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Old 12-05-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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I'm getting a SKS for my birthday Friday and I'm torn between several. I can get a incomplete M59/66 from Century as a project rifle (which I've been wanting), a complete M59/66 from my LGS, a Norinco from the same store. Any help? Thanks

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Also which ones have the chrome lined barrel? I kinda want a chrome lined cause I'm pretty sure im gonna shoot corrosive though it.

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Go for the Norinco. You can thank me later.

Chromed bore, no gas valve to go bad and need replacement.

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Ok but are the Norinco and the older Chinese military ones chrome lined? Cause my LGS has the Norinco for $350 or so and AIM Surplus has the Chinese military for $220,

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I've never heard of the gas valve going out, how does that happen?

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Norincos have chrome lined bores. Yugoslavs don't.

The gas cut off for the grenade launcher can get a bit loose sometimes and move to the cutoff position while firing and stop semi-auto cycling.

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In that case should I hunt for a Russian model?

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Russians are nice. Not all were chrome lined. I like the Norincos because I don't feel bad shooting them.

The Norinco doesn't have a grenade launcher to worry about. I was referring to the 59/66 Yugoslavs.

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i have a norinco, it'll shoot anything i put through it. my only mistake was changing it over to detachable mags. it only feeds well with the one metal mag i have for it. the plastic ones stove pipe every few rounds.

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Check out http://YooperJ.com for features for various makers.

I'll bet you can still find a new-in-box Norinco with all the accessories.

I just love the little oil can and it's chinese characters.
As I understand it, the symbol for oil is a rice patty with the oil well sticking up.

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