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therealjt 08-20-2013 04:48 PM

sks identification and value help needed
My father in law gave me this sks and I know nothing about them.
It has a folding stock and a bayonet on it and looks to be 30 round magazines for it. any help is greatly appreciated, haven't decided if I am going to keep it or not.

here are some pics

marked with a plain 83 here

robocop10mm 08-20-2013 05:09 PM

Is that a regular AK mag laying along side? Does it function in the gun? If so, it is likely a Chinese SKS-D or M. They were the only ones made for AK mags. Highly desirable. Non-standard, US made stock detracts from collector value, but probably worth $500+ depending on the locale.

Josh1158 08-20-2013 05:12 PM

Does it take ak mags ?

therealjt 08-20-2013 05:14 PM

the magazine laying beside it is what fits in it

BiggD 08-20-2013 06:46 PM

Need more pic. Top of the bolt bottom of the mag well.

orangello 08-20-2013 06:51 PM

Is it just me, or does it resemble the one mentioned in reply #7 there, a pre-ban conversion by Midwest Ordinance. The stock and pistol grip look exactly alike; check out the markings. Does it say "Midwest ordinance" on the bottom just toward the muzzle from the magazine?

therealjt 08-20-2013 06:56 PM

BiggD 08-20-2013 06:59 PM

It's an early model sks "d".

therealjt 08-20-2013 07:01 PM

what are we considering early and value?

BiggD 08-20-2013 07:10 PM

Pre ban not sure of the year and value is 350-600 depends on how bad someone wants it. With how crazy gun prices have been and looking at the shape of the gun I would ask around 700. If it were me I wouldn't sell it they are just 2 rare. But if you really want you could donate it to.… me.

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