But, it ain't an AK.

    BTW, back then I could pick up a used Chinese AK for a cheap price. Thus, not being a collector, it was sold off (IIRC $450, with both stocks). Yes, the new buyer paid a premium for this "Special AK."

    Aloha, Mark

    PS....so I was searching the classified here and came across this link provided by another member. WOW!! A lot of info that I never saw before about the Mod D and M.

    http://www.yooperj.com/SKS-14.htm
     
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