many of them feature really beat up stocks.
I would not be too worried about the condition of the stock as long as the wood is not cracked. They clean-up very nicely. My buddies Chinese SKS looks fantastic, I picked up a beat up Yugo to work on and it works well for what it is. (2 MOA at 100 with hand loads).
The long and short story is that we will probably not see any more imported into the US, so what's out there is all we will have. The price is not bad at all and the rifles work, I like them better than the AK-47's.