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martinicadet
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  11:19:10 AM  Show Profile
I purchased a bulk buy of firearms from an estate. Included in them was a Norinco SKS in perfect condition. My question is are the Norincos equal quality wise to other SKS's? I have never had any interest in SKS/AK guns but I have very little in it and the condition is great, thought it you make a good truck gun. Thanks, Don

quickmajik
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  11:29:11 AM  Show Profile
They are good quality...
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mark christian
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  12:44:41 PM  Show Profile
They are of very good quality, not quite up to the standards of the Russian and Yugoslavian guns, but still very nice. Since these rifles have not been importable for over 15 years really nice examples are drying up and getting harder and harder to find.
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beantownshootah
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  2:43:31 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by martinicadet

I purchased a bulk buy of firearms from an estate. Included in them was a Norinco SKS in perfect condition. My question is are the Norincos equal quality wise to other SKS's? I have never had any interest in SKS/AK guns but I have very little in it and the condition is great, thought it you make a good truck gun. Thanks, Don



Of all the various SKS guns imported into the USA over the years, these aren't the most desirable variant from a collector's standpoint, but they're certainly good guns from a shooter's standpoint.

I believe they have chrome lined barrels, which is a plus.

One of these would make an excellent choice for a "truck gun", in fact, as they are rugged and reliable.

The 7.62x39 round the SKS gun takes is the same round used by the AK-47s, and is roughly equivalent in power to a 30-30. This is plenty of gun for anything weighing, say, 250 lbs or less.

Russian steel-case ammo is readily available, is relatively inexpensive compared to most centerfire rifle ammo, and will run all day from an SKS.

I think the best thing about the SKS rifles, is that the ordinary pistol grip, and lack of a detachable magazine mean that these are not considered "assault rifles" in many jurisdictions that ban AKs, AR-15s, mini-30s, and the like.
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us55840
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  4:55:21 PM  Show Profile
The Russian ones seem to be the best and most desired. Next is the Norinco IMO. All the Yugo's I've seen have dark, corroded bores and that makes a poor shooter for accuracy.

That is my 2 cents worth.

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11b6r
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  7:33:08 PM  Show Profile
Good quality. Chromed bores, machined where it needs it, no grenade launcher gas valve to go bad. If by any chance you have one that does not have importer's marks, you MAY have a Vietnam war bring back. Unlike the AK, the SKS COULD be brought home with capture papers. And if so, check with the estate to see if they have the capture papers- ups value muchly.

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dbain99
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  8:23:06 PM  Show Profile
Sounds like a good deal for you. Not collectable, so what. Its a good truck gun that can be tossed around. It aint worth that much so go ahead and use it.

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ofitg
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Posted - 05/24/2010 :  8:43:09 PM  Show Profile
Once I bought a bottom-of-the-barrel Chinese SKS for $70.... some Chinese soldier had ridden that gun hard and put it away wet! No finish left and the gas tube had rusted through - escaping gas had split the handguard lengthwise - but the gun still functioned properly.

Should make an excellent truck gun.... takes a licking and keeps on ticking.



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Henry0Reilly
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Posted - 05/25/2010 :  06:46:14 AM  Show Profile
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I have never had any interest in SKS/AK guns


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beantownshootah
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USA
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Posted - 09/10/2010 :  1:55:39 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by us55840

The Russian ones seem to be the best and most desired. Next is the Norinco IMO. All the Yugo's I've seen have dark, corroded bores and that makes a poor shooter for accuracy.

That is my 2 cents worth.



Lots of the surplus Yugo SKS guns imported into the USA actually saw combat during the 80s Balkan wars. Unlike the other types of SKS guns, the Yugo guns lack chromed barrels, and the standard Yugo ammo was corrosive.

So, yes, there are a lot of Yugo SKS guns floating around with corroded bores and corroded gas valves in their grenade launchers that can impede reliability of function.

But not all of them are like this! In contrast to all of the above, there were also plenty of Yugo SKS guns imported into the USA in literally mint unused condition with pristine bores and still in the original factory cosmoline.

As of the time of this post (Sept 2010) you can still find some of these mint guns online and on the auction site for around $300.

I remember when the mint Yugo guns were just $100-120, and it wasn't all that long ago. Still for $300, I think you're doing a lot better with an SKS than with a mini-30 (for example) and I believe the good quality C&R Yugo SKS rifles are still only going to appreciate in value over time.
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gary wray
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USA
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Posted - 09/10/2010 :  4:37:18 PM  Show Profile
martinicadet........I have quite a few Norinco SKS's and like them all. They make fine "Truck" guns, take a lot of abuse, and keep on ticking. Their bores are chromed so that helps and while not tackdrivers, they will do the job quite nicely. I especially like the smaller Paratroop SKS, short, handy and will ding a pie plate consistently at 200yds. I think you will be please...good luck

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