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Old 01-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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There is a Norinco SKS on sale near me for $179. There is no bayonet (don't really need to stab anything) and the stock looks to be well used, however everything else looks good. Advice? Buy or not to buy?

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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That is a fairly good price if the condition of the metal parts of the weapon look like they are in good shape. You can always refinish the stock or get a new one for it with no problem. Usually in todays market one in good condition is running from around $290 up. They are fun to shoot and you can certainly find some less than expensive ammo for them. Be sure it feeds properly or get an agreement.
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I am just looking for a decently accurate truck gun. Anyone else with opinions?

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Can't beat a M44. Tough and cheap

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I already own a Mosin nagant, and a M44 runs $150 and I found an SKS for $179.

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You should'nt pay more than 100$ for any mosin. But since you already have one what else could you want? Sks's are fine, but the more parts the more that can go wrong.

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I bought my SKS more to collect than to shoot. After shooting it,

I shoot it now more than anything else. A lot of fun.

I enjoy combloc surplus . The built-in Bayonets and cleaning rods are

a great part of the attraction, to me.

I guess as long as the bayo mount is still there, and you can bolt

it on later, it's fine.

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Can't go wrong with either of those.bought mine in Ohio.sks 299.MN 91/30 for 90.been stationed in Virginia for a year and still haven't shot them!!!!

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A CHICOM SKS for under $200.00 is a fine price. It would really be great if it was all numbers-matching parts with the numbers-matching stock - the spike bayo and nut/bolt can always be added.

(I'd bet dollars to donuts that it once had a bayo - but some nimrod likely removed it in fear of 922 - as gazillions were imported prior to 1989.)

Once you shoot an SKS you'll be a convert for life. Even if the wood was beyond hope and you had to do the TAPCO tactical stock swap or even a bullpup - you'll still be ahead.

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179? Thats an awesome price. Norincos are my favorite. Slap a Tapco stock on it or refinish the original one. Buy it or tell me where this seller is and I'll buy it. Muhahahah.

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