Originally Posted by hq357
Im looking for the perfect sks to buy. i do like the yugo sks but ive heard that there can be problems with gas leaks and the grenade launcher would make it classified as an assult weapon if a ban ever came. They also dont have chrome lined barrels, so i started looking into the chinese sks and every gun store seller says its a chinese sks others call it a norinco some were made for commercial sale and some were made for the military. Id like to purchase the one that is better made so im thinking a military sks how can i tell if an sks was made for commercial sale or military use?
The military ones are surplus, not new. They are usually pretty beat up. If by perfect you mean modern production, those have not been imported since 1993.
As an aside, many of the Soviet SKSs look like they've seen limited service if any. They may be still unissued under all that cosmoline.