Is this a "real" paratrooper SKS?

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  1. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    As titled, is this the "real thing". The stock was a blondish color but was sanded and stained dark. It has a blunt tip spike bayonet. It has matching numbers on the trigger guard, bolt, frame.
     

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  2. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    pictures continued.......
     

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  3. ofitg

    ofitg New Member

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    I have read that the Chinese "paratrooper" SKS was never issued to any military unit; it was developed for the American market. Maybe somebody will enlighten me if this is untrue.

    That being said, your rifle does look like the "paratrooper" SKS. There was a similar 16"-barrelled rifle called the Cowboys Companion, but it did not have any provision for mounting a bayonet.
     
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  4. jpattersonnh

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    Looks to be one! The wood finish is wrong, so that makes me go Hmmmm.
    If it had the bayonet that fit, that would seal the deal.
     
  5. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I would say no, its not a paratrooper model. The paratrooper had a much shorter barrel that what you are showing in the pics.
     
  6. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    This is the size and look of the paratrooper model, the paratrooper model will also take standard AK-47 mags, or so I've read.
     

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    I think the AK-mag version was called the Type 84..... again, never issued to any military unit. Developed for the American market.

    Nonetheless, it is a pretty slick rifle, I wouldn't mind having one.

    EDIT - My mistake, I just looked around on Gunbroker. The AK-mag versions of the SKS were called Model D or Model M, depending on whether they had 16" barrels or standard barrels.
     
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  8. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    I think the pictures throw off the barrel length. I'll try to post a full picture.

    The barrel is a short barrel.

    Again, the stock has been hand sanded and rubbed with dark stain, originally it was a blondish color, it does have a bayonet but not shown.
     
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    jca1 New Member

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    New pictures.....
     

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  10. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    This is not for sale here....but, is $300 a fair price for this rifle.
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Probably a fair price in today's market. I would have a hard time paying that because I paid $90 for mine still in the cosmoline, with 40 rds of ammo and all accessories. By that was several Presidential administrations ago.