Originally Posted by 180baseball
I was a Cabelas a few days ago and saw a Norinco SKS for sale and it said on the tag, "comes with 2 magazines". I always thought Norinco SKS rifles had a permanent mag. Also, does this mean I could buy a Norinco SKS drum mag for it or even a TAPCO 30 round magazine? On another note, how would one load these detachable mags , would you remove the mag an load it like an AL-47 or would you loa it like a Mosin with stripper clips.
No such thing as a norinco Sks. Your referring to a chinese Sks. All Sks's originally have an internal 10 rd magazine loaded by stripper clips. Basically aftermarket mags are junk, tapcos and promags are OK. Sks's are best left original besides the stock MAYBE. The detachable mags work like any other detachable mag only has a duckbill that gles in first. If the gun is all original and numbers matching (besides mag) id pay $250 at MOST. If it was all original and numbers matching completely (gas tube, piston, mag, stock, bayo, trigger group, bolt and carrier? Then id pay $375. Prices have been all over the place with Sks"s lately so its actually kinda hard to valie one. But this is just mh 2 cents.