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Old 03-28-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I am new to the forum and am currently looking in to getting my first "semi-automatic rifle". I found a Norinco Sks online for $600. It comes with a 30 round mag and a tapco adjustable stock. What do you guys think? Any info is appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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#1. Do not use the "A" and "R" word side by side in this forum

#2. Do not pay $600 for a SKS

However, the SKS is a great gun and recommend them to everyone....just not at the current price u mentioned

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#1. Do not use the "A" and "R" word side by side in this forum

#2. Do not pay $600 for a SKS

However, the SKS is a great gun and recommend them to everyone....just not at the current price u mentioned
Fixed and thank you for the advice.
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Greetings- and welcome to the forum- when you get a minute, drop by the Intro thread and say hello.

$600 is rather steep. AS MADE the SKS is pretty reliable. Changing things (like magazines) can affect that. Also pretty hard to use from prone or benchrest with that much magazine.

Did a quick check of a couple of the on-line gun auction sites- you should be able to go under $300 (plus shipping and FFL fees)

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I think I am going to let this deal go by and will definitely look for another. Thanks again for the help.

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I have a Chinese Norinco SKS with a serial number and blade bayonet that indicates it was made in 1964. It has no add-ons and is as issued with the exception of a buffer cushion under the dust cover.

It functions flawlessly with its standard 10 round internal magazine. Most of what I’ve read about the rifle is that external magazines introduce a significant un-reliability factor into the equation.

The price you mentioned seems high to me. But the modifications if done correctly and work without malfunctions may make it a good buy in today’s inflated market. Particularly when you look back at your purchase in a few years.

I have included a few very useful links if you want to increase your SKS knowledge base.

http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=133

http://yooperj.com/SKS.htm

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/index.asp

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Modifying an sks to take a detachable mag tends to cause reliability issues sadly. But your choice

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To the OP,

$600 is way too much for it. I don't like the SKS in tapco stuff. I would offer $300 at most. Then walk away if the offer is not accepted. The fixed 10 round mag will be the most reliable.

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I have a Norinco myself, set up the same way, great gun, payed $350.00 a year ago. Seems like everyone is trying to cash in on the political paranoia. Maybe a bargaining tool for you to get the price down to a reasonable level, would be the fact that ammo is harder to get than an SKS

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I decided to pass up on the gun. Thank you for all the help and advice. Seems to me that I would have over payed. Thanks again.

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