Norinco SKS. Opinions? Any help is appreciated.

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by newbie24, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. newbie24

    newbie24 New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am new to the forum and am currently looking in to getting my first "semi-automatic rifle". I found a Norinco Sks online for $600. It comes with a 30 round mag and a tapco adjustable stock. What do you guys think? Any info is appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
     

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  2. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

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    #1. Do not use the "A" and "R" word side by side in this forum

    #2. Do not pay $600 for a SKS

    However, the SKS is a great gun and recommend them to everyone....just not at the current price u mentioned
     

  3. newbie24

    newbie24 New Member

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    Fixed and thank you for the advice.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Greetings- and welcome to the forum- when you get a minute, drop by the Intro thread and say hello.

    $600 is rather steep. AS MADE the SKS is pretty reliable. Changing things (like magazines) can affect that. Also pretty hard to use from prone or benchrest with that much magazine.

    Did a quick check of a couple of the on-line gun auction sites- you should be able to go under $300 (plus shipping and FFL fees)
     
  5. newbie24

    newbie24 New Member

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    I think I am going to let this deal go by and will definitely look for another. Thanks again for the help.
     
  6. rick2gun

    rick2gun New Member

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    I have a Chinese Norinco SKS with a serial number and blade bayonet that indicates it was made in 1964. It has no add-ons and is as issued with the exception of a buffer cushion under the dust cover.

    It functions flawlessly with its standard 10 round internal magazine. Most of what I’ve read about the rifle is that external magazines introduce a significant un-reliability factor into the equation.

    The price you mentioned seems high to me. But the modifications if done correctly and work without malfunctions may make it a good buy in today’s inflated market. Particularly when you look back at your purchase in a few years.

    I have included a few very useful links if you want to increase your SKS knowledge base.

    http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=133

    http://yooperj.com/SKS.htm

    http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

    http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/index.asp

    Good Luck!
     
  7. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Modifying an sks to take a detachable mag tends to cause reliability issues sadly. But your choice
     
  8. mongo43

    mongo43 New Member

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    To the OP,

    $600 is way too much for it. I don't like the SKS in tapco stuff. I would offer $300 at most. Then walk away if the offer is not accepted. The fixed 10 round mag will be the most reliable.
     
  9. 25delta

    25delta New Member

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    I have a Norinco myself, set up the same way, great gun, payed $350.00 a year ago. Seems like everyone is trying to cash in on the political paranoia. Maybe a bargaining tool for you to get the price down to a reasonable level, would be the fact that ammo is harder to get than an SKS
     
  10. newbie24

    newbie24 New Member

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    I decided to pass up on the gun. Thank you for all the help and advice. Seems to me that I would have over payed. Thanks again.
     
  11. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

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    Keep your eyes open. You can still find them for $299 from century or a local gun show. Then you can pick if you really want anything aftermarket on it
     
  12. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

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    Got my norinco 3 yrs ago for $250 with polymer montecarlo stock
    I wanted one in orig. stock but this one was in too great a shape to pass up

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