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To Those Seeking to Acquire a SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Nomad1911, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Nomad1911

    Nomad1911 Beaverton New Member

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    Do not be fooled by people trying to label their standard sks's as paratrooper sks's,real paratrooper sks's do not have a bayonet lug,I am posting this because I am sick of seeing people try to fool others into paying more for a weapon that they think is a paratrooper SKS when it is just a normal SKS.

    Stay informed
    - Nomad out.
     
  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I know very little about such things, I was told that paratrooper SKS's took AK mags? Is that correct?
     
  3. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    The SKS M has the shorter around 16 inch barrel and accepts AK mags. the D model also accepts AK mags but has a longer barrel. Hope that helps a bit.
     
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  4. Nomad1911

    Nomad1911 Beaverton New Member

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    If you are referring to the SKS model M then yes.
     
  5. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    no such thing as a paratrooper sks, they were all made for commercial export as "cowboy" models. stay away from any with press fit barrels, won't last, seen barrels shot loose.
     
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  6. Nomad1911

    Nomad1911 Beaverton New Member

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    Actually there is,they have a shorter gas system,16 inch barrel,have a nub where the bayonet lug would be,take ak mags,and are made by Norinco.
     
  7. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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  8. Nomad1911

    Nomad1911 Beaverton New Member

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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    and an example of chinese troops parachuting with them?
     
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  10. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    Yooper John's Gun Information

    click on SKS and you will find china made a spike and blade bayonet version with 16" barrle called or refered to as a paratrooper.

    the SKS D had a bayonet the SKS M did not and most came in a moticarlo stock
     
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  11. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    Whats a realistic value for a legitimate one of these? It looks like a nice option and I'm looking for one but don't want to overpay, especially if I can get an AK around the same price. I have a standard Norinco already. It's fun but I don't care for the mag situation (duckbills) where it is hard to swap them quickly and safely.
     
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  12. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    6-700. Sometimes more.
    These are nothing like the AK. AK's are loose, floppy sloppy and supposedly "always fire". (Not the few I have been around though). If you already have a SKS you know how there built. Machined solid real steel etc. But A SKS has or will never be a AR/AK they are there own animal.

    This is my opinion. And coming from someone with one for sale FWIW.

    Flame on....
     
  13. Nomad1911

    Nomad1911 Beaverton New Member

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    A fair price would be $450 - $550,over priced ones are commonly seen going for $600 - $750,most of ones fairly priced are not listed online,your best bet is a gunshow.
     
  14. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Also watch gunbroker for what people are paying not just what people are asking. GB seems high most of the time for desired prices but does show what the market is bearing.

    Here is a good one to watch with bids on it.
    Norinco SKS Model M comes with many extras! : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com
    another with some days left.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=371808380

    spendy ones...
    http://www.armslist.com/posts/2218666/cheyenne-wyoming-rifles-for-sale--sks-m-takes-ak-mags---
    http://www.armslist.com/posts/22061...kes-actual-ak47-magazines-plus-mags-and-ammo-

    cheaper one but not a para, Must of been conversion?
    http://www.armslist.com/posts/20413...les-for-sale-trade--chinise-sks-takes-ak-mags

    Here's a seemingly good deal, Even better if original stock is available.
    http://www.armslist.com/posts/2203052/tennessee-rifles-for-sale--norinco-sks-sporter--m-