I own an old Russian SKS, not sure on the date of Manufacture but it's got the best factory blue finish I've ever seen on one of these.
Beyond the A Typical crappy trigger it's been a flawless rifle with no malfunctions or slam fire issues. This one was imported by KBI and the retail tag on the box said $119.00
I paid $75 to an Army buddy who was going through a divorce back in 1996.
I then gun show traded an old POS, crooked hammer, Euro DA pistol that I bought off another Army buddy for $20 for 3 detach hi cap mags.
I greatly prefer this set up to my AK and have only $95 invested!
Best value purchase I've ever made.