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BiggD 04-04-2013 11:40 PM

SKS Sporter
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A friend wanted to know a little more about this SKS. He was wondering about value, after market stocks, and if refinishing the wood would hurt the value. I know it is somewhat rare for a SKS. It takes ak mags and I have never seen one with the Red Star scope and bolt cover. I am almost certain these are after market. Any help would be great.

orangello 04-05-2013 12:15 AM

Pretty cool! Got a pic of the scope mount and/or rail?

BiggD 04-05-2013 01:55 AM

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Here is what the mount looks like.

robocop10mm 04-05-2013 05:06 AM

Is that an SKS-D or SKS-M? Both were made to accept AK mags. Both are highly desirable. Not familiar with the scpoe/mount though

nosaj 04-05-2013 05:34 AM

I believe that is a SKS-m. Those have the shorter barrel and thumbhole stock (paratrooper)
The SKS-d look loke a regular SKS but accept AK mags

Gizord1 04-05-2013 02:16 PM

That is prolly the best SKS I have ever seen.

I love everything about it, except the lack of bayonet. Needs a blade bayonet.

orangello 04-05-2013 06:51 PM

Very Nice!

I'm not usually a thumbhole fan, but that looks nice with the scope.

I don't remember seeing a Tapco stock like the one I have that was made for the M or D models.

DrumJunkie 04-05-2013 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 1203726)
Is that an SKS-D or SKS-M? Both were made to accept AK mags. Both are highly desirable. Not familiar with the scpoe/mount though

It looks to be the Chinese M type. You're right they are are pretty sought after. I watched one like mine wit ha Tapco stock and scope mount sell on gunbroker a month or so ago for about 1400 bucks. WAY OVER value but that was during the craze of the last craze. Last one I seen at not too insane prices went around 550.00. I honestly thought I was getting took on a 325.00 price tag a few years ago. But they are hard to get and I really wanted one.

TAPCO and a couple other companies make stocks for the M type SKS. THey have gone up a good bit too and you have to make sure to get one for a M or D type and without a bayonet cut.

Here's mine..Old pic..I really need top update but ...

Right now M types are selling between 700 and 1200 on gunbroker. But again..Prices are as little goofy right now.

That thumb-hole stock is a newer model. They made them with a more standard looking stock in the beginning.

You can know for certain what model by looking at the serial and seeing if it has a M or a D in it. But I'd pretty much bet it's an M type by the stock. They are nice rifles, I'd hold on to it if I could. :)

Lightbourne 04-05-2013 10:33 PM

I have a M that I love, but can't find the right AK mag to lock-up. I have filed Taco mags to try to get a fit to no avail. Any advice?

BiggD 04-06-2013 01:31 AM

No M or D in serial number. It says it is a Sporter model it has a 93 followed by a 5 dight serial number.

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