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Posted: 9/13/2010 5:47:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 5:48:14 AM EDT by AV1611]
I came across a little small town gun shop yesterday while out for a Sunday drive. It was closed, but through the front window I saw a rifle marked as "SKS Paratrooper". Short barreled. Blond stock in like new condition, $174. Bayo had been removed, but lug was still there. I couldn't see the bottom of the gun to see if it had a standard 10 round internal mag or if it was a short barreled SKS D that takes AK mags. Good deal or no?

AV1611 out......
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:48:38 AM EDT
GO!

Sounds good
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:49:49 AM EDT
For 174 bucks, you really can't go wrong.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:49:56 AM EDT
They go for around $450+ and they're not all that abundant, so I'd run my ass down there in a hurry, were I you.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:50:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AV1611:
I came across a little small town gun shop yesterday while out for a Sunday drive. It was closed, but through the front window I saw a rifle marked as "SKS Paratrooper". Short barreled. Blond stock in like new condition, $174. Bayo had been removed, but lug was still there. I couldn't see the bottom of the gun to see if it had a standard 10 round internal mag or if it was a short barreled SKS D that takes AK mags. Good deal or no?

AV1611 out......




Do you really have to ask??
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:50:41 AM EDT
Even if it was called an "SKS Widowmaker" it would still be an SKS. Therefore, no-go.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:52:14 AM EDT
Huh??? Please clarify.

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Even if it was called an "SKS Widowmaker" it would still be an SKS. Therefore, no-go.


Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:13:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AV1611:
Huh??? Please clarify.

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Even if it was called an "SKS Widowmaker" it would still be an SKS. Therefore, no-go.




translation: he's a gun snob and SKS's are below him.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:21:12 AM EDT
The store is closed today. Looks like I'm going to take a Tuesday morning drive :) Thanks, guys.

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Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:37:21 AM EDT
Either way, it's 2004 prices. DO IT>
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:45:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AV1611:
Huh??? Please clarify.

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Even if it was called an "SKS Widowmaker" it would still be an SKS. Therefore, no-go.




Still feeling the Cowturd's loss last night most likely.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:46:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By R_Fury:
For 174 bucks, you really can't go wrong.


Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:09:53 AM EDT
Well, looks like I'm going for it. No, I won't tell where the store is :) I'll just be sure to be there when the store opens.

AV1611 out....
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:42:16 AM EDT
Would it be shameless to ask for a discount because the bayo is missing?


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Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:40:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:43:13 PM EDT by AV1611]
It is now mine. I got the owner to drop the price from $174 to $164 because the bayo and cleaning rod are missing. At least that was my shameless excuse for dickering with him. The total was $173.02 out the door. I love this thing! It's so handy compared to my M59/66 Yugo SKS. It is a Norinco made for civilian export. So, no arsenal mark. Wood is in awesome shape. Only a few light scratches. The bluing is great. The bore is like new. The bolt carrier has some light black spotting, but nothing a little fine steel wool won't buff out.

AV1611 out.......




Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:43:02 PM EDT
nice snag! Now I want one, too.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:43:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:52:15 PM EDT by AV1611]
Oh, and all matching #'s.

AV1611 out......

Dixie Gun Supply and Law Enforcement Warehouse. Pardeeville, WI. (south central area) It's a new store. Only open about 4 months. They had some other great prices. They were selling 20 rd boxes of Wolf 7.62x39 for $4.99. .223 was $5.99 a box. They had a NIB Armalite AR-10 in .308 for $999. A1 receiver. Used, never fired Mossberg 500 12 ga with walnut stock and 3 choke tubes for $219. Glock 22, 3rd Gen, excellent condition with 2 full cap mags for $479.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:44:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AV1611:
It is now mine. I got the owner to drop the price from $174 to $164 because the bayo and cleaning rod are missing. At least that was my shameless excuse for dickering with him. The total was $173.02 out the door. I love this thing! It's so handy compared to my M59/66 Yugo SKS. It is a Norinco made for civilian export. So, no arsenal mark. Wood is in awesome shape. Only a few light scratches. The bluing is great. The bore is like new. The bolt carrier has some light black spotting, but nothing a little fine steel wool won't buff out.

AV1611 out.......


http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/Brandon_Kostman/Paratrooper2.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/Brandon_Kostman/Paratrooper1.jpg
Nice find! Good price, too!

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:46:06 PM EDT
Score!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:53:14 PM EDT
I've owned two now, and while they aren't my first choice for a 7.62 rifle - I cannot understand the hate folks have for them.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:56:13 PM EDT
Pretty close to the ideal truck gun IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:57:28 PM EDT
Score!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:02:48 PM EDT
Does it have the stamped or milled trigger guard? I can't view the photos here at work.

Either way, that is a great deal. I paid about the same for mine back in the mid 90s. Mine did not come with a bayonet and the cleaning rod has always been loose. That is probably why yours is missing.



Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:37 PM EDT
Nice score!!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mach:
Either way, it's 90s prices. DO IT>


fixed

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:25:47 PM EDT
Looks stamped.

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Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Does it have the stamped or milled trigger guard? I can't view the photos here at work.

Either way, that is a great deal. I paid about the same for mine back in the mid 90s. Mine did not come with a bayonet and the cleaning rod has always been loose. That is probably why yours is missing.





Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:27:44 PM EDT
The shop also had a Russian in very nice condition for $299.

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Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:26:37 AM EDT
I don't think they made any milled. It's a made for US export gun, should be a pinned barrel too.

Wish I had one for that price!
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:38:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:55:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By david_g17:
Originally Posted By AV1611:
Huh??? Please clarify.

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Even if it was called an "SKS Widowmaker" it would still be an SKS. Therefore, no-go.




translation: he's a gun snob and SKS's are below him.


If a gun manufacturer sat down and tried to make a gun of that quality today, they would have to sell it for $1000+.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:55:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By R_Fury:
For 174 bucks, you really can't go wrong.


Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:00:57 AM EDT
$164 actually

The last owner installed a 1" buttpad extension. I pulled it off the rifle, but the stock screws don't work with the original buttplate. Will have to order a few.

AV1611 out......


Originally Posted By MIDGAPATRIOT:
Originally Posted By R_Fury:
For 174 bucks, you really can't go wrong.




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