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Norinco SKS

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by pastorlarry83, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. pastorlarry83

    pastorlarry83 Marksman

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    Hello all. Larry in Edmond here. I recently picked up this Norinco SKS at a estate sale. Can you guys please give me your honest opinion as to its current value? I am looking to either sale or trade this rifle or I may just keep it for myself. I love military surplus and have seen the market go all over the place especially on Mosin's and SKS's. I just want to know what I have. Thanks for looking guys. 5846525_01_norinco_sks_640.jpg 5846525_03_norinco_sks_640.jpg 5846525_02_norinco_sks_640.jpg
     
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    $350-$400

    I would go with the higher number if the rifle is complete and serial matching given the unissued appearance. Some people tend to prefer the triangle 26 rifles, especially the early ones.
     
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    The story that I was given is that it was purchased in the early 90's by a collector who never got around to shooting it or even cleaning it. I have removed all of the cosmoline that I can and have verified that all of the numbers are matching. It came with 240 rounds of Chinese Ammo as well. I have sold the ammo as my wife does not prefer it to be in the home.
     
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    I don't trust the Chinese either. Next thing you know they look and shoot just as good as the american made ammo
     
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    High serial number (later production) rifle, very nice condition. I agree with the $350-$400 range; some late rifles like this one came with the plastic/phenolic hand guard (I won't call it what it's commonly called here), but that one appears to be wood. I like SKSs, so I'd probably hang onto it for a bit, but it should be a pretty easy sell if you want to sell it.
     
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    Call it what it is man...a french tickler. We're all adults here. :wink2:
     
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    LOL - true, but I wanted to use discretion, as he does go by pastorlarry83.

    For the record, I sure would have liked to have that 240 rounds of Chinese ammo he got rid of.
     
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    Just teasing you...I noticed the user name as well. I'm sure that I'm probably more conservative than most of the members on this board and that's not a phrase that would make me blush. I think he'll be ok with it. I've seen way worse around here to be offended over.
     
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    I am not offended in the least gentlemen. Thank you all for the feedback. The Chinese ammo came in white boxes with green writing if I remember. Some of the boxes were starting to deteriorate and smell bad lol. It looked very similar to TULA ammo in my opinion.I sold it for $45 dollars on Armslist. I have yet to shoot this rifle and may do so very soon. If the right trade offer came along I would be interested as I prefer World War 2 military surplus.
     

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