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Old 10-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hi, I inherited this from a friend of the family's father, and was told at the time it was an SKS. This may be a really dumb question, but I'm not up to speed in this realm, and this sure looks more like an AK to me. Can you please tell me from these crappy photos what I have here and a rough value? The only other markings on it are the oval 386, Interstate Arms, and Made in China. Thanks much!

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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Looks like a norinco "hunter " to me.

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Looks like one of the Norinco "hunter" AK's to me.

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It is a Chinese sporterized AK47 semiauto imported by Interarms. Value I would estimate at $700 but try Gunbroker for an update.

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Not for nothing try google interstate arms 386 see what you get. That's where I'd start.

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That is indeed an Interstate Arms model 386. It's a sporterized AK-47.

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Thanks much for the replies. I'm debating on keeping it as is or modernizing it with a new stock kit if I can find one for it. Need to do more research.

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I would keep it as it is. But that's just me. It's beautiful.

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Only thing I might change is getting some more magazines with higher capacities.

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If you aperature sights, Tech Sights might be a worthwhile and reversible modification for you. http://www.tech-sights.com/ak.htm
http://www.mojosights.com/sample-page/ak-sks/ cleaner look but less sight radius than tech-sights.

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