Although they are kind of rare, I have a chi-com Norinco SKS with a chrome 16" barrel, that accepts AK magazines(from the factory, not a conversion). I got it NIB at a gunshow in Atlanta. it was mixed in with a bunch of 'normal' SKS that have fixed magazines. Kind of the best of both worlds. I added a folding stock and it's now my main ranch and farm rifle. I've shot several hogs, goats and a few feral dogs with it. Very effective little carbine. However it and the AK are (IMHO) both butt-ugly, clunky, weapons with the balance of an old tractor. The M1 carbine looks and handles much better. but I stupidly traded that one away some years ago, and now they can be a bit pricey.