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Old 02-17-2015, 09:36 AM   #1
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About 4 months ago I put a Norinco SKS on lay a way at a pawn shop. Just a week ago I got to pick it up after paying it off. It is a Norinco Type 56, factory code 26 made in 1979. Someone replaced with with a foldable stock and added a Tapco 20 round magazine. Here are the pictures of it.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:07 AM   #2
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Congrats, it should be a fun plinker. Is the mag removable or permanent?
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Shoot the heck out of it. Just don't rely on the receiver cover rail for precision accuracy if mounting a scope
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It is a 20 round tapco removable mag.
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450 sounds a tad high to me but I know here in St. Louis prices have been higher than normal. I grabbed a M70 AK for 500 recently and when compared to my Norinco SKS I have more fun with it and think its more capable in the defensive role too. That said, I shoot the Norinco a little better, accuracy-wise...
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First SKS? Be careful, it won't be the last
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Fun rifle. I bought two Norincos years ago when I was working in retail firearms. With store discount, they were $125.00 each.

One caution: The firing pin is free floating & has no spring or safety. That's why military ammo has harder primers. You can test this at the range (not in the house). Chamber a round, then extract it. You'll find a slight firing pin dent on the primer. If you chamber a non-military round with the standard softer primer, the round can discharge due to inertia.
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With the four "evil" features; protruding pistol grip, folding stock, detachable magazine and bayonet lug, you have an imported rifle covered under section 922r. You may not have any more than 10 imported parts on that gun. 11 parts is a Federal offense. If you have not changed out any internal parts, you should have 12 in the gun
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Fun rifle. I bought two Norincos years ago when I was working in retail firearms. With store discount, they were $125.00 each.

One caution: The firing pin is free floating & has no spring or safety. That's why military ammo has harder primers. You can test this at the range (not in the house). Chamber a round, then extract it. You'll find a slight firing pin dent on the primer. If you chamber a non-military round with the standard softer primer, the round can discharge due to inertia.




Very good point! My Norinco had .067 firing pin protrusion, and would go full auto with PMC commercial. I wrote to the NRA "Dope Bag" and asked them what to do.

I carefully filed the pin down to .035 protrusion and it works well with everything now. all you need is a depth micrometer and a fine cut mill bastard file.

If you don't have a depth micrometer, every machinist and auto hobbyist worthy of the name has one so they're not hard to borrow.
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