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.
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 Ive 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 todays 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.
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