Is SKS Junj


rrc1962

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I had one about 15 years ago that I got at a flea market for $20. It was an OK rifle. I shot gobs of 7.62x39 through it, abused it pretty badly and it never malfunctioned. Are the newer SKS rifles OK. I see them at the gun shows all set up with tactical stocks for around $300.
 

Cooter

Liberty or Death
Wow 20 bucks...uh...yeah its junk...just mail it to me and I'll dispose of it for you. :dance3:

Seriously though, SKS is a fine rifle. Them Rooskies sure no how to build a firearm. They usually do go for around the $300 range, depending on condition and country of origin. They are built tough, but one pretty common problem is slam firing. If you don't clean and lube it enough, eventually the firing pin can get stuck forward, and when the bolt chambers another round, it will fire automatically. In other words, it could turn into a full auto that doesn't stop when you take your finger off the trigger.
It doesn't happen alot, happened one time to me after putting several hundred laquer coated wolf ammo through it in one setting.

Overall, they are beautiful rifles that will treat you good, with alot of history behind them. Many upgrades you can buy for them, too. $20 is darn good deal, in whatever condition.

What country is it from?
 

wuzfuz

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Is SKS Junk?

I was under the impression that the SKS was a Chinese copy of the AK-47. One of my sons has one, and he speaks highly of it. Like the AK, the SKS is a sturdy, reliable rifle that is exported to nearly as mnay countries as the AK, and probably for less. I may be mistaken as to the origin of the SKS, and if I am wrong, I apologize.
 

Glockster20

Clinging to God and guns
I was under the impression that the SKS was a Chinese copy of the AK-47. One of my sons has one, and he speaks highly of it. Like the AK, the SKS is a sturdy, reliable rifle that is exported to nearly as mnay countries as the AK, and probably for less. I may be mistaken as to the origin of the SKS, and if I am wrong, I apologize.

Wuzfuz,

Just fyi... the SKS country of origin is the former Soviet Union.

SKS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

NDS

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Chinese version of the SKS=Type 56 Brand new $139 Canadian. And no, you can't have it:
Marstar Canada: Norinco N-SKS 'Type 56' 7.62x39mm Semi-Auto Rifle
N-SKS-800px.jpg


I was under the impression that the SKS was a Chinese copy of the AK-47. One of my sons has one, and he speaks highly of it. Like the AK, the SKS is a sturdy, reliable rifle that is exported to nearly as mnay countries as the AK, and probably for less. I may be mistaken as to the origin of the SKS, and if I am wrong, I apologize.

Don't miss the Norinco M-14 copy for $399-you can't import that either!
 

fibertech

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I have 1 and I love this gun. Had it for 7 years, paid 100.00 for it still in the box. This is a great gun for all day at the range shooting. the ammo is cheap but a great shooting gun. I would not get rid of mine for love or money.
 

rrc1962

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Maybe I'll buy one. They are cheap enough, even in todays market. The one I had 20 years ago was a good gun. Like Wuz said, it was a copy of an AK47. It had a bumpfire trigger and would empty mags faster than you could load them. Fun gun.
 

Cooter

Liberty or Death
Just to clear up any confusion:

The SKS is NOT an AK. SKS stands for "Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova" or 'self loading carbine, Simonov system.' AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova. The SKS prototype was tested in 1945, against the Germans in WW2, and officially adopted in 1949. They are still in use as ceremonial weapons.

There are after market stocks available for the SKS to make it resemble an AK-47. Also, you can take off the integral box mag, and use detachable mags. So an SKS could be made to resemble an AK-47, but they are two different firearms.
 

Red Hat

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I just picked up a Norico SKS today at the gun show in like new condition for $260. It's a lot more than what I wanted to pay for it but the prices of firearms now will only go up for a while. The first thing I did was to remove the original mag well. She is sweet with a 30 rd mag. To answer your question, they are not as cheap as when you bought yours but they still will fire anything you put in them and keep on firing.
 

rrc1962

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We had a gun show today also. I was looking for a cheap SKS but there were none to be found. I asked around the show for any AR10's and most of the dealers laughed at me. There were plenty of AR15's in the $1300 - $1500 range. I ended up stopping by the dealer that had the AR10 that I've had my eye on and it ended up following me home. I've pretty much blown my gun budget for a little while now and I still need a holographic site and/or a scope for the AR10.
 
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wolfhunter

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Congrats on the AR10. Gun porn is a good thing (hint, hint).
 

Scarecrow

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I've had my eye on a yugoslavian sks with grenade launcher. looks like fun. they have a few in some local stores in the area. I've got an AK and from what I understand the barrel of the sks is longer so it's more accurate. sounds good to me.
 

Red Hat

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I went back to the gun show Sunday and picked up an SKS M Short barrel with a nice Monte Carlo stock that used AK47 mags. Sweet little rifle. Price was sweet also, $230. I picked up 500 rds of Silver bear for $125 on Sat and on Sunday he had 1000 rd cases of Wolf HP for $250. I should be fine for a while with the ammo I bought and with what I had on hand. :smile:
 
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oldvet53

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Just to clear up any confusion:

The SKS is NOT an AK. SKS stands for "Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova" or 'self loading carbine, Simonov system.' AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova. The SKS prototype was tested in 1945, against the Germans in WW2, and officially adopted in 1949. They are still in use as ceremonial weapons.

There are after market stocks available for the SKS to make it resemble an AK-47. Also, you can take off the integral box mag, and use detachable mags. So an SKS could be made to resemble an AK-47, but they are two different firearms.
the sks was based on a scaled down anti-tank rifle!:biggrin:
 

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